Posts Tagged: acupuncture

Can Acupuncture Help Your Sleep?

April 15, 2019

One of the most rewarding things as an acupuncturist is hearing your patient snore. It might seem counter intuitive, but people falling asleep during their acupuncture treatments is very common. So common in fact, that many of my clients refer to their time on the treatment table as “Acu-Naps.” And while it is not essential […]

Can Acupuncture Increase Your Chances to Conceive with IVF?

March 25, 2019

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have long been used to help couples conceive naturally, but what many people don’t know is that it can also work in tandem with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Homerton University Hospital Study A recent study from Homerton University Hospital in London, England found that […]

Manage Holiday Stress with 3 Acupressure Points

December 05, 2016

By Jonathan Handel, R.Ac R.TCMP The holidays are a stressful time for many, with family and work obligations coming together to make a perfect storm. At this time of year we don’t generally have the time to do our normal stress relief activities, and therefore things add up. Elevated or prolonged periods of stress will […]

Pain Management: An Integrative Medicine Approach

November 07, 2016

By Dr. Erin Wiley Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine We all know pain, but when we are dealing with pain that does not go away it can feel devastating. Our team understands that consistent pain impacts every aspect of your life and health. The stress of coping with the pain can be extremely challenging, often creating […]

Acupuncture for Pain Management

October 16, 2016

  By Jonathan Handel Fall is here, and people are heading back to their regular schedules, whether that be work or school. For many, Summer with it’s time spent out of doors and active, is now being replaced by the more traditionally autumnal pursuit of sitting at a desk, and our bodies can already feel […]

Top 5 Reasons to get Acupuncture while Pregnant

July 18, 2016

By Jonathan Handel Acupuncture is a proven tool that can help mothers navigate their various pregnancy-related health issues, and maintain a high quality of life from conception to the birth, and beyond! Here are the TOP 5 reasons to come in for acupuncture when pregnant: 1) Nausea Nausea is experienced in approximately half of all […]

Pre-birth Acupuncture: A Proactive Approach to a Happy and Healthy Labour!

June 13, 2016

A Proactive Approach to a Happy and Healthy Labour! By Jonathan Handel Acupuncture is a great tool for many concerns that women have during their pregnancies. In recent years acupuncture has been gaining more and more recognition for its ability to help expectant mothers maintain optimal health and quality of life in a way that […]

Stress, Anxiety, Modern Living, and How Acupuncture Can Help

April 11, 2016

By Jonathan Handel, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Everyone has been in this position before: you are at a restaurant with a ten-page menu and can’t stop flipping through it, while your friends and the waiter wait impatiently. This is paralysis-by-analysis. With so many options, we over-think what should be a relatively simple decision. […]

Gratitude Blog – Happy to be joining the team!

March 28, 2016

Hi everyone. My name is Jonathan Handel and I am the newest member of the team here at the Integrative Health Institute. Starting in April, I’ll be bringing my skills as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) and Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) to IHI. I hope to compliment the suite of holistic services already offered […]

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain

August 24, 2015

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain Song Lyrics Courtesy of Tom Waits “Pay Me” By; Dr. Jen Newell.   This morning I woke up with excruciating heel pain and realized how common this is in my practice. I regularly see people complaining of heel pain and wanted to share a few […]