BACK TO SCHOOL!
All of us are active and want to remain active! Today, it is a part of a healthy lifestyle choice. Whether it is in the backyard beginning the Fall clean up, swimming in the pool, working out at the Gym, or walking the Park, pain in the shoulders or low back can be a reality for us all.
Add to our normally active lifestyle 'back to school' this week, and pain levels and stress can be pushed to their limits. New routines are being set up, programmes are being started and our schedules are becoming even tighter. Nagging shoulder and neck pain and possibly the odd headache begin to creep in to our daily lifes.
Acupuncture is a safe, pain-free all natural alternative. Pain, headaches, stress, are all indicators of blocked energy. Circulation and blood flow have become compromised. The body's 'Chi' has dropped. Acupuncture seeks to balance and move the blocked energy in the body thereby increasing the flow of blood and restoring our 'Chi'. When an Acupuncture needle is inserted into a point or 'vortex of energy', messages are immediately sent to pain receptors in the brain which combine with the body's natural painkillers to weaken the pain signals.
After only a few short treatmens, clients report feeling more relaxed, lighter, and have more energy. Pain and stress are reduced and in some cases, disappear. There are no side effects to Acupuncture and it is a great way to de-compress!
|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on October 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
October is Emotional Awareness Month!
Emotions play a pivotal role in how we think, behave and react to situations in our eveyday lifes. Our emotions can be short lived such as a quick reaction to an annoyance, or longer lasting such the sadness over the loss of a relationship or the death of a loved one. In perfect health, mind, body, spirit and soul are connected and aligned. If our emotional body is burdened with anger, sadness, anxiety, despair, or depressi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on April 11, 2016 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Step into Spring means feeling well in mind, body and spirit. Winters in Canada are long and dreary. Our bodies are ready for renewal and growth. Sunshine, warm weather, exercise, and connecting to Mother Earth whether it be gardening or walking barefoot in the sand, are all part of that renewal and growth. Acupuncture and Osteopathy can both help to align mind, body, and spirit and bring renewal. Each therapy seeks to move and balance energy. Blood flow, structural imbalances, and relief of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on January 20, 2016 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Osteopathy focuses on the systems of the body...nervous and circulatory. In Osteopathy, the artery is supreme. Arterial flow must be restored for health and wellness. Osteopathic practice means the evaluation of people with connective tissue disorders and tightness of the spinal column or somatic dysfunction. Osteopathy seeks to release these blockages of energy and restore the flow of energy to the arterial, and nervous systems. Osteopathy is a form of Natural Medicine with ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on January 12, 2015 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Acupuncture is just one natural medicine therapy in a basket of therapies referred to as 'Natural Medicine Therapy'. Other therapies can include Reiki, Homeopathy, Nutritional Counselling, Lifestyle Management, and Massage. They all seek to 'BALANCE'. Natural Medicine originated hundreds of years ago in Mesopotamia and Egypt. It began with a physician by the name of 'Avicenna' who believed that disease was caused by transgressions or unregulated behaviour.
Natural Medicine seeks to bala...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on October 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Ying Yoga and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture draw upon the same Classical Chinese Philosophy of Ying and Yang. When Ying and Yang are in perfect balance, one achieves perfect wellness. In Acupuncture, the body is in a state of perfect wellness, when the energy is flowing in a free and balanced way through the Meridians or 'rivers of energy.' The body is in a state of perfect homeostasis.
Ying and Yang are mutually supportive. They are a part of our everyday lives. Ying is cold, heavy, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul C. Lewis on September 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
Acupuncture and Sports Injuries
As an Acupuncturist, I have been seeing more and more fitness/sports related injuries. As people become more aware of their fitness levels, and want to prolong or prevent ageing, they are taking up walking, running, cycling, swimming, fitness gyms and more. Acupuncture can play a significant role in this phenomenon.
Acupuncture seeks to balance the energy across the meridians. As energetic blockages are removed, the energy begins t...Read Full Post »