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Adding Acupuncture to Your Cold & Flu Survival Kit

You’ve probably noticed (or experienced!) that cold and flu season is in full swing. In fact, many people have already been sick multiple times this season!
A lot of people know that acupuncture benefits back and neck pain, joint injury, and muscle tension. However, did you know, that many patients find acupuncture beneficial in supporting the immune system and reducing the uncomfortable symptoms of colds and flus?
How Acupuncture Works

Qi (or energy) (pronounced ‘chee’) flows through channels […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Health Tips|

How Intravenous (I.V.) Nutrient Therapy can help your recurring colds this season!

Are you experiencing recurring colds or flu’s this past season?

A number of our patients have reported being sick with severe cold symptoms, followed by a few weeks of recovery and then finding themselves sick again.  Common symptoms include sinus congestion, sore throat and a persistent cough.  Although we are unsure why this recurring cold or flu is occurring, we are suspecting a strong virus is to blame.  Immune systems may not have completely cleared the […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Health Tips|

Breaking Down – “Breaking Bread”

Michael Pollan is a well-known author and modern day activist in our current food revolution.  He has several books published on food, comparing traditional cultures and nutrition, as compared to the modern day Western Diet.  You may have heard of a few of his most popular books:  “In Defense of Food,” and “An Omnivores  Dilemma.”
One of Michael Pollan’s most recent projects includes a four-part food documentary on Netflix called, “Cooked.”
Each part goes through a different […]

By |September 26th, 2017|Health Tips|

Tips for a full tummy after a big Thanksgiving meal

Dr. Dhiman has some great tips for keeping your tummy happy and healthy for the next big meal, such as Thanksgiving around the corner. Enjoy these tips, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any additional support.

1) Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)– a distressed stomach’s best friend.  One to two teaspoons in 1/2 a glass of water 15 minutes prior to meals.  ACV will aid in digestion, decrease gastric reflux, decrease bloating and abdominal pain.  […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Health Tips|

Just Breathe: The Answer is Under Your Nose

Breath is the key to health, it is what keeps us alive, when we are born we take our first breath, as we pass, we take our last.  Life cannot exist without breath.  Breath work is often overlooked as an essential part of health and wellness.  It is right under our nose, available to us at any time, anywhere, and the cost is nil.  Our society has become a society of “rapids”.  A society of […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Health Tips|

Insomnia: A Combination Therapy to Restore a Good Night’s Sleep

Insomnia is becoming increasingly common as our modern world exposes us to more stress, more stimulants, more toxic load and more lights!
In a previous blog, Dr. Lee shared an eye-opening video about the effects of lights on our circadian rhythms and this one will explain how we have combined Acupuncture and I.V. Nutrient Therapy to help relax the body and improve the overall quality of sleep.
For years, the Naturopathic Doctors at Brio have used Acupuncture […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Health Tips|

Home Grown Sprouting!

I have noticed that sprouts aren’t as easy to find in the supermarket’s produce isle these days, but that doesn’t mean that I, nor you should go without!

I’ve recently taken to home sprouting, it’s a fun and easy way to get some greens in your diet the whole year round, and it can be super cheap too!

All you need is a 16 or 32 ounce wide mouth mason jar, a ring lid and a wire […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Health Tips|

Mastery=Healthy Habits for 2017

Happy 2017 from all of us here at Brio, we wish for you health, love and prosperity in all forms!  2016 was an extremely a trans-formative year for the clinic.  One of the largest transformations occurred with going paperless, to electronic medical records.  This was an enormous task that took a clear vision, research, planning, and courage to implement.  With the patience of all our supportive patients and our rock star office managers, it was […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Health Tips|

Low Level Laser Therapy beneficial for wound healing

During the last decade, a growing interest in Phototherapy has emerged from the creative use of lasers, in other words Low Level  Laser Therapy—LLLT.
This form of therapy is now widely used for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including wound healing, reduction of edema and pain of various pathologies. The one that I’m going to focus on for this blog in on wound healing.
Wounds could be open or closed small or big and this […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Health Tips|

What to expect for this Cold and Flu Season

Several reports have predicted this season’s flu strain to be particularly severe.  Deciding whether to have a flu shot is a personal decision but sometimes a controversial one, as experts don’t always agree on the effectiveness of these vaccines* (see below for an article citing new research on the long-term effects of annual flu vaccinations).
The purpose of this blog is not to ignite any such debate, but rather to remind people of the simple things […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Health Tips|