Halo Healing Osteopathic Care

Halo Healing Osteopathic Care Wellness center focused on healing with Osteopathic Care (Pediatric and Adult), Kangen Water, and Ceragem Automated Thermal Massage.

03/20/2024

My colleague and fellow Osteopathic Manual Practitioner,
spends his work life in service to helping others.
Now he and his beautiful family are in need of help.
His 11 year old son (born 15 October 2012), Caius, suffers from a rare liver disease, alpha one antitrypsin deficiency.
Now, his liver is failing him. He has months, not years.

They need a living donor to save his life.

There are many ways to help, but sharing this website is the easiest way to help find willing donors. 70-80% of those who apply are rejected based on anatomical incompatibilities.

You can give a second birth to Caius. It is the ultimate hero’s story. This chapter can have a beautiful ending.
But we need your help…
For the next chapter to begin…

https://www.kissesforcaius.com/...

A new recent study (27k+ppl): The earlier that kids get smartphones, the worse their mental health becomes as adults.Own...
06/03/2023

A new recent study (27k+ppl): The earlier that kids get smartphones, the worse their mental health becomes as adults.
Owning a cell phone younger predicts decreased self worth, motivation, resilience, and an increase in sadness, anxiety, and depression, especially for girls.

CMAJ Podcasts: author interview at https://soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/190434-ana

The recommendation is to wait until high school, but the reality is that parents need to be acutely aware of this correlation in order to provide the appropriate support and conversations for their children to foster reality and resilience.

https://www.cmaj.ca/content/192/6/E136

Dr. Karline Treurnicht Naylor and Dr. Elia Abi-Jaoude chat about the rise in social media and smartphone usage in adolescents and the mounting evidence that this may be linked to the increasing rates

Spring is here, and there is so much to share. Fate has surrounded me with some pretty incredible practitioners within o...
03/30/2023

Spring is here, and there is so much to share. Fate has surrounded me with some pretty incredible practitioners within our building. Allow me to introduce you to my newest neighbours and colleagues.

PHYSIOTHERAPY:
Svetlana Marianer MSc. PT specializes in pelvic floor therapy. With a background in sports, she also has a particular interest in orthopaedic care, the prevention and treatment of sport injuries, and the biomechanics of movement.
Connect with her at: [email protected]

MASSAGE THERAPY RMT: Lienne Cole, Registered Massage Therapist. (pronounced “Lay-anne”)
In addition to over 10 years of practice, Lienne is also certified in musculoskeletal acupuncture, hot stone therapy, ultrasound, Suikodo, myofascial release, cranialsacral, and K-taping
Contact: [email protected]

REFLEXOLOGY & REIKI
Vanna is an award - winning Complementary Healthcare Therapist with a specialization in Reflexology. This April, Vanna will be celebrating 15 years as a Reflexologist! Vanna is also a Reiki Master/ Teacher, Mindfulness Master Practitioner, and a certified practitioner of a number of various additional modalities.
Contact: thekoruphoenix.business.site

THAI MASSAGE
Sara Salehi and Emilee Isen
Continue to offer incredible Thai massages services. I didn’t even know how incredible this experience was until I tried it. If you have not yet, I encourage you to try.
Sara: [email protected]
Emilee: emilee@sukhayogaca

How incredible to have all these modalities under one roof!
If you are curious about which one might best fit your current situation, feel free to connect, and I can help to lead you the right lady for the job.

Im looking forward to what the season will bring. It is truly a joy and pleasure to work with you all. Wish you all the very best that this season has to offer.

Joke cred shout out to my daughter for making it up.

Sincerely,
Sharon Cheng Ghafour M.OMSc
Halo Healing, Owner

Before there was 007, there was Team 07. The women of The American School Osteopathy, class 1907. Look at their logo..."...
03/03/2023

Before there was 007, there was Team 07. The women of The American School Osteopathy, class 1907. Look at their logo...
" ☠️ Osteopathy ". God I love Osteopathy, I love how the founder A.T. Still always insisted on the inclusion of women and people of all races in his school, and how from its genesis, it always just made sense. 💚

to the lovely ladies of the Class of American School of Osteopathy’s 1907 Women's Basketball Team! They are all sporting their uniforms, consisting of sweaters with “07” on the front, lace up boots and skirts that go past the knee. The two women in front are holding a pennant that says "Osteopathy" with a skull and crossbones emblem. Top left is Isabella Brake, the remaining women are unidentified but may be Clara Bakehouse, Dess Thompson, Viola Tindall, Annie Adam, and Elizabeth Kenton.

"Every moment is precious for those who know the value of time."Thanks to NYGH's lightning fast work and dedication, we ...
10/31/2022

"Every moment is precious for those who know the value of time."

Thanks to NYGH's lightning fast work and dedication, we get to savour our time with our kids. If its in your capacity to give to this team please do. Their machines and staff and protocols saves lives. Our lives and those in our community.

It’s been said that every moment is precious to those who know the value of time. For Ali and Sharon Ghafour, this truly speaks to how their lives have been shaped by a health crisis with their newborn twins Aurora and Adam.

Life is truly miracle. 💫🙏Osteopathic care can help Mamas prepare their bodies for the functions of conception. Structura...
03/24/2022

Life is truly miracle. 💫🙏
Osteopathic care can help Mamas prepare their bodies for the functions of conception. Structural movement makes for excellent internal flow. If you would like to know more, feel free to connect.

Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson spent 12 years of his life taking pictures of the fetus Developing in the womb.

These incredible photographs were taken with conventional cameras with macro lenses, an endoscope and scanning electron microscope.

Nilsson used a magnification of hundreds of thousands and “worked” right in the womb. His first photo of the human fetus was taken in 1965.

Post brought to you by https://ourcultures.org/

For all those sweet mentions of osteopathy being some sort of wizardry,... it's science. Anatomy is designed to propel t...
02/08/2022

For all those sweet mentions of osteopathy being some sort of wizardry,... it's science. Anatomy is designed to propel the function of physiology. Congrats to Rob Johnston and The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy team, for their 3rd peer reviewed Canadian study and for always pushing Osteopathy further into the light.

Another success for the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. The CAO has published its third peer-reviewed protocol in the International Journal of Osteopathy (IJOM); a top peer-reviewed journal in the Osteopathic field.

Look for "Impact of osteopathic manipulative techniques on the management of dizziness caused by neuro-otologic disorders: Protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis"
Authors: Yasir Rehman, Jonathon Kirsch, Shalini Bhatia, Robert Johnston, Jonathan Bingham, Barbara Senger, Susan Swogger, Karen T. Snider

Happy Lunar New Year! It's the year of the Tiger 🐯Did you know that the year that you were born is represented by an ani...
02/02/2022

Happy Lunar New Year! It's the year of the Tiger 🐯
Did you know that the year that you were born is represented by an animal?
Your animal has a relationship with the year of the tiger.
Osteopathy also works like that. Health being found in the relation of one anatomical structure in relation to another.
Every year I like to see what local geomancer PaulNg.com has to say about the year to come.

I wish you healthy relationships within yourself and all around.

💚Sharon✌️

New Google reviews are bringing this weary mama ⚡LIFE⚡🌈. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. They r...
01/07/2022

New Google reviews are bringing this weary mama ⚡LIFE⚡🌈. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. They remind me of the wonder that Osteopathy presented from my first treatment as a patient to this very day. Bye unnecessary suffering, byyyyye.

Masky Christmas Everyone!All of our sincerest wishes for the light of the season to surround you and fill your hearts wi...
12/24/2021

Masky Christmas Everyone!
All of our sincerest wishes for the light of the season to surround you and fill your hearts with joy, abundant health, and bright inspiration for the upcoming year. See you in 2022! With love and gratitude, Sharon.

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12/13/2021

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USC & UCLA Physician-Researchers: COVID-19 Natural Immunity is Real: "...policy makers should consider recovery from pre...
11/10/2021

USC & UCLA Physician-Researchers: COVID-19 Natural Immunity is Real: "...policy makers should consider recovery from previous SARS-CoV-2 infection equal to immunity from vaccination for purposes related to entry to public events, businesses, and the workplace, or travel requirements."
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00676-9/fulltext

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is now better controlled in settings with access to fast and reliable testing and highly effective vaccination rollouts. Several studies have found that people who recovered from COVID-19 and tested seropositive for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies have low rates of SARS-CoV-2 rein...

I really appreciate this conversation. Two  practicing MDs discussing all that is currently Covid. They recognize Natura...
10/26/2021

I really appreciate this conversation. Two practicing MDs discussing all that is currently Covid. They recognize Natural Immunity for the recovered and acknowledge how Public Health's messaging creates uneasiness about vaccines rather than gaslighting this issue. Its a bit of everything from the vaccine hesitant, mandates, global scenarios, vaccine efficacy, boosters, and more with supportive science. I don't agree with everything being said, but I do appreciate how its being said. https://zdoggmd.com/monica-gandhi-5/?fbclid=IwAR04Bg7rvV4mrrlALbtRSKSqzAbGipXUUmVAnSwJQkJSDcCStqUgdOZVQOk

Immunity (natural and/or vaccine-induced) is the only way through a pandemic. Dr. Gandhi returns to teach us how to get there.

09/29/2021

✨Oh Halo Beautiful✨🤸🏻‍♀️

Upping my hand sanitizing game with   products. If .osteo says it ⭐smells delicious⭐Is indigenous made with love⭐Is made...
08/17/2021

Upping my hand sanitizing game with products. If .osteo says it
⭐smells delicious
⭐Is indigenous made with love
⭐Is made in Treaty 6 Territory
⭐Is Health Canada approved
What's not to love? I purchased a bundle of 4 and got a box jam packed with beautiful gifts 😍. Thank you!

08/07/2021

WHERE DID OSTEOPATHY COME FROM?⁠

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still ⁠
(August 6, 1828 – December 12, 1917)⁠
Founder of Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine ⁠

He was a physician, civil war surgeon, author, inventor, and Kansas territorial & state legislator, abolitionist, and advocate for equality pertaining to gender and race. ⁠

Common medical practices of his day included arsenic, castor oil, whiskey, and o***m. Sanitation was also not regarded as a priority, wherein surgical practice caused more deaths than cures. After losing 3 children to spinal meningitis, Still concluded that the orthodox medical practices of his day were frequently ineffective and sometimes harmful.⁠

Still was one of the first physicians to promote the idea of preventative medicine and the philosophy that physicians should focus on treating the disease rather than just the symptoms.⁠

Still devoted the following years of his life to studying the human body and finding alternative ways to treat disease. Slowly building up his reputation, word spread about the doctor whose system of drugless, manipulative medicine (officially named "osteopathy" in 1889) was able to cure many apparently hopeless cases.⁠

Enough people who wanted to learn his methods persuaded him to start a school. The American School of Osteopathy (A*O) was founded in Kirksville, Missouri in 1892. The first class had 5 women! and 16 men. ⁠
28 graduates in the first year, 100 graduates the following summer, and by 1900, an astonishing 700 students with a faculty of 18.⁠

The school opened a new infirmary building in January 1895. By 1897, they had triple the size of the original building. More than 30,000 osteopathic treatments were given at the infirmary in 1895.⁠

Vermont, North Dakota, and Missouri were some of the first states to legally licence the D.O. as Doctors of Osteopathy⁠

Dr. Still passed away in Kirksville Missouri on December 12th, 1917. ⁠

Thank you, Dr. Still for standing up to convention when it was wrong and having the bravery and conviction to stand up for what was right. ⁠

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. ANDREW TAYLOR STILL

The Halos of my whole Universe 💫. What lights up your life?
07/31/2021

The Halos of my whole Universe 💫. What lights up your life?

Getting myself limber and warming up my vocal chords to cheer on one of Halo's athletic clients Yvette Yong Taekwondo. S...
07/23/2021

Getting myself limber and warming up my vocal chords to cheer on one of Halo's athletic clients Yvette Yong Taekwondo. She's fighting for Team Canada in the Olympics TONIGHT at 9pm. Tune in and send some supportive Canadian vibes to a True National Treasure .

Here at Halo Healing, we understand the demands that a working schedule can have on your precious time. I believe you sh...
07/19/2021

Here at Halo Healing, we understand the demands that a working schedule can have on your precious time. I believe you shouldn't have to choose between making an income and self-care. For this reason, when I can, I will open up evening dates to service those who prefer not to choose. ⁠

4 dates are listed on the calendar as of today.⁠

1.) Wed. July 21, 2021⁠
2.) Fri. July 23, 2021⁠
3.) Tues. August 3, 2021⁠
4.) Thurs. August 5, 2021⁠

Subsequent dates will be added as they become available. ⁠
You can book online at:⁠
www.HaloHealing.ca/book

Unfortunately No, not all practitioners are created equal. ⁠While we can agree that all OMPs may have their unique appro...
07/17/2021

Unfortunately No, not all practitioners are created equal. ⁠
While we can agree that all OMPs may have their unique approach, touch, energy, and environment of practice. Their standards of education and practice should be the same in the following areas (As outlined by the World Health Organization); ⁠

- No less than 4200 hours of education ⁠
- 1000 hours of supervised clinical training⁠
- Have a clean Vulnerable sector report⁠
- Hold a valid Professional malpractice and liability insurance⁠
- Recognized by private insurance companies⁠
- Yearly continuing education Requirement⁠

There are many schools that offer a short-term education or even certify online 🤯. For an easy way to know you're in safe hands, look for a practitioner’s professional association for it is they who will uphold them to the above-listed standards of practice and education.⁠

Personally, I’m a proud member of , the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA), and The Classical Institute of Classical Osteopathy (CICO).⁠

Best wishes to you in finding your healthy fit in an OMP practitioner. ⁠

Yours in health,
Sharon Cheng Ghafour⁠

I believe the two professions share in the desire to help people feel better. ⁠But, the real answer is NO. Osteopathic t...
06/23/2021

I believe the two professions share in the desire to help people feel better. ⁠
But, the real answer is NO. Osteopathic treatment is NOT like chiropractic. ⁠
Osteopathy takes into consideration careful adjustment of the entire structure of the body and does not solely focus on the spinal organ, base our approach on subluxation theory, use machinery in treatment or use any heavy articulation techniques. Osteopaths in Canada do not use thrust / HVLA techniques but rather approach adjustments gently and rhythmically while connecting lever and fulcrum to influence change without forceful application. Osteopathic adjustment does not focus on the adjustment of a single segment but works to liberate the pelvis, spinal column, cranium, extremities and vital organs so that the body can heal through the naturally inherent forces that exist in the human condition. Treatments are generally longer as it takes about 20-25 minutes to successfully make a positive change in a proper Osteopathic session.⁠

Curious? want a practitioner recommendation close to your neighborhood?⁠
I’m happy to chat!⁠

-Sharon⁠
[email protected]

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Back in office and Back to LIFE✨. The last emergency break was really tough for so many in their own ways. So many feeli...
06/18/2021

Back in office and Back to LIFE✨. The last emergency break was really tough for so many in their own ways. So many feelings to explore and address. Personally, I'm finally feeling a hopeful energy these days. If you are not, are struggling, and need someone to talk to, just email me, I'll call you back. I'll listen, I'll respect your privacy. I'm here for you.
[email protected]
-Yours in health,
Sharon

06/12/2021

✔️ Reclassification of Osteopathy as Health care
✔️Permission to open with phase 1 (this week!)
✔️Childcare arranged

🤸🏻‍♀️ Excited to be of service to you again soon!

Please note that existing requests and waitlist will be contacted in priority and directly by me.

Yours in Health,
Sharon

HALO Update: Based on The Government of Ontario's announcement today, Osteopathic care will continue to be restricted un...
05/21/2021

HALO Update: Based on The Government of Ontario's announcement today, Osteopathic care will continue to be restricted until Phase 2 of their "RoadMap to Reopen" unfolds.

It appears that the very earliest that Halo Healing may possibly re-open will be July 2.

For those who have made appointment requests for earlier dates, please reschedule your appointments with hopes that we will be able to re-open at that time.

If you are struggling and in need of care, please contact me as I may be able to recommend you to colleagues with dual professional licensing. They may be able to assist you with alternative therapies (with an Osteopathic mind and eye).

This has been a difficult lockdown to endure and I am so sorry I have not been able to help you through this osteopathically. I am hoping you are otherwise well and feeling the optimism that sunshine and warm weather bring.

Until we meet again.

Yours in health,
Sharon Cheng Ghafour

HALO Update: The Ontario Government  announced that the Stay-at-Home Order will be extended for an additional two weeks....
05/14/2021

HALO Update: The Ontario Government announced that the Stay-at-Home Order will be extended for an additional two weeks.

June 2nd, 2021, is the new projected return date.
Hopefully, these last few days of the strict lockdown will accomplish their stated goals and Halo Healing can get back to practice shortly.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

-Sharon🧡

The science of osteopathy comes from a philosophy as old as the universe itself. Nature shows us in different scales the...
05/06/2021

The science of osteopathy comes from a philosophy as old as the universe itself. Nature shows us in different scales the miracle of form and function, the flow of delivery and removal, the causes and effects.

It is with this in mind that Osteopaths utilize their intimate understanding of anatomy and physiology to gently remove the obstructions to the natural process that is Life.

"Osteopathy is based on the perfection of Nature's work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not the effect is disease. When the parts are readjusted disease gives place to health. The work of the osteopath is to adjust the body from the abnormal to the normal; then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition". -Dr. Still (founder of Osteopathy) speaking about health and disease (Research and Practice)

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