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Optimizing Insemination and IVF with Acupuncture

Optimizing Insemination and IVF with Acupuncture

We see many women and couples who work with assisted reproductive clinics in their journey towards getting pregnant.
What we want for all of our patients who are in this process is to optimize their DNA and Qi:  As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help with this through the use of supplements and herbs for the DNA and acupuncture for the patient’s Qi.

How does Acupuncture optimize the IVF process?

Acupuncture optimizes this process via the following:
*  Enhances blood flow to nourish the developing follicles
*  Supports the estrogen and progesterone phases of the cycle
*  Is instrumental in keeping stress hormones low so that they do not interfere with reproductive hormones
*  Optimize conception
*  helps to prevent early miscarriage

How often are the acupuncture treatments prescribed?

Everyone is different, however the most common recommendation is to have an acupuncture treatment 1/week.
For more information or to make an appointment with us in Mississauga, contact us today
Dr. Kirsten Almon ND

Childhood Nocturnal Enuresis – The Chiropractic Approach

Childhood Enuresis – The Chiropractic Approach

The Chiropractic approach towards helping a child that is experiencing bed wetting or nocturnal enuresis is to check the spine and nerve system for subluxations that can be interfering with the brain-bladder or body connection. The process of checking an child involves analyzing:

If an child is subluxated, they often have difficulty with some of the above tests and their ability to control body functions. When an child is not subluxated, they have a better ability to function – including the subconscious coordination of their bladder.

What is Nocturnal Enuresis?

Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is more commonly referred to as
bedwetting or nighttime incontinence. According to the DSMIV,
nocturnal enuresis is defined as repeated voiding in
clothing or bed that occurs in a child over the age of 5 and
occurs at least 2 times per week for more than 3 months

Where can I read more about chiropractic adjusting for children and infants?

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is an amazing organization which focuses on advancing the family wellness lifestyle. Check out their website at http://icpa4kids.org/

In your Mississauga Chiropractic wellness office are you able to check children?

We are able to check and adjust children at our chiropractic office in Mississauga.  Definitely connect to our wellness office in Mississauga to have your kid checked if experiencing bed wetting or nocturnal enuresis.  It may be as simple as having a subluxation that is preventing the proper coordination and function.  Kids need chiropractic too!

Conveniently, we also have excellent Naturopathic practitioners at our wellness office that will help you address the impact that the environmental factors are having on your child’s ability to process. The Naturopathic approach to addressing children is to support the body’s natural healing ability by addressing the outside factors that impact the kid. These can include many things, such as foods or chemicals the child is exposed to. Our Chiropractors will help you connect directly to the Naturopaths to make it an easy experience at our office.

Definitely contact us in Mississauga if you have any questions.

Here are some research articles to learn from and to grow your curiosity about how Children under chiropractic care can improve with respect to enuresis / bed wetting


Here is case study published in 2018 that highlights the life impacting change that Chiropractic care was able to assist in with regards to enuresis and constipation.  This girl was 9 years old.

Resolution of Enuresis, Constipation & Dysautonomia in a 9-Year-Old Child Following Chiropractic Care for Management of Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of Literature Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ June 25, 2018 ~ Pages 57-67

Resolution of Otitis Media and Nocturnal Enuresis in a 12-Year-Old Patient Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study and Selected Review of the Literature from the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, Volume 2018

Case report of subluxation based chiropractic care for a ten year old boy with a history of nighttime
enuresis that occurred two to three times per week.

Resolution of Childhood Enuresis and Neck Pain in a 10 Year Old Male: A Case Report from the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, Volume 2013

“High Velocity, low-amplitude adjustments were given one to two times per week for ten weeks. Diversified technique was utilized to assess for the areas of vertebral subluxation that were present and an adjustment was given. The patient and his mother reported a decrease in the frequency of occurrence of the bedwetting”

“Diversified adjusting was used and is said to be the most generic of the chiropractic techniques and its goal is to restore proper movement, function and structure to the spine.”

“The patient was seen a total of 15 times in the clinic, which resulted in a decrease in nocturnal enuresis from two to three times per week to once in an eight week time period”


Resolution of Childhood Nocturnal Enuresis Following Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care: A Retrospective Case Report from the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, Volume 2010

Cell phone in your pocket? Study says no for dad’s-to-be

Cell phone in your pocket? Study says no for Dad’s-to-be

When talking to couples about what they can do for optimal conception, I always discuss diet and lifestyle. An equally important factor especially for males is to keep their cell phones away from their reproductive organs.
This study highlights the reasons why not to keep your cell phone in your pocket if you want healthy sperm:

The influence of direct mobile phone radiation on sperm quality 2014

There are many supplements that can improve the quality and quantity of sperm, but if you are still carrying your phone in your front/back pockets, you’re just throwing your money out window.
My rule of thumb is, if your phone is on you, it’s on ‘airplane mode’
For more information on optimizing your fertility, contact us today

Dr. Kirsten Almon ND in Mississauga

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Herb Walk in Mississauga

We had a marvellous herb walk this past Saturday to celebrate mid-summer.

The weather was gorgeous and we witnessed & learned about many of the earth’s herbs as medicine in full summer delight.
Thank you to Riverwood Conservancy and to Nina Barabas for inviting me to join in this year’s celebrations!
Here are some pictures from the herb walk:
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Dr. Tiffany Wyse walking with Dr. Nina Barabas on a herb walk in Mississauga

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nina barabas teaching on a herb walk in Mississauga
nina barabas teaching on a herb walk in Mississauga
Group picture June 2018 Herb Walk in Mississauga
June 2018 Herb Walk in Mississauga

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Group picture June 2018 Herb Walk in Mississauga
Group picture June 2018 Herb Walk in Mississauga

tiffany wyse teaching herbs

For those interested in learning more about herbs, contact Dr. Tiffany Wyse and read one of her articles below:
Herbal Medicine for the treatment of drug resistant bacteria
Dr. Tiffany  Wyse Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga
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Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing ® Offered at Erin Mills Optimum Health

Benefits of HypnoBirthing ® Prenatal Classes in Mississauga

The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing ® is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are very effective techniques, which allow women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birth.

Studies have found that women using hypnosis in labour experience:

  • less discomfort
  • shorter labours
  • fewer medical interventions & less postpartum depression.

HypnoBirthing ® also helps to take the fear component out of labour so that women can feel empowered and do what millions have done before them – have safe births with healthy babies!

These classes are suitable for all expectant parents and their support persons, whether they plan to birth with a doctor or midwife, at home or in the hospital. These classes will focus on the following:

–  Learn how to guide and support your partner during the birth process with: breathing, relaxation and visualization techniques.

Our Mississauga Naturopathic Doctors greatly enjoy their family practices while pursuing greater training in fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care.

Our instructors are certified Naturopathic Doulas and HypnoBirthing ® specialists. As Doulas, they have attended births and provided physical, emotional, and informational support for birthing mothers and their partners before, during and after labour.

Contact Erin Mills Optimum Health today to find out more about our Prenatal Classes in Mississauga today!

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