Ontario Moving Forward with IVF Funding.
After much delay and uncertainty, the Ontario Government announced it will begin funding IVF for Ontario residents by December 2015! Any woman less than 43 years of age will be eligible to have one single round of IVF treatment paid for by the Ontario OHIP public insurance system. The Ontario Government estimates an additional 4000 women per year will qualify for OHIP covered IVF treatment. For more information see the Announcement and see The Star.
College of Naturopaths of Ontario - Now in Power!
As of July 1, 2015 all Naturopathic Doctors in the Province of Ontario must be members in good standing of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. After about 7 years of work, the College has now taken power, and all Naturopaths are now self-regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act of Ontario. Congratulations to the profession!
For more information contact the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Free short consultations!
Ever wanted to have your fertility, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine questions answered but can't commit to a full consultation? Well, have we got something special for you! We have been offering a free ten minute mini-consultation at selected times in selected fertility clinics in the GTA. 10 minutes is enough to answer some questions and get a great idea if you want to attend for a full consultation!
Most recently, we have offered free ten minute consultations at LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Hannam Fertility Centre in the early morning hours on selected days. We look forward to offering a free mini naturopathic consultation at Procrea Fertility Centre in the near future!
For more information on the next free ten minute consultation offering call us at 416-532-9094.
New expanded clinic hours!
You asked for it, and we delivered! Introducing expanded morning hours at our LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Procrea Fertility Clinic locations. We now have early morning clinic hours to both our downtown LifeQuest Centre and Vaughan Procrea Centre clinics. For those patients attending for cycle monitoring or for those whose schedule is better suited to early morning appointments, scheduling your acupuncture at this convenient new time!
Inquire with reception at 416-532-9094.
Toronto Total Wellness Centre introduces both Fay Meling von Moltke Pao. As our newest acupuncturists and practitioners of TCM to join the Total Wellness Team, Fay brings experience, knowledge and empathy to our practice! Welcome.
To schedule your consultation with Fay or any of our wonderful practitioners, please call us at 416-532-9094.
Congratulations! Our Acupuncture and Naturopathic services are now HST exempt.
As quoted from the 2014 Federal Budget website: "The professional services of acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors are now regulated as a health profession in at least five provinces. Accordingly, Budget 2014 proposes that acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors be added to the list of health care practitioners whose professional services rendered to individuals are exempt from the GST/HST."
Acupuncturists and Naturopathic doctors are, indeed, primary healthcare providers. They integrate standard, medical diagnostics with a broad range of therapies", said Dr. Pat Wales, ND, Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). "Having patients pay taxes on essential primary health care services didn't sit well with our members, or our patients, and we are pleased that the Government of Canada agreed".
Acupuncturists and Naturopathic doctors can, and do, work together with other medical practitioners as part of a patient's overall health care team resulting in improved outcomes in some of the most chronic and costly areas of the healthcare system including infertility, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Call us at 416-532-9094 today to schedule your consultation with our Naturopathic Doctor.
Toronto Total Wellness Centre is proud to be a part of the lifetime achievement award given to Dr. David Xi's father, Dr. Xi Yong Jiang, a 'legend' in the field of traditional Chinese medicine.
Total Wellness Centre launches new mobile website. Check us out on Iphone or Android. Hey, we're even looking good on Ipad and tablets!
One of our goals is to bring you important fertility acupuncture related news, studies and information. Being legible on all devices is an important step in achieving easier health care access.
Toronto Total Wellness Centre celebrates more than 10 years of service to the fertility acupuncture community in the GTA.
Our vision was to create a supportive clinic where the best educated and highly experienced practitioners could collaborate to help women conceive and deliver healthy and happy babies.
Ten years on, and we are still passionate about adding pictures to our baby wall in our head office! If you have been treated in our clinic, and have pictures of your baby, we would be grateful for a copy. Our baby wall motivates our practitioners and doctors and brings hope to prospective mothers. Send us a copy by email, mail us a copy or simply stop by and drop off a copy. Don't forget to say hi!
Your Total Wellness team.
Study shows, despite differences between acupuncturists' point selection, a high degree of consensus exists amongst expert acupuncturists supporting treatment protocol for women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment.
Total Wellness Centre's Dr. Linda Xu and Dr. David Bai co-author an article on TCM and fertility in Creating Families! Review the article.
Researchers find Chinese Herbal Medicine more effective than modern medicine for female infertility. Read more.
Studies show that acupuncture helps reduce stress, which in turn improves fertility rates!
A new study on acupuncture and Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) shows that acupuncture is an effective treatment for women with PCOS.
Study shows electro-acupuncture boosts IVF success.
Are you a patient at another fertility clinic about to undergo IVF transfer? Are you looking for acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer? We're here for you. In many instances, we can attend your IVF clinic of choice during, before and/or after your appointment, or you can schedule to attend any one of our clinics.
To schedule your consultation email or call us at 416-532-9094 today!
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture have been used for more than 5000 years to treat issues of female and male fertility and reproductive health. Women are often physically and emotionally depleted and have constrained energy that causes blockages, particularly in the pelvis. These blockages may have presented as painful menstrual cramps, endometriosis, fibroid tumors, PMS symptoms, irregular cycles, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and so on.