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Tips For Staying Healthy This Winter

During the winter we tend to exercise a little less, spend more time indoors, and indulge a little more in our favourite comfort foods…all of which can leave us prone to infections.   That’s why it’s important to give your body some extra attention and care this season.  If you actively fortify your immune system you’ll find you get sick less often and have more time to do the things you love. Following are some of our top tips for staying healthy this winter: 1.  Eat a whole foods diet rich in vitamins C & E. They will help boost your immune system […]

Facial Rejuvenation… the easy way!

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a painless, safe and effective method of improving the signs of aging.  Using non-surgical and non-toxic methods, it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves tone and texture of the skin, and leaves your face looking youthful and revitalized. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help promote balance of hormones, improve blood and lymph circulation in the face, improve muscle tone under the skin and increase collagen production. Sterilized fine needles are inserted and left in place for 20-30 minutes per session. The recommended treatment schedule is 5-6 weekly sessions. […]

“Get me going” Matcha Breakfast Smoothie

Here is a great breakfast smoothie that provides protein, carbohydrates, fibre &  good fats, in addition to caffeine and all the great benefits of matcha green tea. This smoothie is filling, energizing, and a great way to start your morning. Ingredients: 8oz of unsweetened almond or coconut milk 1 handful of spinach or kale ½ a banana ½ cup berries ½ -1 tbsp  (pre-soaked) Chia 1 scoop of you favourite vanilla protein powder ½ – 1 tbsp of almond butter ½ to 1 tsp of Matcha powder You may want to blend the spinach/kale first with the milk to make sure […]

Why Visit a Naturopathic Doctor for Allergies…

With spring and summer allergy season upon us, many allergy sufferers are wondering what can be done naturally to help alleviate their hay fever symptoms (sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, etc). Conventional allergy medicines are only effective at suppressing the symptoms, often with unpleasant side effects. With the cold damn weather we have been experiencing, experts are predicting a terrible season for allergy sufferers this year. From a naturopathic perspective, allergies are often associated with imbalances in the immune, digestive or adrenal systems. There are many ways Naturopathic Doctors can help support and strengthen these systems. This not only […]

Natural ways to Detoxify!

There are wonderful benefits to doing a detoxification program, especially during this time of the year.  Spring cleansing is a great way to rid the body of toxins that we accumulate over the long winter months. There are many “quick-fix” detoxes available on the market, but some of these can leave you hungry, dehydrated and can sometimes do more harm than good.  A good detox program is a comprehensive program consisting of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes in addition to herbal, homeopathic and nutraceutical supplementation to support the pathways of detoxification in a safe and effective manner. Here are some […]

Why Acupunture?

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine dating back thousands of years. Acupuncture works by inserting thin needles superficially into the skin to stimulate small wells of energy. These wells are acupuncture points and the energy itself is called Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi flows through acupuncture points along channels or meridians. Qi is sometimes translated as life-force energy. It animates, informs and enlivens all living things. Natural cycles are disrupted if Qi is not flowing smoothly or abundantly and we become symptomatic, disconnected or diseased. Adjusting Qi with acupuncture encourages the body, mind and spirit back into balance and health. Acupuncture addresses […]

Pain Management

The sensation of pain is the body’s alarm signal to indicate that something is not right. Whether acute or chronic, pain is brought on by inflammation, whether from an injury or another one of many causes. At ONC, we seek to determine the root cause of your pain, while simultaneously providing symptomatic relief so that you can start to feel better immediately. Many natural therapies can be employed to address the cause and relieve the pain. Some of the therapies used are: Physical medicine: Theraeutic Laser, MedX-Light Therapy, Therapeutic massage, Osteopathic Manipulation Acupuncture: Traditional, Electrostimulation, Laser Nutrition & Supplementation