Top Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility

By |2021-03-03T01:43:57+00:00March 3, 2021|Acupuncture, Reproductive Health, Women's Health|

Infertility is a growing problem for women all over the world. While many women seek modern treatments to find a solution, others turn to an ancient form of medicine — acupuncture.

Today, even the world’s most high-tech reproductive specialists often look to Chinese medicine to help solve challenging infertility problems.

How Acupuncture Helps Infertility

While acupuncture has been widely used to help infertile patients, not everyone fully understands its power. Here is a little information on how this ancient form of medicine can promote fertility:

According to the traditional Chinese medicine explanation, acupuncture works to provide stimulation for the Qi (pronounced “Chee”). This is the Read more …

Practitioner Benefits When Joining Our Established Wellness Practice

By |2021-03-10T15:27:40+00:00December 6, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Mental Wellness, Prevention, Reiki|

Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic health encompass some of the oldest and most effective wellness treatments in the world. While it is tempting to start a new practice to attract long-term customers, it takes time and those who choose to do so face a bevy of unforeseen challenges.

Solo practitioners may find themselves juggling various responsibilities (appointment-booking, rescheduling, lease management, insurance handling, etc.) that distract them from clinical care itself. For someone starting in the field, the combination of stress and setbacks may prove overwhelming, undermining their interest and quality of practice.

By joining an established practice like Red Leaf Wellness, practitioners Read more …

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

By |2021-03-10T15:33:07+00:00November 16, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Coronavirus, Edmonton, Prevention|

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 …

Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

By |2021-03-31T19:36:15+00:00October 28, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, 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 |2021-02-18T20:05:19+00:00September 23, 2018|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Wellness|

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!

Acupuncture and Premenstrual Syndrome

By |2021-03-10T15:54:20+00:00August 25, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Pain Management, Women's Health|

Premenstrual syndrome, known colloquially as PMS, is characterized by a set of symptoms that appear a week to 10 days before a menstrual cycle and usually fades within a few hours of menstrual flow. PMS can range from mild to severe: some women may only experience short-lived or minor symptoms while other women may experience more intense pain and emotion that make it difficult to function. The severity of PMS can also change from month to month. If PMS is affecting your life, here are some ways that acupuncture can help alleviate your symptoms.

Causes and Symptoms

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Acupuncture for Depression in Women

By |2021-03-10T15:50:44+00:00August 10, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Women's Health|

Depression is twice as likely to occur in women as it is in men of the same age groups. Why? Women have a set of complex factors that can all contribute to depression. Mood changes and feelings of depression occur with hormonal changes paired with biological factors, inherited family traits, life circumstances and field of experiences.

There are several important factors that also contribute to depression in women that traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help with. Here are some of the most common reasons for depression in women and how acupuncture can play a role in the healing process.


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Acupuncture for Thyroid Disorders

By |2021-03-10T15:47:04+00:00July 18, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Prevention, Wellness|

The thyroid is one of the most important glands in our bodies. It regulates the body’s temperature, metabolism and the functioning of the muscles, liver, brain and a host of other systems. Thyroid health affects all aspects of a person’s wellbeing, and it can affect people of all ages.

Thyroid disorders can be hereditary and can also be connected to other conditions a person may be suffering from. Having a thyroid assessment early on can trace these health issues. As a preventative measure, acupuncture can be used to maintain the body’s balance and reduce the likelihood of these disorders turning into Read more …

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

By |2021-03-10T15:48:23+00:00June 3, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Pain Management, Wellness|

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects soft tissue, muscles, and nerves which is due to a glitch in the central nervous system in the body. Those suffering from fibromyalgia may experience a wide range of symptoms, from hypersensitivity, joint and muscle aches, back aches, headaches and trouble sleeping to irritable bowel syndrome, as well as fatigue and anxiety.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition and there is no simple cure, but acupuncture is an effective method for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia and providing pain relief. Here are just a few of the benefits of acupuncture as a treatment option for Read more …

Acupuncture and Digestive Issues

By |2021-03-10T15:52:32+00:00April 19, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog|

After you’ve eaten, do you find yourself suffering from heartburn, bloating, excessive gas, or stomach pain? While these digestive issues are common, they can be particularly frustrating.

These symptoms can be caused by a variety of sources. Sometimes we aren’t aware that we have developed a new food allergy as they can slowly develop over time, wearing away at our bodies with repeated exposure to a particular food. With life being often stressful and fast-paced, sometimes the stress can cause our digestive tract to weaken or flare up.

We need to pay close attention to our lifestyle and how it can affect Read more …

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