• Blog,  Physiotherapy,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Back Pain Treated with Acupressure

    The Study: The effects of acupressure on pain severity in female nurses with chronic low back pain. The Study’s Abstract (AKA Synopsis) The Specifics 50 female nurses, 25-55 years of age, with chronic back pain, diagnosed by a doctor and lasting more than 3 months.   4 part questionnaire, before, immediately after, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks after the acupressure intervention (placebo and the real deal). How the experimental (real deal) acupressure was done: The examiners utilized light stroking initially,…

  • Blog,  Features,  Immune System,  Women's Health

    Why Your GUT is important for Thyroid Function

    If you have read any of my earlier blogs, you will know that I am a huge promoter of trying to dig to the deeper level of thyroid imbalances. While TSH is the main hormone that is tested, it doesn’t always explain the whole picture. Many times thyroid health depends on a complex interplay between the active thyroid hormone T3, reverse T3, inflammation, stress and sex hormones.     For proper thyroid function to happen, the T4 in your body…

  • Blog,  Features,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Painful Periods? The Power of Acupressure.

    Acupressure is a self empowering, wellness practice, you can do right from home!  Unfortunately, not all acupoints respond to acupressure, as some are just too deep to be accessible through this means and are best therapeutically accessed with needles (acupuncture).  However, some points do respond well to this simple technique, as seen with this study looking at painful periods and acupressure.    Check out this #RelevantResearch that highlights the impact acupressure can have.  This study was looking at intervening with…