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Acupuncture for Harnessing Willpower

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Harness your willpower with acupuncture

Ever had one of those days or weeks where you just can’t pull yourself out of bed in the morning? Or perhaps you just can’t say “No!” to the dessert tray. Regardless of the activity, willpower is what keeps some people disciplined. But it doesn’t make you a bad person if you have dessert with every meal, buy more shoes than you really need or take longer to get going in the morning. It just means your willpower isn’t strong. And just like any other habit, that can be changed. continue reading »

Herbal Tonics to Reduce Stress

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Stress is something that affects everybody. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension or strain resulting from demanding or adverse circumstances. This can result in a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, worry, anxiety, depression and even disease. And according to a recent survey, nearly 77 percent of all Canadiaans regularly experience physical or psychological symptoms caused by stress. continue reading »

Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress

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Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have a function in our bodies. Stress is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. continue reading »

What is Cupping Massage?

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Cupping is an ancient massage method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine where special cups are placed on the skin over acupuncture points and meridians for a few minutes with suction.  The suction is created by use of mechanical devices which suck out the air of the plastic cups, or if special glass cups are used, by applying heat to the cup (fire cupping).  Usually, a number of suction cups are applied to the patient’s skin for several minutes and then are removed, or for sliding cups, oil can be applied to the skin and the cup is moved along the muscle.

Cupping massage provides relief from muscle aches and pains such as back and neck pain, stiff muscles and will help to restore your mobility and comfort.  Traditionally, cupping was used for cough, asthma, arthritis, TB and to help manage acute and chronic pain.  Patients report feeling more relaxed afterwards and yet, the benefits can go much deeper then muscles, it can improve your circulation, boost your immune system and stimulate better energy flow.

Cupping is much like receiving a deep massage with sensations such as tightness and pressure.  The side effects of cupping are fairly mild with slight discomfort and tenderness and for some, bruising which will fade after 3 – 5 days.

If you are interested in trying cupping therapy please contact us through our “Book Now” button.  If you have any questions please call us at 1-306-921-0084

 

Break the Cycle – Quit Smoking Now

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Many people ring in the New Year with the hope to quit smoking for good. However, chances are they will be making the same resolution next New Years. Why? They are unable to endure their body’s reactions associated with nicotine withdrawal. Acupuncture treatments can help by minimizing your physical and emotional discomfort during this time.

Smokers who go without a cigarette will often have many strong physical and emotional reactions to nicotine deprivation, some of which can be treated with acupuncture. These include…

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Poor Sleep
  • Increase in Craving and Appetite
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

What are your options ?

Our acupuncture program is designed to overcome these powerful “side effects” of nicotine withdrawal by stimulating greater relaxation, increased energy, and a balanced regulatory system using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, ultimately increasing your resolve to forgo tobacco.

The program has a very good success rate. Most smokers become ex-smokers with 2 acupuncture treatments weekly over a 2 -3 month period. Determination is key, of course, but the right help can be the determining factor.

Acupuncture not only reduces the craving for cigarettes, but it minimizes the anxiety, stress and discomfort of nicotine withdrawal.

The multitude of health risks to smokers and to those around them is well documented. There are proven claims that smoking is responsible for more than 400,000 + deaths each year, resulting in cancer and a huge list of lung illnesses.

Despite these deadly consequences, every smoker can attest to the great challenge in overcoming nicotine withdrawal. In Canada, millions will try to quit smoking this year, many will fail.

Help is just a phone call away, alternatively you can book online with our scheduling system.

Distance Bodytalk and Reiki healing is available for those living outside of Regina, please contact me and we can set up a time.