July 5, 2017

Chronic Pain: A Complex Problem Deserves A Comprehensive Solution

Naturopathic medicine offers a holistic solution to address chronic pain.  We look at all the factors below to help you live pain-free:

Nutrition: Eliminate inflammatory foods, identify food sensitivities, replete nutritional deficiencies.

Sleep: Pain = Difficulty sleeping = Sleep disruption = More pain. Improved sleep is a side effect of some of the techniques that follow.

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May 8, 2017

The Problem of Chronic Pain

Acute Pain:  We’ve all experienced this before. What happens in the body is the nerve fibres in your finger get activated very quickly (alpha fibres). They transmit the signal to another neuron in the spinal cord that crosses over and goes right up to the relay station in the brain. The signal then goes to the somatosensory cortex and we feel pain. As the tissue damage heals the pain decreases and after about a week there's no more tissue damage and there's no more pain.

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February 12, 2013

Medical Hypnosis - A Powerful Tool for Healing and Change

When mentioned in conversation, the topic of hypnosis can give rise to many different reactions and opinions.  From stage hypnosis to past-life regression, it is not uncommon to hear of this technique being used for entertainment purposes.  However, the applications of hypnosis in a medical setting are extensive, and as the research indicates, very effective.  Hypnosis can be defined as an altered state of mind that bypasses the critical conscious mind and allows direct access to the subconscious.

November 24, 2011

Dried plums as treatment for osteoporosis

There has been quite a bit of research in the last few years showing that prunes are effective in both preventing and reversing bone loss in osteoporotic and osteopenic women.  One recent study compared dried plums to dried apples and found that in this population of 160 postmenopausal osteopenic women, both dried apple and dried plums had bone-protective effects, but in the plum group, bone density of the spine and ulna was significan

November 24, 2011

Millions of Antibiotics Prescribed Unnecessarily to Children


A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that antibiotics are being prescribed to children unnecessarily almost 25% of the time.  The study analyzed a nationally representative sample of almost 65,000 doctors visits by children between 2006 and 2008 and showed that one in every five visits ended with an antibiotic prescription, often a broad-spectrum one.

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