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Spring into Spring with a Rejuvenating Therapeutic Massage

Shake off your winter rust this spring with a rejuvenating therapeutic massage! Whether you are in need of  a moment of relaxation or relief from muscle tension/chronic pain, our experienced RMT’s can help devise a treatment plan tailored to your problem areas.

In addition to being a holistic, natural treatment for both physical and emotional stress, therapeutic massage is a wonderful way to help your body function at its peak as we all become more active with the warm weather! More than just a treatment for existing injuries, massage is a vital part of a preventative, pro-active care program. Proven to improve joint mobility, bolster circulation, reduce muscular tension, and treat strains and sprains before they become more serious issues, therapeutic massage has an array of benefits to help us get to our healthiest and happiest selves this spring.

With a diversity of focuses ranging from sports injury to reflexology to hot-stone and cupping techniques, you’ll find your perfect fit in our team of RMT’s!

I don’t have a beauty routine!

When we think of health and beauty we often think, how can we treat the exterior part of our body.  What cream should we use?  What lotion should we apply?  What bath salt is going to help make my skin more vibrant?  All things that can have great impact on our beauty, but what about the internal?

Without sounding cliche, how about thinking about beauty from the inside out?  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when you harmonize the internal the external can benefit. In other words, whats going on externally can tell us whats happening inside.  Let’s pause, yep, nothing profound, but true.

Eating well is one way to do this along with acupuncture and medicinal herbs.  So when thinking about your next beauty routine, think about keeping those organs in harmony.  Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, reducing the refined sugars, and more soup, are just a few tips to start you off!

Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B, quotes on Breakfast Television,

“I don’t have a beauty regimen…Vu, taught me how to eat.”

I suppose thats the trick to keeping her skin vibrant along with her massive amounts of energy.  Thanks for the shoutout.  Congratulations on your new radio show!  Check out the spot below.

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Get healthy this winter season and kick the flu!

With flu season upon us, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can be the one-two punch you need to keep yourself healthy and productive this winter season!

After assessing you and coming up with a personalized treatment plan, our practioners will be able to target your body’s weaknesses to both treat your existing ailments and to help strengthen your immune system for future prevention. The benefits of Chinese herbal medicine can be seen across a wide range of conditions, from the common cold to chronic fatigue to stress/anxiety and arthritis among others.

With hundreds of herbs and thousands of combinations to be tailored to your body’s specific needs, Chinese herbal medicine is a natural, powerful alternative to the flu medicine you might be used to. Similarly, by restoring balance to the body through the strategic use of thin, shallowly inserted needles, acupuncture stimulates nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to give your body the help it needs to fight off immune system pests. There is also other benefits like relief of chronic pain, digestive disorders, and joint pain (snow-shoveling, any one?).

Whether you try them as a pair or just start with one, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are tried and tested methods of treatment that will be able to help your body through this winter in the most natural and healthy way possible!

Patient Story 1: Eczema

As our second blog post I thought I would share my own personal story at DHC.  I will rewind to 2008, it was a cold winter and I was having this agonizing pain in my left shoulder.  As long as I remember it had always been there, but I had accepted for what it was.  After finishing up my degree and realizing that I probably shouldn’t be in this pain all time I thought it might be a good idea to visit my family doctor and see what was up.  She referred me to a physiotherapist due to structural pain in my left shoulder.  After two unsuccessful visits at another clinic I stumbled across DHC.  I had my initial assessment with Ron our physiotherapist and he went on to diagnose me with a 5mm length discrepancy in my left leg.  Why had no one ever told me this before?  He prescribed some custom orthotics and after about a few months my pain had virtually subsided.  Aside from my regular maintience visits with Ron my shoulder has been pain free.

For all my life I had suffered from really bad eczema.  I had tried virtually everything, cortisone cremes, moisturizers, special soaps, numerous visits to dermatologist and although there were minor improvements I was never able to rid of the pesky rash.  Ron, recommended that I see one of our Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners. Being skeptical I agreed to a visit.  I thought to myself, I have tried virtually everything else, this can’t hurt!  Not knowing anything about TCM I dove right in and started on a course of acupuncture treatments.  Combined with some herbal remedies it took about 3 to 4 months for my skin to improve and now almost 4 years later I am virtually eczema free.  Four years later I have learned what environmental factors may trigger my eczema and for the first time I am controlling the rash, not the rash controlling me. Of course this came with some hard work and dietary modification but by following the recommendations that Vu gave me after each consultation I have been effictively been able to control my eczema.  I will let pictures speak for themself.

DHC Social Networking & New Website Promotion

Greetings!

We are very pleased to announce that DHC have officially launched our new website. We are very proud of our new look and hope that you are able to easily learn more about our services! In light of DHC entering into the social media realm we would like to offer our new patients a special discount for your first visit. Feel free to come and visit our clinic and receive 30% off your first service with us. All you have to do is like us on Facebook and check in when you get here to receive your discount!

Of course if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call or email us.

Hope to see you all soon.

Cheers,
Derry Health Center

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Hello!!

We welcome you to derryhealthcenter.com, we are very excited about our new site and cannot wait to meet all of you in our clinic!

Here is where you can keep up to date on clinic happenings, our promotions and anything related to your health. Check back for our monthly promotions and don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Your health is our concern and what concerns you is our job!

Until next time!

The DHC Team