Traditional Chinese Medicine

Lung care & coping with poor air quality

Lung care & coping with poor air quality

If you are in need of respiratory respite from the aftermath of the horrible air quality as a result of the many wildfires currently burning on the West Coast, here are a few tried and tested suggestions from Christina Chan, R.Ac. who in addition to finding the air thicker than she would prefer is also recovering from a July chest infection

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To cleanse or not to cleanse, that is the question…

This autumn, there has been an increasing number of clients who are telling me, “I’m thinking of doing cleanse”… And then, I spend a bit of time talking them out of it. As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, what are my thoughts about it? Fall is rolling in foggy, chilly and damp. You can start to…

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Wing Chun: Insights from a Community Acupuncturist

“What’s Wing Chun? Oh, you mean its a type of Kung Fu? Oh really? I thought acupuncturists were all mellow and Zen and stuff. So you mean you don’t do yoga?” As a community acupuncturist, my work is intentional, carefully calculated, supportive and oh so vewy, vewy quiet. I spend my week using my inside…

Chinese Medicine wisdom and post-partum recovery

At Heart & Hands, we love our acu-mommas! Nothing more exciting than supporting the process of childbirth and in the last few weeks, it has been baby season! Lots of labour inductions! And, I’ve finally gotten into the habit of reminding our lovely mommas to check-in with us after the birth, just to know that…