When Stress becomes Disease – going beyond blame

Relaxation Massage at the Acupuncture Turning Point

by Gord Grant I want to talk about why we get sick. What qualifies me to talk about this?  Well, on the surface, it is because I have extensive post-secondary training and research experience in pathology. I am a pathology and pharmacology instructor at MacEwan University, and I am an acupuncturist who is trained to help people get well.  But more deeply, what really qualifies me, is that like you…

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Drink enough water, limit alcohol, and exfoliate gently! 6th, 7th, and 8th habits for healthy skin and healthy YOU!

This is the next in the series of 10 holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowick. Drink enough water.  Ensure you are adequately hydrated. Do you know if you are thirsty or not, or are you just drinking water because your are supposed to sometimes? Can you drink too much water? Limit alcohol intake. Everything in moderation right? Alcohol is not only dehydrating but can hinder you…

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Exercise and Reduce Stress: 4th & 5th habits of 10 for Healthy skin and a healthy YOU.

“Exercise and Move” is the fourth blog of a series of 10 on holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowicz. We give people diet/lifestyles/symptom observation tracking sheets at our clinic (come and get one – no charge), alternatively, you can contact us at www.acupunctureturningpoint.ca/contact.html and we’ll email you one so you can print it and put it up on your fridge to fill in once per day…

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Healthy Skin – and a healthy YOU. Blog 3 of 10. Supplement wisely.

“Supplement wisely” is the third blog of a series of 10 on holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowicz. We give people diet/lifestyles/symptom observation tracking sheets at our clinic (come and get one – no charge), alternatively, you can contact us at www.acupunctureturningpoint.ca/contact.html and we’ll email you one so you can print it and put it up on your fridge to fill in once per day reflectively. …

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Healthy Skin — and a Healthy YOU. Blog 2 of 10: Eating a balanced diet

“Eat a balanced diet” is the second blog of a series of 10 on holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowicz. We give people diet/lifestyles/symptom observation tracking sheets at our clinic (come and get one – no charge), alternatively, you can contact us at www.acupunctureturningpoint.ca/contact.html and we’ll email you one so you can print it and put it up on your fridge to fill in once per…

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Healthy Skin — and a Healthy YOU. Ten habits, ten blogs.

10 part beauty blog by Jenn Kotowictz HHP, RAc; facial rejuvination acupuncturist. I am going to blog about 10 habits over then next couple of weeks or so that can help you toward healthier skin and a healthier you! There are a lot of authorities and magic 10 step diets out there for weight-loss, skin care, health or longevity.  This is not one of them. Few really help you examine…

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Getting out of Tight Spots with Massage Therapy

by Rhonda Ashmore PT, MScPT, BPE, CSEP-CEP, Registered Massage Therapist Massage therapy as a form of hands-on “manipulation of soft tissues of the body”(Holey and Cook, 2011) has been around for thousands of years and it has only been in the last few decades that more research attention has turned to massage, its effects on the body and the mechanisms of how it works. If you ask people who have…

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Holistic and Integrated…what do these mean?

Our team is working hard to “walk the talk”  Holistic: We believe in our journey and vision of promoting a holistic healthcare that embraces all knowledge, both modern and traditional, evidence-based and experiential. We honour the knowledge that each of us has, both therapists and patients, of their own minds and bodies. We promote the work of a true team approach to problem solving and learning, and to put the…

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Voted Best Acupuncturist/Acupuncture Clinic in Edmonton

Thank you! Thank you to everyone for your support, and for being part of our growth over the 3 years we have been in business! We have been voted Best Acupuncturist/Acupuncture Clinic in Edmonton by Vue Weekly readers in their recent 2012 poll.  We are very proud of this accomplishment! Go here to see Vue’s BEST OF EDMONTON POLL for other healthcare businesses. We are in the process of expanding…

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Beauty and Health – we don’t have to choose!

When we hold ourselves to a standard of beauty that is outside ourselves we can waste time effort and resources that I feel would be better used accepting and appreciating our individual uniqueness. I think what ever we do to feel attractive should be health enhancing. I think we do not need to choose between health and beauty, but that one begets the other, to reveal the best version of…

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