Dr. Emilie Salomons’ passion lies in gynecology, fertility and obstetrics. Aside from training under some of the top Chinese Medicine Gynecology, Fertility and Pregnancy specialists in the world, Emilie is also a Birth Doula. She has been practicing out of Acubalance Wellness Centre for the past 10 years, where she is dedicated to helping men and women achieve their dreams of having healthy, happy families.
Committed to being able to reach women who previously may not have been able to access care, Emilie also offers on site treatments for those who are unable to come to see her in clinic.
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 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 is a cluster lead for Maternal Infant Health Canada. 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 in India.
In keeping with her commitment to work at the community level, Emilie has volunteered several times in Uganda and Nepal teaching Nurses, Midwives and Traditional African Medicine Practitioners, basic obstetrical acupuncture, as well as acupuncture treatments for the debilitating symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. She has also worked and volunteered as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist in Vancouver, Richmond and New York and volunteered as an Acupuncturist at St. Paul’s hospital treating patients in palliative care and regularly provides pro bono birth-acupuncture services.
She is currently collaborating on a project with physicians from India and Canada, working on reducing maternal and infant mortality in Odisha, India.
Emilie lives in Vancouver with her husband Courtney, their son Loïc and daughter Amina.
ACCREDITATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OBAA – Co-president of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association
FABORM – Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)
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