Cheryl Lee

Cheryl Lee

I'm a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor and Acupuncturist in Calgary at the Healthy By Nature clinic. I draw upon techniques and a methodology from a time-tested, 3000-year-old practice to bring your body back into balance with its health. I also write for the Acupuncture Calgary blog, here on the site. You can read more about me here.

Treatment via the Small Intestine Meridian

the small intestine meridian

As we say all the time here at the clinic, just because you are experiencing a specific symptom does not mean that this is the main issue affecting you. More often than not, in fact, signs and symptoms can be attributed to less obvious underlying causes. There is a surprising number of chronic health issues that can be traced back to poor digestive health. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have a long history of successfully treating these digestive health imbalances or disharmonies. A few Traditional Chinese Medicine small intestine facts:…

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Feeling Depressed? Acupuncture Can Help

acupuncture for depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder can be effective

Chinese Medicine considers emotional well-being to be a huge factor in determining one’s overall health, and depression is no exception. There are many types of depression, but for this article specifically we will focus on mood changes occurring as a result of the changing seasons. Many people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) feel a drastic decrease in energy and motivation with a desire to nap along with an increase in cravings of carbohydrates and high sugar foods. Acupuncture is a great addition to traditional treatment strategies to help regulate the…

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Tired all the time? Could you be Qi Deficient?

lacking motivation to get out of bed!

Let me start by answering the question: What is Qi? Qi is defined as the body’s life force, but can essentially be thought of as “energy”. Energy can be a bit of a confusing term when it comes to medicine. There is, however, no confusion when we experience a lack of energy: your body might feel heavy and tired, or you might lack motivation to get up out of bed or to start something new. How do I know if I’m Qi deficient? Qi deficiency is most commonly recognized with…

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How can Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help during Menopause?

menopausal woman

There are few things guaranteed in life, but for women, menopause is one of them. Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and it marks the end of the menstrual cycle. It can result from a natural decline of reproductive hormones, hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and primary ovarian insufficiency. Today, the average age that menopause occurs is 51 years old, and that is fairly consistent across all cultures. The symptoms of menopause, depending on the severity, may affect a woman’s quality of life and…

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Fight Fatigue with our Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Promotion!

Cheryl Lee - Acupuncturist and TCM Doctor

Are you feeling tired lately? We may have just what you need! Don’t miss out on our special Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine package offer. This is a limited time offer that ends January 31st 2017. This promotion is for people who are feeling fatigued and want to feel better right now during the holidays and coming into the new year. The promotion includes: Three appointments (your first treatment plus 2 follow-ups) for $215–a savings of $55! 10% off any herbal formulas that are needed within the treatment period! Diet/Lifestyle…

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How to Boost your Immune System using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

eating healthy helps your immune system

As we welcome the fall season, we also transition from the earth element to the metal element. The metal element’s organ correspondence is of the lungs and large intestine, both responsible for purification and elimination.The lungs are considered to be a more vulnerable organ as they open to the exterior and are able to be directly attacked by exterior pathogens.  With summer fading into the distance and our routines of work and school getting more regular, it is important to not get run down and risk the health of our immune systems. Luckily, Chinese Medicine…

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy

acupuncture can help pregnant women

Growing your family can be a crazy (good crazy!) time. For women, this can be everything from your new belly accidentally knocking your coffee cup off of your desk, the foreign feelings of little (and big!) kicks within, to hormones so out of whack that you find yourself crying just from watching a 30 second commercial. Then there are the other “joys” that some women experience: Back pain Insomnia Heartburn Morning sickness If you find yourself saying, “well, …it’s only 9 (10) months” repeatedly, then maybe it’s time you booked yourself a much-deserved Acupuncture…

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Slip & Fall Injuries and Acupuncture

acupuncture point diagram

We tend to think about slip and fall accidents more when it’s freezing cold outside, but they can really happen at any time of the year. The top injuries reported after an unexpected slip and fall accident include head, hip, back, shoulder, and wrist injuries. These injuries can have a wide range of severity from concussions, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries; sometimes taking anywhere from a week to months to heal and recover from. Chinese Medicine views any trauma as creating an element of qi or blood stagnation. When…

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