Cardinal Point Health Plan for Continued Clinical Practice in Respect of Covid-19 (August 2021 Update)

Posted by on Monday, May 18th, 2020 in General

Updated July 2021 This plan was developed with guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer and our various regulatory bodies. The goal is to continue reducing the risk of exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19 for both patients and the practitioner within our clinical setting.  Here, we identify the actions that we at Cardinal Point […]

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How to chose the right healthcare provider for a sore muscle…

Posted by on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 in Acupuncture, General, TCM

by Sabrina Lundquist, RAc How to chose the right healthcare provider for a sore muscle… It is a harder question than it may sound, there are 4 well known styles of healthcare that treat muscle pain (acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractics, physiotherapy) and hundreds of lesser known approaches (including naturopathic medicine, osteopathy, craniosacral, athletic therapy…). There might be some things to think about with each of […]

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A migraine review: don’t suffer through it!

Posted by on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 in General, Hormones

I have been a migraine sufferer almost all my life.  I can remember being a small kid and doing a trial avoiding potential trigger foods (chocolate and cheese) and walking through a department store at the holidays, seeing all the chocolate treats was torture! So I understand how intrusive they are. If they aren’t laying […]

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Summer sun triggering migraines?

Posted by on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Acupuncture, General

By Sabrina Lundquist, RAc at Cardinal Point Health. It is warm and bright out and the urge to get out and do things with the longer days is here! But if you, or someone you love, gets migraines there are some pitfalls to summer. Are any of these suggestions are new to you? Brightness and […]

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Naturopathic Tips for Sun Safety this Summer

Posted by on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 in General

Victoria has had beautiful weather so far this year and with the beautiful weather comes the need to be sun savvy!  It’s always good to have a plan for how to stay cool and happy in the early heat and sun this year.  Planning ahead by being smart about clothing choices with a nice ball […]

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What’s with all this MTHFR Genetics?!

Posted by on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 in General

Genomics is a new field of medicine and science that has developed since scientists first plotted out the human DNA genome. It revolves around identifying the common variations (called SNPs or single-nucleotide polymorphisms) in different genes that exist within the population and how they affect the individual’s health and overall functioning. Epigenetics is an off-shoot […]

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Sleep, sleep, sleep

Posted by on Friday, October 11th, 2013 in General

Sleep, sleep, sleep.  As a mum I talk about sleep a lot.  I do in my practice too.  People often say “I could handle the stress, pain, hot flushes etc. if I could just sleep”.  Of course, the body functions so much better and everything is more manageable with a good nights sleep.  Unfortunately, sleep […]

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Ten Reasons to See a Naturopathic Doctor

Posted by on Friday, July 19th, 2013 in General

Victoria has a fantastic new online magazine called Victoria Mom.  It’s a great website and sister Facebook page with tonnes of recipes, community connections and articles from various health practitioners and other local experts and mom bloggers. We recently did a mini interview and they have done a great article with the Top 10 reasons […]

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Welcome Back!

Posted by on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 in General

Goodness, it’s been a long time since my last post.  And I apologize for letting things go for so long.  We’ve had a lot of changes around the Clinic but more in our families. I gave birth to our amazing little boy in September.  Then in January, Mark (our outstanding Acupuncturist) had a new addition […]

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Gluten – free Pies! Thank you, Living Without Magazine.

Posted by on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 in General

I might have to confess to being more of a chocolate cake person than a pie person, but this article may convert me.  Once again, Living Without has a host of amazing recipes for making delectable gluten-free pies.  The sugar in these recipes can be scaled back depending on how ripe your fruit is and […]

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