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Everything Chronic Pain

By |2020-05-10T10:08:38-04:00May 10th, 2020|

Everything Chronic Pain Pain is a subjective sensory and emotional experience that occurs in the brain, typically caused by actual or potential tissue injury. Although it may be ‘all in our head’, it is a very real sensation that our body experiences. These signals are our nervous system’s way of warning us of [...]

Multiple Sclerosis – A Primer

By |2020-05-02T10:23:27-04:00May 2nd, 2020|

Multiple Sclerosis - A Primer Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects 1 in every 385 Canadians. In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Based on the 2014-2015 data reported by the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System, it is estimated that over 77,000 [...]

Your Brain on Meditation

By |2020-04-25T09:34:40-04:00April 25th, 2020|

Your Brain on Meditation By now we all know that mindfulness meditation is good for us, but just how good is it? Well, studies that include brain scans show that with regular practice, meditation can actually change the physical structure of our brains for the better. How exactly is this possible, and why [...]

Neuroplasticity 101

By |2020-04-25T09:35:34-04:00April 18th, 2020|

Neuroplasticity 101 “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” How many times have we heard this idiom? Actually, YOU CAN! Our brain is the most complex and dynamic organ in our body. And unfortunately, one that is often underestimated.  Within the approximately 3-pound organ in your head lies billions of neurons and pathways responsible for the [...]