Acupuncture


Naturopathic Medicine


Lactation & Infant Feeding Support

Feel confident feeding and connecting with your newborn Babies are very wise, we just have to know how to tune in and listen to their cues. We recommend having one pre-natal naturopathic appointment with our team to set you up for success. During this appointment, you will learn: Natural labour induction techniques Hand-expression and how to save expressed colostrum Basic feeding advice an... Read More

Feel confident feeding and connecting with your newborn
Babies are very wise, we just have to know how to tune in and listen to their cues. We recommend having one pre-natal naturopathic appointment with our team to set you up for success. During this appointment, you will learn:
Natural labour induction techniques
Hand-expression and how to save expressed colostrum
Basic feeding advice and latching technique

A postnatal lactation appointment consists of:
Discussion of the optimal flow of a feed
Demonstration of various feeding holds for your comfort
Infant physical and oral exam (assessment for tongue and lip tie)
Support for individuals with low milk supply (ie. gestational diabetes, PCOS, autoimmune disease, C-section)


Pediatric Naturopathic Medicine

Our student practitioners, under the supervision of our clinical director Michelle Kapler, can provide you with a caring and effective treatment for a reduced cost.

Our student practitioners, under the supervision of our clinical director Michelle Kapler, can pr... Read More

Jennifer graduated from the Acupuncture program at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in 2016 and is a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She is clinically trained in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques, electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha, Tuina, and moxibustion.

From the onset of her training it has been her ambition to focus her expertise in reproductive health, pregnancy care, and fertility. She is a warm, compassionate practitioner, who believes patient education integrated with treatments is essential to achieve internal balance for successful conception and a healthy pregnancy.

Prior to studying acupuncture, she received a diploma in Social Service Work and went on to travel the world. It was while living in Sichuan, China where she experienced the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine first hand.

“Meeting a health practitioner whose methods of healing focused on my mind, body, and lifestyle, and not just the resulting illness fascinated me. I experienced on a personal level how this approach to medicine benefits long-term health. I knew then, that I wanted to learn more about the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and to help people achieve optimal health, and well-being through this holistic way of healing”

When Jennifer’s not working, you can find her sitting in a park with her head in a book, hiking or biking along many of Toronto’s nature trails, or enjoying a good meal and a good laugh with loved ones.

Jennifer graduated from the Acupuncture program at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in ... Read More

Dr. Arlene Dubier is a Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula, and Lactation Expert whose goal is to help women become the healthiest version of themselves by identifying their individual barriers to wellness. Dr. Arlene provides a gentle, non-judgemental approach to healthcare, providing education about the body and empowering her patients.

During her studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Arlene took a special interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine, completing an externship at the Zhongfang International Red Cross Hospital in China. She has a special interest in menstrual health, fertility, and pregnancy, through her own experience with PCOS. Everyone deserves to have the chance to optimize their chances of fertility success, and Dr. Arlene guides her patients through that process.

On her off-time, you can find Dr. Arlene exploring a new hiking trail (suggestions are always welcome), making animal friends and enjoying some delicious food.

Dr. Arlene Dubier is a Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula, and Lactation Expert whose goal is to he... Read More

Since her graduation in 2010, from the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, Michelle has focused her practice exclusively in fertility, pregnancy and reproductive health. She is passionate about helping women to achieve hormonal balance, pleasant periods, successful conception and healthy pregnancies, with acupuncture, herbal medicine and food.

Her passion is to help women fall in love with their unique feminine physiology. She says “Every day, I am blown away by what women’s bodies are capable of, when given the right environment”.

Michelle’s approach to reproductive medicine utilizes the wisdom of ancient healing arts, such as acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine, combined with a modern understanding of science and physiology. Her light hearted, gentle and optimistic approach to the treatment of the inevitable ups and downs of fertility and pregnancy is appreciated by her patients. Together, you will work to create space for the body to heal itself, thrive and be fertile…and maybe have a little fun along the way!

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Sonam is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, licensed with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Prior to her education in alternative medicine, she graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, minoring in Nutraceutical & Nutritional Sciences.

Always knowing that she wanted to have a career in healthcare, Sonam came across Chinese Medicine and never looked back. She strongly believes in the ability to individualize treatment using acupuncture and herbal medicine, in order to optimize health and wellness. She is trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, with extensive clinical experience in Japanese style needling. With a gentle approach, she strives to provide the best quality of care with the least amount of pain and discomfort as possible.

Her main interests are in treating hormonal health and fertility issues, and supporting pregnancy & labour. She is committed to helping both women and men with their conception goals, and works to understand all the fear, frustrations and concerns surrounding them. Sonam will support your journey in fertility whether it be natural or alongside Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).

Sonam is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, licensed with ... Read More

Stephanie Raines is a Registered Acupuncturist and a member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She obtained a three-year Acupuncture and Moxibustion diploma at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in Toronto.

She is passionate about helping women and couples achieve their reproductive goals, supporting them throughout their journey. She has a strong focus on treating menstrual and fertility concerns, as well as providing pregnancy, and postpartum care.

Stephanie is a compassionate and attentive practitioner. She takes time learning about each client’s individual needs and works closely with them to develop a unique treatment plan.

Stephanie enjoys the simplicity of a coffee in hand on a sunny day. You can also find her exploring a range of interests in her free time, including staying active, fashion styling, and dabbling in guitar.

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Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and acupuncture provider. In her clinical practice, she supports people on their journey to, and through motherhood - from hormonal health and fertility to pregnancy and postpartum. Shannon’s personal experiences navigating infertility, IVF, pregnancy loss, and postpartum anxiety have shaped the compassionate care she provides for her patients walking these difficult paths. Her mission as an ND is to make healthy living and feeling well simple, realistic, and sustainable. Her goal is to ensure that her patients feel supported and empowered to make simple changes in their lives that support their overall health despite leading busy and active lives. She is the creator of Fertility Foundations, an online program to support women to understand and optimize their fertility.

In 2014, she earned her doctorate degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is also a graduate of the University of Guelph, where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences. She is a member in good standing of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

When she is not wearing her ND-hat, Dr. Shannon can be found adventuring through life with her super sweet and super feisty little girl, and her husband. She spends as much time outdoors as possible, loves a homecooked meal and a good kitchen dance party.

Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and acupuncture provider. In her clin... Read More

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