Let’s face it; acupuncture is an unfamiliar treatment option for many people. Coupled with its ancient beginnings and foreign feeling, many myths arise surrounding acupuncture. I’d like to take this opportunity to address some of the most common misunderstandings I’ve encountered with facts about this incredible system of … [Read more...]
When is Acupuncture Right for Me?
Acupuncture may feel unfamiliar to some people, especially when compared to Western medicine. That’s because in the past, you went to your family doctor only when you were sick. While this is changing and Western medicine is moving toward preventing disease, the most common doctor’s calls are made when you’re sick. So it’s … [Read more...]
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do You Need?
Sometimes when I’m out in the world, I have heard people say, “I tried acupuncture once and it didn’t do a thing.” To me, that’s like saying I tried exercise once and didn’t get any fitter, or I took one piano lesson and couldn’t play a concerto. Acupuncture is a therapy, and it almost always takes more than one treatment … [Read more...]
Spotlight Interview: Arica Zhong – Thrilled to Treat Fertility and Reproductive Health
Please help us welcome Arica Zhong to BodaHealth! Arica is a Registered TCM Practitioner who incorporates a wide variety of healing methods and philosophies into her healing work with patients. Arica has been involved with traditional healing her entire life, through exposure to herbs, food cures and TCM therapies as a … [Read more...]
How Does Acupuncture Work?
At BodaHealth, we’ve found that prospective, new and current patients often have questions about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We’ve also found that many people who are considering acupuncture are super-interested in knowing a little more about what it is and what’s involved. Below is a collection of some of the most … [Read more...]
Acupuncture and Dry Needling or IMS: What’s the Difference?
I often get asked questions by my patients about whether we perform dry needling (also known as IMS or Intramuscular Stimulation) at BodaHealth, or how acupuncture and dry needling are different. My answer is yes we do, but it’s a little bit complicated. In this article, I hope to clear up some of the confusion surrounding … [Read more...]
TMJ Pain and Disorders
Do you frequently wake up with headaches? Do you have sensitive or sore teeth? Struggle with neck pain or sensitivity in your face? Can you hear a clicking or popping sound when you eat? If so, you may have something called a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). I know, it’s a big word used to describe pain and problems … [Read more...]
7 Tips for Heart Health
There are several facets to the “Spirit”, and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, various pieces/ fragments of the spirit reside in various visceral organs of the body. The “Shen” portion of our spirit resides in the Heart, and the Heart is known to govern the “King Fire” (bigger Yang True Fire, AKA: Heart Vitality). … [Read more...]
Nine Ways to Help Fibromyalgia Naturally
If you know anyone who has fibromyalgia, you might just think that they’re achy all the time—which they may be. But fibromyalgia is much more than that. Think of the last time you had the flu or a really bad cold with all-over aches and pains. Fibromyalgia feels more like that. And there’s more. People who struggle with … [Read more...]
You Don’t Have To Let Heavy Menstrual Periods Control Your Life
For many women, their menstrual period is short and sweet, in other words, uneventful. However that’s not the case for some women who have very heavy bleeding. Very heavy menstrual bleeding or a flow that lasts more than 7 days is called menorrhagia, and affects as many as one in five women. What’s considered heavy is … [Read more...]
The Enigma of Depression and the Effects of Natural Treatments
Depression is an enigma. I have found that it can look irritable and impatient, or it can appear as downright sadness. For some people, depression is tied closely to anxiety, and for others it is a lack of motivation that keeps them glued to the couch. It can affect adults and children, men and women, and people from all … [Read more...]
The Scary and Unpredictable Chronic Lung Condition – Treating Asthma
Asthma, the condition in which your airways become inflamed, can produce varying symptoms in affected individuals. It may be well-controlled or, it can cause serious and life-threatening flare ups. Asthma is a fairly common condition which causes millions of emergency room visits each year throughout North America. The … [Read more...]
Something Women Struggling with Fertility Probably Don’t Know About the Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and Naturopathic Doctors at BodaHealth
An Interview with Vancouver’s Dr. Jeda Boughton Loni: Hi Jeda! The reception staff often get asked questions about the BodaHealth team. I thought that with the recent clinic expansion and new treatments available, it would be a good time to sit down with you to get answers from you to some of these questions to post on our … [Read more...]
Understanding Overactive Adrenal Glands
The adrenal glands are located in the kidneys and produce essential hormones such as adrenaline, corticosteroids (cortisone-like hormones) and androgens (make hormones like testosterone). Any overproduction or underproduction of these hormones can lead to serious illness. When the subject of adrenal gland disorders are … [Read more...]