• Accupressure,  Blog

    The Importance of Acupuncture Front Mu Points

    What some of the research has to say: Excerpts from: Neurophysiologic Basis of Front-Mu Points from the Journal of Neuroanatomy "The Front-Mu points are closely correlated to the dermatomes of spinal nerves supplying autonomic innervation to the related organ." (3)   This means, as far as the nervous system goes, there is an association between the location of the Mu points and our body’s sense perception of those areas and the connection to the related organs, through autonomic nerve communications.  …

  • Blog,  Features,  General,  Immune System

    Gut & Hormones: What Does Your Gut Have To Do With Estrogen? Plus, How To Promote A Healthy Gut Microbiota

    As research continues to reveal more and more about the broad and intimate connections between gut health and other aspects of our health, such as the connections to the immune system, mood, and cognition, estrogen’s no exception!  Estrogen has been shown to influence the gut microbiota (microbiome) and the reverse is also true, the gut microbiota can significantly impact estrogen levels! (1) Microbiota: the microbe population living in your intestines (2) How Does The Gut Impact Estrogen Levels? The body can recycle estrogen,…

  • 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,…

  • Nutrition

    The easy breakfast inclusion that also improves insulin resistance in women with PCOS

    Cinnamon-with simply a generous sprinkle a day, research is now also showing favourable outcomes on insulin resistance in women with PCOS.(1) What’s PCOS? PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age.(1)  PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a multisystem hormonal and metabolic disorder that affects both reproductive hormones as well as blood sugar regulation, through insulin resistance.  Women may present with acne, excessive hair growth, balding, missed menses, heavy menses, or long, irregular cycles or infertility…

  • 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…