May 13

Welcome to Edmonton! Tell us a bit about your journey before coming to Monica Patt Acupuncture Before coming to Edmonton, I grew up in Grande Prairie (and other small towns around Alberta). I initially moved to Edmonton at 20 years old to do my undergrad at the UofA. After I finished that, I moved to […]

Apr 14

When a migraine hits you can go from happy to headache faster than you can click your heels three times and say “there’s no place like home”. Despite physicians still not fully understanding migraines, they are thought to be a headache that occurs due to painful inflammation in cranial nerves and the dura mater. They […]

Mar 19

Acupuncture in the Spring

By Madison Downton & Monica Patt | Acupuncture Blog

It’s finally here! The sun is shining, the snow is melting, the green (or brownish), grass is showing. For most of us, this time of year comes with a huge relief and sense of joy that comes along with seeing more of the sun and being able to enjoy the outdoors without freezing our buns […]

Mar 19

  One in 10 women of reproductive age in North America have endometriosis as do 200 million women worldwide. The average time to get a diagnosis for endometriosis is 10 years. You read that right…a decade. What exactly is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining grows and implants in areas of the […]

Mar 18

When my clients come in for a massage, sometimes they’ll mention they feel “tight.” Does this mean they have a reduced range of motion? Or, does it require extra effort to move in ways that are usually easy? Have their muscles shortened or struggling to relax from overuse? There are a million reasons why your […]

Feb 03

Managing PCOS with Acupuncture

By Madison Downton & Monica Patt | Acupuncture Blog

When it comes to women’s health, we hear you when you say it can be challenging to find a treatment that will help your symptoms and your day-to-day quality of life. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal and metabolic disorder common in women within reproductive age. It affects nearly 2 million women in Canada and […]

Feb 03

Are you tired of shovelling snow yet? How about scraping ice in the recent warmer temperatures? We understand that it’s important to keep your sidewalks clean (and we don’t want you to get fined by the City), but we also want to make sure you’re shovelling in a way that doesn’t lead to injury. One […]

Nov 11

Last month we announced that Kaitlyn was back from Toronto full of knowledge and training on kinesio taping specific to women’s health. It’s now a service we offer in conjunction with your massage appointments and we thought we’d provide a little more information on what k-taping is and how it can help! What is kinesio […]

Nov 05

November can be a cold, long month here in Edmonton. And while October brought us some wonderful warm fall temperatures, we’re all about focusing on keeping our bodies warm and healthy through the long winters months in Alberta. With that, we have just the recipe for you. Turmeric is the key ingredient in golden milk. […]

Oct 07

Tips for improving digestion

By Madison Downton & Monica Patt | Acupuncture Blog

Digestion and digestive health is important year-round, but with Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas (too soon?) around the corner, this is the perfect time to regroup on how to keep our stomachs in-check. Here are some tips to help with digestion: Skip the ice water  Drinking cold water with your meal may be something you’re […]