- Massage Therapy
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- Low level Laser Therapy
102-267 West Esplanade
Dr. Tooka FAMILY CHIROPRACTOR Email
Dr. Tooka graduated from Western States Chiropractic
College in September of 1997. She has been practicing in North Vancouver
since February 1998.
Dr. Tooka is currently unavailable to see patients due to an injury.
Dr. Gregg Smillie FAMILY CHIROPRACTOR Email
Dr Gregg Smillie completed his Bachelor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and his Chiropractic Degree and Master Program at Macquarie University in Australia.
Through his 10 years of university and the gap between his programs, Dr Smillie worked as a ski and snowboard instructor, coach, trainer, and course conductor at Whistler Blackcomb.
Since Valentine's Day 2014, Dr Smillie and his wife Sara also spend the majority of their free time celebrating the arrival of their beautiful baby boy Derek.
Jason Cuthbert REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST Email
Jason has been working as a massage therapist since summer of 2000, graduating from the Alexandrian Institute in the top third of his class.
With a lifelong interest in health, fitness and well being, Jason has pursued other complimentary fields of study. First receiving his certification as a Reflexologist in 2004, and then by receiving certification for Reiki in 2007.
It is through this path of study that has developed a unique view of the physical being, and a desire to share it with those interested.
| About Chiropractic|Fees & hours|FAQ|EMG & Thermal Scans|Articles|Lectures|Links|Intake form
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC
The word chiropractic translates from its Greek origin
into "treatment by hand". Chiropractic is a hands-on approach to
healing that emphasizes correction of vertebral dysfunction or derangement.
It is this dysfunction that directly or indirectly causes irritation
to the joints, ligaments, muscles or nerves throughout the body.
Through the use of high-velocity, low-amplitude, specific and safe
spinal "adjustments", the Doctor of Chiropractic is able to relieve
the pressures exerted on these structures and restore proper spinal
function with the purpose of optimizing health.
CHIROPRACTICE CARE: A HEALTHIER YOU
Most people think of chiropractic as the treatment
of neck and back pain. While being very useful in this mode,
chiropractic has a lot more to offer you and your family.
Due to the close relationship between your spine and your
nervous system, your entire health and well-being can be affected.
How is that possible? The controlling system in
your body is your nervous system. It consists of your brain,
spinal cord and nerves. Your spinal cord and nerves act like
phone lines in the body, relaying messages from your brain
to your body and vice versa.
In order for you body to function at it’s fullest
all the nerves that are leaving your spine have to function
at their 100%. When there are misalignments present in the
spine, pressure can be put on these nerves and affect their
function. This is called a Subluxation.
The chiropractor's main objective is to identify
and correct one or more subluxations of the spine so that
the nervous system may be restored to normal function, a condition
which in turn gives the body the tools it needs to cure itself
of any malfunctions.
It only takes a relatively minor misalignment
or dysfunction for the vital nerve channels to be disrupted.
Disrupt the body's communication system, no matter how minor
the disruption, and there's bound to be an accumulating problem
at the end of the line. And, in essence, opening and then
keeping open the spinal nerve channels so that body itself
can do its own healing, is what chiropractic is all about.
What are cold lasers?
Cold lasers are a class of low level lasers (LLL) which are often referred to as soft lasers, therapeutic lasers, healing lasers or low level laser therapy. They are low powered lasers which do not cut or burn the tissue; rather they work to gently donate energy or waves of photons to rejuvenate the cell.
How do soft lasers work?
Low level lasers are very popular because they donate energy to cells which stimulates the mitochondria or the part of the cell which makes energy which is called ATP. ATP or Adenosinetriphosphate is the energy molecule which governs 80 - 90% of the cells' activities.
Cold lasers or healing lasers work in much the same way that sunlight on a garden works. The sunlight donates energy in the form of photons which in turn stimulates plants and vegetables to grow faster and more efficiently. Low level lasers work in the same way of donating photons or energy which in turn regenerates tissue and cells.
Where can low level lasers be used?
Soft healing lasers are being used in all facets of health care from doctors and physicians to alternative health providers such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, osteopaths, massage therapists, Veterinarians and healers.
For years healing lasers were primarily used by health practitioners such as chiropractors and veterinarians because of the high cost of laser technology. Now with less expensive laser technology many lay people are also taking advantage of the amazing healing properties of laser therapy and are purchasing their own soft lasers. Scalar Wave Lasers have been designed for both the lay person and health provider.
Is the laser FDA approved?
The Scalar Wave Laser System is FDA registered for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation.
NOW FDA CLEARED, Health Canada Cleared, Health Mexico Cleared, TGA Australia Cleared and CE Cleared for Europe & the UK!
With an FDA Over The Counter (OTC) Clearance, Scalar Wave Lasers are equally desirable by home users and seasoned practitioners alike. These esteemed clearances have paved the way for independent distributors such as myself to share this amazing technology with health minded people worldwide.
Effective January 6, 2011 the laser and all three probes have been given Health Canada Certification. The Quantum wave Laser is now approved as a Class 3 Medical Device in Canada
What are scalar waves?
Scalar waves are revolutionary neutral waves of energy. They do not have polarity and therefore do not travel in a linear fashion from past to present. They are unified field energy which is profoundly effective for neutralizing chronic pain, stress, dis-ease and cell memory of any kind.
All polarity is, in effect, a contraction of the unified field and what makes scalar waves so unique is that they are able to unwind and clear these contractions. This works in much the same way that an old cassette tape works. If you want to clear the information you simply change the polarity which neutralizes the information.
What makes your Scalar Wave Laser unique?
The Scalar Wave Laser is the first truly quantum laser rejuvenation system. The Scalar Wave Laser is revolutionary in its' ability to neutralize and clear cell memory. This unique feature is made possible by our patent pending scalar wave technology.
It is said that every 7-8 years we replace every cell of our body. Then why is it that so many people are not fully recovering from injuries and dis-ease 10, 20 and even 30 years later? Researchers have discovered something called cellular memory where cells pass on this tainted memory every time they divide and replicate. Since then the question has been how can we clear this cellular memory and give our cells and tissues a better chance at full recovery free from the tainted memories of the past?
Technology is Moving us in the Right Direction:
Thanks to the Scalar Wave Laser and the very unique Scalar Wave technology that is incorporated into it, we have made a step in the right direction. All low level lasers donate energy in order to rejuvenate the cell. What makes the Scalar Wave laser truly unique is the ability to clear the cell memory. Cell memory is the stress or tension pattern underneath all injury and dis-ease. Scalar Wave proprietary technology activates scalar waves, which neutralize all polarity and shift the cell memory.
A Quote from Paul Weisbart SWL Inventor:
"This quantum laser approach can be applied to any injuries, stress, tension, dis-ease, or to activate the key body systems such as the glands, organs, chakras, meridians or any of the cells which make up the body. The universe is filled with coherent neutral energy or space. When people become stressed and tense they hold onto cellular memory, which renders the body incoherent. When the body is incoherent it no longer taps into the vast reservoir of space and neutral energy.
Our approach to lasers is to unwind and clear this cellular memory so that the body can relax, unwind and open up to the abundant energy of the universe. When it does this, injuries, stress and dis-ease disappear. This energy, when it flows and is abundant, is vital and full of life."
Are Low Level Lasers Safe?
The answer is a resounding YES. When Low Level Lasers are used correctly, they are very safe. The most important safety regulation is to avoid pointing a laser at the eye.
Scalar wave Laser - Main Unit
The Scalar wave Laser is our main cold laser model
It has 16 5 mw laser diodes in 650 nm or red spectrum and in the 780 nm or infra red spectrum, and unique violet LED's with high powered narrow beam width to help soften the light. All of our lasers use revolutionary patented scalar wave technology, are portable and easy to use
Optional Probes for use with the Scalar Wave Laser
780 nm Infrared 100mW – used for Pain, Musculoskeletal System, Hard Tissue, Bones, Teeth, Tendons, Ligaments, smoking cessation and weight control.
650 nm Red 100mW – used for Pain, Inflammation, Scar Reduction, Wounds, Burns, Skin Care, Wrinkles and Acne.
405nm Violet 100mW – used for Anti-Aging, Pain Relief, Acne, Wrinkles, Muscles and Nerves. The 405nmViolet carries more information than all other wavelengths and works at all depths. It is a top performer when it comes to destroying bacteria, fighting infections and supporting the healing of skin lesions.
The Quantum laser approach
Quantum laser can be applied to any injury, stress, tension, dis-ease, or to activate body systems such as glands, chakras, meridians or any of the cells which make up the body.
Optimize your health using a gentle, pain free, side effects free, non-invasive alternative health solution that supports psychological, spiritual and physical well being.
Quantum laser brings one to 'Still point'. When life becomes pleasurable because the glands, instead of releasing adrenaline and cortisol, the glands start to release other compounds which are based in bliss, joy, love, peace and happiness.
The healing potential of scalar waves is phenomenal. Tom Bearden, a scalar wave pioneer expressed it like this,
“The medical implications are enormous. By just reversing the damaged cells back to a previous physical state, this gives physics mechanism for controlled cellular dedifferentiation, in biology terms. Physicians will time-reverse diseased, damaged or aged cells back to an earlier healthy condition, including all the cellular genetics. Normal cells are just reversed to a slightly younger condition.”
“The laser treatment speeds up cell repair & stimulates the immune, lymphatic, & vascular systems.” -- Paul Sibert, M.D. Chief of Neurology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Cold Laser Research Literature and Information
Laser Technology Overview
In 1917, Albert Einstein established the physical principle of “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” thus paving the way for the development of the laser. In June 1960, Theodoro H. Maiman constructed the world’s first laser using a ruby crystal, now known as the ruby laser. In 1965, doctors Sinclair, Knoll and Mester pioneered the way for therapeutic lasers through their research with human tissue. These lasers do not cut or destroy tissue, but biostimulate the tissue creating a therapeutic curative effect.
Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. The body is able to absorb this external energy on a cellular level and transform light energy into chemical energy, which the body uses to accelerate the normal healing rate of tissue for a wide range of ailments.
To view clinical studies go to: http://www.quantumwavelasers.com/pdf/quantumwave-clinical-studies.pdf
Neurofeedback and Quantum Wave Laser when done together, have a more powerful result. For more information please see: www.healingpotential.ca
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WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY
A process of manual manipulation of the body’s muscular
and soft tissue structure through a variety of techniques ranging
form relaxation to clinical and therapeutic applications. The benefits
are increased range of motion and flexibility, stress reduction,
and improved circulation helping to achieve an overall feeling of
Neurofeedback|Reiki|Fees & hours|Forms|Links
WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?
Neurofeedback is a learning technique by which the brain improves its function by receiving information about its own brain waves. Neurofeedback works by challenging the brain to make different waves which seems to awaken the brain's self-regulation mechanism. We nudge the brain's firing pattern in the direction of a healthier balance. The brain teaches itself to normalize. The brain tries to maintain a balance, we push and it pushes back, resisting a rapid change in one direction or another. This is why Neurofeedback results are not rapid. We can change the brain and nervous system, if we give it enough time and the appropriate feedback.
What is NeurOptimal™ System?
NeurOptimal™ is considered by many to be the most highly evolved form of Neurofeedback available today. After more than 20 years in the neuroscience field and related disciplines, Dr. Valdeane Brown and Dr. Susan Cheshire Brown, Zengar Institute founders, have developed a safe, effective system that gives feedback directly to your brain allowing it to regulate itself more efficiently.
How Do I Know it Really Works?
After training thousands of clients during 1.2 million hours of training over the last 8 years, trainers around the world have shown NeurOptimal™ to be 100% safe and reporting higher efficacy levels* than those claimed for many medications
* Zengar Institute Survey of Trainers Dec 2008 “NeurOptimal™ is not a medical treatment. NeurOptimal™ trainers neither diagnose nor treat, medical disorders.”
The Benefits of NeurOptimal™
Though NeurOptimal™ is not a medical treatment for illnesses, many people have experienced relief from physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.
Athletes, business professionals, students and musicians have also experienced enhanced performance. It is beneficial for ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, PTSD, depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress, addictions, brain injury, migraines, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, PMS, menopausal issues, seizures, immune system disorders and more.
What Happens In a Brain Training Session?
During a NeurOptimal™ brain training session, you wear two tiny sensors on your head and ear clips on your ears that record your brain waves. You sit in a comfortable chair and listen to music while watching a never-repeating fractal image or a movie. The music and images respond to your brainwaves as unproductive brain patterns create brief interruptions in the music or visual display. These interruptions signal the brain to self-correct into a more natural, relaxed and effective pattern. After a 20 to 40 minute session you feel refreshed, relaxed, and in a higher state of mental alertness and flow.
Is Your Brain Functioning Efficiently?
Your brain is capable of optimal functioning, but when your central nervous system is off kilter your brain operates inefficiently.
Symptoms of a malfunctioning central nervous system can include:
- Memory problems
- Poor performance on tasks
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling low or sad
- Difficulty paying attention
- Over activity
- Feeling anxious
- Head aches
- Catching colds and infections
- Feeling stressed and overwhelm
What stops our brain from functioning efficiently?
THE BIG 6
- Medications (including alcohol)
- Emotional distress
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms,
you may need orthotics:
- Neck Pain
- Relieve Associated Headaches
- Improve Quality of Sleep
The Mediflow pillow with its water layer at the
base, provides outstanding comfort and responsive support
for the head and neck.
- It continuously responds to changes in your sleeping position.
- It adjusts to fit your shape.
- The firmness can be personalized to your preferred comfort
There are many changes in head and neck position
- You need a pillow that can respond to head motion and
provide continuous support
Everyone’s body shape and size is different.
- You need a pillow that can adjust to fit you
Pillow firmness is a matter of personal taste.
- You need a pillow that can be personalized to the level
of firmness that is comfortable for you
CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms,
you may need orthotics:
- Lower back pain
- Tired, aching legs
- Weak ankles
- Knee pain
- Heel pain
- Poor posture
- Bunions and corns
These custom –fitted shoe inserts work quickly
and naturally by restoring the entire foot’s structure, both
skeletal and muscular, to the correct position. In turn, ankles
and legs regain their natural balance.
The Back Support combines back and side
support to help correct posture and ease spinal discomfort.
Can be used in the home or office to reduce
the build up of tension... An essential item for anyone
wishing to look after their posture.
The knee tech space-foam pillow, reduces strain
on the hips, back and knees, while you sleep.
Prevents and reduces:
- Low back pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
Pain relief that works
- Back and Neck pain
- Sore Muscles
- Arthritis pain
- Muscle pain
- Hip, leg, knee pain
- Painful joints
- Sports injury pain
- Shoulder-arm discomfort
What is biofreeze?
An internationally known chemist developed BIOFREEZE
with ILEX while experimenting with several formulations to
relieve his grandmother’s arthritis pain. His work led him
to the herb ILEX, which is extracted from a holly shrub grown
in South America and used by the Paraguay Indians. Upon furthur
refinements, this complex, exotic and powerful formulation
ultimately became BIOFREEZE.
How biofreeze works:
Biofreeze relieves pain by using cold therapy.
This long lasting, deep penetrating pain relief can last up
to several hours.
Cost: $22.00 (4 oz )