DR. ALDA NGO

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.)

Alda completed a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology at UBC and then graduated from the 5-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, which included a practicum at the Anhui University Hospital of TCM in China. Alda has been practising Chinese Medicine since 2005 and specializing in reproductive medicine since 2007.

Alda is Co-owner and Executive Director of Whole Family Health in Edmonton.

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. In addition to her clinical Chinese Medical practice, Alda has also co-facilitated various mind-body-based programs with other fertility professionals, such as counsellors, art therapists, nutritionists, and fertility centre nurses.

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 was first introduced to meditation practice when she was 10 years old, under her mother’s guidance. Since 2005, she has been a Mindfulness Meditation student of Vietnamese Zen Master, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author, Thich Nhat Hanh. Her practice is also influenced by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which has become a standard in stress reduction research and treatment programs. Alda is an MBSR Facilitator in Training with the Centre For Mindfulness Studies.

Alda’s offering of Mindfulness for Fertility is informed by many years of struggle on her own journey to become a mother. She hopes to bring the benefits of Mindfulness to those who are overwhelmed by the emotional rollercoaster that comes with trying to grow a family.

Alda has volunteered locally working with children with disabilities & internationally as part of a health outreach initiative with women’s groups in Guatemala. 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.

“Thank you for the care and support you’ve given me, I look forward to my time with you each week. You are not only a great practitioner, but also a warm and safe person that I can share this journey with.”
– BW

Alda's Story

STEPHANIE CURRAN

Stephanie Curran graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver in 2000 with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma. Stephanie furthered her studies with advanced acupuncture training in China, where she completed a hospital internship program.

Stephanie has been in private practice in Victoria since 2000 and founded the Elements of Health Centre in 2006. She has devoted much of her practice to treating women’s health issues and has completed many specialized courses in the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating reproductive and pregnancy conditions.  Stephanie obtained her fellowship with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2009.

Stephanie is open in sharing her own personal experience with infertility, click here to read more about her journey.

Passionate about working with women throughout their pregnancies, Stephanie has completed doula training as well as extensive TCM course work in obstetrics.  During the years that she attended births, Stephanie integrated acupuncture and labour support in both home and hospital settings.

As a long-time practitioner of meditation and yoga, Stephanie threads mindfulness teachings into her treatment sessions. Along with maintaining a daily practice, she attends annual meditation retreats and meets weekly with a meditation group in her community.  She is a qualified instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (completing training with Jon Kabat-Zinn) and has completed teacher training in Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and ParentingListening Mothers and Mindful Schools. As a parent, Stephanie is deeply moved and inspired to share the benefits of mindfulness with children, families and her community. She leads Monthly Meditation Sessions, 8 week MBSR courses for educators in local school districts and co-facilitates a Postpartum Mindfulness Group (MSP funded).  Stephanie is a past board member with the BC Association of Living Mindfully (BCALM) and is passionate about leading presentations and supporting mindfulness initiatives in her community.

Stephanie and her husband Chris, a registered massage therapist, have traveled to East Africa and Venezuela to volunteer and provide health services in rural, third world communities. When not working, Stephanie enjoys playing guitar, windsurfing, camping and exploring the beach with Chris, her daughter Shae and their lovely dog Bodhi.

“You have such a beautiful, calm, grounding presence and your voice is so soothing. I really enjoyed the workshop. I’ve found the mindfulness awareness trickling into my everyday life these past two weeks which has been really cool.”
— JC

Stephanie's Story