Important facts you need to know about exercise and fitness

By | 2018-08-16T11:05:58+00:00 August 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 March 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 ...

Do we REALLY need to supplement with Vitamin D?

By | 2018-01-31T15:43:49+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , |

The simple answer for most people is in fact yes. For many reasons, we are experiencing an epidemic of low vitamin D in the northern hemisphere.  Just like me, you must be wondering what could possibly have changed in recent history to cause such a drastic change? A combination of theories exist, and, in truth, all of them have ...

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 ...

Inherited family trauma and healing through Family Constellations

By | 2017-12-22T22:35:10+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

If you don’t know what it is you’re looking for, how could you possibly find it? Anxiety, fear, financial worries, depression, illness and unhappy relationships can all be forms of inherited emotional trauma. Our current therapeutic models rarely identify the unconscious family dynamics that underlie many of the physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that we ...

Synergy with voice therapy in an integrated health clinic

By | 2017-12-22T22:36:09+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , |

Voice therapy within an integrated health clinic setting works together with a variety of modalities to support health and wellness. A Synergistic approach to healthcare is one of the special attributes of Empower Health. Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The term synergy comes ...

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 ...

RMT can help with Plantar Fasciitis

By | 2017-12-22T22:41:23+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Plantar Fasciitis is clearly known by that burning, tearing, hot, painful feeling on the bottom of the foot, typically starting on the heel and sometimes travelling into the arches of the feet. The pain is at its worst in the morning getting out of bed to stand as well as after a long day at work. ...