We are open and in our commitment to the well-being and health of all people and doing our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Urban Wellness has strict cleaning and safety measures put in place to keep everyone safe, cared for and healthy. We are open for both in person and virtual appointments. We have a limited number of people in the clinic daily and have spaced out visits to allow for extra time between clients to avoid overlap and increased cleaning protocols. We are here to help support your health in every way we can. The following services are available and can be booked through our Online Booking system: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine Wellness and Herbal Consultations, Naturopathic Consultations, Nutrition and Diet Consultations, Transformation Coaching, Scientific Hand Analysis, Ayurveda, Yoga We are here to support you in every way we can!

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that involves inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat various health problems. The classic Eastern explanation for how acupuncture works is that channels of energy or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) run in regular patterns through the body and over it’s surface. These channels or meridians are like rivers flowing through the body... Read More

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that involves inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat various health problems.

The classic Eastern explanation for how acupuncture works is that channels of energy or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) run in regular patterns through the body and over it’s surface. These channels or meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to nourish the tissues. There are 14 major acupuncture meridians and each of these is believed to be associated with a particular part of the body. An obstruction or blockage in the movement of Qi creates imbalance and/or pain in the body and can lead to disease. By manipulating the needles in a certain way, the practitioner is able to bring energy to areas that are lacking or create flow in areas that are blocked, bringing a sense of balance back to the body. Most people feel very relaxed during and after the treatment.


Naturopathic Medicine

According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors: Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functi... Read More

According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors: Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.


Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow or Qi (pronounced “chee”) circulation increasing collagen production, reducing muscle tension (which contributes to the formation of wrinkles) and increasing circulation. It is a safe, painless effective and relaxing treatment for the face and whole body. Benefits: · Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being · Improves muscle tone a... Read More

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow or Qi (pronounced “chee”) circulation increasing collagen production, reducing muscle tension (which contributes to the formation of wrinkles) and increasing circulation. It is a safe, painless effective and relaxing treatment for the face and whole body.

Benefits:
· Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being
· Improves muscle tone and dermal contraction
· Increases collagen production
· Reduces bags under the eyes
· Reduction of sagging, jowls and drooping eyelids
· Decreased puffiness around the face
· Improves metabolism
· Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
· Helps balance hormones improving hormonal acne or dry skin
· Improves local blood and lymph circulation
· Moistens the skin through increased circulation to the face
· Tightens pores
· Improves facial color and radiance through increased circulation
· Reduces age spots,
· Reduces muscle tension and stress in the face


Scientific Hand Analysis

Your life purpose is in your fingerprints! Scientific Hand Analysis is a tool for self-discovery and the modern form of the ancient art of palmistry. Through a hand reading, we can reveal your life purpose and help you get on track if you are not already on the path to your highest expression. Your fingerprints are completely formed by the 16th week of fetal development in utero and do not ch... Read More

Your life purpose is in your fingerprints! Scientific Hand Analysis is a tool for self-discovery and the modern form of the ancient art of palmistry. Through a hand reading, we can reveal your life purpose and help you get on track if you are not already on the path to your highest expression. Your fingerprints are completely formed by the 16th week of fetal development in utero and do not change over the span of your lifetime. This is why fingerprints are used as a method of identification. The lines on the palm however, will change and evolve over time and can give us great insight into the experience you have in life. The lines in your hands mimic the neural pathways in your brain.

Scientific hand analysis provides an extremely eye-opening way to understand yourself, figure out your purpose, learn about your gifts, manage your challenges and blindspots, and utilize your hands as a blueprint to your soul. By taking a look at your hands and handprints, an assessment about your reason for being, your potential in this lifetime, the way you love, the way you think, and the way you live can all be explored and delved into further. Discover your purpose now, you deserve to know and be able to carry it out fully in this lifetime!


Chiropractic Care & Network Spinal Analysis

Chiropractic is an effective system of holistic healing which literally means practice done by hand (Greek: Chiro-hand, Practikos-practice). Specific adjustments are made to the spine in order to create proper alignment and posture. This in turn facilitates optimal functioning of your nervous system. When the body is exposed to stressors from everyday life, it may cause spinal and muscul... Read More

Chiropractic is an effective system of holistic healing which literally means practice done by hand (Greek: Chiro-hand, Practikos-practice). Specific adjustments are made to the spine in order to create proper alignment and posture. This in turn facilitates optimal functioning of your nervous system.

When the body is exposed to stressors from everyday life, it may cause spinal and muscular imbalances to develop which create tension and dysfunction in your body. With chiropractic care, the joints and muscles are released and realigned so that integrity in movement and mobility is restored. The body has an innate and intrinsic ability to heal itself, but sometimes it needs a little help, especially with all the external factors we have in modern living. When there is interference to the body’s nervous system (brain and spinal column), improper signalling occurs and can show up as dysfunction and dis-ease. With regular chiropractic care, your spine is maintained in good alignment and positioning and allows the system to function at its maximal potential.

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is an extremely gentle, low force chiropractic technique using breath and body awareness. Soft, precise, light touch to your spine helps cue the brain to unwind spinal cord tension and create new wellness promoting strategies. The result is improved movement of the breath and decreased overall tension in the muscles and spinal vertebrae. With traditional manual chiropractic care, the tension that gets built up is released with an adjustment (like when you crack your knuckles). However, in NSA, the tension is used as fuel to shift patterns and provide lasting changes in the nervous system. This reorganizational healing technique is revolutionary and actually creates new strategies in the nervous system so that your body is able to adapt and manage all the stress that it encounters daily.


Nutrition

Holistic and customized Nutrition uses food and supplements to address your health conditions, concerns and wellness goals. Meal plans, recipe recommendations and specific food suggestions are made to fit your unique health history, lifestyle, dietary restrictions and food preferences. All dietary recommendations are evidence-based and catered to your needs.


Ayurveda & Yoga

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words ‘ayus,’ meaning life and ‘veda,’meaning knowledge. Literally, Ayurveda means ‘the knowledge of life.’ It is regarded as one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and originated in India over five thousand years ago. The aim of this healing system is to prevent illness, protect health and prolong life. It is also the sister science to ... Read More

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words ‘ayus,’ meaning life and ‘veda,’meaning knowledge. Literally, Ayurveda means ‘the knowledge of life.’ It is regarded as one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and originated in India over five thousand years ago. The aim of this healing system is to prevent illness, protect health and prolong life. It is also the sister science to yoga.

Ayurveda is based on the principle that the universe is made up of five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements are represented in us by three doshas, which are bio-energies or body constitutions, namely: Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). When any of the doshas accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body becomes imbalanced. Each of us has a distinctly unique balance, and our health and wellbeing depend on this state of harmony. Ayurveda uses the elements to keep the doshas in check and bring them back to balance. Integrating ayurvedic lifestyle modifications is a great way to understand your true nature and how to live simply in harmony with your environment.

Yoga is an ancient meditative and movement practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. It is the union of body and breath. Yoga links physical postures with breathwork to provide balance to your body, mind and spirit. Yoga has become well known as a form of physical exercise, however, it has a meditative and spiritual foundation. Using yoga postures in our everyday life helps to bring presence, a relaxed state of mind, awareness and ease to the body. Incorporating yoga into your visit helps to unwind tension in the muscles and joints, releases the spine, helps the breath flow and promotes gentle healing.


Life Coaching

Transformational Life Coaching helps those who are searching for answers or those who have tried many different avenues and still haven’t found the solutions for what they are looking for. If you find yourself coming up against the same issues over and over and yet can't seem to see shift things or keep attracting the same people or situations again and again, you may have unconscious beliefs t... Read More

Transformational Life Coaching helps those who are searching for answers or those who have tried many different avenues and still haven’t found the solutions for what they are looking for. If you find yourself coming up against the same issues over and over and yet can't seem to see shift things or keep attracting the same people or situations again and again, you may have unconscious beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Through Transformational Coaching, we look to identify key barriers or hidden blocks (your :inner glass ceiling") that have been keeping you stuck and holding you back in specific areas of your life. Once identified and transformed, it can transform multiple areas of your life simultaneously freeing up creativity, life force and energy.

Your life awaits.


Holistic Health Workshops


Community ND Acupuncture


Facial Rejuvenation ND Acupuncture


TCM


Respiratory

Breathwork is the umbrella term for a variety of breathing methods that exist. When we consciously control our breathing, we are doing breathwork.Our breath is the most incredibly powerful and most easily accessible tool we have at our disposal. When we learn how to use it, we can become a master of our inner state. It can bring us peace, energy, joy, balance and even help us access altered... Read More

Breathwork is the umbrella term for a variety of breathing methods that exist. When we
consciously control our breathing, we are doing breathwork.Our breath is the most incredibly
powerful and most easily accessible tool we have at our disposal. When we learn how to use
it, we can become a master of our inner state. It can bring us peace, energy, joy, balance
and even help us access altered states of consciousness. Only now is science catching up
to what our ancestors have known and practised for thousands of years.
During a conscious connected breathing session, participants breathe without any pause
between the exhale and the inhale. This creates changes in your physiology, quiets your
thinking mind and allows access to emotions and stuck energy. Affirmation, vocalising and
body movements are all a part of the session to help release that which is holding you back
from feeling free and light. Every breathwork session is unique as the intention we bring to it
shapes our personal experience.

Alicia is a grounded breathwork facilitator who is certified in three breathing modalities including Buteyko Breathing, Yoga Breathing and Conscious Connected Breathing. It is her mission to educate as many people as possible on the powerful transformational tool that is our breath. These transformations include greater self-awareness, healing of past wounds, relief from tension and anxiety and living in the present moment. She especially loves connecting and working with the LGBTQ2S+ community. She believes that through our breath we can connect to our deepest truest self, to our source and to others. After a life-changing breathwork experience, Alicia walked away from her 12-year career as an elementary school teacher to share her passion for breathwork. She has used breathing to help her overcome PTSD associated with driving and postpartum depression. She understands that healing doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be all pain and misery, that laughter is as beneficial as crying and screaming. Alicia creates a safe and joyous space where people feel heard, seen, and understood just as they are. She can be found walking along Toronto’s green trails with her wife and two kids.

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Jen Bowers is an Advanced Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with over 5000 hours of clinical training. Jen has a B.Sc. in Biology from Dalhousie University and she specializes in reproductive health and fertility for both men and women. It is her belief that Chinese medicine and Western medicine go hand-in-hand to create healthy pregnancies that result in healthy babies. Jen has worked for the past fifteen years as a sexual health educator at Planned Parenthood, and as an advocate for women’s health. She is also a clinical supervisor at the Institute of Traditional Medicine.

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Ingrid is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) who treats a broad array of health issues such as pain management, digestion and stress relief with a special interest in reproductive health- including fertility, prenatal and postpartum care. She offers Facial Rejuvenation as a bridge between health and beauty with the philosophy that we look our best when we feel our best. With a background in visual arts, Ingrid brings an intuitive and creative sensibility to her practice, and believes deeply in meeting the unique needs of each client. Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a holistic approach to health and Ingrid uses this framework to both treat symptoms and address underlying imbalances to improve overall health outcomes. She believes in each person’s innate healing ability, and centers her practice around facilitating and empowering her patients in this beautiful and challenging process.

Ingrid’s education includes a diploma from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine, cosmetic acupuncture certificate from Two Circles Acupuncture and internships at both Six Degrees Community Acupuncture and Living Waters Therapies. Ingrid also has a BFA from Emily Carr University. She loves to learn and is always expanding her knowledge and skills in the healing arts to bring the best care to her clients.

Ingrid is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) who treats a broad array of health issues such as pai... Read More

Kavita brings a fresh, holistic and patient centered approach to her practice. Her aim is to facilitate your healing journey, empower you to make better decisions and bring your mind and body into a state of equilibrium. Expect to learn more about yourself. Be prepared to experience a deep mind-body connection while in treatment. Walk away relaxed with a new-found sense of self-awareness and ease.

Utilizing TCM diagnosis techniques, Kavita is able to treat a variety of ailments from digestive complaints, migraines, insomnia, overwork and other stress related illnesses. Specifically, she has interned with TCM leaders in the fields of gynaecology & fertility; age-prevention & dermatology; musculoskeletal pain & trauma. Employing an integrative attitude towards health and wellness, she utilizes a variety of treatments encompassing acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, body work and nutrition.

Kavita guarantees a safe-healing space, genuine attentiveness to your health concerns while respecting your boundaries & process. She is able to work at all different levels; wherever you are in your healing journey, Kavita will meet you there and help you to take it to the next step

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Let’s help you regain balance in your life so you can feel like your authentic self again.

Suki is an ND with a focus on stress/burnout (+ stress-related concerns), as well as tackling modern-day conditions (i.e. low mood, anxiety, sleep concerns, digestive issues, insulin resistance, irregular and painful periods etc).


THE APPROACH

By addressing the key pillars of health (nutrition/digestion, movement, stress, sleep), Suki believes that we can build the foundations we need to lead a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

Through the use of herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and lifestyle counselling, she will help support and restore balance in the body.

Suki is also passionate about creating equal health opportunities by increasing accessibility to naturopathic care. In considering the physical, mental, environmental, socioeconomic, cultural, and racial aspects, Suki strives to help you find sustainable healthcare solutions that work for you.


OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

  • Facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture
  • Clinical training externship @ Zhongfang Red Cross International Hospital (Hunan, China)

Discover how you can take control of your wellness in a sustainable and accessible way.

Learn more: www.sukihon.com

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Providing a holistic medical approach that is both evidence-informed and patient-centred, Kristen’s intention is to create profound changes in the lives of her patients through thoughtful, and strategic naturopathic care. As a Naturopathic Doctor, she believes in identifying the root cause of any illness and that holistic healing begins by honouring the body’s innate wisdom.

Whether you’re facing a new diagnosis or a chronic health issue, Kristen believes that balance is often best achieved through simple, sustainable lifestyle and nutritional modifications. She helps patients navigate their health with genuine care that is honest, supportive and well-researched.

Kristen has a particular focus on digestive issues, women’s health, and supporting stress and fatigue. She also has additional training in acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, skin issues, and for pregnancy and labour. She is a trained Reiki practitioner.

Kristen recognizes the powerful relationship between mind and body, and believes that multiple paths toward healing are available. Her philosophy is to harness the body’s natural healing mechanisms while respecting traditional healing modalities and their lineages.

Providing a holistic medical approach that is both evidence-informed and patient-centred, Kristen... Read More

Anita is making waves in the health and wellness world. She is a pioneer in the field of chiropractic by combining her many healing arts to care for patients in a unique and holistic manner. Anita knew from an early age that her passion was in natural healing and the gifted touch in her hands. She completed her BSc. in Biology and then pursued her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL. Anita began practicing in southern California, the epicentre of holistic healing. Along her journey as a healer she has been a lifelong learner, and has an extensive portfolio of techniques she uses to treat patients including Network Spinal Analysis and traditional manual chiropractic adjustments. Staying true to her Indian roots, Anita incorporates Ayurvedic principles into her method as well as her extensive experience in spa therapies. Anita’s healing skills include energetic medicine, scientific hand analysis and incorporating the incredible healing properties of essential oils into her practice. Anita is a certified yoga teacher and a trained classical Indian temple dancer. Anita’s goal is to guide patients to their optimal spinal mobility and neurological function. The birth of her baby nephew was a strong draw to carry on her interest in paediatric and women’s health and bring some west coast vibes to the city of Toronto. With her sunshine presence, Anita is here to help everyone reach their highest potential in health.

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My focus is on chronic conditions nutrition and long-term lifestyle and habit changes. I work with clients who are overweight, fatigued, have food intolerances, thyroid problems, insulin resistance, diabetes type 2, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hormonal issues, allergies, or who just want to stay healthy. Also, I am a recipe developer, and I assist my clients with meal planning and organizing food routine.

My focus is on chronic conditions nutrition and long-term lifestyle and habit changes. I work wit... Read More

Raised in North American, but trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is Angela’s passion to help bring this ancient wisdom into the modern world making it easy to understand and integrate into everyday life. Speaker, writer, teacher and practitioner, Angela works with people to empower and educate them about their health and wellbeing with compassion, humor, soul and as much joy as possible!

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