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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|

Broken Wrist?  How to heal it in a fraction of the time!

Did you know Photobiomodulation can accelerate the healing of a broken bone?
Today, we share with you a story from one of our patients who recently broke her wrist.  A typical recovery can take months, but because she was proactive with her care, her recovery took a fraction of the time.
We provided her with both acupuncture and Photobiomodulation treatments before and after the removal of her cast.  The pictures below were taken immediately after the cast […]

By |April 16th, 2019|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|

Healing Inside Out w/Glutathione

Many of us have become aware of the term; we have purchased the buzzword products; but perhaps not know the exact mode of action and benefits of said terminology. Antioxidants! We hear about them with blueberries, with supplements, with beauty products. However, what is an antioxidant?

An antioxidant is a substance that removes potentially damaging free radicals in a living organism. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells and optimal vitality occurs when these […]

By |February 15th, 2019|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|

Chocolate for the Body & Soul

Don’t you wish chocolate grew on trees?
Good news…  it does! Theobroma cacao, Greek for “food of the gods” is the chocolate tree.

About 15 years ago, I visited Tobago (one of the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago) and came across a cacao bean farm. The fruit trees had large yellowish-red pods, about the size of a small football. Our guide opened a pod to expose a juicy white pulp containing the famous cacao beans arranged […]

By |January 11th, 2019|Health Tips, Uncategorized|