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Simple solutions for anxiety and insomnia. How wellness and Traditional Chinese medicine can help!

By |2021-06-11T14:12:31+00:00November 16, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Coronavirus, Massage, Nutrition, Reiki, Sleep, Stress, Wellness|

To say that this year has been an emotional roller coaster ride would be an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of the way we live our lives, and for many people this has led to an increase in stress-related ailments like anxiety and insomnia. The good news is there are ways to combat these ailments without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic healing system that can be a powerful tool in treating a wide range of health issues including anxiety and insomnia.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used Read more …

Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine During the Pandemic

By |2021-06-11T14:17:30+00:00November 7, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Mental Wellness, Stress|

The novel coronavirus has turned our world upside down. Along with stress and worry, many of us have been locked down and need some kind of relief from worries, isolation, and fear. But imagine getting away for a little while. Imagine letting everything go and feeling better both in mind and spirit right now. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be the way to set everything aside, take a moment for ourselves, and enjoy the overwhelming mental and physical benefits at the same time.

There are many benefits of traditional Chinese medicine during the pandemic. And some that may surprise you.

From stress relief Read more …

Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

By |2021-07-02T17:47:33+00:00October 28, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Fibromyalgia, Wellness|

While science has made inroads and downright amazing discoveries in recent decades, one area that eludes doctors and scientists alike is fibromyalgia.

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association states that approximately 8% of adults 80 years of age and younger fit the criteria for fibromyalgia.

This condition is characterized by wide-spread body aches and pains, sleep disorders, constant feelings of fatigue, memory problems, and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies what should be tolerable pain sensations by affecting how your brain processes pain signals.

Currently, there is no cure but there are increasingly new ways Read more …

One Response to Best Acupuncturist – Vue Magazine’s Best of Edmonton 2018

By |2021-06-11T14:12:50+00:00September 23, 2018|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton|

Thank you Edmonton for voting us Best Acupuncturist in 2018! That’s two years in a row and it is all truly humbling! We also want to say congrats to our great colleagues – Monica Patt Inner Essence Wellness – for joining us on the podium!

Best Acupuncturist – Vue Magazine’s Best of Edmonton 2017

By |2021-06-11T14:08:49+00:00September 20, 2017|Blog|

Thank you Edmonton for voting us Best Acupuncturist in 2017! It’s truly humbling and we also want to say congrats to our great colleagues – Monica PattKelsey Shaw & Inner Essence – for joining us on the podium!

Acupuncture for Migraine Relief

By |2021-06-11T13:54:41+00:00September 7, 2017|Blog, Migraines|

Migraines are more than just headaches. Migraines can be an absolutely debilitating experience that has a considerable impact on people’s quality of life. The attacks can become so severe that they force the sufferer to abandon their daily activities for up to 3 days or longer. Living in fear of the next attack can make even a symptom-free day stressful.

So what can Acupuncture do for your migraines?

Acupuncture is like a fitness routine for your nervous system. Acupuncture helps to stimulate balance (or homeostasis) within the body. An Acupuncture treatment can stimulate weaker aspects of the nervous system to help regain Read more …

Red Leaf Wellness Mother’s Day 2017 Gift Basket Draw!

By |2021-06-11T13:59:06+00:00April 1, 2017|Blog|

The best medicine in the world is a mother’s hug!  Second best is having your wellness needs taken care of by our skilled team here at Red Leaf Wellness.  In honor of Mother’s Day this year we are giving away a gift basket sampling some of our best pampering products for moms.  The retail value of all the included products is well over $150!

What are the entry rules?

  1. Your name will be entered in our draw once for every booked (and confirmed) new patient referral.
  2. Your referral must be the one to contact us and mention your name in order for Read more …

Acupuncture Myths and Misconceptions

By |2021-03-10T15:31:20+00:00March 13, 2017|Blog|

Acupuncture is an alternative form of medicine originating from ancient Chinese health practices. For over two thousand years, treatments have effectively alleviated pain and improved numerous types of health conditions.

This traditional Chinese method involves inserting extremely thin needles at strategic points in the body in order to restore blocked or disrupted pathways. The needles are designed to naturally fuel anatomic sites and help to bring your energy flow back to full functionality.

Acupuncture is especially recommended to treat the following symptoms:

·         chronic pain

·         stress/anxiety

·         mood swings

·         irregular

·         headaches and migraines

·         sleep deprivation

Even with acupuncture growing in popularity as an operative health treatment method, there are still a Read more …

Is Functional Medicine the Key to Stress Management?

By |2021-06-11T13:55:08+00:00March 2, 2017|Blog, Mental Wellness, Stress|

No one is free from the stresses that life brings. The differences come in the amount of stress that each person is under and the way they handle it. Long-term stress with no healthy way of dealing with it has surprisingly ill effects on your physical health.

Here are some of the ways that stress can affect your body over time:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Obesity and other eating disorders
  • Menstrual issues
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Skin issues
  • Hair loss
  • Intestinal distress

Clearly, finding a healthy way to manage your stress is of vital importance!

Before you Read more …

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

By |2021-06-11T13:59:29+00:00January 17, 2017|Acupuncture, Blog, Mental Wellness, Sleep, Wellness|

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized as an excessive tiredness and fatigue. It’s considered a complex disorder because it cannot be explained by a specific medical condition. Physical and mental activity can worsen this condition while rest doesn’t seem to make things better either. So how can one tackle this? Here is a little more information about the cause and effects of CFS and how acupuncture can play a key role in addressing symptoms.

Causes

While there is very little to explain the cause of CFS, there are many theories that point to a combination of factors like viral infections, digestive malabsorption, Read more …

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