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Managing Stress

STRESS AND RELAXATION Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation.   Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing

Weekend Warrior

E. is a weekend warrior, although his injury occurred on a Wednesday. Like many “athletes”, E. primarily plays his sports on the weekend or fits them into his schedule on an ad hoc basis. These sports are usually: hockey, baseball, cycling. Most are team sports, but ones that require intense exercise or bursts of energy

Impatient Patient

I am an Impatient Patient. We treat all sorts of people, who become patients of the clinic. Whether they are coming in for therapy, relaxation, stress relief, acupuncture, or skin care we have the experience and caring practitioners who can give good quality care. As I sit here (off-site) with my leg propped up resting

RICE for Tears

Last night while playing baseball, I ran full-out to beat the throw to first. I made it, but I PAID for it! When I heard a POP, I suffered a partial tear of my hamstring. I hobbled the remainder of the game, and went to the ER (at Toronto East General Hospital) to get the

Community Health Corner

by Kathleen Browne, RN, BScN I was invited to speak at Kingston & Bingham Pharmasave on Saturday, April 8th on the topic of Acne and Rosacea. To my surprise and delight, it was a full house! I was well-prepared for my presentation, and it was a well-attended event with a diverse crowd of men and women,

I See You

To paraphrase the Wicked Witch of The West (in The Wizard of Oz), “All the better to see you with, my pretty…” we now have a LED magnifying glass which will allow us to see your skin in intimate detail. Flip on the light switch and ALL your imperfections show up. Actually, it’s not that bad.

Text Neck

There was a recent (March 25, 2017) article in The Toronto Star by Emma Teitel on the hazards of cell phones. To quote, “…we saw lots of wonderful things, but chief among them was the sky -something you don’t see very often when your face is buried in a smartphone.” The author went on to

What’s in A Name?

There are a number of confusing terms in the Medical Esthetics field, and I hope this guide will help you decide which one is best for you. Esthetics:  a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Skin care:  the range of practices that

PC Posture 2

PC POSTURE 2 Previously we discussed PC posture. Today, I will give you some other factors which can contribute to your pain AND can be treated. Check your posture in a mirror. Is one shoulder higher than the other? Are you leaning forward? ie. do you have a forward head posture, or lean into your

How To Protect Your Skin

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN by Kathleen Browne, RN, BScN   Our skin is the largest organ in the human body.   The one we give the least amount of thought too, until we are not looking the way we remember ourselves. It all starts to change from: exposure to the elements (sun, wind, rain,

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