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 …

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

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 for Chronic Fatigue

By |2021-03-10T15:38:11+00:00January 17, 2017|Blog, Mental Wellness, Prevention, 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 …

Acupuncture for Hormonal Imbalance

Did you know that nearly 80% of women suffer from symptoms due to a hormonal imbalance and that men can also suffer from gradual hormonal imbalances as they age? The truth is, hormonal imbalances are often very difficult to deal with and are hard to detect. They tend to manifest themselves into various symptoms over time as the body develops and changes over the years.

In both cases, exposure to toxins, diet, lifestyle and more can make huge impacts on the progression of these imbalances in how they affect our mental health and whether they turn into future disease. Here is Read more …

Conquering Anxiety with Acupuncture

By |2021-02-18T20:18:07+00:00November 9, 2016|Blog, Mental Wellness, Wellness|

Anxiety is a very tough and debilitating mental illness with a large spectrum. In Canada, 2.6% of people from ages 15 and over suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a disorder characterized by frequent and persistent worry and excessive anxiety in their lives. Anxiety can be applied to a wide range of contexts like stress levels at work, school, life choices and the state of the world, upbringing, genetics and more. In addition to different contexts, each person also has different triggers and reactions to anxiety that can range from mild to severe.

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, Read more …

Acupuncture for Women with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a health condition that takes place in a woman’s body when the same endometrial cells that are found in the lining of the uterus are dislodged and begin to grow outside of the uterus and into other areas of the body. This can present difficulties to the bowels and bladder, cause abdominal and lower back pain, and affect the pelvic floor muscles; all of which are linked to a range of difficult symptoms a woman can face throughout her menstrual cycle.

Inflammatory reactions in the body, the development of scar tissue adhesions, and cysts filled with blood are all Read more …

How Acupuncture Can Help You Quit Smoking

By |2021-02-18T20:20:40+00:00October 12, 2016|Blog, Mental Wellness, Prevention, Wellness|

Despite the fact that smoking is known to cause a host of health issues, it’s no easy task to curb the cravings. Did you know that acupuncture is a proven and effective method for quitting smoking? Here is how it can help.

Corresponding areas of the body

Acupuncture points on the ears are the most effective areas on the body when it comes to addressing cravings for cigarettes. The protocol in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to use this set of acupuncture points to relieve tension build up that can contribute to cigarette cravings. The ear is a whole microsystem reflecting the Read more …

All you Need to Know About Acupuncture and Liver Function

By |2021-03-10T15:38:57+00:00September 22, 2016|Blog, Mental Wellness, Pain Management, Wellness, Women's Health|

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver is one of the most important organs. It controls the flow of life energy, also known as Qi, a vital substance that affects the physiological functions of the human organs and meridians. The Liver’s first priority is to keep your Qi moving smoothly. Below is an outline of the functions of the Liver and how to detect if your Liver is functioning optimally.

What can cause the Liver to become stagnant?

When the Liver is prevented from doing its job, the energy from the Liver (Liver Qi) becomes stagnant, which can cause problems that involve Read more …

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

By |2021-03-10T15:40:28+00:00July 27, 2016|Blog, Mental Wellness, Pain Management, Prevention, Wellness|

In modern Western medicine, a variety of cancer treatments are generally administered to remove cancer masses, shrink tumors and rid the body of cancer cells. However, while these treatments can be effective, it is difficult to detect any free cancer cells that could still exist in the body post-treatment. These leftover cells can strike back at any time – especially if the body is weakKeeping your body strong and balanced with a supplementary treatment like acupuncture can help to eliminate these free cells and reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.

Healing the Body

While cancer treatments can be particularly effective, Read more …

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

By |2021-03-10T15:41:34+00:00June 17, 2016|Blog, Mental Wellness, Pain Management, Wellness|

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or CFS) is characterized by the feeling of excessive fatigue that weighs a person down in their day-to-day life – regardless of how much sleep or rest they may get. It presents fatigue in various forms from physical pain to psychiatric conditions like depression, and this can affect a person’s overall quality of life.

CFS also presents immunologic disturbances as well, pointing to symptoms of allergies and rashes in many patients. Recent controlled studies also present documented abnormalities in endocrine function as being a consistent factor, such as the reduced production of the corticotrophin-releasing hormone in the hypothalamus.

Who Read more …

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