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WOMEN'S HEALTH

Our goal is to help women of all ages transition
naturally and gracefully through the various stages of life.


Some of the conditions commonly treated in clinic include:

 

  • PMS
    (breast tenderness, bloating, headaches/migraines, insomnia, 
    mood swings)

  • Menstrual cycle difficulties
    (painful periods, too light, heavy or no periods, irregular cycle)

  • Infertility

  • Pregnancy

  • Menopause
    (cycle irregularities, insomnia, night sweats, mood changes, hot flashes, fatigue)

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Uterine Fibroids

  • Depression/Anxiety/Stress

  • Digestive complaints
    (heartburn, nausea, bloating, constipation)

 

MEN'S HEALTH

We strive to support men in achieving their health goals taking into account their unique physiology and individual concerns.

 

Some of the common health conditions we treat include:

 

  • Prostate Enlargement

  • Male Infertility
    (low sperm count, sperm motility and morphology issues)

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Stress/Anxiety/Depression

  • Digestion
    (heartburn, bloating, abdominal pain)

  • Musculoskeletal Pain

 
 

FERTILITY

Optimizing your fertility and overall health is the first step toward conceiving and bringing a healthy baby into this world.   Using Chinese medicine’s long history of successfully treating gynecological issues, we will look for the root cause of your infertility and help support you in your journey towards parenthood.  Our treatments can be used separately or in conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IUI and IVF procedures.

 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can help;

 

  • Regulate hormones and menstrual cycles

  • Improve egg quality by increasing blood flow to the ovaries

  • Increase circulation to reproductive organs and benefit the uterine lining

  • Reduce stress and anxiety associated with fertility issues and
    ART protocols

  • Increase chances of conception and implantation with ART

 

PREGNANCY

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has promoted specialized treatment for women in pregnancy and postpartum recovery.  Today, this care has become increasingly popular, not only due to it’s effectiveness, but because it offers women a drug-free alternative to common pregnancy related complaints.

 

  • Morning Sickness
    (or all day nausea!)

  • Heartburn

  • Fatigue/Stress/Anxiety

  • Hemorrhoids/Constipation

  • Insomnia

  • Threatened Miscarriage

  • Back pain/Sciatica/Pelvic pain/Headaches

  • Labour preparation
    (Cervical ripening, breech position)

  • Labour induction

  • Postnatal care
    (lactation, C-section recovery, fatigue, depression)

CHILDREN'S
HEALTH

Children are not just smaller adults.  Their needs vary as they mature from infants to teenagers.  Chinese medicine has a long history of specialized pediatric practices that nurture development and both prevent and heal common childhood illness.

 

  • Cough and Colds

  • Ear infections

  • Colic, reflux, and tummy pains

  • Allergies and asthma

  • Constipation and diarrhea

  • Growing pains

  • Anxiety

 

A combination of acupressure, non-invasive acupoint stimulation, acupuncture, dietary therapy, lifestyle changes and herbal formulas are used to help heal and grow your child naturally.

 

PAIN RELIEF

Acupuncture enhances the body’s natural ability to heal, by reducing inflammation, improving circulation, boosting immune function, and alleviating pain and stress.  Medicinal herbs, cupping, nutritional therapy and exercise are some of the other tools used to restore health and reduce chronic and acute pain.

 

Common pain conditions that respond well to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments include:

 

  • Tension headaches and migraines

  • Acute pain due to injury, and post-surgical pain

  • Knee pain due to osteoarthritis, or repetitive strain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Acute back strain

  • Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome

  • Joint pain
    (sprained ankle, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome)

  • Digestive pain such as cramping, heartburn, and indigestion.

  • Menstrual Pain

 

STRESS RELIEF

The negative impact of daily physical, emotional and mental stress can cause various disruptions in your health and sense of wellbeing.  Common stress related issues we treat include:

 

  • Tension headaches/migraines

  • Anxiety and heart palpitations

  • Depression

  • High blood pressure

  • Hormone disruption resulting in reduced fertility

  • Digestive complaints
    (heartburn, pain, nausea)

 

We strive to give you tools to better cope with the stressors in your life, and reduce the negative impact of stress on your health.  Our goal is to have you leave each session feeling refreshed, relaxed and better able to affect change in your life.

NUTRITION

Nutrition from a Chinese Medicine point of view is the foundation to overall health and wellbeing.  There isn’t one diet, or one food that is best for everyone.  Like all Chinese Medicine treatments, dietary recommendations are based on an in-depth investigation into the underlying reasons and imbalances present.  Eating should be an enjoyable, and nourishing experience.  We strive to bring the joy back into eating real food and to optimize your digestion, energy levels and fertility in the process.
 

Chinese medicine nutritional counselling can benefit;

 

  • Digestive health
    (bloating, constipation, diarrhea, colic)

  • Fertility
    (egg and sperm quality)

  • Pregnancy

  • Weight loss

  • Fatigue

  • Sleep

  • Children’s development

 

Nutritional counselling can be a stand alone treatment or more commonly combined with acupuncture and herbal formulas for
greatest results.