This article was written by Kim Heng, the leading Chinese medicine expert at ALIVE. Kim spent 8 years in China with a focus on women’s health. The crisp chill air of September adds a boost of energy to my...

Cupping is an ancient form of therapy that has been used for thousands of years. The practitioner puts special cups made of bamboo, glass, plastic or silicone on your skin for a few minutes by creating a suction lifting...

Traditional Chinese Medicine is personalized which meets each patient’s specific necessities. Depending on your unique symptoms and signs, medical records, genetic issues, and other important lifestyle characteristics, your treatment plan is customizable. At ALIVE Holistic Health Clinic, we may...

What can you do for Bell’s palsy, an acute one sided facial paralysis or weakness?  Although the cause is unknown, it is believed that this condition may be triggered by inflammation or swelling of the facial nerve (that controls...

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety affects approximately 40 million US adults every year. Since 2021, Statistic Canada reports that one in four Canadians experience depression, anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Disorders , Anxiety,...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is on the top of everyone’s minds today, including those in Toronto Canada. Although it is a virus much like influenza, very little is known about it which leaves many people feeling more than a little anxious....

PCOS affects about 10% of women in Toronto and around the world. For those trying to conceive, you likely know polycystic ovary syndrome may impact fertility. Whether or not you’re trying to become pregnant, this condition can be hard...

Mothers-to-be in Toronto enjoy the benefits of acupuncture during the prenatal period, also known as pregnancy. While it’s a joyful time filled with anticipation, not everything about pregnancy is wonderful. Morning sickness, heartburn, insomnia, back pain, stress – the...

Many women (and couples) in the Toronto area are seeking the benefits of acupuncture treatments before starting IVF treatments. When you have been having difficulties conceiving and find yourself embarking on in-vitro fertilization as a viable option, you want...

Anti-mullerian hormones (AMH) is produced in male and female reproductive organs. For women, AMH which is found within the tissues of the ovaries and naturally declines over time. In the case of fertility, Studies have shown that the AMH...

Can hypnosis be therapeutic, help with sad and anxious feelings, relieve pain, help you lose weight, improve your sleep, enhance fertility, or even alleviate your fears? These commonly asked questions about hypnosis can be answered in one word: yes....

Recurrent miscarriage is a tragic but common problem for many couples. It is defined as two or more consecutive and spontaneous pregnancy losses. At least 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and one miscarriage can increase the risk...

The short answer is no.   That said, your stress reaction over a prolonged period can impact your fertility negatively. The good news is that it doesn’t have to.   Several years ago I picked up Kelly McGonigal’s book,...