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“Health, Stress and Breathing”

“Sometimes we hold onto stress and don’t make the necessary changes to reduce it. After a while, it effects all the systems of our body. It is very damaging and depleting.” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, Sharon Conroy, says our daily stressors are significant and the way we deal with our worry can have a […]

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“Yoga Therapy”

For Melanie Priesnitz, traditional yogic movement and philosophies go much deeper than lifestyle. “My first exposure to yoga came before I was born. My mother started practicing when she was pregnant with me, and when I was old enough, we practiced together.” Yoga has always been an integral facet of her authentic self. When she […]

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Try Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art form known as a ‘moving meditation’. It involves a series of postures performed in a focused, slow manner accompanied by deep breathing. In the past, Tai Chi was commonly recognized as a form of self-defense, but is now respected as a graceful form of therapeutic exercise. It is […]

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“Tapping” Therapy

“It all started when I met a woman who used “Tapping” to improve her relationships.” Janet Devidal has been using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or “Tapping” for the past three years and each time she does, she becomes aware of new facet of herself. “Tapping” is a bit of a combination therapy – a little […]

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Reiki therapy

“Energy is all around us. What Reiki does is give you a very positive life force energy, to dispel the negative.” As a practitioner of both Reiki and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Sharon Conroy uses Reiki as a complementary therapy alongside acupuncture, cupping, or Chinese massage. She feels incorporating Reiki into her base treatments goes […]

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Stone and Mineral Therapy

“It just brings an extra element of energy to their lives, one that maybe they didn’t have before.” Momoko Marble Primrose Hill is a Crystal Healing consultant, based in London, England. As part of her service, she pairs her clients with specific stones and minerals to match their physical or emotional healing concerns. Often her […]

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Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside […]

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Deep breathing, positive visualization and physicality as a recipe for inner peace and a healthier classroom. This is the intent behind “Go Noodle”, “Flow” and “Think about It” – popular activities in a series of programs aimed at integrating mindfulness into the daily academic schedule. Mindfulness is essentially a conscious focus on the present moment […]

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Cupping Therapy

When it comes to the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of “cupping” you can even have it with fire, if you are so inclined. Cupping is a relaxing, effective and time-honoured method for treating a multitude of ailments including muscle and back pain, arthritis, respiratory issues, migraines, infertility and circulatory imbalances. The technique applies cups of […]

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Microcurrent therapy and homeopathic medicine

“She is a Wonder Woman of a Homeopath… using microcurrents to heal pain. This enthusiastic acclaim followed a session with homeopathic doctor, Sarah Trask. Her client had experienced a particularly intense flare-up from endometriosis, a condition involving the lining of the uterus which is characterized by a radiating pain throughout the hips, lower back and […]

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