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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Massage: 3 common misconceptions

by Carl Parnham RMT Misconception 1: Massage has been mainly portrayed as a technique to create relaxation. Therapeutically, massage is so much more than this! Two growing areas for therapeutic massage now are pain/injury management and sports massage. Imagine you ache all the time — ankle, knee, back, neck. You have come to use pain medications as short term solutions at best, and causing more problems than they help, at…

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The New Year’s Exercise commitment and injury- one reason it may fail

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 Every December around Christmas and New Years clients ask me, “so, do you get lots of new people coming in January to workout?” and the honest answer is “no”.  We tend to see…

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Prolotherapy and PRP therapy

Meeting and understanding other complementary health professionals by Gord Grant, PhD, RAc Over the next months I am investigating healthcare practices outside of my own field to better understand the science and tradition behind them.  I intend to share my findings with my clinical team, my clients, and the public, so that we can all make more intelligent decisions about our healthcare choices.   This past week I met with…

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Beyond alternatives – a sustainable, adaptable vision of healthcare

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc The time has come.  A turning point is happening in healthcare; although maybe not the one you think!  The future is not about life extension through technology and micromanaging diseases — at least not for the majority.  Emerging from a former focus on disease detection and symptom mitigation is a network of progressive health professionals who will help reframe the very idea of healthcare itself. They…

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Chronic Pain – a journey into “No Man’s Land”

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc and Alina Tousseeva, RAc The majority of people with complex and unresolved pain find themselves vulnerable and frustrated in this “no-man’s land” of western medicine.  Often a specialist will exclude a problem from his or her domain if it does not meet given criteria leading to a clear diagnosis. As such, he or she cannot treat the problem from his or her way of training…

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Injury rehabilitative, sports, relaxation and deep tissue massage -what’s the difference?.

by Carl Parnham RMT First of all, regardless of the objective of a treatment, a massage therapist is trained in using basic techniques such as “effleurage” (long gliding strokes) and “petrassage” –(kneading, circular motions, bending and picking up of the tissues).Basically, the goal of the treatment drives the way effleurage and petrassage are used (speed, force, angle, timing), where they are applied and the amount of time needed for assessment…

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Naturopathic Medicine

Over the next months I will investigate and experience healthcare practices outside of my own field to better understand the science and tradition behind them.  I intend to share my findings with my clinical team, my clients, and the public, so that we can all make more intelligent decisions about our healthcare choices. I will start by looking into naturopathic medicine, since ND’s are the general practitioners of complementary healthcare….

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