Health & Wellness Tools

Enjoy holistic health articles and videos: exercises and stretches to relieve pain, and facilitate rehabilitation, relaxation and wellness.

Reset (and Recharge) Your Energy this Autumn

I love this time of the year, when the air feels fresh and my body and soul are rejuvenated from a well-lived summer. It obviously isn’t the beginning of the year, but it is a time when kids go back to school, adults wrap up vacations, and goals and motivations are reset as we look ahead to how we want to live out the rest of 2017!

Neil on Global News Morning Show Discussing Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain

Neil on Global News Morning Show Discussing Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain.

Stretches to Do After You Run

Going for a run in Dartmouth today? Do these series of post-run stretches as a treat for your body - it will only take 9 minutes, but your to your body will thank you!

Get Your Plank On!

Planks help build exceptional abdominal and overall core strength, which will help you stand taller, reduce back strain and pain, and feel like a superhero!

Computer & Desk Stretches

Prevent the lower back pain and overall stiffness that comes from sitting at a desk and computer all day with 12 simple stretches.

In The Field: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Podcast)

Listen to this very interesting podcast of CBC Radio's "In The Field" program on the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Canada.

Fear of Needles & Acupuncture

Is a fear of needles stopping you from trying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine? Not to worry! Shahid Ali Jiwa shares some insight on how experienced practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM can provide effective, comfortable treatments with or without using needles.

Recipe: Moroccan Roasted Root Veg & Quinoa Salad

This healthy vegan recipe is packed with protein, flavour and colour — just what the doctor ordered for a cold winter day!

Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes!

Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes!

新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year!

The Horse is in the middle of the twelve animal signs, representing maturity and midday. This year is also halfway through the sixty-year cycle and, as a result, many will see the toil of past years finally bearing fruit.

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Classical Chinese Medicine

As a society, we are becoming more and more interested with questions of proper diet, sleep, exercise, and mental health, and we are looking ever more to the past to find our answers. Our Acupuncturist, Shahid Ali Jiwa gives some insight into how the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine remains relevant, not just for pain, stress and anxiety, but also for many of the "modern diseases" that plague our society.

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Studies have shown that Massage Therapy improves a number of fibromyalgia symptoms, including Muscle Pain, Chronic Tension Headaches, Daytime Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression, Insomnia and Disturbed Sleep, and Restricted Muscle Function.