The 7 Stages of Healing – From Denial to Rainbows and Unicorns

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The 7 Stages of Healing by Vanessa Groshong BA, R.Ac, EPT This information on The 7 Stages of Healing is a summary of Dr. Annette Cargioli’s work. The importance in discovering what stage you are in is critical to your healing. Denial: This is the sense that what you are going through is normal. That a deeper problem is not …

Emotional Polarity Technique

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Emotional Polarity Technique Close your eyes and take a deep breath in. How do you feel? Emotions have a very real influence on our cellular makeup. They can alter our chemistry and create pain in our body. In Western culture, it appears that we have this tendency to shove all our negative emotions down as far as we possibly can. …

Tennis Elbow and Wrist Pain

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Working in a gym setting, I see a lot of elbow, forearm, and wrist pain. This can occur from many ways: Lifting too heavy a load: increasing a load when the body is not ready can result in immediate injury. Lifting a heavy load improperly: Proper technique is something I leave to all the trainers, physiotherapists, and chiropractors at Evolve. …

Yoga Therapy & Acupuncture Workshop

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I can already hear your brilliant minds working; YES! Yoga & Acupuncture! Wait. What the heck is Yoga Therapy and how does Acupuncture fit in? Before I give you an account of what yoga therapy felt like to me, here’s what Shari Arial has to say about it: “Yoga therapy varies greatly, with some practices being oriented towards physical health …

Your Brain On Acupuncture

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Let us look at your brain on acupuncture! I am frequently asked “Does acupuncture really work?”, “What’s happening when you put a needle in?” , and “Will it reduce my pain?”.  I’ve compiled a few resources that can help give a visual representation of the effects of acupuncture. Here’s an interesting video that addresses these questions and shows MRI results …