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Medical Cannabis & Pain Relief

More and more people are looking for natural ways to relieve pain caused by a variety of health conditions. Medical cannabis in many forms is becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking for help to ease their chronic pain. Cannabis contains compounds like cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which may relieve pain, nausea, and other types of symptoms. THC is similar to the cannabinoid chemicals that occur naturally in our bodies and stimulates the brain’s cannabinoid receptors when smoked, vaped, or ingested. CBD also interacts with pain receptors in the brain to provide pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.

Words to Live By

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit and meditate for an hour.” Zen Proverb

Words to Live By

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

8 Pillars of Holistic Health

For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates 8 dimensions that should work in harmony. These include: Financial – overall financial health; Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself; Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities; Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength; Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies; Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others; Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure; and Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.

Don’t Ignore Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth can happen for a variety of reasons, including biting something hard, hitting your mouth, having tooth decay, or grinding your teeth. While you might think having a chipped tooth is no big deal, this can lead to some problems. Sharp edges can cut your inner mouth, while deep chips can impact tooth roots (possibly leading to infections or toothaches), as well as tooth decay (which can cause sensitivity and bad breath). To avoid needing a root canal or extraction, it’s important to have a dentist examine and fix a chipped tooth before the problem gets any worse.

Runner’s Knee?

“Runner’s knee” is commonly used to describe two types of injuries of the knee, iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Both fall into the category of overuse or repetitive strain type injuries. They can occur in isolation or in combination, but both have been shown to be related to poor running mechanics and improper training volumes. What’s the solution? First step is a proper diagnosis by your healthcare practitioner. This should be followed by strength and mobility exercises to improve biomechanics, adjustment of training volumes as needed, and possibly gait analysis and footwear adjustments if it is deemed necessary.

30 Minutes for a Healthier You!

If you’re looking for a high-intensity, action-packed workout, the 30 Minute Hit is for you! Designed just for women, the circuit will challenge you to improve your fitness and reward you with amazing results. Each 2-minute round is based on boxing, kickboxing, general self-defense, and core stability training delivered in a friendly, non-intimidating environment that’s great for all fitness levels. Safety is the top priority at the 30 Minute Hit, and a trainer is always present to help. Now included in all memberships is a HIT@home workout that members can use if they feel more comfortable training at home!

Meet Your Practitioner

Meet Your Practitioner
Mathilda Prinsloo is the owner of Patient Care and Wellness Practice and a health professional with special training in the areas of geriatrics, diabetes management, nutrition, medication management, deprescribing and cognitive behaviour therapy. Mathilda’s patients are seniors in the community who feel they have a poor quality of life due to unresolved medical issues or taking too many medications. Working as a team with her patients’ family doctors and specialists over the past 10 years, Mathilda uses her expertise with medical and non-medical treatments to help her patients thrive and get their lives back!

Good Fit for Home-Care Services?

Because home care covers such a broad variety of services, there is not just one condition that makes someone a good fit for in-home care. Home care aides can be hired to assist a client with any of their needs, whether that be getting transportation to appointments, or grocery shopping and cooking meals. You may be a good candidate for in-home care if you’re in need of any of the following: Assistance with daily tasks, housekeeping, mobility assistance, medication management, short-term care (if you’re recovering from an illness or surgery and need extra assistance), or even companionship if you’re living alone and struggling with feeling isolated.

What is Sell n’ STAY®?

Sell ‘n STAY® is an exciting new solution that provides additional, previously un-thought of housing options for seniors. Safe, simple, and private, it is an option for homeowners who want to unlock the equity in their home to fund a better life, all without having to move out of their home. Through the Sell ‘n STAY® program, seniors sell their home to an investor buyer. The senior then enters into a lease agreement with the new owner. Although created with seniors in mind, Sell ‘n STAY® is a valuable option for a variety of circumstances, for homeowners of all ages.

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a brain-based therapy used for helping clients to process issues, memories, experiences, or emotions. It is a “bottom-up” therapy, meaning it focuses on processing information stored in the mid-brain (emotional center), as opposed to talk therapy, which is a “top-down” therapy focused on processing information stored in the cerebral cortex (logical center). BSP often helps clients experience unique breakthroughs by reducing reactivity, unlocking creativity, processing trauma, and generally working toward significant progress in their healing journey. You may find that you experience fewer intrusive thoughts, less emotional activation, and an increased sense of freedom, fulfillment, or peace in various areas of life.