Benefits of Pre-Birth Acupuncture

By | 2017-12-22T22:34:10+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , , |

Acupuncture does it again. Acupuncture is a highly effective, safe and natural method for many pregnancy concerns women face almost always. In recent years this ancient technique has been gaining more and more recognition for helping pregnant women maintain optimal health. As it should.  Pre-birth acupuncture is used during final weeks of pregnancy, the 36th ...

Personal Reflection on Community Acupuncture

By | 2017-12-22T22:38:09+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Empower Team, Therapies|Tags: , |

Reflecting on my personal experience doing community acupuncture: By Kevin Scrimgeour As an acupuncturist , I've working for over 15 years in dozens of settings and seeing thousands of patients. My practice has evolved, surprisingly, to be a better fit in a community setting. Looking back over my experiences and case histories some things I could never ...

Being Healthy this Winter

By | 2017-12-22T22:39:07+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Conditions, Therapies|Tags: , |

Acupuncture to get you healthy this winter Common symptoms in winter, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and headaches … does this sound familiar to you? Unfortunately winter isn’t all about Christmas and ski trips. The cold and damp weather brings a variety of colds and flus that can really put a damper on the season. Did you ...

Cupping therapy, the latest fad!

By | 2017-12-22T21:42:34+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

Cupping therapy has become the latest fad after the Rio Olympics. You may have noticed that many Olympic athletes, including swimmer Michael Phelps and US gymnast Alex Naddour, had some large purple circles on their backs, shoulders and arms. Those marks were the result of cupping. The treatment is a lot like the inverse of ...

San Fu Tie: Getting ahead of Winter Illness in Summer!

By | 2016-08-13T11:51:37+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

Do you expect that when the cold hits, you’ll go down with it?    Do you always get sick in the winter?     Do you always get hay fever in the colder fall months?    Does your joint pain get worse when it’s cold?   Are you susceptible to severe illness, goes to your ...

Making Alternative Healthcare More Affordable

By | 2017-12-23T10:45:15+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Classes & Groups, Community Partners, Empower Team|Tags: , , , , |

Naturopathic Medicine for 1/2 the price! Our  Integrative Health Assessment Process is already in full swing!  Naturopathic Interns from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine are completing their clinic competency requirements through Empower Health Clinic, under the direct supervision of licensed naturopathic physician.  You get more heads on your case, additional research and no compromise in quality ...

The Surprising Science of Community Acupuncture

By | 2018-03-21T12:36:27+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Classes & Groups|Tags: , , |

What is Community Acupuncture? Community Acupuncture (CA) is a delivery model of acupuncture treatment involving many people getting acupuncture at the same time in a single large treatment room. Usually, people lie on lounge chairs clothed and receive points on the scalp, ears below the knees and below the elbows. CA is often a quarter of the price ...

Eliminate Hay Fever with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine!

By | 2017-12-23T10:51:42+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

With Spring comes... Hay Fever! Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in Vancouver:  Gardens bloom, whales migrate and the entire city comes alive.  However, for some people, spring is like a nightmare that causes congestion, runny nose, and red, itchy eyes.  Some people cannot even go outside without a mask! These symptoms are ...

How to Talk to Your Therapist

By | 2017-12-23T11:01:31+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , , |

When we seek help professional help with our problems, especially in health fields such as Massage Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine, finding the right way to communicate of all of the relevant information can be difficult. You may want to give a timeline of how your experiences or injuries/ailments have progressed.  Or tell your clinician about how you ...

Direct Billing – Get Health Service Without Paying Upfront!

By | 2017-12-23T11:03:52+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , , , |

What is Direct Billing for Extended Health Insurance? Employers everywhere are starting to see the benefit of including extended health insurance as part of a benefit package for their employees.  They are recognising that our standard medical system does not offer everything you might need to be a healthy, happy and productive employees.  Extended Health ...