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!

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 …

Is Functional Medicine the Key to Stress Management?

By |2021-02-18T20:17:40+00:00March 2, 2017|Blog, uncategorized, Wellness|

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 |2021-03-10T15:38:11+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 …

The Signs of Kidney Yang Deficiency

By |2021-02-18T20:18:42+00:00November 24, 2016|Blog, Wellness|

The Signs of Kidney Yang Deficiency

Are you the kind of person that “runs cold”? Do you always have cold extremities, frequently feel uncomfortably cold and suffer from back and joint pain during colder seasons? These all could be signs of kidney yang deficiency. Here’s what you need to know about kidney yang, its role in the body and how to keep it balanced.

What does Kidney Yang Deficiency mean?

The Kidney is the core of your Yang Qi, or Yang life energy. You could compare it to a central command that controls the function of organs and tissues in your body. The 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 …

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