November News

Hello, and here is hoping your autumn is rolling along nicely.  It seems winter always crowds autumn in our part of the world, with frost, snow and ice arriving before all the leaves have fallen.  Our acclimatization to the colder...

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The Only Constant is Change

This statement certainly rings true for me, does it for you? Change makes me think of the yin/yang relationships of traditional Chinese Medicine. The change of light flowing into dark, or dark into light, and especially the flow of the...

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Herbal Medicine Making Basics

Herbal Medicine Making Basics

Carpe Diem! Summer is feeling short, yet very sweet this year. It is the season to not only smell the flowers yet also to gather the leaves, flowers, berries, and bark for herbal medicine making. A favorite yet busy time of year, filled with...

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Acu Naps to the Rescue!

“Summer time and the living is easy” Or so the song goes, for many of us that live and work in a tourist town summer is the busy season. It is filled with lots of work hours, and heavier demands due to  the holidaying numbers that...

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Online Consultations

Online Consultations

Flourishing Health is pleased to be offering online consultations and services. This is perfect for new and/or previous clients who are no longer local to the Invermere, Radium, Fairmont areas to receive in person consultations and services but...

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Is Anyone Hungry?  What should we eat?

Is Anyone Hungry? What should we eat?

Is Anyone Hungry? What should we eat?  It seems like I am hungrier in the winter, are you the same?  Perhaps it is to cope with the cold weather of our lovely, and seasonally diverse, Canadian climate. Perhaps it is to fuel our bodies for all...

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Eating For the Season Fall 2019

Fall is the season to build our immunity, and strengthen the organs of Lung and Large Intestine.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine the two organs are considered to be of the metal element and the season of metal is autumn. It is also the season...

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Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture Treatment

About Acupuncture Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles to specific depths. The...

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Reflexology

Reflexology

About Reflexology Reflexology is the application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. Reflex points in hands, and feet correspond to different body organs and systems and that working on them has a...

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Diet Therapy

Diet Therapy

What is it? Diet therapy is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with flavors, and temperatures, and even textures of foods all being considered for the constitution and symptoms of each patient. Learning which foods to avoid...

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

What is it? Cupping therapy is an ancient form of therapy which lifts the tissue into the cup with suction. This lifting action gently stretches and moves the facia which surrounds each muscle layer. This brings fresh circulation to the area to...

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