Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac Registered Acupuncturist
In the Traditional Chinese Medicine calender, Spring officially starts in early February – about a month or so before it starts to really make its presence known in the natural world. This change in seasons can be felt in our bodies and moods as well as in the behaviour of wildlife around us. Much like in the west, Spring in TCM is a season of change and of an upward rising energy. Increasing light, warmth and the subtle signs of the coming green season also stir a renewed energy in us.
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist
"Everything old is new again" – as the saying goes. Pelvic Steaming – also known as vaginal steaming, yoni steams or “bajos” in the Latin American cultural tradition – has recently been featured in magazines and celebrity blog posts. While some are quick to critique the value of this only as a 'bizarre' beauty treatment, the healing history of pelvic steaming is embedded in traditional women's medicine of a number of cultures worldwide. What are the potential health benefits and how to decide if this is for you?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist & Arvigo Therapy® Practitioner
What does it mean when your uterus becomes displaced? How common is this and should you be worried about it?
As it turns out it may be more common than you think, but it is not something most women are aware of. The uterus is at a woman's centre. How can a displaced uterus affect her health and wellbeing?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Reg. Acupuncturist & Arvigo Therapy® Practitioner
Affecting an estimated 4-10% of women worldwide, endometriosis is an all too common disease in which cells from the uterus lining begin to grow outside the uterine cavity, usually in the abdominal area. Symptoms vary depending on a number of different factors, but severe pelvic pain is reported by many women suffering from this disease.
Very excited to be joining the talented team at Darou Wellness, where I will be offering Arvigo Therapy and Acupuncture. Here I chat with Dr. Shawna Darou ND about Arvigo Therapy for fertility and digestive health.
Hi, I'm Barbara Poczyniak. Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Toronto.