Taking an integrative approach to your health

Taking an integrative approach to your health

acupunctureThere are times in our lives where we all are just plain tired. There really is no reason for it, we just don’t feel well. While there are many reasons behind it, sometimes it is something as simple as the fact that we need to take a more hands on or integrative health approach. You have options in doing this so why don’t we skim a few subjects. Use this article to open your mind towards feeling better, without the use of chemicals or having expensive medical bills.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is one approach that is worth taking a look at. It is a deep rooted approach to medicine. In most cases, traditions are handed down from family member to family member. Few families deviate from what they have been taught. Because of the way that the training is held sacred, very few facts are lost.

The basic underlying principle of traditional Chinese Medicine is that you have to treat more than just the body. You mind and soul must be well also. They used methods to read each individual organ to find which one is not preforming as it should. The results are then taken into consideration as they gather roots, herbs, and medications to create a personalized and individualized plan of action. This can include making a tincture or a tea, depending on what your body needs.

Acupuncture is also a form of healing your body without medications. The belief is that each point in your body intersects and that if you manipulate them correctly you can relieve the pain, stress, or anything else that is blocking those organs from performing at their best. Before undergoing any form of this type of treatment you want to make sure your practitioner has a sufficient amount of acupuncture training.

doulaHolistic nutrition is the understanding that everything that you put into your mouth is going to affect the way you feel. It means that you understand the nutritional value behind your food and that you understand the process that your food is going through so that your body gets what it needs without adding things that you do not need.

Western herbal medicine differs greatly from traditional Chinese herbal medicine. While it does teach you what herbs would be of most benefit to you, the process is relatively new. The understanding that your whole body absorbs things around you can help you to understand how to use herbs in place of traditional medications. It is of great benefit to everyone, but especially to a pregnant woman. Individuals that have undergone the training to learn how to use the body’s own ability to have and bear children to create a balanced view of child birth are called doulas. Essentially, a doula’s training is what allows her to be of maximum benefit to a woman during her pregnancy, child birth, and also her post-partum period. A doula’s job is to teach the woman to allow her body to do its job while showing her the methods to use to relieve the stress of pregnancy.

The understanding of how and when to use integrative health strategy’s is completely reliant on the individual person to take the time to research what they feel they need most. Once you get an understanding of how you can help your own body, it will all come naturally.

For more information on how improving your health can help improve your sporting and athletic performance be sure to visit http://www.integratedhealthclinic.com/

New Lacrosse Stadium Roof

Stadium Construction

nanaimo-british-columbia-roofingIn our quest to continue to progress the sport of Lacrosse across British Columbia, we’ve come to a point where we need to start evaluating the feasibility of constructing a new stadium.

BC Roofing Considerations

In our research one of the primary things we found is that the roof of the stadium is the single most important element, and also the one that needs to be researched and evaluated the most carefully. This is because without a proper and well built roof nothing else really matters – as the entire integrity of the building relies on this.

I’m sure you can remember the BC Place roofing disaster where their new multi-million dollar roof was leaking and ended up costing significantly more in the end then it would have had they simply invested in a higher quality roofing company and roofing material.

This is why we’re taking our time and really sourcing out the options before committing to a local roofing company or contractor, and are anticipating started to build sometime around late 2016 or early in the spring of 2017.

Metal Roofing

victoria-bc-roofing-companiesOne thing is clear however and that’s that we will be going with a permanent metal roofing solution. Even though the new stadium will be relatively small (especially compared to other lacrosse stadiums in Canada) asphalt shingles simply won’t suffice, and we’re not willing to take the risk of a leak in the roof due to choosing poor roofing materials.

For this reason we will likely choose a high quality roofing material such as one provided by Nanaimo roofing company Ironwood Shake & Tile.

Their permanent metal roof appears to have received rave reviews from around British Columbia and across Canada and so we feel confident that this will be the right roofing material for our project.

The primary reason for this is their limited warranty, as well as the roofs ability to withstand mould and moss which are prevalent here in the West Coast of Canada, where heavy winter rains can sometimes last for weeks without ceasing.

As we’re still early in the planning stages we’ll have to adjust our decisions as required but will undoubtedly go with a local roofing company like Ironwood who has great experience serving cities across British Columbia, including Vancouver and Victoria. For more information on roofing choices you can visit Ironwood’s website here www.ironwoodshakeandtile.com and also check out various research on different roofing products by visiting this website here: http://vancouverislandsbestroof.com/

All About Players Coaching


If someone is interested in excelling in his/her field of expertise, then s/he should consult a coach. As coach provides you with a different perspective and shows a unique angle of vision. No matter where are you standing, by having an experienced coach at your side, nothing can stop you from getting excellence and fame. In an experienced and professional leadership, you can attain that glory and success that you ever dreamed off. Leaders guide you to the hidden treasures and let you explore them by yourself, so you get the familiarity with hardships and knows the road to success. The coach purpose lies in his efforts to making his/her students perfect and unbeatable in their respective fields.

Rules of coaching players:

Wherever you stand in your life, without by being under the supervision of an expert, you might face decline or failure in your path. Coaches accept the challenges relating to your failure and are determined to polish and brush up your strengths. It has been broadly viewed and admired that players who played the best and achieved the highest place among others are preferred to guide to the younger players. So, they command and guide about each and every aspect and share their secret tactics with junior teams. Coaches assumed at first that it is not difficult to guide them and then let them on their own to explore. Once, they put themselves in coach shoes then they become familiar with the difficulties that come with their ways.

Although being a good player doesn’t mean you are a good coach. Coaches also need training and have to learn the basics of coaching. Without this, we cannot expect them to be perfect or beneficial for the team. Coaches have to handle the pressure that comes with the job and have to give proper time to the team in a week to make them excel and perfect in their art. If we talk about the games coaches, several names come to the mind who are superb and flawless in their techniques. Whatever the game is, by merely establishing discipline in the ground and within a team, a coach can get more out of players. Some of the key tactics about which players should be familiar with;

  • Don’t misbehave with the player
  • Maintain discipline with the intent to teach
  • Let the players enjoy themselves
  • Don’t be rude or harsh with them
  • Set rules and write a schedule for them to follow
  • Communicate all rules both verbally and in writing
  • Don’t just give verbal threats, but also go for the action behind the words.

The verdict:

These are some guidelines for coaching, by following all these rules and regulations, a coach can meet the standard. The most important thing is that coach should cooperate and collaborate with the players to help them establishing and maintaining the code of conduct within a team. Being friendly with the players, a coach may overcome the weaknesses and flaws of the players and can help fighting through them.