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You’re Pregnant!! Now What???

By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist Such an exciting moment when you get a positive on your pee test!! For some, it is a moment they have been desperately waiting for, and for others it may be a total surprise. Regardless, it is a moment filled with ALL the emotions. Soooo now what? If you want to have a midwife for your pregnancy care, put down your pregnancy test immediately and apply. Seriously though, the wait list is long, and our midwives are not adequately funded by the government to meet the amount of mothers who want to have a midwife.

Induction’ Acupuncture…Legit Or Legend?

By Trudi Rumball, RAc. I really wish that we were given a ‘birth month’ rather than a ‘due date’ from medical professionals. If the pregnancy is not deemed a high-risk pregnancy, and baby is doing well, there is no need to rush things. Our bodies will go into natural labour (in most cases), and usually babies will come when they are ready. That looks different for everyone, depending on a few different factors, like genetics, body type, pre-existing medical conditions, etc. Both of my babies came ‘early’ at 39 weeks, and I have had clients go into natural labor anywhere

Detoxification 101

By Dr. Jennifer Yee, BHSc, ND (naturopathic doctor) Recently detoxification has become trendier and most people have a vague idea of what it is, but what does it really involve and what are the benefits? To put it simply, detoxification, is about stimulating the bodies own natural elimination pathways – liver, lungs, digestive tract, lymphatic system and skin (through the process of sweating) – to mobilize and excrete toxins from the body. Toxins can accumulate over time through exposure to contaminants in our environment. Some of these can come from obvious sources such as pollution and pesticides, but others can

Autumn Is Here (In Theory)

by Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist My favorite season of the year is upon us once again! Unfortunately, in Edmonton we typically do not get very long to enjoy the beautiful ‘late summer’, with golden bushes and red trees, but alas, it still is considered “fall”. For parents and teachers, this means a busy month of September — getting back into school routines, children’s sports and activities. It also means susceptibility to colds and flu’s! Our immune systems tend to get run down with all the stress and bustle and exposure. What can we do to support our immune systems this

Can Naturopathic Medicine Help Me?

Naturopathic medicine combines evidence-based medicine with age-old healing traditions. Naturopathic doctors receive four years of post-graduate training at naturopathic schools of medicine. It is estimated that about one-third of people utilize alternative and complementary healthcare. Learning more about how naturopathic medicine might help is the first step in determining if it is a viable alternative for stress, sleep, immunity and general well-being. Naturopathic Medicine Principles It was in 1892 when the term “naturopathy” was created. This natural therapeutic system drew from medicine systems throughout the world and from Hippocrates. In modern society, this form of healthcare draws from science-based therapeutic