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 ...

Being Healthy this Winter

By |2017-12-22T22:39:07+00:00November 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 ...

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 ...

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

By |2017-12-23T10:40:08+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...