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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

Nutrition Over the Holidays – Balancing Feast & Health

By |2021-02-18T20:27:13+00:00November 21, 2015|Blog, Prevention, Wellness, Women's Health|

The holidays are right around the corner! Holidays that for most are full of family and friends, a whole lot of comfort foods, baked goodies, and potentially partaking in a few more libations then usual.  Here are some tidbits to combat the nutritional challenge over the holidays.

Like most people, we try to eat healthy where we can, but the holidays don’t have to mean throwing all health out the window for a week of excess, bloat, indigestion, and brain fog. Remember that old adage, “it’s all about moderation”? It holds a lot of weight (pardon the pun). I’m not going to Read more …

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