Find an Acupuncturist in Kelowna

How do you go about finding an acupuncturist if you've never had acupuncture before? Good question. Whether you are looking for a Kelowna acupuncturist or elsewhere, we've put together this article to help you with the process. 1. See an acupuncture expert. Many different types of health practitioners offer acupuncture today: acupuncturists, physiotherapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Simply the best (and easiest) way to preserve your summer bounty! Thanks to Lynn for sharing this recipe years ago, and to Joyce for all your canning tips over the years! 1) Lightly grease a pan with olive oil, or if doing a large batch of tomatoes, grease several pans, as many as will fit

Craniosacral Therapy

Leigh recently completed a course using osteopathic and myofascial release techniques for the neck, shoulders and arms. The techniques taught followed basic osteopathic principles, including gentle cranial-sacral release to address restrictions of the bones, muscles, nerves, fascia and blood vessels. Osteopathy: The Roots of Craniosacral Therapy Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor

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If you love what we do, please help us to spread the word! Acupuncture can be a leap of faith for people who've never tried it before, and hearing about other people's experiences can be a big help. We would so much appreciate if you would consider leaving  a positive review on our Google business page, Rate

Stress and Acupuncture

Whether physical or mental, we all experience stress to varying degrees. Stress plays a huge role in our everyday health and  can aggravate health conditions that we already have. Routine, chronic stress can in the long run lead to serious physical and mental health consequences if not managed properly. Consider these facts: Up to 90%

Manual Lymph Drainage- What is it?

You may have heard of Manual Lymph Drainage, or MLD. But what is it exactly, and what is it for? How is it different from regular massage? Our Lymphatic System Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is type of massage that targets the body’s lymphatic system, our body’s circulatory system for cleaning waste products from the blood.

9 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Life

Acupuncture is a simple and useful treatment that can help you sleep better and resolve insomnia.   Acupuncture is probably best-known for relieving aches and pains- it can treat injuries, back pain and discomfort effectively and without medications.   Acupuncture can eliminate fatigue, increase energy and put the spring back in your step.   Lower

WHO Official Position on Acupuncture

  In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” The WHO's 87-page report specifically listed 28 diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through controlled trials to be an effective treatment. Nearly

Hormone Balancing

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for regulating hormones and can help: Hormone-related moods such as depression, anxiety, irritability, and anger Improve night sweats and insomnia so that you sleep better and wake up feeling more rested Improve energy and mental clarity during the day Regulate the menstrual cycle to correct symptoms of PMS and PMDD, painful

Healthy Habits for Winter

Winter is coming.. are you ready? Whether it's dealing with seasonal affective disorder, preventing colds and flu, or facing holiday stresses, make sure you are ready for the winter season with a few simple habits. Take daily vitamin D. The benefits of vitamin D are substantial, but as many as 1 in 3 Canadians have low

Fall TCM Recommendations for Health

Fall is a transition time from summer to winter, when crops reach maturity and nature begins to draw inward in preparation for winter. Much in the way that nature is changing, so should we begin to make changes to our own habits. Synchronizing our habits and our lifestyle with seasonal changes can lead to a healthier

Stress, Longevity and Chinese Medicine Seminar

Stress is a natural part of life. It also plays a huge role in our health and can aggravate health conditions that we already have. This talk is for you if: you are unable to sleep or suffer from insomnia experience digestive issues such as heartburn, nausea, constipation or diarrhea have high blood pressure or

May Client Event: Small Plot Organic Gardening

Calling all gardening enthusiasts! If you enjoy vegetable gardening, we've got the workshop for you! Learn how and when to plant a variety of greens, fruits and vegetables, for a healthy and beautiful garden that bursts with flavourful produce! Grow Your Garden With Organic and Water-Saving Techniques In this workshop we will be teaming up with

Pain, Digestion, and Chinese Medicine Seminar

Join us for a public talk on resolving digestive symptoms and pain with acupuncture. This talk is geared towards those who are new to acupuncture, so if you have friends or family that you would like to introduce to acupuncture (or us!) please bring them along! This talk is for you if: You experience digestive symptoms like

Arthritis and Back Pain Solutions Seminar

Join us for a public talk on resolving pain with acupuncture. This talk is geared towards those who are new to acupuncture, so if you have friends or family that you would like to introduce to acupuncture (or us!) please bring them along! This talk is for you if: You are unable to sleep because

Upcoming Acupuncture Talks

Join Acupuncturist Michael Côté for a series of public talks on how acupuncture can help you to reach your wellness goals. These talks are geared towards those who are new to acupuncture, so if you have friends or family that you would like to introduce to acupuncture (and to us!) please bring them along! Stress, Longevity, and Chinese

March Workshop: Is A Gluten Free Diet Right for You?

Do any of these sound like you: You suffer from digestive issues like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, or constipation? You have been diagnosed with a digestive condition like IBS, Crohns, colitis, or diverticulitis, and wonder what you need to do to get your health back on track? You have a hard time gaining weight or have

Intro to Tai Chi

Join us for an Intro to Tai Chi on Wednesday, February 4 from 9:00 - 10:15 am. The workshop will include a demonstration of tai chi followed by a short discussion of the health benefits of tai chi and an opportunity for you to try it for yourself! If you have ever wanted to try

GF Peanut Butter Cookies

These gluten free, vegan peanut butter cookies make a healthy and high-protein treat! Be careful though- I promise you won't be able to eat just one!  ~Jenn Dry Ingredients: 1/3 cup blanched almond flour 1/3 cup brown rice flour 1/3 cup tapioca flour ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp baking powder Wet Ingredients: ½ cup

Oatmeal Nut Bliss Balls

We featured this delectable little treat at our Holiday Open House! If you missed the chance to try it, you can make it at home! How often do you get treats that are healthy AND tasty? These make a great high protein snack or you can dress them up by dipping them in chocolate for

3 Essential Skills for Fast, Flavourful, and Healthful Meals

If you missed out on our informative September workshop, not to worry! Dietitian Selena DeVries is offering a 3 week series to help you become confident in your food choices. Kick start your journey to optimal health and learn how to get nourishing dinners on the table in 15 minutes! This series has a  gluten-free

October Client Event: Eating for Optimal Health

Most of us need help navigating the conflicting health messages that we are bombarded with. Are carbs good or bad? Should we eat organic or conventional? Healthy eating isn’t always straightforward. If we do know what to eat, how do we fit “healthy eating” into our already hectic schedules? We need time-saving advice to make those

TCM Thermal Properties of Foods

Chinese Medicine says that we should first try to resolve a health problem with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes before looking towards therapies like acupuncture, herbs, medications, or surgery. For this reason, diet is considered a first line of defense in health matters. One of the ways that we can promote wellness is by eating

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

While acupuncture usually does not hurt, it can cause other sensations. Usually these sensations are a sign that the acupuncture is working and that we are activating the point to produce a healing effect. These sensations are typically very mild. So what does acupuncture feel like? Here are 5 common sensations that you may feel

June Client Event: Small Plot Organic Gardening

Calling all gardening enthusiasts! If you enjoy vegetable gardening, we've got the workshop for you! Learn how and when to plant a variety of greens, fruits and vegetables, for a healthy and beautiful garden that bursts with flavourful produce! Grow Your Garden With Organic and Water-Saving Techniques In this workshop we will be teaming up with

Seeking Acupuncturist for Opportunity at Busy Kelowna Clinic

We are hiring! Okanagan Acupuncture Centre is a fast paced clinic with multiple patient bookings per hour. We specialize in pain and musculoskeletal conditions with about 30% internal medicine. As ambassadors for Chinese medicine, we see clients with little or no previous experience with acupuncture. We help our clients build a relationship with TCM by giving

May Client Event: Healthy Dinner Ideas

Do you struggle to find dinner ideas that are healthful, hassle-free and satisfying? If you are looking for delicious, health promoting recipes like the ones featured in our May cooking class, check out the recipe page on the InspireHealth website. Our diet is the foundation of good health and in Chinese medicine, it is considered

Health Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine

The use of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the treatment of illness and disease has been gaining traction as many people have started to embrace it as an effective method of treatment. Some of benefits include: Treatment of root causes of an illness Chinese Herbal Medicine takes a holistic approach of diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Acupuncture Kelowna Experts Treat Heavy Periods; a Sign of a Health Imbalance

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine. Its very safety and efficacy for treating a host of medical conditions has meant is being as popular today as it was then. It is effective for treating ailments such as migraine, back pain, allergies, arthritis and gynecological problems such as heavy periods or menorrhagia,

Acupuncture Kelowna Experts Stimulate Healing Processes of the Body

Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years and even today it is a widely practiced form of complementary medicine in Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada as well as all parts of the world. Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley has its fair share of allergy sufferers who love the beauty of

Chronic Pain Management

If you suffer from chronic pain, then Kelowna Acupuncture may be your solution. Derived from ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture uses extremely thin needles to correct the energy balance in your body. It is believed that due to a blockage in the energy pathways, your body falls ill. Kelowna acupuncture strives to correct this. Your chronic

March Client Event: Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in our Daily Lives

Join us for a free seminar on March 15 when Dr. Joe Schnurr of InspireHealth will discuss environmental toxins and the best way to choose products that are toxin free, safe for your family, and environmentally friendly. Learn how to protect yourself from toxic chemicals The average person uses 9 to 15 different personal care

Back Pains and How to Manage Them

Back pain is a symptom of a medical condition when one experiences an aching sensation in his back. Medics have described it as one of the major cause of job-related absence across the world. Even though no one is immune to back pain, recent research has indicated a high prevalence in adults of thirty five(35)

5 Most Important Benefits of Massage

Massage is an alternative therapy that is vital in providing relief from many emotional and physical ailments with the benefit of using no medical intervention or drugs. An example is where massage can be offered to sports professionals to ease pain in their joints and ease muscle tightness. On the other hand people with depression

Rate Changes January 2014

We make it a priority to keep our rates reasonable and it is for this reason that rates have remained the same for nearly 10 years. Unfortunately, the cost of many expenses has gone up and has led us to revisit and adjust our rates for 2014. The good news is our rates are still

How Frequently Should You Be Getting a Massage?

Many people often ask themselves this question, as how often should they get a massage? The answer is rather simple, as often as you can afford the money and the time. However, there are some other things to put into considerations before making any decision to visit the massage parlor. Some of the factors include

Effective Acupuncture Treatment for Migraines

Migraine is a type of headache that occurs repetitively on both sides or one side of the head. This pain is throbbing and stabbing that leaves many people debilitating , the mechanism of migraine can be explained to the cellular level. Changes in cellular activities results in triggering the release of chemicals and blood flow

Therapeutic Fertility Treatment

For centuries, acupuncture combined with herbal and traditional medicine has been employment in many cases of infertility. When used alongside western fertility therapies, acupuncture has also been discovered to increase the rate of conception by 26 per cent. The therapy can treat a number of infertility causes such as repeated pregnancy losses and spasmed tubes.

January Client Event: Intro to Yoga Workshop

Our January 25th Yoga Workshop was the second event in our client appreciation series and was a great success! If you missed it, see below for Virginia's class schedule around Kelowna. Virginia Preston’s Intro to Yoga Workshop a Hit We gathered for an engaging and informative health seminar that provided us with an introduction to