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1. Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs?

* New or worsening cough       Yes  No

* Shortness of breath      Yes  No

* Sore throat      Yes  No

* Runny nose, sneezing or nasal congestion (in absence of underlying reasons

for symptoms such as seasonal allergies and post nasal drip)       Yes  No

* Hoarse voice      Yes  No

* Difficulty swallowing      Yes  No

* New smell or taste disorder(s)      Yes  No

* Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain      Yes  No

* Unexplained fatigue/malaise      Yes  No

* Chills      Yes  No

* Headache      Yes  No

2. Do you have a fever?  Yes  No

3. Have you had close contact with anyone with respiratory illness or a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?  Yes – go to question 5  No – screening complete 5.

4. Did you wear the required and/or recommended PPE according to the type of duties you were performing (e.g., goggles, gloves, mask and gown or N95 with aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs)) when you had close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?  Yes  No

Patients are required to read and acknowledge the above and email us back with the following:  ” I HAVE READ AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS LISTED ”  If you answer YES to any of the screening questions, you must wait 14 days until your visit. 

Other public health precautions at the clinic include:

–  A plexiglass barrier will be in place around the reception desk.
–  Hand sanitizer will be made available for patients.
–  Patients are required to wear […]

  • Acupuncture for Infertility Acupuncture for Infertility

    Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture for Infertility

Infertility is being labeled the “western” disease as more and more research is beginning to point to stress and the busy western lifestyle as part of the underlying problem.  People are truly living in an unprecedented age of success and independence – and enjoying it rightfully so.  Pursuing successful careers, later marriages and keeping up with the Jones’ has slowly pushed baby-making off to the sidelines and into later years.

So, when the mid thirties or early forties come around … the ticking biological clock becomes a stark realization – and now it’s a race to get the “baby-making” phase started.  It’s typically seen as the next important thing on the list that needs to be checked off – preferably very soon.  The truth however, is that the mind and body need to be nurtured to prepare for this giant undertaking.

You expect pregnancy to happen – there’s no reason why it shouldn’t.  You and your partner are healthy and virile and this shouldn’t be a problem.  Right?

So, what’s wrong then?

  • Why am I not getting pregnant?
  • What’s wrong with me?
  • How do other couples try once and voila, here I am trying for months, if not years, with no luck?

Do these sound familiar? There are many more thoughts like them racing through your mind now, right?

I think you get the point! We’re not going to rehash the feelings these thoughts bring about but, that’s where it all starts.  When the expectations are not met, the mind quickly rationalizes that there must be a problem and begins to look for the fix.

This is the crux of it all.

“The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem” – Captain Jack Sparrow

These famous words uttered by Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) although a catchy phrase hold a profound […]

  • Headaches Be-Gone with Acupuncture Headaches Be-Gone with Acupuncture

    Headaches Be-Gone with Acupuncture

Headaches Be-Gone with Acupuncture

Headaches may result from any number of factors, including tension, muscle contraction, vascular problems, withdrawal from certain medications, abscesses, injury and even prolonged stress.  Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in North America.  Nearly everyone will suffer a headache at some point in time which prompts people to treat themselves or seek professional assistance.  Some estimates say that up to 50 million North Americans suffer from severe long-lasting, recurring headaches.  While some medications do seem to help with the pain of certain patterns, many people would prefer to avoid this course of action because of the cost and possibility of side effects.  Most headaches are not necessarily symptomatic of another condition; they can be very distracting and account for significant amounts of time lost from family and work.

What types of headaches are there ?

Headaches generally fall into three main categories:

Tension: Tension type headaches are the most frequent.  This is due to a variety of causes, however the primary factor involved in this type of headache is stress.  Patients who endure tension-type headaches usually feel mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head.  The pain is usually described as tight, stiff or constricting, as if something is being wrapped around your head and squeezed tightly.

Migraine: While migraine headaches affect far fewer people than tension-type headaches, their symptoms are much more severe.  Migraines can be mysterious and spontaneous, as they can be due to hormonal imbalances, genetic factors, trauma, intestinal toxicity, emotional issues etc.  These types of headache typically affect women more frequently than men with pain that usually occurs on one side of the face and head.  Migraines can be so severe that they can cause loss of appetite, blurred […]

  • Shoulder Stretch Shoulder Stretch

    Shoulder Stretch

Shoulder Stretch

Shoulder injuries, pain and tension are a common problem in society.  Whether it’s an acute injury or chronic pain, these simple stretches can be completed in the comfort of your home or at work and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Some attributing factors for shoulder pain may be due to the way you sleep, a sports injury, stress and tension or repetitive postures at work.  The ideal times to complete these stretches are first thing in the morning, at the end of your work day and immediately after a workout.  I know stretching can be a daunting task and work that seems like a chore , however the benefits are far reaching!

Click here to read and/or watch this short video on simple stretches to alleviate pain and increase range of motion.

  • Reduce INFLAMMATION Naturally! Reduce INFLAMMATION Naturally!

    Reduce INFLAMMATION Naturally!

Reduce INFLAMMATION Naturally!

At some point in your life you have probably experienced a sore throat, skin rashes, knee pain or a sprained ankle.  These are normal immune system responses to external pathogens or sudden trauma.  These kinds of inflammation are appropriate – our body’s natural response to survival, preservation and healing.

However, the trouble arises when this natural defense system runs amok.  This can clearly be seen in common conditions like allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, auto immune diseases such as fibromyalgia and so on.  This is bad inflammation and if left unchecked can cause chronic illness, rapid aging and limit our ability to function optimally.

Common treatment protocols like anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and/or Aspirin may help with acute problems however they can jeopardize your natural immune response and cause long term detrimental effects.

Click here to read this short article on some natural steps you can take to reduce inflammation in your body.  One other natural anti-inflammatory I’d like to add would be Turmeric.  A yellowish tinged spice that you can incorporate when preparing meals or that can be taken by placing a teaspoon in water and drinking on a daily basis.  Please consult your primary care practitioner before taking.

  • DETOX With Us! DETOX With Us!

    DETOX With Us!

DETOX With Us!

Why do I always feel sluggish?
Why do I constantly get headaches ?
Why do I feel so bloated?

Have you found yourself asking these questions?  If you haven’t been concerned about the effect that toxins from your environment whether in the sir or food, are having on your body, then NOW is the time you should!

Toxins can enter your system through your diet and environment creating an imbalance in your body systems.  The symptoms you feel such as headaches and bloating to name a few are signals your body is telling you that “Hey, there’s something wrong here, please do something about it !

Detox can clean the “gunk” out of your “high performance engine”.  thus allowing your body to live in homeostasis, function with  efficiency and precision.  The way it was designed to!

Please click here to quickly review a program that I have created that combines Acupuncture, mindfulness breathing and an excellent De-Tox kit that aides in the cleansing of the body.

  • 5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Low Back Pain 5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Low Back Pain

    5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Low Back Pain

5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Low Back Pain

You have heard about one million and one times already as to the benefits of yoga for pain relief especially for back pain.  Yoga incorporates a series of poses called Asanas, while relying on a breathing technique, referred to as Pranayama.  When applying these simple and sometimes complex body postures and breathing techniques, the physical and mental benefits are extraordinary.

Many of the postures in yoga gently strengthen the muscles in the back and abdomen.  These core muscle groups are essential components of the musculo-skeletal network of the spine which help the body maintain proper upright posture and normal range of mobility.  When these muscles are well conditioned, back pain can be greatly reduced or completely resolved.

Click Here and read this short article on 5 excellent in-home yoga poses you can try to overcome your low back pain and get back to normal activities of daily life.