Detox with a simple trip to the sauna

Sauna bathing, a tradition in Finland for many years, is commonly thought of as a relaxing way to ease joint and muscle discomfort. Recently, there is much emerging evidence to suggest the activity has a plethora of benefits beyond a simple time-out in a stressful day. The therapy shows a reduced risk of developing vascular...

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ABCs of acupuncture

It is 10 a.m. and acupuncturist Sharon Conroy has a full day ahead of her. This is typical for the ten-year veteran of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as acupuncture has become one of the most popular modalities of alternative or complementary therapy utilized in the treatment of chronic pain and injury. Years ago, the treatment...

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Therapy dogs bring ray of sunshine to seniors home

NEW GLASGOW — Many residents at Glen Haven Manor are guaranteed to experience a bright ray of sunshine every Tuesday with visits from either Gracie or Murphy — two therapy dogs that are part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program — and their owners Mitch Gammon and Sue Muir. Residents beam and large...

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Mental mind games

  Editor’s Note: This article is a firsthand account of reporter Heather Brimicombe’s personal experiences with mental health and the mental health system … I was about 12 or 13 when I learned what depression meant. At the time I wasn’t aware what depression or anxiety were. Low self-esteem and some bullying as well as...

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