Laureen Macintosh R.Ac. - Calgary Acupuncturist

Laureen Macintosh R.Ac. - Calgary Acupuncturist

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😴 Insomnia, also referred to as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping. It can manifest as difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep.
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Insomnia can be acute (occurring for just a few nights) or chronic (occurring 3 or more times per week for over a month).
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Common symptoms of insomnia include:
πŸ‘ Frustration and preoccupation with your lack of sleep

πŸ‘ Physical aches and pains, such as headaches and stomachaches

πŸ‘ Impaired performance at work

πŸ‘ Daytime drowsiness or low energy

πŸ‘ Difficulty paying attention

πŸ‘ Anxiety

πŸ‘ Tension and irritability

πŸ‘ Depression and mood swings
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If you or someone you know suffers from insomnia help is available! Acupuncture can help with improving sleep. Call us to find out how.
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😴 March is National Sleep Awareness Month. How is your sleep? Do you get enough? Do you wake feeling rested and ready to go? Stay tuned throughout the month for posts about sleep and what to do if you aren't getting enough. 😴
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#sleep #insomnia #bettersleep ##selfcaretips #selfcare #wellness #wellnesscare #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #stress #stressrelief #stressmanagement #destress #getcalm #acunap #acupuncture #acupuncturecalgary #yyc #calgary #calgaryliving #calgarylife
#calgaryacupuncture #acupunctureyyc #chinesemedicine #tcm @alpinesportyyc
In a recent study it was found that a course of acupuncture helped reduce angina attacks. Participants in the acupuncture group received acupuncture 3 times per week for 4 weeks. At the end of the follow up, 16 weeks after last treatment, participants still reported fewer angina attacks compared to participants who received fake acupuncture or were on the wait list.
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Zhao L, Li D, Zheng H, et al. Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(10):1388–1397. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2407
We all know the heart is a super important organ to keeping us alive. It pumps our blood to all cells in the body.
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In TCM the heart is considered the Emperor organ as it is the most important. However, it isn't seen as just a pump in TCM. The heart houses the soul and is the seat of consciousness.
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Read more in this blog post: https://www.calgaryacupunk.com/the-shen-mind-connection/
Happy Family Day πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦
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Enjoy the day and take a few moments to let your family members know how much you love and appreciate them.
Five Friday fun facts about the heart:
β™₯️ your heart beats 100,000 times per day
β™₯️ your heart is about the size of your two hands clasped together
β™₯️ regular exercise is the single most important key to heart health
β™₯️ your heart pumps almost 7 L of blood every minute
β™₯️ heart cancer is very rare, because heart cells stop dividing early in life

For more fun facts: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/facts-about-the-heart/
πŸ’• Happy Valentine's Day! πŸ’•

Today is a reminder to celebrate love of all kinds. It's never about what others define for you but what you feel inside. While romantic love is ideal for some, for others the love of family, friends and pets are what is ideal for them. Love is love and it should be celebrated regardless of the day or relationship status.
Just a quick reminder of some of the benefits of regular acupuncture. When was your last visit?
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Just like a car, regular tune-ups can keep your body functioning at it's best. Like that old axiom:
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
Research has found that acupuncture can improve heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with heart disease.
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HRV is a measure of the changes in timing between each heart beat. HRV reflects regulation of autonomic balance, blood pressure (BP), gas exchange, gut, heart, and vascular tone, which refers to the diameter of the blood vessels that regulate BP, and possibly facial muscles. Low HRV can indicate that we are not responding well to these changes and it is thought this occurs when we are in a constant state of stress.
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Acupuncture can help bring the body back into the "Rest and digest" functions of the parasympathetic nervous system and out of the "Fight or Flight" sympathetic nervous system. In other words: Acupuncture helps you relax and leaves the heart better able to respond to changing demands.
Do you suffer from migraines? What is your best self-care advice? Here are some ideas from others:
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My mission is to help you achieve your health goals. We do this by reducing stress, healing injuries, managing pain and improving general health with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Laureen has been working in the wellness field since 2003. She began as a Registered Massage Therapist and has since added Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to her skill set.

Operating as usual

05/19/2022

Do you suffer from migraines? Which symptom do you hate the most? Share in the comments below.

05/18/2022

More British wisdom - Keep Calm and Carry On.
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Maintaining a calm mind in the face of stressful situations is definitely a sign of strength.
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Following with the author of the quotation - Rome wasn't built in a day. Calmness, like all skills, isn't learned in a day. Be patient with yourself and keep practicing. One day you'll notice you are staying calm in situations that used to rile you up or throw you off your equilibrium.
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05/16/2022

The Brits had it right - a warm cup of tea can fix anything. Need to relax or de-stress? Fix yourself a mug of one of these caffeine-free, herbal teas.
* chamomile
* lavender
* peppermint
* oat flower
* lemon balm
All of these are celebrated for their powers of relaxation and calming the nervous system.
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05/14/2022

The acupuncture point between the eyebrows is also called "Hall of Impressions". It is a great point for maintaining good mental health. It functions to calm the mind and helps with anxiety, depression, and stress. It is also good for dizziness, and nasal issues.
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Alpine Sport Therapy Centre

What's the latest on what running can do for my health? | The Dose | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen 05/12/2022

What's the latest on what running can do for my health? | The Dose | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen

Do you run? Or want to? I'm a "wanna be" runner. I just listened to Dr. Goldman on "The Dose" discuss some of the benefits of running. A quick summary: maintain bone health, improve heart & vascular health, improve mood, and improve mental focus.
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https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/410-the-dose/episode/15911964-whats-the-latest-on-what-running-can-do-for-my-health

What's the latest on what running can do for my health? | The Dose | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen Running or jogging is said to be one of the best cardio exercises you can do to stay in shape. But it’s not for everyone. This week we spoke with Dr. Jane Thornton, sports medicine physician and Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health at Western University, abou...

Timeline photos 05/11/2022

Maintaining good mental health requires self-care. Take some time each day to do something to look after your own well being.
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One of my favourite ways to recharge is to take a walk in a park or green space. I try to get out of my own head and worries by listening to the birds and looking for flowers. The other day I was excited to see my first crocus of the season up on Nose Hill.
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Share your favourite self-care tips below so that we can compile a list of things to try.
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@alpinesportyyc

Timeline photos 05/09/2022

Acupuncture is not just for the body. It also helps with the mind/spirit. Research is finding that acupuncture can help with generalized anxiety disorder. Both traditional acupuncture and auricular acupuncture are effective.
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@alpinesportyyc

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Did you know that Mental Health Awareness month was first observed in the US in 1949. And still many people are not sure what mental illness is nor how important our mental health is.
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Mental illness is a term used to describe mental health conditions that impact mood, thinking, and behavior. These disorders may interfere with a person’s ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis.

Common mental illnesses include:
* Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, etc.)
* Psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc.)
* Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, etc.).
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We can all help by educating ourselves and practicing a little empathy.
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@alpinesportyyc

Timeline photos 05/04/2022

For all the Star Wars fans out there. May the force be with you.
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Or for TCM fans - may your Qi flow freely. 😁

Timeline photos 03/30/2022

Chinook headaches really are a thing. Did you know that acupuncture can help provide both symptomatic relief and a reduction in headaches?
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Timeline photos 03/18/2022

Do you have trouble sleeping? Try acupuncture.
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"Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, with a prevalence of 40% in adults. It is generally believed that 10%–15% of the adult population suffers from chronic insomnia, and an additional 25%–35% have transient or occasional insomnia "
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Did you know that acupuncture can help? A review of 46 studies found that acupuncture improves sleep quality and increases sleep duration.
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(https://zcu.io/0jmT )
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@alpinesportyyc

Learn How Acupuncture Can Relieve Insomnia and Improve Your Energy 03/17/2022

Learn How Acupuncture Can Relieve Insomnia and Improve Your Energy

Having trouble getting a good night's sleep? Acupuncture can help. Check out this article on acupuncture for insomnia. https://zcu.io/zZk9

Learn How Acupuncture Can Relieve Insomnia and Improve Your Energy Looking for a good alternative therapy for your insomnia? Find out more about the ancient Chinese medical practice of acupuncture and how it works to cure insomnia without drugs.

Timeline photos 03/04/2022

😴 Insomnia, also referred to as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping. It can manifest as difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep.
.
Insomnia can be acute (occurring for just a few nights) or chronic (occurring 3 or more times per week for over a month).
.
Common symptoms of insomnia include:
πŸ‘ Frustration and preoccupation with your lack of sleep

πŸ‘ Physical aches and pains, such as headaches and stomachaches

πŸ‘ Impaired performance at work

πŸ‘ Daytime drowsiness or low energy

πŸ‘ Difficulty paying attention

πŸ‘ Anxiety

πŸ‘ Tension and irritability

πŸ‘ Depression and mood swings
.
If you or someone you know suffers from insomnia help is available! Acupuncture can help with improving sleep. Call us to find out how.
.

@alpinesportyyc

03/03/2022

We take your health very seriously. It is important for us to do everything we can to keep our staff and patients as healthy as possible.

We have made the decision to continue with the safety precautions we have had in place for just a little bit longer. Until further notice, the following health precautions will stay in place at Alpine Sport Therapy Centre:

Masking - before, during and after your treatment.

Routine cleaning and sanitation – hands, surfaces and supplies.

Wellness checks – pre-screening of symptoms. Please call us to reschedule if you are not feeling well.

Our goal is to gradually reduce these restrictions and return to a more normal clinic experience soon. Thank you for your cooperation so we can enjoy a happy, healthy spring.

Timeline photos 03/02/2022

😴 March is National Sleep Awareness Month. How is your sleep? Do you get enough? Do you wake feeling rested and ready to go? Stay tuned throughout the month for posts about sleep and what to do if you aren't getting enough. 😴
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@alpinesportyyc

Timeline photos 02/25/2022

In a recent study it was found that a course of acupuncture helped reduce angina attacks. Participants in the acupuncture group received acupuncture 3 times per week for 4 weeks. At the end of the follow up, 16 weeks after last treatment, participants still reported fewer angina attacks compared to participants who received fake acupuncture or were on the wait list.
πŸ’“
Zhao L, Li D, Zheng H, et al. Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(10):1388–1397. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2407

Timeline photos 02/23/2022

We all know the heart is a super important organ to keeping us alive. It pumps our blood to all cells in the body.
β™₯️
In TCM the heart is considered the Emperor organ as it is the most important. However, it isn't seen as just a pump in TCM. The heart houses the soul and is the seat of consciousness.
β™₯️
Read more in this blog post: https://www.calgaryacupunk.com/the-shen-mind-connection/

Timeline photos 02/21/2022

Happy Family Day πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦
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Enjoy the day and take a few moments to let your family members know how much you love and appreciate them.

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168N, 8500 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 2N1

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Tuesday 1pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 9am - 2:30am
Saturday 9am - 2:30pm

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