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January Natural Health News


This month’s theme: Fitness!

Podcast: Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Fitness and weight loss often go hand-in-hand with reducing pain in joints and muscles. This great podcast by Richard explains how acupuncture approaches weight loss, and how it’s natural approach might be right for you.

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3 Easy Exercises for Knee Pain 

Despite the amazing results we see treating knee pain with natural therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, osteopathy and physiotherapy, sometimes the best medicine involves doing the right (often therapist-prescribed) exercise. Check out this great article on a few key exercises that your therapist might recommend to you.

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We Have a Winner!

The results are in…

Thank you to everyone for your participation and interest in our 2015 Holiday Raffle. Because of your support, we helped raise hundreds of dollars for Out of the Cold, a local community organization that helps the homeless stay fed, warm and clothed during these cold winter months. Runner-up prize winners include Diane and Mala, who each won $400 worth of free treatments at the clinic, while Ruth won the grand prize valued at over $900 – a gift basket overflowing with prizes donated from businesses in the area. Thanks again, and stay tuned for the next great fundraising event at YG!

Learn more about the prizes.

Video: How to Help Your Elbows With Exercise
Elbow pain can be stubborn because you need to use this joint with almost every arm movement, and you use your arm almost constantly throughout the day. If you’re suffering from this type of pain, watch this video and learn how the right therapy, with the right exercise, can relieve your elbow issues.

The YG Weight Loss Program

Now only $799!

6 sessions of assessment over a 6 week period that includes professional recommendations, advice and support along with a homeopathic dietary supplement called “Chirothin.” This nutritional support formula is made of natural, homeopathic ingredients that:

  • aid in fatty acid transport and metabolism
  • help with blood sugar stabilization
  • assist in increasing metabolism and detoxification

This weight loss program helps make your body more efficient, allowing you to eat a low calorie diet that enables you to lose weight quickly, effectively, and safely.

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This Week at Yellow Gazebo – Friday, July 3rd, 2015


It’s July!!! The theme for this month is Cancer Prevention and Recovery. Before we get to that, let’s recap the great posts we shared this last week:

Arm and Shoulder Pain Relief by Fitness Magazine


There are other ways of relieving arm and shoulder pain without reaching for the ibuprofen. This article shows other ways to help ease that post-workout pain, and they feel much better than popping a pill. Plus, they require just a tiny bit more effort. Read on to find out more about Somatic movements and why its recommended for Arm and Shoulder pain.

6  Common Causes of Knee Pain by Ravelle Worthington

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There are a number of possible reasons behind the joint problems you may experience. Here are six common causes of knee pain along with the signs, symptoms, and treatment tips for each.

Recipe of the week


If you are looking for a decadent protein packed treat these Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are for you.  They contain ZERO calories and  make a delicious post workout snack because they are high in protein and ingredients that will facilitate tissue repair. Try this delicious recipe here by our very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Wellness 

Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy. And recently we even added facial aesthetics! Click here to book your next appointment.


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This Week at Yellow Gazebo – Friday, June 26, 2015

Continuing with our pain theme, here’s a recap of the great posts we shared this last week:

6 Exercises to Reverse Bad Posture by Morgan Sutherland



When you neglect your posture, you invite chronic back pain. Rounding your low back while sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer, standing for hours stooped over, sleeping improperly and lifting poorly can all lead to debilitating aches. This article features 6 exercises to help you reverse bad posture

8 Gout-Causing Foods by Anne Harding

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Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints caused by a buildup of needle-sharp uric-acid crystals. If you’re prone to gout, the foods you eat—and don’t eat—play a key role in keeping your joints pain-free. This article features 8 gout causing foods that you should avoid.



Recipe of the week



Who doesn’t love chilled lemonade on a hot summer day? Why not try Fizzy Lavender Lemonade, a fun twist on lemonade by our  very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Wellness. Recipe here.


Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy. And recently we even added facial aesthetics! Click here to book your next appointment.



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Warming Up Your Body’s ‘Spheres’

ImageIf you consider your body to be made up of 4 spheres, you can think of them as: 1. your neck, 2. your shoulders, 3. your hips, and 4. your knees. Warming up each of these spheres daily can go a long way to reducing stress and tension in your body. Note: be sure to do these warm-up exercises carefully (preferably in front of a mirror), after having been properly trained in their use. In addition, if something hurts, please stop doing the exercise and see your trainer.

Do 5-10 repetitions of each of these, per side/direction. Be sure to work each side/direction the same amount of repetitions.

1. Neck: Warming up your neck should be done in three parts: First, look at yourself in a mirror and draw small to medium-sized circles with your chin. This will help move your neck without going too far. Next, draw figure-eights with your chin, still watching yourself in the mirror (don’t go too fast!). Finally, turn perpendicular to the mirror, and turn your head towards the mirror. Make sure that you turn only enough so that you can see your opposite ear, no farther. And most of all, think of it as movement rather than actual stretching – this will help you prevent injury.

2. Shoulders: To warm up your shoulders, imagine drawing circles in the mirror with your elbows. Try not to bring your elbows up much higher than your shoulders, in an effort to prevent constriction of your shoulder and neck muscles. Nonetheless, draw big circles, focusing on your elbows as the part of you that’s drawing the circles.

3. Hips: Now the circles you’re going to draw are on the floor. With your pelvis as the focal point, draw circles on the floor, keeping your hands on your hips and your feet about shoulder-width apart. Keep your feet planted through this exercise, although you may find that they will want to lift a little from side to side.

4. Knees: Still on the floor, the circles you’re going to draw are just in front of your feet. First, put your feet together, and place one hand on each knee. Then draw circles as indicated on the floor, first in one direction and then the other. If you hear cracks and groans in your knees, don’t worry – this is normal. Be sure to make small circles with your knees, in order to prevent pain afterwords.

By Richard Lobbenberg, Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner

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