Hi - I'm Holly, and I'm a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
I'm here to help women find regularity, when they aren't okay with the options presented to them by their GP, their lab work says everything is "normal" and they have tried all sorts of other options , get results, feel better and get them back to their lives they want to live.
I have personally experienced issues, where my GP had done some testing - like lab work, blood work, cultures, hormone testing etc, I was then recommended to see a GI specialist, taking anti-nausea meds every day and even had a surgical biopsy of my entire GI tract. All for everything to come back saying "normal" when in fact I knew it was anything but. After many years and multiple doctor office visits later, I had been recommended to go see a natural Eastern Medicine Doctor from a family friend. I made my first appointment, and after the first few treatments I was able to understand that anatomically there wasn't anything abnormal with my body, however physiologically how my body was processing things in the high stress environment at the constant rate I was at, was triggering my fight or flight nervous system response making me feel sick all the time.
After that experience I realized that I wanted to help women, who don't know how to help themselves in a more natural sense.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge to help fully understand the anatomy of the human body and specifically the depths of the human physiological responses to our everyday life. I then went on and completed my 4-year TCMD program at the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, where I did my thesis in comparing Western Medicines view on female hormones verse how Traditional Eastern Medicine understands and treats the female hormonal irregularities.
Your hormones are involved in every process in your body, not just the female ones and they do not need to be a struggle. Everyone's hormone levels will be different and that's ok. Not every single person with the same problem, age, occupation, stage of life will feel and look the same and their treatment journey will look just that, unique!
Irregularities are like bumps in the roads, they just need signals from your body to choose which turn at the fork in the road you want to take - either continue on the straight bumpy patch with the unknown result, or choose the other with the twists and turns that's flat and smooth and gets you feeling better and back to being yourself.
Your body knows what to do. It just needs a signal to help you get to where you want to go.
My mission is to help women who don't know how to help themselves in a more natural sense without relying on medications, surgery or never-ending treatment.
In working with women with hormonal struggles, I have been able to help regulate periods, optimize fertility, boost energy, balance mood, and minimize hot flashes.