The Science of Stretch and Acupuncture

An informative article by Helene M. Langevin

The Science of Stretch via Acupuncture

“During chronic inflammation, myofibroblasts can drive an excessive deposition of collagen, and the increased tissue tension can result in the development of tissue contractures that restrict full range of motion.

This response is also thought to play a role in the development of some types of tissue fibroses and cancer. Indeed, fibrotic, or scarred tissues, become stiffer, and cancer cells have been shown to spread more easily on fibrotic matrices.

Researchers at the University of Heidelberg found in 2008 that connective tissues contain sensory nerve endings that can transmit pain when these tissues are stretched in the presence of inflammation.8 Until then, it had not been clear whether connective tissue had its own sensory nerve supply capable of generating sensations. Subsequently, ultrasound studies in my laboratory demonstrated that the connective tissues that surround the muscles of the back are, on average, thicker in people with chronic low back pain.9

People with low-back pain show a decreased gliding motion of dense layers, suggesting that a fibrotic process could cause the decreased mobility.

A twisted acupuncture needle creates a localized stretch by gripping the underlying connective tissue. This effect can be observed as a “tenting” of the skin as the needle is pulled out.

The full article is here

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What is Iridology?

Iridology is the science and practice of eye analysis revealing a person’s relative state of health.  The study of the iris provides information on genetic predispositions, inflammation, toxicity and stresses, providing clues to potential health problems.

In this way, Iridology can be of tremendous benefit in preventing disease before it manifests, utilizing the tools of nutrition, therapies and lifestyle to direct the body into a higher state of health.

Your Iridology assessment includes a complete health analysis as well as recommendation for bring your individual body into a higher state of health with more energy and enthusiasm for life !



Iridology Can reveal irritation and Inflammation

Iridologists examine the iris for signs, color, and the overall composition which is a genetic blueprint much like that of a fingerprint, which gives information about the predispositions of one’s health.  This allows us to take precautions or make suggestions for possible ways of preventing health issues from manifesting.

The structure of the iris fibers or design is a genetic clue as to potential health issues. Although most signs may never become an issue unless something happens via lifestyle or diet (i.e. hard physical activity or inadequate nutrition) to create the possibility to manifest, but the iris shows it is a potential.

If the fiber looks really white raised and swollen, then it is very likely the person may be experiencing irritation, inflammation or pain in the area of the body represented by the white swollen fibers. Often where there is inflammation there may be a low grade infection.

Iridology in itself is not an actual treatment. It is a non-invasive method, often used by homeopaths, naturopaths, herbalists and other natural health practitioners to determine a required treatment plan. 


History and Use of Iridology

Iridology has increasingly continued to be researched, studied and documented throughout the European Countries and Russia, with a majority of the research coming from Germany, where Iridology is used by Physicians as a means of identifying genetic health tendencies and current states of the body systems.   

 Today Iridology is viewed as an alternative medicine, however it is becoming more and more recognized and accepted as a valuable tool in the world of health awareness, and dis-ease prevention. Iridology provides vital information, and insight, into possible causes of one’s health challenges allowing further ability to address the necessary treatment.

 Iridologists examine the iris for signs, color, and the overall composition which is a genetic blueprint much like that of a fingerprint, which gives information about the predispositions of one’s health.  This allows us to take precautions or make suggestions for possible ways of preventing health issues from manifesting.

Contact us to make an appointment now to get 10 % off your Iris analysis !

Grand Opening

Official Grand Opening of our Naturally Healthy Clinic is on November 26th 11 am – 4 pm

It is soooo exciting !!On November 26 we have our Grand Opening. We would like to greet you all personally. Participate into our draws during the Grand Opening and find out who we are and what we can do for you.Please drop by the clinic on Sunday, November 26th between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and chat with our fabulous team of practitioners.Our Naturopathic Doctors and our Therapeutic, Wellness and spa practitioners offer a wide range of therapies for healing and relaxing all around.From Laser therapy, Medical esthetic lasers, Oxygen and Ozone therapies, Iridology, Acupuncture, Colon Hydrotherapy, TRE, Bowen therapy, relaxation and Indian Head massage, Aesthetics, Infrared therapy, Redcord, and many more.Stop in… and have a cup of relaxing herbal tea, while you chat with our qualified practitioners about their areas of expertise.Stay tuned and check regularly on Facebook, on our specials, latest news in the medical world, info about our therapies and professionals, cooking recipes and prize draws.Like, tag your friends and share, please.We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 26th.Our team is accepting new patients now. Call us for your appointment at 250-755.4051.

Meditech Bioflex Laser

What Are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy offers patients a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of medical conditions, including soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritic conditions, repetitive stress injuries, wound healing and a variety of general health problems.

Clinical Benefits

▪ Eliminates pain

▪ Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals

▪ Restores normal range of motion and physical function

▪ Non-invasive

▪ Non-toxic

▪ No known adverse effects

▪ No drug interactions

▪ Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary

▪ Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies

Physiological Effects

▪ Increased production and release of:

◦ Endorphins – natural analgesics

◦ Cortisol – precursor of cortisone

◦ Growth hormone – instrumental in tissue repair

◦ ATP – improves and regulates cellular metabolism

▪ Increased protein synthesis – collagen, DNA, fibroblasts

▪ Venous and lymphatic flow facilitated

▪ Increased angiogenesis – elevation of oxygen saturation

▪ Enhanced immune response, etc.

Our Therapists at Naturally Healthy Clinic are certified in advanced Laser Technologies and Applications.

Simple herbal help from your kitchen for your immune system this winter

With everyone I speak with fighting off some kind of bug.. here is a simple tea that everyone can make from their kitchen herbs and spices… of course I happen to have grown mine.. but you probably have them dried in your cupboard somewhere and hopefully not too many years old.. a large pinch or sprig of peppermint, a pinch of sage, a pinch of oregano, a pinch or rose petals, a large sprinkle of cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of lemon balm, and some natural sweetener, either honey or maple syrup… and if you want an extra boost, add ginger and even a bit of rosemary for extra antibacterial anti viral properties. Surprisingly taste very neutral and goes down easy 🙂) There are many other variations.

More information such as this will be offered at our Open House Nov 26, 11 am – 34 pm !!

Using Hot Stone Massage along with Tuning Forks for Healing

Using Hot Stone Massage along with Tuning Forks for Healing

Treat yourself to a warm relaxing gentle “Healing Session” using Tuning Forks along with Hot Stone Massage

Georgina starts the session by using gentle warm relaxing Stones across the shoulders and back, allowing the stones to warm the muscles and tissues while she incorporates a specialized healing massage to release all tight muscles in the neck, shoulder and back.

After the Hot Stones massage relaxes the neck, shoulders and back, she then places the tuning forks upon the meridians or areas of the body that are experiencing pain and inflammation, and the vibration stimulates blood flow and healing in a way that is very similar to what acupuncture needles do, except that this method is very gentle, soothing and relaxing, without needles 🙂

It has been incredibly helpful for clients with neck pain and strain, shoulder pain, and back pain, and most people report sleeping better than they have in years.

 Everyone who has experienced it has found it incredibly enjoyable and relaxing and feel that their muscles have been released from the tightness and tension, and they do not want to leave the massage table 🙂

Weekend Health Opportunity

Meghan offers now on Saturdays from 12 to 01 pm Yoga in small groups for more precise guidance, and to approach and support each individuals needs.

Meghan teaches as well TRE and her vast knowledge on healthy body movement and specific skills to support injury and trauma will benefit your improvements.

Pre-registration is required. We will start with a 4 week series.

To book for all four classes there is a fee of $17 per class. Drop in rate is $20. A maximum of 6 students. The classes will be as follows:

November 25 Yoga for spinal health

December 02 Yoga for core strength

December 09 Yoga for hips and hearts

December 16 Yoga for shoulders & neck health

Additional Yoga 1×1 and TRE is available with appointment during weekdays as well as on weekends.

Broccoli walnut pepper salad

just add my basic salad dressing –

Basic Salad Dressing

4 -5 medium to large cloves of garlic1/2 medium onion

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon horseradish

2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

put all ingredients in blender and serve over salads

optional – add sesame seed oil and braggs liquid aminos for a oriental dressing or organic ketchup and relish for a thousand island style or ketchup for a catalina 🙂