Primal Posture

I have always known this to be true: “You don’t know where you’re going until you’ve seen where you’ve been.” Early humans had to move their bodies in many ways to hunt and gather food and water, find and make shelter, and to defend against or attack others to survive. We had plenty of exercise and physical challenges: running, jumping, climbing, throwing, bending, crouching, etc. as we made our way….

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The Caveman Workout: Prowl like a Cheetah?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3   In A.J. Jacobs third New York Times bestsellers novel “Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection,” he dedicates more than a year of his life to become as healthy…

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Food First…. What a Concept!

Revive Wellness is a local business in Edmonton who are affiliates we trust to send our clients for nutritional advice.  They are a team of professionals who provide customized nutrition & wellness coaching that empowers Canadians to live with energy, vitality and health.  Here is a guest blog by their leader, Loreen Wales… When dealing with health related issues, we strongly believe that food is a complementary medicine.  This couldn’t be…

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Holistic does not mean alternative

by Gord Grant, PhD, RAc The words we use to describe our healthcare systems, for good or bad, reveal our biases. First of all, our current use of “healthcare” to name our mainstream medical system has a primary focus on managing and preventing diseases.  So “healthcare” is clearly a euphemism, a term we reasonably use instead of “disease care” — understandably, we want to be positive and promote the target…

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Who is a Doula, and Why would I want her at my birth?

At the Acupuncture Turning Point we help many women with fertility issues.  Just as common at our clinic many moms receive prenatal treatments to decrease the likelihood of complications associated with delivery. We support women being informed about their birthing choices, and as such, we have invited a doula as our guest blogger this month. We introduce to you Tracy Bradley -a Birth Doula, a Reiki Master, and a Placenta…

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Scoliosis – more common than you think

Scoliosis is an unnatural lateral or sideways bending of the spine, where it looks like an “S” Curve or a “C” curve. That’s not good — the spine is best when it is straight when looking at it directly from behind.   Structural scoliosis can be a very serious condition, and is to a large part genetically determined. It is most commonly found in young females and can persist their entire…

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Captive for 9 ½ Months

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 Do I or don’t I want to have a child? It is a question I have asked myself many times — depending on the day it can be ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Being a…

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Introducing Revive Wellness Inc

Revive Wellness is a local business in Edmonton who are affiliates we trust to send our clients for nutritional advice.  They are a team of professionals who provide customized nutrition & wellness coaching that empowers Canadians to live with energy, vitality and health.  Here is a guest blog by their leader, Loreen Wales. What does wellness really mean to you? Freedom from disease and injury; improved quality of life; happiness;…

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Are you sleep deprived?

Sleep

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc Russell Foster did a TED talk on sleep entitled “Why do we sleep?”. He says that in the past eras, sleep was welcomed and understood as a necessary cycle in our lives. In recent times since industrialization, the fact that we spend about 1/3 of our lives asleep is a problem –sleep has become a foe! Foster reflects that this sentiment has been summed up…

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High Intensity Interval Training (HITT): Is it right for you?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 You may have heard or read about one of the recent trends in the ever-evolving fitness industry: High Intensity Interval Training (HITT).  HITT workouts are often shorter in duration (e.g. 25 to 30…

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