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 Doctor of Acupuncture with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA.)

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, with a focus on specializing in reproductive medicine.

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

Alda has worked as an acupuncturist on-site at IVF clinics in BC: Olive Fertility Centre, Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM), Genesis Fertility Centre & the former UBC Centre for Reproductive Health. 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 to the CTCMA of BC & consultant to the Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists (CARB-TCMPA) as well as a Senior Member of the International Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA).

Alda is currently part of a research team investigating the benefits of mindfulness for fertility patients through McMaster University. She was first introduced to meditation practice when she was 10 years old, under her mother’s guidance. She is an ordained practitioner & student of Mindfulness Meditation in the Tiep Hien Order of the late Zen Master & Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 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 a Certified MBSR Facilitator 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 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.  

During the years that she attended births as a doula, Stephanie integrated acupuncture and labour support in both home and hospital settings.

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

As a long-time practitioner of meditation and yoga, Stephanie threads mindfulness teachings into her treatment sessions. She is currently part of a research team investigating the benefits of mindfulness for fertility patients through McMaster University.

Stephanie is a fully certified instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through Brown University 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 classes (general cohorts plus specialized programming for fertility and pregnancy), courses for educators in local school districts, and facilitates a Postpartum Mindfulness Group.

When not working, Stephanie enjoys camping and exploring the beach with her family – Chris (husband), Shae (daughter), 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