May 14

Tracking your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is an easy and useful tool that can be done in a matter of minutes. Recording your basal body temperature can be extremely helpful to your acupuncturist to indicate if or when ovulation has occurred, how well the corpus luteum (progesterone) is functioning in the luteal phase, thyroid function and […]

May 06

As an acupuncturist, I often get a phone call from a soon to be mother very near, or past, her due date for an acupuncture induction treatment. They have heard from a friend that acupuncture helped them go into labor and avoid a medical induction. Yes, acupuncture can help induce labour. However, birth preparation treatments […]

Apr 26

160 patients were divided into two groups, one that received acupuncture before and after embryo transfer and the other did not. The clinical outcomes documented 42.5% patients in the acupuncture group became pregnant verses the 26.3% of patients in the non acupuncture group. With the conclusion that acupuncture is a useful tool for improving pregnancy […]

Feb 24

Acupuncture can be a useful tool for dealing with monthly Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) including breast tenderness, irritability, cramping, bloating, fatigue, headaches and painful periods. Acupuncture can also help regulate PMS for future cycles. So how can acupuncture help? Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for PMS showed a 50% or better reduction of symptoms compared to […]

Nov 19

The Infertility Awareness Association of Canada is a great resource for women struggling with infertility. There are links to local support groups and tons of great information. The online published magazine Creating Families is full of informative articles. http://www.iaac.ca/en

Sep 25

Thank you Edmonton for voting in Vue Weekly’s Best Of Edmonton Edition 2014! It was a wonderful surprise to have found out that I was nominated! I would also like to congratulate Andrea House, an exceptional acupuncturist I had the pleasure of learning from early in university, as well my amazing colleague Kevin Larocque.  

Jul 02
It seems that many couples are having harder times conceiving. Could it be the years of birth control that many women have been taking? Maybe, but none the less many couples are ending up in the fertility clinic for procedures such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). These treatments are often expensive [...]
Jul 02
As an Acupuncturist, I’m often asked about cupping. Clients want to know how it works and what the benefits are. Cupping is one of the many modalities used in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used for multiple types of conditions with the most popular being musculoskeletal issues such as back pain. This is [...]