Industry News

  • What Are You Waiting For? The Wisdom of Winter

    by John Stan | Jan 05, 2016
    In the depths of winter everything may look dead, but the earth is simply resting, waiting for the right conditions for growth to return. Think of a seed, lying dormant in the cold winter soil. It stores within itself the nutrients and potential necessary for life. It waits until the conditions are right to germinate and begin the cycle of renewal. Humans are meant to experience dormancy in a similar manner. If we take time to be silent and still, and access our inner wisdom while we are waiting, we too can tap into the resources stored within as we embark upon new endeavors.
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  • In Memory of Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan

    by John Stan | Jan 05, 2016
    Dr. Tan was a Force of Qi that changed people. From patients in need, t­­o practitioners needing clarity in their medicine, his Qi made things better. Twelve years ago...
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  • Mindfulness as a Clinical Tool

    by John Stan | Nov 02, 2015
    While reading Maoshing Ni’s translation of the Huangdi Neijing, I became interested in the section on the five failings of the physician. What drew my attention was the fourth failing which occurs in counselling.
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  • Naturopathic Outreach in Niger

    by John Stan | Aug 26, 2015
    In December 2014, after 24 years of being away, I finally had the chance to go back to my teenage home country of Niger (West Africa). The purpose of this trip was twofold: to visit family and friends I had not seen in years; and to provide naturopathic care and presentations to various groups and individuals.
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  • Battling Against Price Increases

    by John Stan | Feb 24, 2015
    As we’re sure you’re aware, the Canadian dollar has fallen substantially in recent months. Since many of our products are purchased from the US or paid for in US dollars, we are wrestling with a significant increase in our costs in those areas.
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  • Advisory Council on TCM Meets with Canadian Government

    by John Stan | May 01, 2014
    On March 21st, the Advisory Council on TCM (AC-TCM) met with Minister Rona Ambrose, Parliamentary Secretary Colin Carrie, Director General of the NHPD Adam Gibson and other Health Canada staff to further discuss issues relating to the regulatory process of Natural Health Products (NHPs) in Canada.
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  • InspireHealth Vitamin D Clinical Study

    by John Stan | Nov 06, 2013
    There is growing scientific evidence of the importance of vitamin D to nurture a healthy immune system. Vitamin D helps regulate how our cells multiply and change in our bodies, yet many Canadians are at high risk of having low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of conditions and diseases including cancer. Research suggests that adequate vitamin D supplementation plays an important role in preventing cancer and perhaps in treatment.
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  • Protectival - New Options in Managing Cancer Care

    by John Stan | Nov 05, 2013
    I was honored to have the opportunity last month to spend some time with Dr. Yair Maimon, lead researcher on the formula “Protectival”. As we mentioned in our previous article, Protectival is a compound made of 14 botanicals that have anti-cancer and immune modulating effects.
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  • COMS 2014 - Supporting Life Through the Seasons of Change

    by John Stan | Nov 05, 2013
    COMS 2014 is coming up and we are gearing-up to offer, yet again, another exciting line up of speakers. The nature of an Acupuncture/TCM focused practice is to support a vibrant life for our patients.
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  • Help is Here: YYC Acupuncture Relief Project (YARP)

    by John Stan | Aug 29, 2013
    In June 2013, Calgary and Southern Alberta experienced the worst flooding in Province history. In the days after the rain finally stopped in Calgary, the power was out and no businesses were open. It was eerily silent on what would have otherwise been a busy day in the downtown core. In the midst of the devastation there was definitely some positive human connection happening.
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