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Me, Myself, and my Foam Roller

There has been a surge over the last few years at local gyms and clubs with clients using foam rollers...


Clinic Policies

Cancellations and Missed Visits We require 24 hours notice for cancellations. Initial visits that are missed (or cancelled late) will...



Depression – A symptom of an inflamed brain.

Depression has been known to be associated with increased inflammatory markers in the blood for some time now, but to say inflammation is a cause of depression as a symptom, is a bit different.


ICBC Flat Fee Program for Chiropractic Care

Our Chiropractor, Ken Alexander, has recently obtained an ICBC Supplier Number. Dr Alexander can now treat those with ICBC insurance claims under...




My Recovery Story

Dr. Ken Alexander is our new Chiropractor at Acacia Health Westside. So far he’s made a meaningful impact for patients he’s...


Maybe there is Meaning in this madness!

At times, it can seem like the holidays are something to be endured rather than enjoyed so if this is...



Mindfulness for Persistent Pain

Can mindfulness change pain? Mindfulness meditation has been shown to activate parts of the brain that reduce pain and dampen...


The Dangers of Sitting

There are many studies now that show sitting can have a negative impact on our health. Some quotes are even...




Cultivating Motivation

As we get closer to the beginning of another year, now is a great time to set your intention around...

dry needling by physiotherapist


What IS the difference between IMS, Dry Needling, and Acupuncture?

There are many ways to use needles to affect change in local tissue or whole body systems.  In this article,...



Cupping

Cupping is a term used in North America to describe a treatment in which suction, or negative pressure, is used...


Cooking Rice to Reduce Arsenic Content

Arsenic is naturally occurring in soil and is classified as a category one carcinogen by the World Health Organization. You...




Get to know Kristin Bulger, Clinical Counsellor

Why did you decide to become a clinical counsellor? Like many of us, my career path took a few twists...


Neuroacupuncture

Acupuncture has a long and broad history that covers thousands of years. Even today, there are numerous distinct styles of...



5 Chiropractic Myths

Summary of a video by Dr. Shawn Thistle – Chiropractor I recently stumbled upon a great video1 by an esteemed...


Recipe for Happiness

One pinch of purpose and a handful of connectedness: As summer starts to wind down, it’s a good time to...