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COVID-19 Updates

We are accepting bookings for in-person appointments, resuming June 1, 2020, at our Westside location. Please review our new Health & Safety Protocols.


Mental Health Supports – Local, Provincial, National

The stress of this pandemic, and the social distancing that comes with it, is having an effect on the mental...



Tips for Staying Calm During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In times of uncertainty and fear, it can be extra challenging to maintain a sense of calm. Attention can become...


Sleep – Why Are We Not Getting Enough?

Sleep is so important that we spend one third of our lives doing it. Many of us are chronically under...




Rehabilitation in Persistent Pain

Pain Science and Stress Biology Explained We, as health care professionals, are moving away from the concept that persistent pain...


Moving for Health

Small Steps Make Big Changes Two decades ago, western medicine began moving away from a long-held paradigm that favoured a...



Measles Outbreak – Considerations for Adults

We all have, by now, heard of the multiple cases of measles in both Washington State and Vancouver.  Given we...


Highlights from the Parkinson’s Disease Training Course 2018

In late July we (Dr. Pam and Dr. Steph) went to Seattle and participated in a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) training...




Mystery of Human Consciousness

“Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?” “Why Microdosing With LSD Isn’t a Fringe Wellness Movement.” “Are Psychedelics the New...


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...



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

*** ICBC is canceling the Flat-Fee program as of March 31st, 2019. It is being replaced with Fee-For-Service design. Stay...




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...