Community News
Laser Hair Removal: How it Works

If you have unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be for you. Laser hair removal destroys hair follicles and stops hair from growing back. This technique results in long-term elimination of hair and has become the ultimate alternative to plucking, shaving, waxing and painful electrolysis. Prior to treatment, the hair is trimmed to the skin. For maximum comfort, a topical anaesthetic cream may be applied one hour prior to the treatment. Laser treatments should be performed by experienced, professional laser technicians using a FDA approved Lightsheer Diode Laser, the gold standard in permanent hair reduction. This ensures a comfortable procedure with the best possible result.

T’is the Season for Allergens to Attack!

Does spring mean the misery of allergies for you? Acupuncture is an excellent treatment that will lessen or prevent the onset of seasonal allergic misery. We have all seen or experienced the tearing, running nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, wheezing, coughing, itching, rashes and eruptions that signal an allergic attack. The usual suspects are pollen, dust, hair, fur, feathers, scales, wool, chemicals, drugs, insect bites, and various foods. Be proactive; practice preventative medicine. A few needles given prior to the onslaught of these substances PREVENT a serious bout of hay fever, allergic rhinitis, or other misery.

Microbiome and our Health

When it comes to optimal health, our bodies rely on billions of human microbiome to help maintain homeostasis, a healthy mind and body. We acquire these microbiome when we are born, through our mothers breast milk and as we age, through our foods and soils. The microbiome can become damaged due to antibiotics, alcohol, stress, sugar, and processed foods. This may lead to the start of an illness and physical or even mental distress. To help maintain optimal gut health it’s important to add fermented foods into the diet, reduce sugar intake and seek ways to reduce stress

Dehydration: Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of dehydration in an elderly person can be virtually identical to those for dementia. The most common signs and symptoms of dehydration include persistent fatigue, lethargy, muscle weakness or cramps, headaches, dizziness, nausea, forgetfulness, confusion, deep rapid breathing or an increased heart rate. Because seniors often have a reduced sense of thirst, dehydration is one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization after the age 65. Make sure the senior in your life is eating enough and drinking the daily recommended amount of water.

Collagen Activation Therapy

Are you looking to rejuvenate your skin? The use of Ultrasonic skin cleansing and Microneedling, stimulates and activates the body’s own natural collagen healing process that restore skin to a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that works wonders with minimal downtime. It is an ideal choice for those wishing to naturally lift and tighten skin elasticity, lessen wrinkles and fine lines, lighten age spots, minimize pore size, reduce scars, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation and even rosacea. The process can be done anywhere on the body and each treatment is individualized for the client’s needs.

Ozone Anti Aging

Ozone has remarkable versatility for disease management because of the increased oxygen utilization at a cellular level. The success of the treatment is dependent on the practitioner’s skill, judgment & the proper integration of other skills including acupuncture, detoxification, nutrition, herbal medicines, etc. I have many patients who follow my recommendations to resolve a specific acute or chronic ailment and then continue with ozone treatments as an anti-aging tool. My patients report increased energy, increased stamina, increased resistance to cold and flu’s and an overall increase sense of well-being. I recommend these anti-aging remedy treatments for all patients when they reach their 60th Birthday.

Colon Hydrotherapy – Help your Body Detoxify

Today’s average diet promotes constipation and poor bowel function. Most of us try eating healthy food and getting plenty of exercise but sometimes it is just not enough. Colon Hydrotherapy cleanses and tones the entire 5’5” of the colon after a series of treatments. Results can include more energy, improved concentration and focus, clear complexion, and a boost to the immune system from whole body detoxification. By removing low fibre foods that linger in the colon, weight loss can be jumpstarted. When choosing a colon hydrotherapy provider, look for one that uses the most advanced equipment available today boasting the best sanitizing and safety technology.

When not to Engage in Gambling

When post-holiday debt piles up, it is easy to become overwhelmed and unwittingly allow our financial pressures to influence our judgement. The stress of overdue bills can tempt us to seek a quick fix to get some financial relief. This is one of the riskiest times to engage in gambling activities. Gambling is meant to be a form of entertainment. It is not a high-risk high-reward bail out or windfall. Avoid stoking the campfire into a blazing forest fire. Talk to a credit counsellor, financial advisor, pastor or trusted friend. Get financial advice, seek assistance and ask for support.

Squeaky Clean Ultrasonic Facial

An Utrasonic facial will help you look younger! As we get older, the skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows causing wrinkles and fine lines to stand out. The ultrasonic, state of the art skin machine, cleanses and exfoliates the skin using low frequency sound waves. This gentle process works deep in the pores to remove trapped oils and debris. Its benefits include: improved texture of dry, flaky and rough skin; more even skin tone; better absorption of your skincare products; and it prevents breakouts by keeping pores clean and clear. It is suitable for all skin types as a gentle and effective method of skin care.

Community profile – New Hope Wellness

New Hope Wellness is a natural health clinic that offers iridology, electro-magnetic scans and live blood analysis to assess your health and wellness. Do you know what your personal nutritional needs are or what your iris says about your genetic strengths and weaknesses? Have you ever seen your own blood cells under a microscope? Wellness is intentional. Our choices dictate the life we lead and the quality of the future we will experience. Come in and tell us what wellness looks like for you and let us help you achieve your goals. Grand Opening, Monday, Feb. 5th, 9 – 5 pm at #2-211 2nd Ave. W, Qualicum Beach.

The Healing Power of Vibration and Sound

“Sound healing uses a frequency and vibration that is conducive for healing,” says Joshua Leeds, the author of The Power of Sound and an expert in the field of psychoacoustics, the study of the effects of sound on the human nervous system. Sounds, vibrations and frequencies support the immune system, help with insomnia and assist in relaxing muscle spasms. Neuroacoustic Research found that different frequencies target the various densities in the body. British doctors have developed a revolutionary new therapy using high power sound waves that can precisely target tumours without surgery.