Opening to love: Role of body-based therapies in healing early attachment wounds

By |2019-02-09T16:15:56+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Therapies|

How can we attract the joy and relaxation of stable, fulfilling and loving relationships? Unfortunately, love relationships seem to dissipate faster than ever into divorce or separation. I believe we all deserve to experience healthier, more resilient, relationships. To achieve that we need to look into our belief system and behaviour patterns around love and ...

Is Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a real thing?

By |2019-02-08T19:45:33+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Conditions|

What is a Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Basically, it’s the type of depression related to the amount of exposure to sunlight. SAD gets worse during the fall and winter season, but also possible to have during the late spring/early summer months. Episodes of depression that recur at the same time every year for more than ...

Everything you need to know about Botox® and Xeomin Cosmetic, part 2

By |2019-01-06T21:00:56+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Therapies|

BOTOX® VS XEOMIN COSMETIC Botox® is the registered trademark for the neuromodulator that is used for the procedure. Because it was the first one in the market, the treatment became known by its brand name (similar to how Kleenex is the term known used to say tissue, even when referring to other brands of tissue).  Xeomin Cosmetic ...

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

By |2018-12-22T19:40:25+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 ...