Please Vote For Us! Deadline Is November 30.

vote-for-us-badge-small@2xHere at Arnica Clinic, we always put people first. We are the people’s business! And we prove it everyday with our services. We are happy to announce that we are nominated for the Premier’s People’s Choice award as part of the annual Small Business BC Awards contest, but we need your help to win! So please vote for us, there is only a few days left until Nov 30!

You can vote for us by clicking on the image to the left, or by following this link

When you get to the Small Business BC Awards website, simply click on the purple “Nominate Now” box located near the top right of the page.

Thank you!


Open House: “Beauty inside and out!” November 21 5:00-9:00 pm

Let’s get together again  at Arnica Clinic!

Taste some good wine with healthy refreshments, sample some of our services,  and talk about health and beauty.

You can even take care of your holiday shopping and get your VIP list done. What could be better than the gift of health and well-being?

Our Open Hose  special promotions will make it easier on your budget

Here is what our practitioners have to offer:

  • Buy Premium  package of 3 Colon Hydrotherapy sessions for $236,  and get One month Free  of unlimited use of Whole Body Vibration Therapy ($52.5 value)
  • With a purchase of any two clothing items of Firma Energywear receive a free pair of socks ($35 value)
  • Buy 3 acupuncture sessions for $130 and save $60 (Gloria Acupuncture / Andrew Kim )
  • Buy 3 get 3 Free! Pre-pay for 3 clinical Facials and receive 3 Free upgrade Peels (to be done on the day of your treatments) Valued at $87 (Skindulgence Spa)
  • Purchase any GM Collin products valued at $139 or more ( pre tax) & receive your choice of either a $20 Gift Certificate towards your next clinical facial or a package of 20 Ceramides valued at $39.95 (Skindulgence Spa)
  • 30% off Aromatherapy infused Jed Stone Massage  (Doriana Holistic)
  • $50  for 60 min.  Swedish massage. This offer  ends on November 31 2013.  Take advantage of this offer and buy Gift Certificates now!   (Doriana Holistic)

There will be lots of door prizes from our friends and sponsors!  

Cloud 9 Float Spa,  Firma Energywear,  Euro Food Tri-City,  Cobs Bread,  Art Knapp Port Coquitlam, Coquiltam florists, PixieFelt, Arnica Clinic, and more!

See you on November 21 5-9 pm !



Health Education Seminar at the Arnica Clinic!

Discover the Power of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils in Healthcare – Ancient Secrets rediscovered by Modern Day Science!


Presented by: Tinesja Vanel, BCHT

Tinesja is a board certified colon hydrotherapist and health coach.  She has practiced this profession for over 20 years helping hundreds of people to reach better health, harmony and joy in their lives. She is passionate about sharing knowledge of how to incorporate therapeutic grade Essential Oils into our daily health regimens, a major old and often forgotten health tool

Tuesday November 5, 2013

7 – 9 pm

Learn how  only the highest quality Essential Oils are acceptable to use for health improvement

Find out how some simple life style adjustments can give you better health and happiness

The secret: Purifying and protecting your body, mind & emotional health on a daily basis!

Transform your body to: better sleep, more energy, clarity of mind,

November Special of incredible value!

Only $50 for 60 min Swedish Massage –

Swedish Massage – the classic form of relaxation massage.

It reduces stress, both emotional and physical.

Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapotement, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.

Other benefits:

-shortens recovery time from muscular strain

– increase circulation without increasing the heart load

– stretches the ligaments and tendons

– stimulates the skin

– soothes the nervous system.

For appointments please call Doriana Donciu at 604.719.4079






What’s new at Arnica?

Hi Arnica Fiends!

I just want to share with you some news and promotions:

A new acupuncturist Andrew Kim has recently joined our team. Check our website to learn more about him.

His latest promotion is Deep Heat Far Infra Red Massage $32/hour for first time clients.

Doriana’s new promotion is valid until November 10:

Free Revitalizing Foot & Leg treatment with any Reflexology session (regular) or package purchased during October 2013.

This  treatment begins with an aromatherapy herbal  foot bath followed by a balancing and de-stressing reflexology session. By reducing blockages, stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to restore the flow of blood to the whole body.

After reflexology, an invigorating witch hazel and mint infusion cool mist is applied. It will leave your feet and legs refreshed, rejuvenated and revived.

A non greasy refreshing and vitalizing leg  balm application  will complete the treatment.

A relaxing treatment option for individuals with poor peripheral circulation in their feet. Suitable for diabetics.

Mark you Calendars for following events:

 Two Days of Raw Food Classes with Ilana Bissonette! Now open for registration. Class are Oct 23 and Oct 24 spaces are *limited* so register early to reserve your spot.

You will receive Ilana’s raw food recipe book *FREE*with over 150 sensational raw food preparations beautifully illustrated!!! And that is only one of the many bonuses…see below for full details. Yum…I cant wait to share all the goodness with you…

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The light at the end of the tunnel: antibiotics

Light at the end of the tunnel

“… antibiotics could be deactivated after use so that they no longer accumulate in the environment where they encourage the emergence of superbugs…”


Scrolling through the news I am accustomed to being bombarded with stories of the Democrat-Republican tug-o-war and the latest antics of some Kardashian. Today however, it was something different that caught my eye.

As an alternative therapist, or for that matter a health conscious individual, I try to keep my use of antibiotics to a minimum and encourage everyone around me to do the same. That being said, we’ve all heard about the time-bomb that is antibiotics. Ergo, one can understand my excitement when I came across the above article in BBC news.


What do you think? Are you optimistic about the future of our medicinal advancements?


Let us know!


A Powerful Way to Enhance the Detoxification Process

Dry Skin Brushing

Dry Brushing was recommended by the Finnish medical doctor Dr., Paavo Airola for his patients 30 years ago and is still popular in European spas and many cancer treatment centers today. The Russians, Turks and Scandinavians have used this treatment for centuries. The technique is also known as Lymphatic Body Brushing.

Lymphatic System – Stimulating Lymph Flow

The lymphatic system is an essential part of our circulatory system. It’s the body’s housekeeper composed of a tiny, delicate network of lymphatic vessels all over the body that pump the lymph around the body.

Along the lymphatic pathways are collections of lymph nodes – 400 to 700 of them – dotted around the body. These filter and purify the lymph, reclaim fluid and break down pathogens and toxins. As well as cleansing and detoxifying, the lymph system reclaims digested fats and proteins, the body’s source of energy, and adds them to the body’s circulation.

The superficial lymph vessels terminate just below the outer layer of skin and flow back into the deeper lymphatic vessels. Any blockage at the superficial lymphatic level will result in congestion throughout the whole lymphatic system.

Skin-brushing is considered an excellent way to stimulate the activity of the entire lymphatic system – though no formal studies exist to demonstrate its effectiveness. It can also be a useful addition to any detox regime.

Skin – Improve the Texture and Appearance of the Skin; Diminish Cellulite

Although dry brushing advantages are obviously not only skin deep, this technique does provide extraordinary cosmetic benefits. Dry brushing exfoliates the skin and removes the outer layer of dull, dry skin. The appearance of the skin is noticeably softer and brighter. Dry skin brushing keeps toxins from polluting the skin, which promotes a clear, supple complexion. People who use this technique regularly notice reduced cellulite and better muscle tone.

Blood Circulation – Stimulates Peripheral Blood Circulation

Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes. Increased surface blood flow begins entering the areas brushed. Not only can this help speed healing of damaged tissue, but it brings oxygen and nutrients resulting in glowing skin.

Nervous system –Stimulates Cutaneous Mechanoreceptors

Dry skin brushing improve the function of the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.

20 min session – $15.00 + tax
Add to any spa massage – free


Prevention of the Preventative Measure

An excerpt from article in Common Ground that raises questions about screening and testing where it may not be necessary.


Two impressive victories in the prevention propaganda war concerned widely promoted forms of medical screening, which promise to save us from the scourge of cancer. These victories reveal the large gaps between what many specialists say – about getting a mammogram or a PSA test – and the evidence gleaned from high-quality screening research. The year’s biggest triumph came when Danish researcher Peter C. Gøtzsche published an editorial in theCanadian Medical Association Journal noting, “The best method we have to reduce the risk of breast cancer is to stop the screening program.” He threw down the gauntlet by asking readers – mostly Canadian doctors – one simple question: “Which country will be first to stop mammography screening?”

Remember, mammography screening is looking for disease in otherwise healthy women.

Also in 2012, the PSA test – to evaluate a man’s level of ‘prostate specific antigen,’ a potential sign of prostate cancer – was deemed to cause more harm than good when the major independent screening group in the US – the United States Preventive Services Task force (USPSTF) – concluded it shouldn’t be offered to otherwise healthy, asymptomatic men. There is a great danger that men might be harmed through unnecessary treatment, which can often result in incontinence, impotence or both.

Remember, PSA screening is looking for disease in otherwise healthy men.

Essentially, the cleanest, most reliable, research around breast and prostate cancer screening programs showed they are probably harmful for most people being screened. We learned that the tests being promoted often find “pseudodisease” – things in your blood or body that would never have gone on to hurt you. Overly aggressive screening often leads to unnecessary breast and prostate cancer biopsies, surgeries, chemotherapies and drugs.



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