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Anchoring Health Practices in Gratitude

A few years ago, after chatting about our careers, the person sitting next to me on my flight asked me what my top three health recommendations were. In the years following I’ve reflected on this question and come to the conclusion that living with gratitude is one of the most important elements of good health.
What is gratitude?
The Oxford Dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return […]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Photobiomodulation for Seasonal Allergies: A Natural Approach to Hay Fever

 
Are you one of the many suffering from seasonal allergies?
Are you constantly increasing your dosage of antihistamines?

This has been a long winter in the lower mainland, and we can’t wait for the spring. Many of us are anticipating seasonal allergies to begin hitting us in late March and early April. To help you be proactive and preventative, we would like to share with you a therapy we use at Brio Integrative Health Centre.

We are the first […]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Title: Shoulder Pain Case Study: Rotator Cuff Injury Testimonial (Part 3)

Above is a testimonial from our patient with a Rotator Cuff Injury at Brio Integrative Health Centre. He shares his story of how Low Level Laser Therapy/ Photobiomodulation has helped in his recovery.

“It was five and a half years ago, it was a windy day and I operate a forklift.  I was making a note, and my pen fell down. I went to pick it up and I was holding the door with my right […]

By |March 9th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Shoulder Pain Case Study:  Rotator Cuff Injury (Part 2)

In the above video, we share a case study of a patient with a rotator cuff injury.  More specifically, a tear in the supraspinatus muscle that occurred in the workplace.  The patient experienced constant pain and reached a point where he could not continue to work.  He tried physiotherapy and massage for several years, but his pain continued to worsen.  His medical doctor even referred him to a surgeon, but the patient was reluctant to have surgery.  The reason this […]

By |February 24th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Our Largest Organ?

In this day and age it seems like humanity has explored every nook and cranny of the Earth, let alone our own anatomy, so when it came out to the public just over a year ago that there had been a new discovery of an organ, it made headlines- well, in health science circles anyways!

It wasn’t long before that scientists were debating whether the mesentery, the folds of tissue providing support and circulation for our […]

By |February 9th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Shoulder Pain: Photobiomodulation to the Rescue! (PART 1)

In the above video, I highlight an area of the body that can be effectively treated using Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)/Photobiomodulation. In 2018, we worked with a large number of shoulder-related injuries. These shoulder injuries ranged from acute types of sports injuries to chronic “frozen shoulder” injuries.
What types of shoulder injuries can be treated with LLLT/Photobiomodulation?

Rotator cuff tears and strains

Supraspinatus tears

Bicep Tendonitis

Adhesive Capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”)

Arthritis

Calcification

Shoulder Impingement

Is LLLT/Photobiomodulation painful?
The treatment […]

By |February 8th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Photobiomodulation: A New Therapy at Brio?

What is Photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is a form of light treatment that uses a variety of light sources including lasers and light emitting diodes.  This therapy alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, promotes wound healing and modulates the immune system.  Those of you who have been with Brio for years may recognize the similarities between PBM and Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). There has been significant advancements in the areas of light and laser therapy, and the new term for […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

February 2019 Product of the Month – CoEnzyme Q10

The Product of the Month for February 2019 is…
CoEnzyme Q10!
As you all know February is often referred to as the love month; and it is also the heart health month.  Our choice for product of the month could not be more fitting.

CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has many important functions.

The cells of the heart have the highest use for CoQ10.  Vital for heart health
The cells of the gums much like the heart are equally as […]

By |January 18th, 2019|Brio News, Product of the Month|

Looking Back on 2018

 

Reflecting back on 2018, the Brio family had so much to celebrate this past year!  

2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of Brio Integrative Health Centre.  It felt like yesterday when Dr. Neetu and I met at a business workshop in 2007.   We had the same vision of creating an integrative clinic in Richmond, so in 2008 we joined forces and made it a reality!  Here is some fun trivia for you: When we first opened […]

By |December 21st, 2018|Brio News, Events|

Jade Windscreen – December Product of the Month

For the entire month of December, enjoy 10% off Jade Windscreen tablets. Originally priced at $20.95, you can pick up a bottle for just $18.85 before tax.
Don’t forget about Jade Windscreen for your cold and flu symptoms!

This year’s cold and flu has been much milder compared to the previous 2 years. That’s a real relief for many of you! As the weather is getting colder and we are closer to Christmas, the spread of viruses tend […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Brio News, Events|