Empower Health welcomes General Practitioner and pain specialist, Dr. Joel Kailia!

By |2018-12-13T15:13:39+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Empower Team, Therapies|Tags: |

We are delighted to announce Empower Health will be hosting Dr. Joel Kailia on December 27 & 28. Dr Kailia is a GP specialist in chronic pain and addictions from Nelson, BC. He has been treating chronic pain for 15 years and has been doing ultrasound-guided pain procedures for the last five years with great ...

Facial Acupuncture – the popular anti-ageing natural cosmetic treatment is available at Empower Health

By |2018-12-13T15:11:16+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Therapies|

This month we asked our Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner and Acupuncturist, Kelly Zeng, to tell us about the cosmetic treatment that has increased in popularity due it's impressive results and holistic, natural approach - Facial Acupuncture. Q: What is Facial Acupuncture? A: Facial Acupuncture is a specialized form of cosmetic acupuncture where extra-fine needles ...

Everything you need to know about Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic

By |2018-12-11T16:44:01+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

What is it? Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic are neuromodulators that relax the muscles. A neuromodulator is a purified, natural protein (Botulinum Toxin Type A) that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoothed and improved appearance. It is a novel therapeutic protein derived from the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum allowing to block the message from the nerve to the muscle which results in ...

Somatic Experiencing Touch (SE Touch) Sessions at Empower Health

By |2018-10-03T23:20:28+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|

Touch is a language of compassion, helping us bond and connect with other humans. It activates the orbitofrontal cortex in the brain, with is linked to feelings of reward and empathy. Tactile stimulation helps to trigger oxytocin, twelve hormones. It lowers cortisol levels, reduces anxiety and stress. It alleviates depression, improves immune function, reduces pain, enhances ...

Naturopathic IV therapy – What is it?

By |2018-10-03T20:39:43+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Naturopathic IV therapy consists of intravenous administration of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. This type of therapy can serve anyone from professional athletes to people with acute and chronic illnesses. It can be used to optimize health, prevent sickness, as well as correct nutrient deficiencies. Through IV therapy, it is possible to achieve concentrations of ...

Osteopathy and Pregnancy

By |2018-09-06T07:15:35+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|

The women’s body faces huge changes during the pregnancy. That is not a secret! The enlargement of the womb imposes some variations in the posture and the body mechanics, especially in the lower back and pelvis. Some other areas can also be affected while the battle for room between your baby and your bowels, stomach, ...

Back to School: an Assignment in Self Compassion and Understanding

By |2018-09-06T07:16:02+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|

It’s that time of the year again when students of all types start or go back to school after a working or time-off break in the lazy hazy days of summer! For some It can be a time of excitement and fun as they look forward to connecting with old friends, making new ones and ...

Important facts you need to know about exercise and fitness

By |2018-08-16T11:05:58+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , , |

I think three of the biggest things to understand are: the difference between GENERAL MOVEMENT (i.e. “physical activities”) vs. purposeful EXERCISE, the difference between exercising for HEALTH vs. FITNESS, the difference between HEALTHY MOVEMENT / BALANCE vs. FITNESS. For example, being “fit or being able to compete in a specific sport does not mean you ...

Shifting Gears on the Road to Recovery with Male Pelvic Pain and Erectile Dysfunction

By |2018-05-26T16:53:25+00:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Male pelvic pain is literally, ahem, a pain in a** and not often discussed or acknowledged for its impact. Men often suffer in silence and shame with pelvic pain and erectile dysfunction, and don’t know where to turn for help with these delicate topics when conventional methods have not provided relief. Treatment protocols have come ...

Lymphatic care for the breasts & chest

By |2018-04-24T17:08:05+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , , |

Lymphatic breast massage is a nurturing way to enhance breast wellness and did you know that a session can be done over the sheets or directly on the skin? We hold a great deal of physical tension, emotional stress and personal history in our breasts, but we often overlook the fact that our breasts are ...