Welcome to Body in Balance Acupuncture. Our clinic is located on the third floor inside the Calgary Winter Club's Fitness Centre. Leslie and her team of qualified Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine look forward to helping you acheive health and wellness.
WHAT DO TREATMENTS INVOLVE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing that developed in China over 3,000 years ago. Your health, like the universe at large, is subject to constant battling between opposing forces (such as heat and cold, male and female, joy and sadness), which manifest themselves in your body as too much or too little activity in particular organs. An imbalance between any of these forces can cause a blockage in the flow of your qi (chee) or vital energy traveling through your body along invisible pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners typically use acupuncture and herbs to help unblock your qi and bring your body back into harmony and wellness.
Apart from the usual history taking of an illness or condition, the TCM practitioner will question and examine different parts of your body to gain more information about the body as a whole. A tongue and pulse diagnoses will also be used to get a deeper sense of the body’s energy levels. Once an illness or deficiency is diagnosed, a TCM practitioner will choose a treatment plan to address the whole person by stimulating the body to heal itself. Treatments range from one appointment to a series of appointments, depending on the illness.
Leslie Ring-Adams is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Registered Acupuncturist. Since 2001, Leslie has been increasing her main focus in reproductive health, gynecology and obstetrical disorders; her primary focus is treating infertility and she works closely with those undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IUI, IVF). Her passion has led her to pursue a research project testing acupuncture as an adjunct to in vitro fertilization.
DOCTORS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Wellness Services Supervisor
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