Summer is the perfect time to lose weight. The sun shines brighter, you are far away from lazy winter mornings and the need to lose weight comes naturally. Summer is also unofficially known as the weight loss seasons. Only because during this time of the year, the motivation to lose weight is greater simply due to the beach pictures floating around. Summers are also a great time to include colourful fruits in your diet and let nature do its job. Fruits are the best way to load up your nutrient quotient and come with the additional benefits of weight loss, glowing skin and increased metabolism levels.

 

7 Best Summer Fruits for Weight Loss

 

 

 

Watermelon: This water loaded fruit is ideal to colour up your plate and palette. Watermelon contains as much as 92% water and essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C, amino acids and dietary fibres.

Muskmelon: This vitamin C dense fruit is a hidden gem. One serving of muskmelon is good for weight loss fanatics and should be considered as a healthy snack. Due to its typically sweet flavour, it is also good for those with a sweet tooth. If you just cannot withdraw your hand from desserts, try eating one serving of muskmelon every day.

Mango: The king of fruits is good for weight loss too! Contrary to popular belief, mangoes are high in pectin levels and tons of other nutrients like vitamins A, C, D and essential fibres for those suffering from occasional constipation. Even celebrity nutritionists like Rujuta Diwekar have advocated this yellow fruit’s advantages.

Pineapple: Pineapple is another fruit often ignored. This beautifully patterned fruit brings with it many benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, pro-digestion qualities and boosting metabolism.

Litchi: The delicious succulent litchi is actually amazing for weight loss simply because of its antioxidant properties. Litchis help in enhancing immunity and also serve as the perfect post-meal dessert option. However, eat them only after 60 minutes of dinner.

Plums: Plums are low calories fruits which are rich in dietary fibres, sorbitol and isatin. All these nutrients help in controlling blood pressure and relieving digestion issues such as constipation. Plums are also low in glycemic index, hence ideal for diabetic patients wishing to lose weight.

Peaches: This yellow-orange fruit promotes weight loss, digestive health, glowing skin, good immunity and detoxification. Peaches are an ideal combination of vitamins and minerals and you can include them in a variety of ways in your diet. You can either have the whole or add them in your water for a fresh fragrant detox water. You can also include them in your milkshakes and smoothies.

 

A lot of people want to lose weight during the summer. With these incredible and tasty fruits, you can ease your efforts in weight loss. Spinewise aims to help you feel comfortable and at home in our office. Our friendly staff will help you feel at ease by answering all of your questions and doing everything possible to get you back to health as quickly and painlessly as they can.

Chronic pain can make the simplest tasks in life miserable. Here at Spinewise, we take pride in the art of acupuncture and the wonderful benefits it can have on your body. It balances your body’s systems, reduces stress, and helps you recover faster from injury, illness or surgery. It also helps those with chronic pain manage their conditions. However, there is so much more to acupuncture that people do not know! In this blog post, we share some facts about acupuncture that we are certain you didn’t know before:

 

Facts You Need To Know About Acupuncture

 

  • When planning a course of treatment, your acupuncturist may feel your pulse and then look at your tongue to gather information about your health. A healthy tongue has a nice pink shade; if it is red or swollen this may indicate an allergy or an infection. Also, a smoother than normal tongue may indicate you’re deficient in nutrients like iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12.

 

  • A lot of schooling is required to become a licensed acupuncturist! After a rigorous 3 to 4-year graduate program, an aspiring acupuncturist must then complete over 2,000+ clinical internship hours to gain their license and maintain a continued education just to keep it. You can rest assured that Dr Paine is highly qualified to be treating patients like you!

 

  • Did you know that your insurance most likely covers acupuncture? A study done in 2004 showed that nearly 50% of Americans who were enrolled in employer health insurance plans were covered for acupuncture treatment! If you aren’t sure about your insurance, just ask us.

 

  • Today’s acupuncture needles are extremely tiny and don’t hurt! Many people are scared to try acupuncture thinking it will be painful. The needles are about as fine in thickness as two human hairs. However, acupuncture originally began by inserting needles that were made of stone, bamboo and bone. Can you imagine?!

 

  • Acupuncture may help other conditions. There is medical evidence that it may be an effective treatment for insomnia and digestive issues such as nausea and vomiting even when associated with chemotherapy and surgery. There is also a link to the use of CAM therapy for depression. That is pretty remarkable!

We hope these facts have inspired you to give acupuncture a try if you haven’t experienced it before! If you would like to experience a relaxing, healing experience in a setting much more like a spa than a doctor’s office, give us a call for a risk-free, no obligation consultation! You never know, having an open mind may just result in finding the cure you have been looking for!

When Usui Reiki was first introduced to Canada and the United States in the 1970s it was cloaked in mystery. Hawayo Takata, a Hawaii native of Japanese descent, brought her knowledge of Reiki to the mainland through oral teachings. She insisted that the teachings not be written down because of the powerful nature of Reiki could be misused if gotten into the wrong hands. Usui Reiki teachings and stories were passed down from teacher to student by word of mouth for several years.

 

Reiki

No wonder the stories got jumbled up! For the record, Mrs Takata is widely respected in the Reiki community and is credited with introducing the world at large to the spiritual art called Reiki. But, research has proven that some of her teachings were inaccurate.<

Top Reiki Myths:

Myth #1: Reiki is a Religion
Reiki absolutely is a spiritual art. The principle teachings of Reiki embrace a life of balance and promotes spiritual growth. But, Reiki is not a religion, nor is it based on any particular religious doctrine. Reiki does not infringe on anyone’s beliefs or personal values. People of many different faiths have discovered the love-energies Reiki offers.

Myth #2: Dr Usui was a Christian Monk
The founder of the Usui System of Reiki, Dr Mikao (Mikaomi) Usui, was not a monk, a Christian, or a medical doctor. He was a Japanese Zen Buddhist, a businessman, spiritualist, and scholar. Late in his life, he experienced a profound spiritual enlightenment after a period of fasting and meditation.

Afterwards, he began the process of developing the healing art of Reiki and opened a teaching clinic in Japan.

Myth #3: Having a Reiki Attunement Will Open Up a Dialog with Your Spirit Guide
Ahhh… the lure to get a Reiki attunement with the promise of a glimpse into the spirit world. Please don’t fall for this.

This myth may have arisen out of the writings of Diane Stein. In her widely published book Essential Reiki, Diane describes how many of her students became aware of who their guides were after months of using Reiki following their level II attunements. The urban legend that followed was that the attunement alone would make this happen. Some Reiki II classes include a promise to “Meet your Guides.” Yes, it could happen and likely has happened for some Reiki initiates, but there is no guarantee. This promise could set you up for a big disappointment. Hoping for a meeting with your guides or angels should not be the sole reason for signing up to take a Reiki class.

Myth #4: Reiki is a Massage Therapy
Reiki is NOT a massage therapy. Although there are many massage therapists who will incorporate the use of Reiki’s healing energies into their massage sessions. Reiki is an energy-based therapy that does not involve manipulating bones or tissues. Reiki practitioners use a light touch with their hands on their clients’ bodies or will hover their palms over them. Because it is not a massage, clothing is left on. Although, wearing loose-fitting garments is recommended for your comfort/relaxation.

Myth #5: Giving Reiki to Others Depletes Your Own Energy.
A Reiki practitioner does not give his personal energy over to the client. He serves as a channel, funnelling Universal Life Energy through his body to the recipient. Much like the delivery boy delivering a package on your doorstep. The Reiki package is delivered, the delivery boy goes home fully intact. Ki energies are infinite and never run out. This does not mean that a person giving Reiki may not feel tired after giving a treatment to someone. This sometimes happens and Reiki has been wrongly blamed for it. If a person giving a treatment experiences exhaustion during or after applying Reiki to others, this is likely an indication that something is out-of-balance in his own body or life that needs attention. Booking a healing session for himself with another practitioner or conducting self-treatments would be warranted.

At SpinewiseReiki Therapy is provided as part of our integrative therapy program to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of our patients.

Hypnotherapy

 

Hypnotherapy is a process. It is a methodology by which a trained therapist helps a client to affect change in their life.  Hypnotherapy is a very misunderstood modality of healing. People often associate it with stage hypnosis, where people are programmed to do silly things against their will. The real truth is you can’t do anything against your will, even in a hypnotic state, and hypnotherapy is extremely safe and gentle.

 

How does Hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy uses a trance-like state to gain greater access to the unconscious. Your unconscious is the key to your dreams, desires, habits, belief systems, creativity and feelings. Through hypnotherapy you begin to bridge the conscious with the unconscious, allowing for emotional well-being to occur at a deeper level of awareness.

Hypnotherapy works with neuroplasticity (i.e., the ability of the brain to change in response to experience) in order to create changes in the brain’s physical structure and physiology. This is why hypnotherapy, along with other techniques that access deeper levels of consciousness, helps you to change your emotional well being by changing your brain in positive ways. It alters the way you view yourself, your relationships, and how you think about, feel about, and respond to your world.

What are the benefits of Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy accesses your inner being at a very deep level to create effective change. It helps to bridge the unconscious (where much of our negative belief patterns and programming resides) with the conscious mind. At this deep level of consciousness, you are more available to change and reprogram limiting blocks into positive, healthy emotions and empowering self-beliefs.

Is hypnotherapy safe? 

Hypnotherapy is completely safe. You are in charge of your experience at all times. If there is some part of yourself you don’t want to connect to, you won’t.

Is hypnotherapy right for me?

Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for everyone.

Hypnotherapy is also great for:

  • Career and life purpose
  • Creating better relationships
  • Contacting your authentic and highest self
  • Major life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Achieving personal goals
  • Relaxation, stress management
  • Increasing creativity
  • Releasing emotional blocks
  • Overcoming fears/phobias
  • Weight-loss
  • Empowering yourself

I’d like to try hypnotherapy, how can I do that?

We at Spinewise offer hypnotherapy in Bowmanville.

ACUPUNCTURE is a form of Chinese Medicine. ACUPUNCTURE is the stimulation of specific points along the skin of the body involving penetration by a thin needle, or the application of heat or pressure. One session is not enough- a common treatment schedule involves one to two sessions per week for six weeks. The first documented usage of acupuncture dates as far back as 100 BCE. Acupuncture is the perfect solution for persistent lower back pain or migraines. Needles are inserted to avoid pain, through soreness may occur awhile after.

 

Acupuncture

Stress causes tension throughout the body which blocks the free flow of energy. Small needles inserted into just the surface of the skin stimulate specific points in the body to dispel energy blockages. Practised regularly, acupuncture eliminates stress and anxiety while decreasing blood pressure and relaxing muscles.

What is the health benefit of acupuncture?

System relief

Studies show acupuncture may benefit patients suffering from pain or other symptoms, though the mechanisms for action aren’t fully known. Research shows acupuncture may release endorphins and reduce inflammation.

Low risk

Practised by a licensed acupuncturist or board-certified physician acupuncturist, risks of complications are low. Possible side effects include:

• Soreness

• Bruising

• Infection (rarely occurs)

• Organ damage has been reported, but it is almost always linked to inadequately trained providers.

Combining conventional medical care with evidence-based complementary therapies, like acupuncture, is called “integrative medicine.” It brings the best of both worlds to the bedside to help ensure optimal health and healing for all patients.

Drug-free When the body is more relaxed, there is less pain. By helping reduce stress and anxiety surrounding a painful condition, acupuncture .n help reduce the need for potentially habit-forming painkillers.

If you have any questions about acupuncture, please contact Spinewise in Bowmanville at (905) 623-8388.

WEIGHT LOSS Life Hacks

 

Need to lose weight faster? There are a few simple weight loss life hacks you can use at home, at the office, or out on the town to boost your weight loss and help get the body you deserve. Try a few or try them all to encourage healthy weight loss.

 

 

1. Stick to Portion

Switch to healthy foods, however, mind your portion. Health foods or even Superfoods like oats, avocados, sweet potato, eggs, cheese, etc are loaded with good health but they contain calories too. Stick to healthy portions to stay slim or lose weight.

2. Dance

If despite the will to reduce flab, you are not able to follow your gym hours, opt for Dancing at home. Spare 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes once you are back from work, for a total body HIIT workout. It will not only pump endorphins and spike energy levels, but also help you reduce weight holistically. Change your moves and put up a mix of jogging, cycling, playing outdoors, etc so you don’t hit the plateau.

3. Consume Fat Fighters

Include fat fighting foods like apples, almonds, oats, beans, eggs, soybean, sweet potatoes, etc in your daily diet. These foods contain compounds that fight stubborn belly fat by targeting the visceral tissue. Also, aim for eating stone-fruits aka drupes like plums, peaches and cherries.

4. Hydrate

Hydrate yourself with H2O, Coconut water, sweet lime juice, fresh fruit or veggies smoothies, etc through the day. The sugar or food cravings are often fake and triggered due to lack of water. Also, when the body is hydrated, it doesn’t store water in tissues and the lymph system works well.

5. Stress Less & Sleep Well

Lastly, stress and sleeplessness are two factors that raise cortisol levels, make us binge food or crave sugar and pave the way to deposition of belly fat. Make space for fun in life to stress less and adopt a sleep routine to get a deep good night’s sleep, each night.

Try these weight loss life hacks to drop pounds without spending hours at the gym and feel the benefits. Spinewise provides Weight Loss Treatments most effective weight loss programs in Bowmanville.

Spinal decompression therapy isSpinal decompression therapy a non-surgical, traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and low back.

Effective for Many Spinal Conditions

Anyone who has back, neck, arm, or leg pain caused by a degenerated or damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression. These conditions include herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome, spondylosis, or even failed spinal surgery.

Spinal Decompression Therapy Sessions

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some people fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures may be treated with therapy, chiropractic adjustments if indicated, and/or rehabilitation.

Why Spinal Decompression Therapy is so Effective

Doctor skill combined with the computerized traction head are the keys. Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of pre-programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing nutrients to accelerate disc healing.

Don’t Risk Surgery!

Spinal decompression therapy has saved many people from spinal surgery. If you are suffering from a degenerated or herniated disc, don’t risk surgery until you have explored safe & effective spinal decompression! Visit the spinewise site to learn more.

Many believe that acupuncture is just fo painful conditions, but it can do so much more. In China, where acupuncture has bee used for thousands of years, it is successfully practiced, often alongside Chinese herbal medicine and conventional medicine, to treat a wide range o’ conditions, physical, mental and emotional.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into the soft tissues of the body at specific points. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, it aims to balance qi, or energy, in the body. It is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive holistic therapy used to stimulate healing and promote harmony and relaxation. Research has demonstrated that acupuncture may be beneficial for a variety of conditions.

Pain
Individuals experiencing chronic pain may find relief with acupuncture. Studies have shown improved outcomes for osteoarthritis, neck pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, migrainesItension headaches, and more.

Sleep Disturbances
Can’t fall or stay asleep? Schedule an acupuncture visit. In randomized controlled trials, acupuncture was more effective for treating insomnia than no treatment; it helped improve both sleep quality and duration. Combined with other therapies, such as medication, results were even more positive than the medication alone.

Hot Flashes
Acupuncture may benefit women experiencing vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes, during menopause. One study tested how acupuncture managed hot flashes in Korean women diagnosed with breast cancer. Results showed a decrease in severity of 70-95% in all patients after they received acupuncture three times a week for four weeks.

Headaches
Popping over-the-counter pills too often can be harmful to the body. Needling for headache control is a safer alternative with minimal side effects. One trial indicated that acupuncture may be as helpful as prescribed drugs, and weekly sessions moderately reduced headache frequency.

Emotional Well-Being
Acupuncture has a calming effect on the body and can be a supportive therapy for people who feel stressed or anxious. Scientists performed a clinical trial in which a group of nurses received 10 sessions of acupuncture. The subjects reported less anxiety after treatment completion.

Call (905) 623-8388 to schedule an acupuncture session! Visit www.spinewise.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think about how much stress your feet go through each day. No body part is more abused than your feet. Standing, running, jumping — our feet do it all! Reflexologists believe that overall health begins in your feet and travels up. The benefits of foot reflexology are endless — not to mention it feels downright great! Although there are no “hard facts” to prove what a foot massage reflexology can really do, practitioners and patients able claim that reflexology can:

Foot Reflexology
Foot Reflexology

Benefits of foot reflexology massage:

■ Cure colds/minor ailments

■ Prevent/cure diseases

■ Increase energy

■ Relieve stress, pain, and anxiety

■ Improve blood and lymph circulation

■ Prevent injury

■ Relieve pain from MS and chemotherapy

■ Stimulate activity of internal organs

■ Successfully treat liver dysfunction, constipation, IBS, chronic headaches, and skin allergies

■ Relieve pressure on legs and feet in pregnant women

 

 

The benefits aren’t purely physical A good foot reflexology massage can also improve your mental and emotional state. Most of those who seek out a reflexologist are looking for relaxation and stress relief. nth less stress in your life, your chance of heart disease drops considerably.

Foot Reflexology Massage helps to improve your well-being and provide relaxation to your foot.  Reflexology treatments and consultations at the Spinewise Clinic in Bowmanville. Contact Now

It is natural to think that you can receive ample foot care from spa workers. and nail technicians. It is true that some spa workers are trained to help you with common foot related problems, but the truth is that they just cannot compete with the knowledge, experience. and training of a foot care nurse. Many foot care nurses are basically registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. You can always expect high quality help and foot care from those professionals.

Foot Care Nurse

 

Here are top reasons why you should use a foot care nurse:

• You will receive highly profession foot care from trained professionals. Nail technicians and spa workers do possess some training, but they usually have no formal education related to foot care. Foot care nurses are different because they have completed years of training and education and arc capable of offering advanced foot care. What it means is that only a foot care nurse is in a position to identify any foot related medic. problems, and that is the reason why it is always a good idea to hire a foot nurse when your loved one is at an increased risk of developing foot related problem.

• You can hire a foot care nurse when you want some help to deal with callous removal. Many spa workers may also offer their services in this regard, but they are not trained to handle such medic. issues. It is always a better idea to work with a medical professional for com and callous removal.

• You can hire a foot care nurse to help trim your toenails when your doctor has recommended not doing it yourself. Many People with nerve damage, usually caused by dementia. diabetes. arthritis. etc., often fail to notice any pain when they have trimmed their toenails incorrectly.

Need a Foot Care Nurse? If you are someone looking for a professional foot care provider – you have come to the right place!! Spinewise medical specialists are care providers who can help you with your routine foot care.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors seek to enhance the body’s ability to ward off and combat disease by crafting comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medicine to treat disease and restore health.

Naturopathic treatment is individually based- every individual is treated uniquely. A person’s illness, medical history, habits, lifestyle and emotional state of mind is taken into account before a treatment plan is devised.

 

 

Achieve better health by simplifying your lifestyle:

1. BE ACTIVE:  Exercise 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week. The 30 minutes can be broken up into smaller chunks, such as 15 minutes twice a day or 10 minutes three times a day. Jogging, brisk walking, swimming, cycling, resistance training are all great ways to stay in shape and keep your heart healthy.

2. RELAX: Take 10 minutes out of your day for a little deep breathing, or take 5 deep breaths 3 times a day. Breath in for 3 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and exhale for 8 seconds. Deep breathing can have a profound impact on blood pressure by increasing blood oxygen levels and relieving tension. As well, ensure that you get at least 7 hours of sleep for at everyday.

3. DRINK SMART: Cut back on coffee and consider switching to green tea. Drink water instead of pop. Decrease the amount of processed and sweet foods you consume.

4. EAT WELL: Have four servings of fruits and vegetables everyday including ‘A cup of a soy source like edamame. Snack on 14 to 28 almonds or walnuts per day. Add extra virgin olive oil to your salads and meals. Eat fish 2 to 3 times a week. (If pregnant or planning to become pregnant you should only eat fish once a week.)

The goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person, that’s what we at Spinewise believes and follow principles.

 

Reflexology is a science and holistic therapy It is a complementary therapy which works on the feet helps release stress, which in turn helps the body heal and regenerate itself. In this therapy, reflexologist applies pressure to feet, hands, or ears and sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in these extremities to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level.

Reflexology

The feet and hands are used in reflexology as they are perfect pictures of the body just like a reflex camera shows a small picture of the larger one. They are the perfect place to work as a person feels safe. The work is not invasive.

Reflexology promotes relaxation and also brings body organs into a state of optimum functioning. It increases blood supply and brings additional nutrients and oxygen to cells i.e. enhances waste removal. It enhances respiratory,  circulatory, endocrine, immune and neuropeptide systems of human body.

Why Reflexology the right thing for you?

  • Improves circulation and lymph flow.
  • Creates homeostasis that helps a body calm down or wake up.
  • Relieves stress and tension, produces a “deep” relaxation.
  • Reduces pain in a foot and create better flexibility.

Spinewise is a top Chiropractor clinic in Bowmanville and has expert reflexologists.To know more about Spinewise visit swinewise.ca

Reiki therapy is a non-invasive, gentle and powerful method of healing. It is an alternative healing method that was developed by  Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist in 1922. It is a life force energy to improve one’s health and quality of life. The life force nourishes all the cells in the body and supports their functioning.

Reiki Therapy

Reiki uses and manipulates energy at different levels with the intention to heal, make well, mend and restore health. This is achieved through the balancing of the Chakras or energy centers located throughout the spine. When the balance is achieved, the spirit, the mind, the emotions, and the body are in harmony.

Practitioners use hands, Mantras to clear the body energy and increase the flow of life force energy in order to clear the mental and emotional pollutants that interfere with life force energy and cause problems.

Here are health benefits of Reiki treatment:

  • Helps in stress reduction and promotes relaxation
  • Reduces depression and anxiety by changing your mood
  • Increases mobility in case of shoulder pain, wrist pain, lower back pain
  • Heals infections and inflammations
  • Improves indices of metabolic syndrome
  • Treats symptoms associated with cancers
  • Enables emotional clarity and spiritual growth

Reiki healing therapy that can help improve our personal and professional lives. Spinewise is a renowned reiki healing clinic where you can get treated through reiki and pranic healing techniques.

 

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