Supplements for High Blood Pressure

Question:  Dear Wellness Pharmacist, I have high blood pressure and came across the supplement, Salv-Tonic.  Should I take this supplement and what benefits will I obtain by adding this to my health regimen? Answer:  High blood pressure (HBP) also known as hypertension is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the [...]

How Physiotherapists can improve the lives of British Columbians every day

Physiotherapists help patients improve their joint health, and restore muscle strength and endurance. Physiotherapists work closely with patients to make sure they are getting the right care for their condition, injury or mobility issue, so that they can get back to enjoying life and the activities they love most. One in five British Columbians live [...]

Got pain? No problem, Laser can help!

What's is Laser? Laser stands for (L)ight (A)mplification by (S)timulated (E)mission of (R)adiation. It is Drug-Free, Surgery-Free, Immediate and Effective Pain Relief How does laser work? Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your [...]

How can custom orthotics can help you?

Your feet are a complex system of 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments and 38 tendons and muscles. Even the smallest imbalance in your feet can cause pain. Left untreated, chronic foot pain can prevent you from leading the active lifestyle you desire. Shoe inserts from a drug store or shoe store are not to [...]

The Gift of Acupuncture & Cupping

It’s true. Feel scared before you even try? What if it is tiny as thin as hair and there is absolutely NO pain?  And works amazingly good for the body and mind?  How’s it sound that if a method of cupping can relieve all the tension in the body immediately?   Acupuncture and cupping developed [...]

Travel Health 101

Question:  Dear Wellness Pharmacist, My husband and I are excited about our upcoming honeymoon to Mexico. We have been so busy planning our wedding and are in need of some relaxation. The last thing we want is to end up sick. Do you have any advice on how to tackle common health issues that may [...]

Over the Counter Pain Killers & Nutraceuticals for Pain

Question:  Dear Wellness Pharmacist, I want to know which over the counter painkiller is right for me?  There are so many different types of medications as I walk down the pharmacy aisles and I get so confused as to which painkiller to choose.  I’d like to know which natural products or nutraceuticals are helpful for [...]

Abdominal Pain (Q&A)

Dear Wellness Pharmacist:  I tend to get this annoying pain in my stomach area and I can’t pinpoint it and say that it occurs after anything specific.  For instance, like after I eat a specific food or after I complete a certain type of activity.  As an ostomate, I find that I am very in [...]

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders

Introduction The abbreviation "TMJ" refers to the joint but is often used to refer to any problems with the joints. Such problems include popping sounds in your jaw, not being able to completely open your mouth, jaw pain, headaches, earaches, toothaches, and other types of facial pain. Most people with TMJ problems have pain that [...]

Auto Accident Recovery

Acupuncture for Whiplash Syndrome  Whiplash is a very common injury in Western society. It occurs almost exclusively in motor vehicle accidents (MVA) when people are not prepared for sudden trauma. Often the situation will be one in which the individual is “rear ended” as was the case in most of the people we saw. Acupuncture [...]