Meet Sean Quigley

Hello Everyone, My name is Sean Quigley, a Chinese Medicine acupuncturist now living in the amazing city of Kingston, Ontario – home to wonderfully friendly people and crisp clean air. I grew up not too far from Kingston and have returned to Ontario with my family after twenty years away. Some of this time away was spent travelling and living …

Meet Adrienne Coombs

Hi everyone! My name is Adrienne Coombs. I’m a Chinese medicine practitioner and have just moved to beautiful Squamish, BC. I have spent time training with Dr. Pentland and his team, learning the Yinstill systems and protocols for taking care of patients with reproductive health challenges. I am so excited to now be living on the west coast amongst these …

As James Brown would say, Get On Up

Does this zebra looked stressed to you? The real reason zebras don’t get ulcers… Dammit, why won’t you work? Now? Now you fail me? NOW? Well, this internal dialogue is more common than we may realize. In fact, I would wager that nearly every man has experienced or will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, making this …

“Did you know… Chinese herbal medicine may help your swimmers?”

Don’t feel like to be poked (by hair-thin acupuncture needles)? Don’t worry! There is our other alternative tool for your sperm health. Chinese herbal medicine which individually customized for you may help not only your sperm parameters but also overall your health concerns. Can be treated at the same time, because traditional Chinese medicine sees the body as a whole, …

Literally, Tiny Engines to Help Sperm Swim!

Ok, yes this is really happening – tiny motors that attach to sperm to help improve how well they swim (motility), and experts are saying that this might soon become a feasible treatment for male factor infertility. For the millions of American couples that struggle each year to conceive a child, most procedures, such as in vitro fertilization and artificial …

How to Live in Harmony with Autumn

Autumn doesn’t spring, rather it falls. Summer changes to winter and a crisp dry coolness creeps into the air somewhere between the extremes of the year. The days shorten as we adjust to less sunlight and cooler temperatures, and it is time to organize for the winter and prepare for a long hibernation ahead. For many of us, autumn is …

How to relieve stress on the spot using just your breath

Ever found yourself in a difficult or stressful situation that just gets your blood boiling or causes you to feel all frantic inside? Yes. We all have these moments. Whether it’s hearing bad news, dealing with traffic, being in a confrontation, or experiencing a full blown panic attack, the stress of life is inevitable – something I am always reminding …

What you NEED to know about your thyroid

There is a huge problem in health care today. People are living with thyroid problems that are either being misdiagnosed, mistreated, or completely missed by their physicians. If you have any of the following symptoms, please read on to find out why your thyroid may be involved and what you need to do to get better. Common symptoms of an …

How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can Help with Stress

The role of stress and fertility is unclear, and it’s important to remember that stress itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It allows us to move faster, think clearer and is essentially a life-preserving response to external stimulus. Life without stress would be unusual indeed as even positive experiences and happiness will elicit a type of stress response in the …

How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with Miscarriage

Affecting over a fifth of pregnant women, there’s often little information available about what went wrong in the case of miscarriage. In Canada, this translates to over 100,000 in a single year and that is only including those from known pregnancies. Further statistics tell us that potentially 70% of all pregnancies could result in miscarriage, with either a failure to …