Team

Dr. Alda 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.

She is an ordained student of Mindfulness Meditation in the Tiep Hien Order of Zen Master & Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh. As a trained MBSR Facilitator with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, she facilitates mindfulness-based programs. Please go to www.mindfulnessforfertility.com for more information on current programs.

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 – to balance working hard for a desired outcome while having kindness and patience with the body, mind and heart. She has also come to understand what it feels like to hope without desperation, and to take good care of what she has control over, while cultivating a deep sense of peace and acceptance with that which lies beyond her control.

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..

Christina Pistotnik

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 Shaw

R.Ac

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 Brown

R.Ac

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.

Catherine Woodlock

R.Ac RH DTCM

Catherine is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA) and a Registered Herbalist with the Alberta Herbalists Association (AHA).

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.

Connie Yeung

BASC MA CCC

Connie is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

After completing her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communications at Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts in Counselling at the Province Theological Seminary, Connie became a certified counsellor in 2019.

Connie has also completed certification as an ADHD professional and is working towards becoming a certified Play Therapist. She is an active professional member of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA).

Connie’s own personal experience with infertility extends her compassion to help people who are going through infertility and miscarriage.

She is ethical, organized, enthusiastic and supports clients’ healing journeys through acknowledging and cultivating their value and sense of worth.

Connie has worked with clients of diverse backgrounds. Her work is always led with an empathic and compassionate stance, valuing cultural differences with mindfulness of diversity. She applies culturally sensitive and integrative person-centered methods, as well as a strength-based therapeutic approach.

Connie also holds a vast amount of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents. She has worked in both non-profit organizations and private practice settings and has broad experiences in her mentorships and practicums.

Her passions also include helping children and their families to reflect on their own abilities and strengths, developing resilience, and allowing them to cope well with life’s challenges.

Connie integrates different therapeutic methods such as CBT/DBT, Play Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness.  She is open to utilizing different approaches and focuses on tailoring tools to fit each client’s unique needs.

Kathryn Flynn

BA BEd

Kathryn is a Certified Nutrition Consultant.

Kathryn holds a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts & Education degree from the University of Western Ontario & is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

Having seen both sides, first as a patient and then as practitioner, Kathryn found healing and truth in whole foods, relaxation, and many of the techniques of Chinese medicine. Kathryn’s journey through the wonderful world of holistic healing began when she had the opportunity to meet Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure and The Way of the Fertile Soul. Kathryn’s journey continued from Randine Lewis to Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods.

Over the past decade, Kathryn has used a functional nutrition approach: therapeutic foods, regular exercise and relaxation practices to guide her patients to greater health. She is passionate about using nutrition and lifestyle to help patients meet their health goals. Today she uses both Eastern and Western nutritional therapies in a three-tiered approach that guides clients toward improved levels of balanced health.

Kathryn is the author of the cookbook Cooking for Fertility and co-author of The Fertile Secret. She frequently presents on Hormone Health and Fertility. She is trained in the healing benefits of whole foods by Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods, and has worked extensively with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, to develop the Fertile Soul’s integrative nutrition program for reproductive health.

As the founder of FertileFoods.com her intention is to support men and women from the childbearing years all the way to the family dinner table by prioritizing relaxation, pleasure, exercise, healthy foods and high quality nutrient supplementation.

Kathryn believes that the most important aspect in our relationship with our bodies and food is pleasure. Pleasure tells us whether or not we are moving in the right direction with the choices we are making. So many of her clients have struggled with dietary and lifestyle restrictions that take the joy out of eating and cooking. Kathryn believes that a healthy relationship with food involves enjoying what we are eating and finding healthful choices that improve our wellbeing.

Kathryn is delighted to offer virtual holistic nutritional consultations through Whole Family Health.

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.

Having recently relocated to Edmonton from Ireland, she has been excited to explore the city and beautiful surrounding mountains.

Raevon White

Patient Coordinator

As a lifelong learner of health and wellness, with a passion for mindfulness and meditation, Raevon is excited to be a part of the knowledgeable and compassionate team at Whole Family Health.

Raevon loves relating to clients & meets them with sincere empathy and compassion. She enjoys supporting clients on their healing journeys & witnessing their positive health outcomes. She is fascinated by Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and looks forward to learning more about them with such an inspiring and supportive team.

You can find Raevon going on adventures in nature with her family or enjoying her unique collection of crystals & gemstones in her spare time.

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