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Iron Infusions are now available at Acacia!

As of August 2023, we are offering IV Iron Infusions to folks who qualify. Read for more details on how to get started, or call the clinic for more information.

Do I Need Lifetime Chiropractic Care?

In short, the answer is no. However, let's delve into this question a bit more as it is a common concern among patients. When chiropractic care helps alleviate an injury, improves functionality, and reduces pain, it's natural to want to maintain that feeling of well-being. Just like eating one vegetable won't provide all the nutrients we need for life, consistency is key in maintaining proper nutrition. Similarly, gaining new strength during a month at the gym doesn't mean it lasts forever; consistent exercise is required to maintain that level.

3 Ways to Re-Evaluate Your Life’s Purpose, and How This Naturopathic Physician Ended Up at Acacia

I had just finished a 17-day work trip that included some pretty stressful experiences. I’m talking about the kind of experiences that most people should never experience in their life. In my line of work at the time, I was in the operating room during high-risk heart surgeries that would sometimes end in tragedy. I had to pack my suitcase and head to the next hospital to train another set of physicians on an emerging technology that would soon revolutionize a particular type of heart surgery. 

Dr. Amy Gilchrist ND receives BC Achievement Community Award!

Our own Dr. Amy Gilchrist was awarded a BC Achievement Community Award on May 10th in a formal presentation ceremony held in Victoria, BC (at Government House),in the presence of the Honourable Janet Austin, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Swallowing Problems with Parkinson’s? Dietitians Can Help!

Swallowing is actually a rather complex process whereby a series of events needs to occur between the brain and the muscles or the mouth, tongue, throat, and esophagus. When something consistently goes awry in this process and causes difficulty swallowing it is known as “dysphagia”.

3 Pieces of Advice I Give Most Often – Chiropractic Edition

As a chiropractor, I often find myself repeating certain advice to my patients during their treatments. But don't let their simplicity fool you; these pearls of wisdom can make a significant impact on your health and well-being.

COVID-19 Updates

We have updated our mask policy. Masks are now recommended in common areas of the clinic. They are no longer required. Some exceptions apply. Read the full post for details.

Adding Acupuncture to your Migraine Prevention Plan is Evidence Based Medicine

It’s a grey and drizzling afternoon but you’re warm from running through all the tasks on your to-do list. You’re about to grab your favorite mug and make a fresh tea when you forget what it is you came into the kitchen for. A sharp pain hits just above your left eye and suddenly, you see bright spots of light in front of you. You know exactly what’s happening and a familiar feeling of dread comes over you.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and POTS

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or “POTS”, commonly affects people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)[1].  In simple terms, POTS involves blood pooling...

What do Chiropractors do?

The short answer is - I help folks with pain feel better.  Plain and simple. How I do that is a longer answer, and likely what you are interested in knowing!

9 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season!

With Christmas right around the corner, some of my clients are looking for advice on how to stay on track . Many are surprised with the lack of rigid guidelines I tend to provide: Remember the big picture. A couple days of indulgence is unlikely to derail all of your progress.

LISTEN – Dr Pam on Women’s Health Unplugged

Dr. Pam sat down for this interesting interview on Brain Health - specifically about Neurological Reserve, what it is, and how to support it.

Nutrition for Mental Health

Tiffany Rusch, Dietitian, shares the Mediterranean Diet’s benefits for Mental Health - and simple steps you can take right now!

WATCH – An Introduction to Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Morsal Niazi, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, tells us what this therapy is and the extensive training she has undertaken to offer this service.

Let’s talk about CARBS!

Carbohydrates continue to be one of the most controversial nutrients, causing unneeded stress and anxiety for people trying to eat...

Embracing Uncertainty – A personal path through anxiety

As a counsellor, my skill set aims at supporting folks who struggle with anxiety, depression and life transitions.  I bring...