Chronic Pain Treatment with MyoActivation

By |2019-06-19T17:14:11-07:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|

What is MyoActivation? MyoActivation is a trigger point injection method that starts by identifying problems in the body’s myofascial system which can be caused by scars from injury or surgery, imbalances from overuse and many other reasons. What is the myofascial system? Simply put, it is the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that ...

5 Tips to Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels

By |2019-06-12T14:20:44-07:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , |

How do you know if you have enough testosterone? The most common presentation of low testosterone (or at least the one most men seem to pay most attention to) is low libido. While there are many different reasons for having a low libido such as physical, psychological and relationship related stressors or imbalances, low testosterone ...

How to Protect Your Prostate from Enlargement and Cancer

By |2019-05-30T14:52:42-07:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|

Are you having difficulty peeing or getting an erection? It’s a good chance that your prostate is the cause. The prostate really needs to come with a lifetime warranty. However, the prostate tends to enlarge as we age, and is prone to prostate cancer. In Canada, 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer in ...

Osteopathy- How It Can Help Your Mental Health?

By |2019-06-04T15:10:18-07:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that aims to find and fix the physical imbalances of the body that can potentially trigger a vast sort of symptoms, including healing some of our emotional and mental health concerns. Mental health is a generic term that is defined by the World Health Organization as “a state of well-being ...

Your Best Summer Skincare Tips From The Inside Out!

By |2019-05-17T15:25:28-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Health Education|Tags: , , |

Summer is just around the corner with temperatures rising and the sun shining. With more time spent outdoors, We are at risk of skin damage from prolonged UV exposure. The sun can be aesthetically damaging causing premature wrinkles, or worse, increasing our risk of skin cancer. Damage can occur in as little as 15 minutes ...

Empowering YOUR Period

By |2019-05-16T14:38:44-07:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , |

As women, our menstrual cycle can be crucial to understanding and monitoring our health.  The length and quality of our cycle can give us insight into our stress levels, hormonal rhythms, gut health and detoxification efficiency. Each month menstruating women are given the opportunity to connect to their bodies and take note of anything out ...

What Is Going On In Your Body During Allergy Season?

By |2019-05-15T15:41:08-07:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , |

Sneezing, itchy crusting eyes, runny nose and a mountain of used Kleenex in the garbage can? With pollen being the most prevalent, allergies can really give us a love-hate relationship with the sun that’s finally come out. Allergies can also cause associated symptoms that dampen our quality of life including but limited to the following: ...

Jessica’s Journey to Becoming A Naturopathic Physician

By |2019-05-13T13:55:24-07:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Empower Team, Health Education|Tags: , |

Happy Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 13-19 2019)! This week is truly important to raise awareness of the naturopathic profession, but have you ever considered becoming a naturopathic doctor as your career? I’m currently studying to become a naturopathic doctor and I am doing my internship at Empower Health Clinic. I am excited to share my ...

Lyme Disease: Should I get antibiotics after a tick bite?

By |2019-05-08T11:10:51-07:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , |

Should I get antibiotics after a tick bite? Answer: it depends who you ask… Ticks can transmit bacteria when they bite us. This bacteria can cause Lyme Disease. If not treated promptly and adequately, Lyme often progresses to become a degenerative disease that leaves many severely debilitated. With Lyme disease on the rise in BC ...

Is Breathwork The Cure For Anxiety?

By |2019-04-29T12:52:16-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

Could Breathwork be the solution for anxiety? By having breath experts in our team and providing various breathwork modalities at Empower Health, we have had the chance to observe and follow up on the results of breathwork therapy in conditions like anxiety and panic disorders. We are amazed by some of the results that our ...