Glebe Health House

164 Second Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H7

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October 31, 2016

Over the years, different cultures have adopted different methods of helping to support immune health and stave off the pesky colds and flus that become all the more common as the temperatures dip--as they have already started to do.  A popular one amongst Jewish households is "Jewish Penicillin," more commonly known as chicken broth. While I am not Jewish myself, this is one of my favourite food-based immune system supports. One reason for this is that properly-prepared chicken broth doesn't require "a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down." It is so tasty and flavourful that I would happily consume it for gastronomique pleasure alone.

The health-promoting benefits of chicken broth are more than an old wives' tale. According to a 2000 study published in the Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, researchers found that chicken soup could help reduce upper-respiratory inflammation, which commonly manifests in hateful symptoms, such as runny nose, nasal congestion,...

October 25, 2016

The full article can be found on pg. 32 of the September 2016 edition of the Glebe Report:

October 6, 2016

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical practices in the world. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, the purpose of acupuncture is to balance body energy by increasing or decreasing the flow of Qi, or Vital Energy, through judicious selection of appropriate acupuncture points. By puncturing the skin with extremely thin needles at strategic locations on the body, TCM practitioners seek to promote optimal health and relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases. 

Acupuncture has a long history of use for treating a plethora of health conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems, such as pains and sprains, to anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. While many people are familiar with acupuncture’s ability to reduce stress and pain, did you know that acupuncture can also be used for facial rejuvenation?

As TCM evolved, practitioners discovered that many meridians, or energy pathways, either begin or end on the face. Others have int...

October 6, 2016

This article can be found on pg. 28 of the June 2016 edition of the Glebe Report:

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