Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

September 29, 2011 | carolyn

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Traditional Chinese Medicine includes a number of key components such as: The theory of Yin-Yang -- two opposing but complementary forces Qi energy or vital energy that circulates in the body Five elements including fire, earth, metal, water and earth Practitioners use these concepts to construct individualized treatments that may...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 22, 2011 | marietta forster-haberer

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Ovarian cancer is often called "the disease that whispers" because there are often no symptoms during its early stages and when symptoms appear they are often vague and mistaken for more common illnesses. Over 2,600 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in Canada and about 1,750 of them...

Herbal Medicine vs Conventional Medicine - Health Talk

September 15, 2011 | marietta forster-haberer

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Please join us for an informative lecture on Herbal Medicine vs Conventional Medicine given by Morwenna Given, BA.MA(Oxon) BSc, RH - a practising Medical Herbalist. She argues the case for integrating the best of conventional and alternative medicine from an evidenced based perspective which promises to provide better outcomes for...

Workplace Health: What to Do When Work Hurts

September 8, 2011 | carolyn

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Does your hand, wrist, neck or back ache at work? Do you feel stressed at work? You are not alone. The hand or wrist is the body part most often injured on the job, office and computer workers suffer the highest incidence of neck problems, and men in blue collar...

Willpower vs Biology: winning the losing battle of weight control

If we are to believe Dr. Louis Aronne, director of Cornell University's Comprehensive Weight Control Program, it's not our fault that we cannot lose weight... our biology not our lack of willpower is to blame. According to Dr. Aronne, a common problem for people trying to lose weight is that...