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 ...

Needless Acupuncture- All The Benefits and No Needles!

By |2019-04-29T13:49:51-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know you could get the benefits of acupuncture with zero needles? Acupuncture has been proven effective for a variety of conditions, such as muscular and joint pain, insomnia, depression and various other conditions. While acupuncture needles are very thin, most people don’t feel any pain or feel mild soreness when needles are inserted, ...

Spring Into Mental Refresh With Neurofeedback!

By |2019-04-10T17:16:20-07:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , , |

What better time than Spring to give your brainwaves a tune up! Just like we need to exercise our bodies, our brain also needs to work out. What are some of the ways that we can tune up our sleep brains after a snowy winter? Exercise, sleep, and sunshine! Not only are both of these ...

Chelation: Removing Toxic Metals From Your Body

By |2019-03-02T12:40:30-07:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies, Uncategorized|

You are exposed to toxic metals every day through food, water and air. The most common toxic metal exposures we see in Vancouver are mercury, lead and arsenic. Your specific exposure to these metals depends on where you work because a factory or garage will have higher levels than an office. Also what you eat ...

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

By |2019-02-09T16:15:56-07:00February 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 |2019-02-08T19:45:33-07:00February 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 ...