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Network Chiropractic News – July 2017

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Announcements, Featured | Comments Off on Network Chiropractic News – July 2017

Network Chiropractic News – July 2017

Do you ever think about when you started your Network Chiropractic care? I remember when I saw my Network Chiropractor for the first time. I was suffering and my health was going down. I started care because my friend told me the story of his Network Chiropractor. Did someone share their story with you? Cecile’s Healing Story Cecile has been receiving Network Chiropractic care and she’s experienced radical improvement to her health. When I asked Cecile what it has been like to get Network Chiropractic she said, “I was all hunched over and out of alignment. Breathing was hard. I was so uncomfortable everywhere. There was a cloud over my head – my brain just would not work and my body was working overtime. With Dr. Leo, the cloud has lifted. Everyone is telling me the vitality is back. My body is now able to rest and my brain is back to work. They say that I’m standing taller, that I look amazing. And, I feel much better.” Every day, people like Cecile are getting their lives back because of Network Chiropractic. There are so many more who don’t know a Network Chiropractor can help. Thank you for sharing your story of Network Chiropractic. Stories of blood pressure going down. A full night’s sleep for the first time in ages. Digestion improving. Healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Please keep sharing! Yours in Health, Dr. Leo Why Do Progress Examinations? The goal of Network Chiropractic is to correct your spine. Why is that important? When your spine is in proper alignment, your nervous system can function at its best. With a properly functioning brain and spinal cord, your body can optimally function, heal and repair. This helps lead to pain relief as well, but the ultimate goal is to correct the underlying issue. With progress exams, we check on the progress of your spinal correction. How much is your alignment improving? How much is your nervous system improving, and your function, healing and repair? Do we need to make any tweaks to your care? Progress exams are an integral part of your treatment plan and are scheduled on a regular basis. Summer Classes Somato-Respiratory Integration – Mondays 6:30pm for 20 minutes (included in your treatment plan) Yoga Hour – Unwind from Monday – Mondays 7:15pm for 60 minutes ($10 fee) Traction Class – Thursdays 3:45pm for 15 minutes (included in your treatment plan) Please register with Rekha....

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June 2017 News

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Announcements, Featured | Comments Off on June 2017 News

June 2017 News

June is here! Summer is around the corner. The sun is shining. Vacation is already here for some of us. And for others, it’s busier than ever. What should we do? Meetings, Meetings, Meetings, but What about Me and My Health? For some of us, it’s one meeting after another, long commutes, and taking work home. It’s trying to eat better and exercise more. There’s also family time. And now, you’re committed to your chiropractic care to heal your spine and nervous system. Hundreds of things have already been said about our busy lives, from practical and systematic, to inspirational and profound. What should we believe? We each have a unique calling in life. That calling will take us through seasons that feel like abundance or scarcity. No matter what the experience is like for you – joy, excitement, overwhelm, boredom, despair – there’s a purpose to everything, and today always fits into a big and beautiful picture. What is the big and beautiful picture of your life? Is your health and vitality a part of it? What’s a good way to stay connected to the big picture? Take some quiet time each day to imagine your big picture. Read a good book and journal what you got from it. For me, it’s morning time with the Bible. Yours in Health, Dr. Leo Weekly Classes at Source Somato-Respiratory Integration – Mondays 6:30pm for 20 minutes (included in your treatment plan) Hatha Yoga with Lana – Mondays 7:15pm for 60 minutes ($10 fee) Traction Class – Thursdays 3:45pm for 15 minutes (included in your treatment plan) Please register with Rekha. Planning Your Entrainments and Vacations Is a family vacation or work trip around the corner? When it comes to looking after your spine and nervous system, your weekly entrainments and home exercises are still a priority. Each entrainment builds on the next. If you will miss regular entrainments because you are out of town, or if the office is closed for holiday, please schedule make-up visits in advance to stay on track. Every month, you’ll receive a new 3 month calendar to plan your regular entrainments as well as your make-up...

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May 2017 News

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Announcements, Featured | Comments Off on May 2017 News

May 2017 News

The cherry blossoms have shown up and plants, trees and flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful sight and for some, a challenging time for allergies. Scents and Perfumes at Source Centre Practitioners, patients and practice members at Source are often affected by pollen, smoke, and perfumes. To ensure the best possible air quality at Source, we have been using salt crystal lamps and nebulizers to purify the air. Effective May 1, we are going scent-free to further improve air quality at Source. Scents from natural sources such as essential oils can still be used. If you normally apply perfumes or colognes, we ask that you wait until you have completed your visit at Source before applying. Ask us more about the benefits of going scent-free. Babysitting at Source Centre As a new father, I know how important it is to care for your baby all the time. And that includes during your entrainment time! Starting Monday May 1, Source Centre will be offering complimentary babysitting in the reception room every Monday from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Now you can get and entrained AND have your baby cared for. Breathing Classes using SRI It’s back by popular demand. Lana is back and will be leading Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI) classes on Mondays at 6:30pm right after entrainments complete. Classes are included with everyone’s care plan with Dr. Leo. Classes are 20 minutes in length and will cover 1 stage of SRI. The first class starts Monday May 15. Please reserve your seat with Rekha. Yoga Classes Lana now offers gentle Hatha yoga classes Mondays at 7:30pm. Classes are 60 minutes and begin Monday May 15 after Lana’s 6:30pm SRI class. Please reserve your seat with Rekha. It’s $10 and bring your own mat. Presence in Your Health It’s the cherry blossoms of High Park, Toronto Island, or Trinity Bellwoods. The arrival of a new life. Baby’s first words. Nothing brings you closer than being right there. It’s no different when it comes to your healing process. Healing requires you to be in the process, and putting energy into it. If you find yourself preoccupied during your entrainment and during periods of rest, you are missing a valuable opportunity to participate in your healing. Ask us how you can get more out of your entrainments and your rest time.   Yours in health, Dr....

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Dancing our Way Home with Compassion and Joy

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Dancing our Way Home with Compassion and Joy

Dancing our Way Home with Compassion and Joy

Are you a secret dancer? You love dancing in your living room but might be shy to do it with other people. Maybe you’ve been told or believed that only certain types of people can dance. Everyone is a dancer – even if you “think” you’re not! What is Dance Our Way Home™? Dance Our Way Home™ (DOWH) is a gentle and healing dance practice that takes us on a sacred journey to dive deeply into ourselves and connect with others in a warm and accepting community. DOWH is for everybody who longs to dance and connect their spirits with their bodies. DOWH offers a safe and non-judgmental space to be yourself, just as you are. If you love to dance or would love to dance, regardless of your age, gender, size, shape or fitness level, you are welcome! This practice is especially welcoming for people who may feel shy or reluctant to dance. DOWH offers a chance to feel connected to your own beautiful unique creative spirit. It’s an invitation to experience the joy and rejuvenation of moving, enjoy a sense of belonging and homecoming, and a chance to nourish yourself with self-love and care. DOWH is all are about honouring your own body wisdom and authority. In this practice, there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to move – just what feels right for your body. DOWH can be as gentle or as exuberant as you want. Everyone is invited to move at their own pace and in their own way. A DOWH session offers a mix of free-style and guided dance, relaxation and guided imagery, combined with life-affirming, spiritual principles, ideas and practices. You’ll be led on a spiral dance journey accompanied by a varied and vibrant mix of music – to connect to yourself, to community, and then back home to yourself. You don’t have to worry about following any steps because there are no steps! My Journey with DOWH DOWH was created by Erica Ross and Nan Keyser in 2001 for Sheena’s Place, a support organization for people with eating and body image issues. Erica continued to hone and deepen the practice and in the fall of 2007, she offered DOWH to the community-at-large, for anyone wishing to dance and connect more deeply to themselves and others in sacred connection. I’ve participated in DOWH since 1997 and was thrilled to take the inaugural facilitator training with Erica Ross in 2010. I was immediately drawn to the way DOWH creates such a safe, welcoming and celebratory space to express all of who we are, including the parts we’ve been shy or ashamed of. All expressions are welcome – tentative, tender, sad or roaringly outrageous and ecstatic. DOWH has been a key part of my personal journey, offering a profound way to connect with my bodily wisdom and intuition, the divine feminine, and other kindred spirits travelling a similar path. The non-verbal dimension of the DOWH practice helps me drop deeply into my body and into the hidden places of knowing that lie beneath words. Self-acceptance is the heart of the practice, and has been a key and continuing theme on my own personal journey. Here are 2 of the 10 principles that have had an enormous impact on me and that I come back to again and again, in both my dance practice and my life. Experiencing these principles in action has made DOWH so compelling to me. “Acceptance of self is the way to joy and freedom: When we accept all that we are with no judgment, where there is no right or wrong, good...

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Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine

Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine

The popular treatment known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is actually a modern modification of the +2000 year-old Chinese Medicine and was formed in the early-mid 20th century. In the formation of TCM, important philosophical and practical doctrines from Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) were left behind in order to simplify the medicine and to train new practitioners. By simplifying the medicine, some of the deepest theoretical tools were neglected and in time forgotten. I was very fortunate to study some of this ancient knowledge in my formal training and have continuing learning form the world’s leading experts teaching the classical theories. Here are some of the main differences between Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine: CCM TCM Health is an active process of nourishing life in order to maximize one’s potential Health defined as the absence of symptoms and ailments Individual diagnosis and  treatment Standardized diagnosis and treatment Treating according to individual assessment in conjunction with universal factors of time & space Treating according to patterns using formulas of points Treating the whole person in a holistic approach Treating separate symptoms and systems in the body Mind is primary to body Body is primary to mind Treating according to one’s personal qi and constitution People with similar patterns will be treated similarly Different treatment according to gender No difference between genders Different treatment according to season No consideration to the season Different techniques for treating existing conditions and preventing future ailments Similar principles for treatment and prevention...

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How Network Chiropractic Improves Symptoms

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Featured, Health, Network Chiropractic | Comments Off on How Network Chiropractic Improves Symptoms

How Network Chiropractic Improves Symptoms

It’s common for me to get questions about how Network Chiropractic improves symptoms: “Dr. Leo, how can gentle touches to the spine possibly improve my symptoms? Shouldn’t you be using more force? I need to feel like you’re doing something, don’t I?” Network Chiropractic is a special technique that uses gentle touches to cause the body to self-heal. Many people are not familiar with using low-forces for healing. It’s understandable. Symptoms like pain and stiffness usually involves treatment that is uncomfortable or even painful. Medications can cause dangerous side-effects. Surgery is usually too painful without a local or general anesthetic. We expect that every treatment comes with something unpleasant or risky. We expect to have something “done” to us and be able to “feel” the treatment working, even if it’s painful. Network Chiropractic takes a completely different approach. Treatment consists of a series of one or more precise and gentle adjustments to the spine that cause your body to internally heal the underlying tension and injuries. Even though patients barely notice the adjustments, imperceptible changes start happening in the body right away. Your spine and nervous system being waking up to the pressure and injuries that have been building up. It’s common that people feel more symptoms early in the process because their bodies are becoming more self-aware. And this is the key issue in healing – self-awareness. When I ask patients when their symptoms started, I’m often told, “I’m not exactly sure when I started noticing it.” This is a strong sign of poor self-awareness. Without strong self-awareness, we can’t make changes to our lifestyle to reverse the injuries. Without the self-awareness, symptoms go unnoticed – maybe for months to years – before we recognize a problem. Without self-awareness, our body’s own ability to heal is diminished. Network Chiropractic specializes in teaching you and your nervous system the ability to be self-aware and self-heal. No painful or risky treatment. No dangerous side-effects. A Network Chiropractor is not “doing” something to you, instead she is teaching your body how to recognize what’s happening inside and “do” the healing itself just as nature intended. Yours in health, Dr. Leo   PS: If you found this information helpful, please email us for a consultation to find out how Network Chiropractic can help you....

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