Bio

Dr. Emilie Salomons’ passion lies in gynecology, fertility, mental health and obstetrics. Aside from training under and working with some of the top Chinese medicine gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy specialists in the world, Dr. Emilie is also a birth Doula. First registered with the College of  Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC, in 2005, Dr. Emilie spent 10 years practicing out of Acubalance Wellness Centre, the leading integrative reproductive wellness centre in BC, before moving to Inlet Community Birth Program, where she is dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams of having healthy, happy families, and optimal personal health and wellbeing.

As a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Emilie is a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC. After graduating from her 5-year Doctor of TCM program, she spent eight months in Beijing, China, doing postgraduate studies at the Dongzhimen University Hospital.

Emilie is the Co-President of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA), as well as a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).  She has also co-developed the first Acupuncture training program for Midwives in Canada.
In 2015, Emilie became a cluster lead for Maternal Infant Health Canada, based out of the University of British Columbia. MIH Can is composed of a group of physicians, researchers and academics, whose aim is to find innovative ways to reduce maternal and infant mortality locally and around the world.

In keeping with her commitment to work at the community level, Emilie has volunteered several times in Uganda, Nepal and Mexico, teaching Nurses, Midwives, allied health workers and Traditional African Medicine Practitioners. She has also worked and volunteered at St. Paul’s hospital treating patients in palliative care and as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and at the Lincoln Detox Center, in the Bronx, New York.
Emilie lives in New Westminster with her husband and their two children.

Accreditation  & professional development

FABORM – Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)
OBAAM – Co-president of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association
Dr.TCM – Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
R.TCM.P – Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
R.Ac. – Registered Acupuncturist
DTCM – Diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
DOULA – Birth support certification
ADS – Acupuncture detoxification specialist
GMP- 2 year Graduate Mentorship Program. White Pine Healing Arts Institute.
MAMPS - 2 year Maternal Acupuncture Mentoring and Peer Support (guest mentor)
400 + hours of Continuing Education Credits in classical Chinese medicine, internal medicine, gynecology and obstetrics since graduating from DTCM.

What people are saying...

  • "In my 38th week of pregnancy I was told that my blood platelet count had fallen to a level low enough to put my plan for a home-birth in jeopardy. I am so grateful for the treatments I received from Dr. Emilie, it has re-opened the door for a home-birth option; something very important for me and my family."

    Lilian

  • "PREGNANCY CAN FEEL WONDERFUL!
    Past traumas, previous back injuries and the added anxiety, on top of dealing with a recent pregnancy loss was all too much for me. Then COVID happened! I yearned for more support.

    Finding Dr Emilie Salomons was and will always be one of the most nourishing times of my life. I feel there are no words to express how much joy I have found in the last few months of seeing Emilie weekly. I feel so happy and relaxed I find myself dancing to supermarket music! Acupuncture can and has changed my pregnancy story. My husband doesn't quite believe how I can be so agile and happy in my ninth month of pregnancy. I have seen pregnant women in shops who are clearly suffering, and I wished they all had my amazing Doctor She shows us that pregnancy can be joyful.... Very!

    We love you Dr Emilie, your mastery and WONDERFUL spirit is a great benefit to all!!

    Simone

  • "I came after a difficult labour with my first child. Originally I came for lack of breast milk, but once that was addressed, we turned to my dribbling urine and the sagging sensation in my pelvis. Although I was already doing Kegels, I really noticed the difference in power and efficiency after the acupuncture. Thanks to my newfound pelvic strength, I was able to not only carry my second child to term but to also have a fabulous vaginal delivery!"

    Patricia

  • "I got so much out of your prenatal workshop, and am so impressed with the resources that parents have access to in your area. Thank you for doing what you do, and for the generous spirit you bring to your work. Those Vancouver-area families are truly fortunate to have you..."

    Hanne

  • "I am forever grateful to Emilie Salomons. I wasn’t sure how I felt about acupuncture. Emilie put me instantly at ease. She was warm and friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. She helped me figure out what natural vitamins might help and how my diet might affect my fertility; she answered my ENDLESS emails—even after work hours and on weekends. She was there for me through an unlucky etopic pregnancy—and then… yes! When I finally got pregnant too. Even though she was technically on her own maternity leave, she replied to all my questions about how I could best support my pregnancy.

    And now I am blessed with my adorable four-month old completely healthy and happy baby boy. I can’t express how grateful I am to her. I really know that seeing her and acupuncture helped me have this dream come true. Xo"

    K.G