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Prolotherapy: Solution to Knee or Lower Back Pain

Prolotherapy: Solution to Knee or Lower Back Pain

Our joints are held together by soft tissue. Some of these structures are ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. These tissues tend to have limited blood flow relative to the circulation to muscles, thus when injured, resulting in longer recovery times, or in some cases...

Vitamin IV Therapy North Vancouver

Vitamin IV Therapy North Vancouver

What Is IV Therapy?   IV (intravenous) therapy involves safely and efficiently delivering high doses of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and amino acids. This method delivers the nutrients directly to the circulatory system, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract....

ACL Injury vs Patellar Tendinitis

ACL Injury vs Patellar Tendinitis

What Is ACL Injury?   Knee injuries are very common and can be quite debilitating, depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Two specific knee injuries can occur at the ACL, or the patellar tendon.  The ACL’s main job is to limit the forward motion of...

Is Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

Is Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?   Regardless of age, gender, or illness, naturopathic medicine is a primary health approach that combines scientific advances in Western medicine with more traditional approaches to health.  Our naturopathic doctor, Dr. Nav Dhindsa...

Top Facts About Shoulder Pain, Injury & Best Treatment

Top Facts About Shoulder Pain, Injury & Best Treatment

We don’t usually think much about our shoulders until we experience a certain level of discomfort in them. Shoulder pain can be caused by simple activities such as putting a box overhead, brushing hair or reaching behind our back to scratch. Very often I see my...

Why do we get Lower Back Pain?

Why do we get Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common pain most of us have experienced at work, at home or during a sports activity. Even children that are still attending school can experience lower back pain. In general, back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a...

How and Why to eliminate Diets

How and Why to eliminate Diets

Food sensitivities and intolerances are surprisingly common and seemingly on the rise.  There are many symptoms from rashes and joint pain to fatigue and difficulty sleeping that may be associated with food intolerances.  When you work with a naturopathic doctor, they...

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Drinking water is not only essential for life, but is needed for optimizing both muscle recovery and immune function. There are a lot of “rules” and formulas out there with the aim of telling us how much water, and how often we should be drinking. Consider the...

Why To Blame Foam Roller For Your IT Band Pain

Why To Blame Foam Roller For Your IT Band Pain

Foam Rollers and IT Band Pain / Syndrome Nowadays you can find foam rollers everywhere: the gym, your physical therapist’s office, your living room and even your suitcase. It seems that foam rolling has become one of the most favorite tools to alleviate many different...

Don’t Let Tennis Elbow Get You Down

Don’t Let Tennis Elbow Get You Down

You all probably know that feeling, when you want to spend a beautiful summer day outside doing a sport you love but you can’t because your body said no. Your frustration can get even bigger when you get diagnosed with ”tennis elbow.” But you do not even play tennis!...

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