On The Go Osteo

Evaluation: We work with you to help you improve your lifestyle. We have a detailed patient intake form and sit down to speak with you about any issues you have concerning why you have taken the appointment. We have a discussion about your goals and general health. Following the discussion, we will go through a postural assessment, functional assessment, explanations and observations and speak about our treatment strategy. Treatment: During the treatment, the practitioner will explain what we are finding and always maintain a high level of communication to ensure the patient’s comfort. You will be asked to wear lose fitting clothing in order to aid the practitioner with proper movements. In the case of long lasting chronic pain, you recognize that what has been there for years, will not disappear in one or two steps. You are ready to do follow-ups with our practitioners (emails or text messages) in order to constantly improve and refine your treatment plan so you are fully successful in your recovery. Progression Plan: After your session, you may be asked to schedule a follow up treatment. You will also be asked to communicate with the practitioner two-three days following your treatment. At this point you can ask questions. The practitioner will also be giving you a home program to aid your recovery. You will also have a specific training plan in order to maintain and keep improving. This plan will evolve as you progress. Private trainers are available through On The Go Osteo, who can assist in your progression.
On The Go Osteo
On The Go Osteo
10 Ways Acupuncture Can Help Women

1) Menstrual issues
Acupuncture encourages the blood to flow more freely, helping to regulate cycles and alleviate the cramps, headaches, and other pains often associated with menstruation.

2) Menopause and perimenopause
Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective for treating menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Along with Chinese herbs, acupuncture offers a safe and natural solution to the hormonal fluctuations all women experience.

3) Endometriosis
The heavy bleeding, backache, severe cramping, and abdominal pain and swelling that often accompany endometriosis are very receptive to acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture restores flow to the blood and the Qi, relieving the stagnation.

4) Infertility
Endometriosis and an irregular menstrual cycle are both key factors in female infertility. Acupuncture treatments by a skilled Chinese medicine practitioner direct blood flow to the reproductive organs and help regulate menstrual cycles.

5) Pregnancy and postpartum support
Acupuncture can relieve the lower back and pelvic discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as the morning sickness. After delivery, many women find acupuncture treatments essential for rebuilding their Qi and blood, increasing milk supply, and dealing with postpartum depression.

6) Fibromyalgia
Women comprise close to 90 percent of the 5 million Americans with fibromyalgia. Because acupuncture is such an effective pain reducer, it’s not surprising that research indicates acupuncture “may have a beneficial role” in treating fibromyalgia symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.

7) Insomnia and sleep disturbances
Several clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and duration. For the 40 percent of U.S. women who experience insomnia, this is good news.

8) Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture can be just as effective as antidepressants, without any of the side effects. For the 12 million women in the U.S. with depression, this, too, is good news. Treatments help with stress management, lower blood pressure, and tamp down anxiety-based panic attacks.

9) Addiction recovery
Addiction treatment programs increasingly use a combination of conventional medicine and acupuncture. Recovery from drug, alcohol, and smoking addictions can be made easier when acupuncture helps to quell the stress, anxiety, and depression women often encounter while trying to let go of addictive habits and behaviors.

10) Skin rejuvenation
Acupuncture generates blood flow to the face, reducing puffiness and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. The anti-aging effects of a circulatory-system-stimulating session can do wonders for a woman’s appearance and mood.

On The Go Osteo
On The Go Osteo
3 Key Ways Acupuncture Supports Men’s Health

1) Improvements in athletic performance and recovery
You don’t have to be a professional sports player to use acupuncture for treating injuries, relieving muscle tightness and pain, or curing musculoskeletal imbalances. Acupuncture can help improve athletic performance in even the most casual weekend warrior in a multitude of ways:
Reduces inflammation
Increases strength
Improves range of motion
Increases flexibility
Stimulates tissue repair
Increases VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake) and anaerobic threshold
Accelerates post-exercise recovery after intense exertion resulting in less muscle soreness and reduced heart rate, oxygen consumption, and blood lactate

2) Improvements in seasonal allergies
If you suffer from pollen allergies, you know how irritating, or even disabling, the runny or stuffy nose and headaches can be. A 2013 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that, after two months of treatment, acupuncture improved symptoms in people who tested positive for pollen allergies and experienced seasonal allergic rhinitis. Not only did acupuncture lessen the severity of the symptoms, it reduced the amount of allergy medication (antihistamines) the participants required. However, researchers discovered that these benefits stopped sometime during the two months following the end of treatment. The moral of this study? Get regular, consistent acupuncture treatments to keep your seasonal allergies under control.

3) Improvements in sexual vitality and functioning
Chinese medicine practitioners know how important the kidneys are for sexual function. An imbalance can deplete energy, reduce stamina, and lower your libidinal motivation. Regular acupuncture treatments not only help increase desire and sexual stamina, they can also increase sperm quality, quantity, and motility and reduce structural defects – all important in treating male-related infertility issues. There is also evidence that acupuncture treatments can be very helpful for men experiencing erectile dysfunction.

On The Go Osteo
On The Go Osteo
Acupuncture and PTSD

The oldest documented medical system to recognize the connection between body and mind, Chinese medicine is an optimum treatment choice for trauma victims. There are several forms of trauma. Perhaps the best known is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is a condition formed after a person undergoes a harrowing physical or emotional event such as a war experience, car crash, natural disaster, or extreme emotional loss. Trauma can also relate to the anxiety, depression, and grief that can develop after a tragic event.

Chinese medicine is particularly effective for trauma relief because the method of diagnosis involves searching for the root of a person’s distress, rather than merely treating the symptoms. By thoroughly investigating the cause of a patient’s stress disorder, origin and continuing source of discomfort and fear is recognized and more readily conquered. Whether a treatment occurs quickly after a traumatic event has been experienced or years later, acupuncture can help relieve tension.

If you think you suffer from post traumas in your life, feel free to book in with and she will create a personalized protocol to help you through your mental, physical and emotional pains.
On The Go Osteo
On The Go Osteo
Pelvic Inflammation and how Acupuncture can help:

Our patients often ask how acupuncture boosts fertility.
One of the ways is by reducing inflammation in the reproductive system.

I recently came across this little study showing acupuncture’s anti-inflammatory effects for pelvic inflammatory disease.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is acute inflammation in your reproductive organs. It is a complication often caused by STIs, like chlamydia or gonorrhea.

With a recent rise in reported STIs cases in Canada, there is an increased risk of women developing the pelvic inflammatory disease.

It’s concerning as you may not realize you have PID. Symptoms may be mild, or you may not feel any difference at all. However, if you have symptoms like
Pain in your lower abdomen; Fever;

An unusual discharge with a bad odor from your vagina;
Pain and/or bleeding when you have intercourse;
Burning sensation when you urinate;
or bleeding between periods,
get yourself checked as soon as possible. It’s important as untreated PID may have major long-term consequences, including ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, recurring PID, and blocked Fallopian tubes.

As a result, 1 in 8 women with a history of PID have difficulties getting pregnant.

Li our teacher in Acupucture and head therapist will help you on you way to heal. She is very comfortable and open to treating these issues. Feel free to book online with her:

On The Go Osteo
On The Go Osteo
Acupuncture and Fertility

Can fertility acupuncture help depression? Sounds like it has nothing to do with each other. But let’s have a closer look.

Relax and it will happen, they say. Does your stress cause infertility or does the emotional rollercoaster of not being able to conceive lead to stress and depression? Stress and infertility – a classic Catch-22?

Couples with infertility have increased levels of anxiety and depression. This is a fact. Infertility causes significant distress.

Unmanaged depression can have a negative effect on a couple’s relationship. It affects libido in both partners, it even has a toll on sperm quality. Furthermore, men who have major depression are less likely to conceive a child. And women with severe symptoms have 38 per cent fewer conceptions each month.

So what should you do? Are there any safe treatment options?

Many studies have explored and showed the negative effects of antidepressants on pregnancy and on a baby. We are not yet certain how these drugs affect fertility.

For instance, women undergoing medical treatment for depression are more likely to miscarry. The same study links the use of antidepressants and male infertility. If you are in a position to choose, discuss non-pharmaceutical treatment with your doctor.

Li helps with fertility, please book in an appointment with her to have your own personal protocol.

On The Go Osteo
On The Go Osteo
Acupuncture and Sleep

A good restorative night’s sleep is just a dream for almost a third of us.

Your doctor may tell you that insomnia is not considered to be a disease, but can lead to serious physical and mental conditions.

In fact, according to Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, lack of sleep is literally killing us.

Lack of sleep may affect the quality of life, affect your concentration, lead to accidents behind the wheel and at work.

Effects of disrupted sleep, and why you should not delay the treatment

Cancer – 40% increased risk: large population studies showed that people who have less than 6 hours of sleep a night have 40% increased the risk of cancer vs people who sleep 7 or more hours. In another study, mice who had fragmented sleep developed tumours that were twice as large

Reproductive health:

Female: Women with sleep disorders are 3.7 times more likely to experience infertility. Shift work can lead to irregular menstrual cycles. Harvard University researchers have shown that shift workers had fewer eggs capable of developing into healthy embryos.

Male: Sleeping too little or too long may affect sperm DNA, sperm count, survival, and motility.

Alzeimers – Stanford University and Washington Medical School have shown that poor sleep increases the levels of two Alzheimer’s-associated proteins including amyloid beta and tau. Treating sleep disorders in older adults results in a delay of Alzheimer’s by years.

Obesity and Weight Gain – the reduced duration of sleep associated with weight gain. You are more hungry and more likely to binge eat when you did not get proper sleep.

Diabetes – perfectly healthy people who had sleep restricted to 4 hours a night had blood glucose similar to prediabetes

Heart disease – 45% increased risk of developing or dying from HD. Losing 1 hour of sleep related to daylight savings increases the risk of heart attack by 25%.

If you would like to stay on top of your sleep take an appointment with Li and she will help you get back on track to help prevent future issues.


I highly

“Extremely friendly and helpful! Really appreciated the work she did on me to fix my hips! Highly recommend. Super convenient for anyone in the downtown core.”
— S. D’Urbano

I learned a great

“I was told by my cousin to go see an osteo. A day after searching on google, I got to see her after some scheduling adjustments. Speaking of her, from first impression, she’s great. You can sense the passion she has for her field and helping her patients. I learned a great deal from my visit. Looking forward to my next visit to see how where I’m at physically and to get more advice and knowledge from her.”
—E. Baluyot


” I’ve had 3 sessions with Cheryl. She was really professional and super nice. She has demonstrated professionalism on several occasions with follow-ups.
Thank you again for this wonderful service. It’s a nice experience.”
— R. Abdalla

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