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Introducing Brian Kushniruk: Vancouver Acupuncturist at Broadway Wellness

| Categorized: Vancouver Acupuncture.

Brian is a Vancouver Acupuncturist who has practiced since 2002, and recently joined Broadway Wellness. He has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), German Auricular Medicine and Laser Acupuncture Therapy, while he is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) trainer. His combination of TCM, auricular and laser acupuncture approaches allow for the treatment of a wide range of issues including chronic and acute pain, and concerns related to mental health, addictions and PTSD. Besides training in Canada and USA, he has also travelled and studied extensively in China and speaks Mandarin.
Brian’s wholistic approach to healing, compassionate heart, and dedication to ease suffering establish a safe environment for the return of physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Treatments are personalized for each patient, where for example, laser therapy can be used successfully for clients who have an aversion to needles. His extensive studies in qigong, meditation, martial arts and yoga also allow him to guide patients to work with individualized mental and physical techniques to aid in their ongoing wellbeing and health.
Common applications of acupuncture or laser acupuncture in Brian’s practice include but are not limited to:
  • Acute or chronic pain (head, neck, back, sciatic, shoulder, abdominal, etc.)
  • Mental health issues (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.)
  • Lifestyle issues (insomnia, stress, etc.)
  • Addiction problems
  • Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Digestive concerns
  • Post surgical / injury scar tissue issues

Brian will be available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays and Wednesdays (2:15-8:15pm) starting August 8, 2018.

Staying Healthy this Fall

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

Fall is undeniably the season of cold and flu. It is a transitional season – not only weather-wise but for most people this can be a time when we change up the school and/or work routines as well. It can be a lot for the body to keep up with. There are a few tips based in Naturopathic Medicine that you can keep in mind this Fall to boost that immune system and keep you going strong. (more…)

Understanding the Difference Between Spa Massage and Clinical Massage

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

What comes to mind when you hear the term “Massage Therapy”?  Do you think of an occasional treat for yourself at a hotel spa after a hard week of work, or are you more inclined to imagine a focused treatment of a bothersome health condition or injury that may be causing you headaches, stiffness, or range of motion issues?

Whatever the reasons you have to make an appointment to see a massage therapist, understanding the differences between the two major industries – Relaxation (or Spa) Massage and Clinical (or Therapeutic) Massage – will help you get the treatment that best suits your needs. (more…)

Improving Breathing and Respiratory Problems through Massage Therapy

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

Breathing: such a natural part of life, and something so intuitive we are hardly even aware of. Take a moment and think about your breathing. Are they long, relaxed breaths, or are they short and shallow? We never think about our breathing until we begin to have problems with it.

Quickened, shorter breathing can be an indication of anxiety or stress, respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis, or even simply seasonal allergies. This may be occurring due to tightened or tense muscles around the rib cage or abdomen, which massage therapy can aid with.