Best Acupuncturist – Vue Magazine’s Best of Edmonton 2017

By |2021-02-18T20:05:51+00:00September 20, 2017|Blog, Migraines, Pain Management|

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!

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 Back and Neck Pain

By |2021-02-18T20:14:46+00:00January 2, 2017|Blog, Pain Management|

Back, neck and muscular pain can be difficult and debilitating to experience. In fact, this type of pain often reduces a person’s quality of life and makes day-to-day activities harder due to immobility. Overall, 18.9% of adults over the age of 18 suffer from chronic pain (CP) with a number of people citing lower back pain as a main cause. One in ten Canadians also suffer from neck pain that creates limitations to their daily lives.

Causes of back and neck pain

Back pain in adults aged 20-60 is associated with several lumbar spine health conditions such as:

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 …

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 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 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 …

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 for Migraine Prevention

By |2021-03-10T15:55:30+00:00March 2, 2015|Acupuncture, Blog, Migraines, Pain Management|

According to the American Headache Society, acupuncture for migraine prevention seems to be at least as effective as conventional drug preventative therapy and is safe, long lasting, & cost-effective.

Background

Migraine is a complex and multifactorial brain disorder affecting approximately 18% of women and 5% of men in the United States, costing billions of dollars annually in direct and indirect healthcare costs and school and work absenteeism and presenteeism. Until this date, there have been no medications that were designed with the specific purpose to decrease the number of migraine attacks, which prompts a search for alternative interventions that Read more …

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