Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |2017-12-22T22:48:28+00:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

If you ask any sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, most will agree that this can be quite a nasty and debilitating condition. People who commonly acquire Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically work in fields which over-use their forearm muscles and wrist: line-work manufacturers, chefs, butchers, sewers, office workers etc. It can also occur during pregnancy due ...

How long does influenza last?

By |2017-12-22T21:42:22+00:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Flu, influenza! Need remedies? Got questions? The Empower Health team can help you. Getting the Flu, also called influenza, we all dread this, and when it happens our first question is: How long is this going to last!? The flu can make you uncomfortable and often bed ridden.  Influenza usually lasts between 7 and 14 ...

The Posture Myth

By |2018-07-14T14:36:43+00:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

I am constantly coming across information that supports either active use of muscles or the need for constant stretching, in order to maintain good posture.   The theories seem to make sense:  If you're body isn't in the position you want it to be, why not push or pull it into place?   The issue ...

Eliminate Hay Fever with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine!

By |2017-12-23T10:51:42+00:00April 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 ...

5 Simple Tips to Beat Indigestion

By |2017-12-23T11:02:03+00:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: |

Let’s face it, indigestion and digestive problems are one of the most common complaints everyone has. Be it indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating or some other symptom that you’re not going to talk about around the dinner table!   I have become very well educated on the subject of improving your digestion because of ...

Stress – A 21st Century Epidemic (Dr. David Wang)

By |2017-12-23T11:02:50+00:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , , , |

Stress-related diseases are on the rise, warns Dr. David Wang. Dr. Wang, now considered a respected elder and pioneer in the BC naturopathic community, has helped thousands of patients journey from sickness into health.  Over the years he has experimented with many innovated therapies, but more and more he finds that the fundamentals of good nutrition and a ...

Simple Acupuncture Treatments for the Common Cold & Flu

By |2017-12-23T11:05:40+00:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Conditions, Therapies|Tags: , |

We are most vulnerable to colds and the flu (influenza) during the long winter months. Did you know that Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are effective at treating these conditions? Types of Colds in Chinese Medicine The common cold has many forms in traditional Chinese medicine. The most common forms fall under the categories of what we ...

Dr. Gabor Mate on the real cause of emotional eating, anorexia and more.

By |2017-12-23T11:06:05+00:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

"I have never met an anorexic or bulimic who was not a traumatized person," said Dr. Gabor Mate, renowned Vancouver physician and best-selling author, to a captive audience in the intimate Studio Space of Empower Health Clinic.  "[You] have a person who is desperately trying to exert some control over themselves." According to Dr. Gabor ...

You can’t talk your way out of Anxiety!

By |2017-12-23T11:06:37+00:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , , |

Does this sound like you?   High anxiety.  Too many things to do.  Financial troubles.  Stress of deadlines or family pressures.  Recent accident or surgery.  Sleepless nights. Overly tight muscles or pain.  Think you might have PTSD? It may feel like your concentration is gone, and you can’t sleep. Your chest is tight or your throat feels ...