Dr. Alda Xuan-Mai Ngo
B.Sc. Dr.TCM R.Ac FABORM OBAAM
Co-Owner and Executive Director
Dr. Alda Ngo is a licensed and registered Doctor of TCM with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture of BC (CTCMA of BC) as well as a registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA.)
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology at UBC, she finished a 5-year Doctor of TCM program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. Alda has been practising Chinese Medicine since 2005 and specializing in reproductive medicine since 2007.
In 2007, Alda began her specialization in reproductive medicine at Acubalance Wellness Centre; a leading integrative clinic In Vancouver, internationally known for treating infertility, pregnancy and reproductive health. She is grateful for the ongoing opportunity to mentor with international leaders in her field, as she continually deepens her knowledge & cultivates her skills through post-graduate professional development.
She has volunteered locally working with children with disabilities & internationally as part of a health outreach initiative with women’s groups in Guatemala. Her Chinese Medical studies also brought her to China, where she completed a practicum at the Anhui University Hospital of TCM in Hefei.
Alda became a fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2008. She is currently a Quality Assurance advisor for the CTCMA of BC & a Senior Member of the International Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA). She is also past executive coordinator of the former TCM Association of BC (TCMABC).
Alda has worked as an acupuncturist on-site at Western Fertility Clinics: Olive Fertility Centre, Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM), Genesis Fertility Centre & the former UBC Centre for Reproductive Health in Vancouver.
As a long-time student, practitioner and instructor of Mindfulness Meditation, Alda is a facilitator of Mindfulness-based programs & women’s groups. Please go to www.mindfulnessforfertility.com for more information on current programs. She is also an MBSR Facilitator in Training with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies.
Alda’s own reproductive health challenges and her own fertility story deeply inform her practice with patients. She understands the common challenges that her patients face in their health crises and what it feels like to have the courage to do all it takes, while also being kind and patient with the body. She has also come to understand what it feels like to hope without desperation, and to cultivate a deep sense of peace and acceptance with life’s unexpected twists and turns.
It is her aspiration to help support patients on their journeys toward balance & to empower them to continually cultivate overall well-being and resilience. She facilitates this through a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, functional medicine, overall lifestyle changes, and Mindfulness Meditation.
After over 30 years living on the West Coast, Alda has recently returned to set down roots in Edmonton with her husband Sean & their son Tien. Alda is thrilled to be a co-owner of Whole Family Health, and she is excited to continue to grow her practice under the big wide open prairie skies..
HHP R.Ac FABORM OBAAM
Co-Owner and Clinical Director
Christina is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).
Before completing the Acupuncture Program at Grant MacEwan University, she completed the Holistic Health Program, specializing in reflexology and acupressure.
Christina has been practising and specializing in reproductive medicine since 2010. She has completed extensive postgraduate training in areas including reproductive health, obstetrics, diagnostics and Chinese herbal applications. Her ongoing commitment to post-graduate professional development continues and she is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She is also a member of the International Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA).
It’s important to Christina that her patients feel heard and understood. She believes that providing acupuncture treatments is more than just sticking a few needles in the body. It’s rather about really connecting with patients so that they feel empowered, supported and cared for.
Christina was originally drawn to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine subsequent to being in a car accident. She was unable to find relief and mentally, she felt frustrated, depressed and alone. She wasn’t able to improve her condition and she felt a loss of control.
Acupuncture changed her life. Not only did it relieve her pain, but it also gave her a sense of freedom. Acupuncture empowered her, so that she was finally able to live her life again. This experience inspired Christina to enrol in Acupuncture School so that she could share this same gift of physical and mental freedom as well as empowerment with others.
Ultimately, her passion lies in treating male and female fertility, gynecology, and obstetrics. She has dedicated her practice to supporting men and women to optimize their fertility, and to support patients through pregnancies so that they can achieve their dreams of having healthy, happy families.
Kelsey is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).
Graduating from Grant MacEwan University in 2011 with her Diploma of Acupuncture, Kelsey continues to further her education, continuing her studies in gynecology, fertility, gastroenterology, and orthopedics. She is particularly passionate about helping others with digestive disorders and pediatrics, but also specializes in chronic pain, allergies and mental health.
Kelsey was always drawn towards a more natural way of achieving health and wellness. When her own health was affected, a friend suggested she try acupuncture. After experiencing the profound healing affects first-hand, she was hooked!
Kelsey is a compassionate practitioner who enjoys getting to know each of her patients, educating them, making them feel at ease and also making them laugh. She supports her patients, taking in all facets of their health. She develops high standard treatment plans, using a gentle approach to acupuncture and incorporating other modalities such as Fire Cupping, Moxa, Tui Na, and Gua Sha.
Paige is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).
She started out with her certificate in Reflexology, which led her to explore Quantum Touch and other Energy Work alongside experienced practitioners. This exposure, combined with her own ideas of what healthcare should consist of and her desire to share it with others, led her to Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC.
Paige proudly graduated from the three-year Diploma of Acupuncture Program in April 2014. After graduation, Paige returned to her home province of Saskatchewan and began her own practice in Saskatoon at a health collective clinic working together with different practitioners and modalities.
Her interest for Women’s Heath has led her to broaden her studies in fertility, pre/post natal treatments, gynecology, and mental/emotional disorders.
Preventative and holistic health care has been Paige’s passion from a young age. Her early experience with natural medicine and energy work influenced her to pursue a career in holistic health care.
Paige’s recent move to Edmonton has opened up many opportunities for her including being a part of Whole Family Health, where she continues to expand her knowledge in the field of both male and female fertility.
Her unique treatments blend Qi Gong, Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Tui Na (Chinese massage), Fire Cupping, and Diet Therapy. She looks forward to sharing her passion for preventative health and helping patients achieve overall balance of body, mind, and spirit.
R.Ac RH DTCM
Catherine completed the five-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program with the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award at the Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in Nelson, BC. She is passionate about offering an alternative and complementary avenue of medicine to women. She has pursued continuing education in the specialties of fertility, gynaecology, obstetrics, postpartum care, paediatrics and trauma.
After a decade spent deeply pursuing her own healing, Catherine has cultivated a dynamic relationship with her health through the gentle and thorough wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Her own personal struggles with women’s health led her to experience gaps in the standard gynaecological model, leading to the discovery that the ancient knowledge of Chinese Medicine supports and enhances all aspects of women’s cycles.
Chinese Medicine has given her a thorough system of treating the body, mind and Spirit, as well as an avenue for her commitment to helping people. She loves working with patients to discover the root of their illnesses, and how they can modify their lifestyle to support healthy new patterns. She essentially supports patients to discover their own unique and ongoing relationship with their health.
Catherine is honoured and thrilled to be practicing this medicine at Whole Family Health. It is her passion to be part of a team that applies the best of innovative research with the nuances of Chinese Medicine to create a healthy environment both within and for the whole family.
She treats her patients through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, lifestyle and dietary therapy. She is consistently seeking to develop her professional knowledge so that she can bring each patient the best standard of care.
Mykayla Rae Sorensen
Mykayla is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA) and a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Mykayla became interested in acupuncture after her insomnia was treated after just a few sessions. From this point on, she was fascinated by the subtle workings of the body, so she enrolled in the acupuncture program at MacEwan University.
During this time, she also dedicated herself to her yoga practice, and completed her Yoga Teacher Training with the SATTVA School of Yoga. She has since been practising with the integration of mind and body and has come to deeply appreciate how yoga, meditation, and Chinese medicine can positively influence one’s life experience.
Mykayla was initially drawn to Whole Family Health’s focus on reproductive health and fertility. Her own menstrual health journey has brought to light how acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can positively affect the body.
Being surrounded by practitioners that are so passionate about their work inspires Mykayla. She aims to continue to learn and deepen her understanding of the human body and how we can bring it back into balance.
Natasha is a Registered Massage Therapist with the National Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC.)
She graduated from the MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2010 and has been a massage therapist for 10 years. She is a certified specialist in sports massage through the Canada Sport Massage Therapist Association. Her areas of specialization include sports psychology, sport medicine, k-taping, orthopaedic manipulation, ART, nerve flossing, sports physiology, nutrition, advanced sports massage and paediatric sports.
Natasha is also certified in myofacial decompression, cupping (vacuum and hot), hot stones, Tuina, manual lymphatic drainage, abdominal and uterine visceral massage, reiki, theta healing and pregnancy massage.
She is currently finishing her acupuncture/TCM program through Reeves College, graduating in March 2020.
She has had the pleasure of volunteering at many events at 3SB dance studio, Edmonton Track and Field, Edmonton Swim Club, Spruce Grove Saints, Death Race, Ironman, Flyfree Parkour, International Triathalon, Alberta Summer Games/Winter games and Mudhero.
Natasha’s draw to holistic healthcare comes from her own experience with cancer. During her treatment, she received acupuncture to help with pain relief and to calm her mind. Since then, she continues to try to live as healthy as possible, and has been inspired to pursue training in massage and acupuncture.
Natasha maintains high standards and gives the highest regard to her clients. With her knowledge and experience, she is confident that she can personalize a treatment to the needs of each client.
She looks forward to bridging her massage and acupuncture skills and aspires to continue working in the field of pediatric care.
Natasha cares for her elderly mother and her 2 incredible boys, who challenge her to be better everyday. She has a big heart and volunteers at numerous events.
She is happy to be a part of Whole Family Health, where she feels inspired to be surrounded by a warm, courteous, calm and well educated team.
She is passionate about preventative medicine and learning new holistic healing skills. Natasha believes that optimal health and wellness is achieved by finding a balance in all things in life.
“Bodywork for clients through their journey.”
Brittany is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC).
Brittany has been fascinated by the natural health world and the body’s innate ability to heal itself since she can remember. She graduated from the Holistic Health Diploma program at Grant MacEwan University in 2009 where she specialized in Reflexology and practiced full time in an Edmonton naturopathic clinic.
She then immersed herself in the world of organic skin care, working in a day spa. After becoming a Mom to two amazing boys, she completed the 2200 hour Remedial Massage Therapy program at MH Vicars.
During this training she had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients and concerns, integrating both Swedish and therapeutic techniques such as trigger point therapy, manual lymphatic drainage and myofascial release to treat a variety of issues, including postural dysfunction, overuse injuries, TMJD, carpal tunnel syndrome and stress.
Her highest intention is to ensure that clients feel completely supported in their unique healing journey. She is passionate about connecting with people and her hope is that combining her technical knowledge with her strong intuition will allow her clients to feel that they are consistently honored and cared for.
Brittany is excited to join the beautiful space and amazing team at Whole Family Health and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge through continued education in women’s health and fertility, pregnancy massage and cupping therapy.
Charlotte Ni Luing
B.BM. Office Manager
Charlotte is a Bachelor of Business in Management graduate from The Technological University of Dublin, with a specialization in Management Science.
She is excited to be part of an energetic & inspiring team of women at Whole Family Health. Charlotte enjoys ensuring that each patient has a positive and memorable experience at the clinic, helping patients with any and all of their requests.
Having heard and seen positive and encouraging experiences with acupuncture, she is also excited to continue to explore how acupuncture and holistic healthcare can help in positive ways in her life.
B.A. Patient Coordinator
Destiny is a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Physics graduate from the University of Alberta. She is completing her Masters in Architecture and about to embark on a PhD in Architecture at McGill University.
She is happy to be part of such a supportive and knowledgeable team of women at Whole Family Health. Destiny enjoys taking care of each patient’s needs and ensuring that they have a positive and memorable experience at the clinic.
She is amazed by the effectiveness of acupuncture and excited to continue learning about the benefits of acupuncture and the many ways that holistic healthcare can improve women’s health.