International work & affiliations

Aside from her reproductive medicine practice at OAK Integrative in Burnaby, Emilie also teaches Obstetrical acupuncture to Midwives, works with Maternal and Infant Health Canada (MIH Can) and is currently on the board of directors of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA).

Current non-clinical roles:

Obstetrical Acupuncture Association : Co President

Maternal and Infant Health Canada (MIH Can): Cluster lead (based out of UBC)

Acupuncture for Midwifery: Curriculum creator and teacher

Advancing the Science of Physiological Birth: Cluster member

Current medical affiliations

Obstetrical Acupuncture Association 

Past medical affiliations

American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine 

International work:

Dr. Emilie dedicated the last 15 years towards many projects in Canada, the USA, Uganda, India, Nepal and Mexico. Below are a few of the projects she has worked on.

Obstetrical acupuncture training: Provided perinatal acupuncture training for Midwives, OBs, Nurses, Naturopathic physicians and allied health care workers in Pune and Hyderabad, India (2023). 

Obstetrical acupuncture training: Provided perinatal acupuncture training for Midwives who work with Indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico (2020).

Acupuncture relief project in Nepal. : Volunteered working as the sole doctor for 6 weeks in the rural community based clinic in Chapagaun, Nepal (2009).

Global Acupuncture Project: Provided acupuncture training for Nurses and healthcare workers: Kisoro, Uganda (2008).

Global Acupuncture Project : Provided acupuncture training for traditional healers: Mukono, Uganda (2007).

Lincoln Detox centre: Acupuncture detoxification specialist. Volunteered providing treatment in both the general detoxification centre and the maternal addiction unit at the Lincoln Detox centre in the Bronx, NY (2005).

Note: Dr. Emilie is acutely aware of her position and privilege. Because of this, she works on a request only basis with communities outside of Canada, in a way that allows the healthcare workers and traditional practitioners to steer the direction of support and maintain their leadership role. If you have any questions regarding the nature of her international work, feel free to reach out.


UBC, School of Population and Public Health. "Healthy childbirth through Indigenous system of medicine". Guest lectured on the integration of Indigenous systems of medicine within maternal fetal health.

Maternal and Infant Health Canada. Free international webinar for medical staff, allied healthcare workers and birth support workers. This course reviews the current body of evidence for acupressure in labour as well as reviews the techniques and functions of each point and how to properly administer acupressure as cervical ripening/birth preparation, as well as for labour support.

University of British Columbia: Keynote for the, "Sparking Better Health" event: opening a dialogue and beginning exploration of topics like gender-based health inequalities and different cultural expectations of the role of motherhood.

Maternal and Infant Health Canada: An introduction to Acupuncture and Acupressure during pregnancy and labour (an evidence based approach).

UBC panel : Discussant for the 'Traditional medicine in the contemporary world' event at the University of British Columbia.

OWN  Buy-o-logic: Guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Network show buy-o-logic. Discussed menopause. 

Georgia Straight : The importance of creating a more inclusive fertility dialogue.

CTCMA AGM : TCM Obstetrical Assessment and Treatment for Labour Preparation.

Georgia Straight : 18 things you need to do in Vancouver (LGBTQ+ path to parenthood talk).

Healthy Seminars : Moderator and panelist for ongoing perinatal/obstetrical lectures and roundtables.

Maternal and Infant Health Canada: Moderator for the ongoing educational series seminars exploring varying determinants of maternal and infant health globally.

Urban baby and toddler magazine: Article on nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

The Province : Relief work in Uganda with the Pan African Acupuncture Project.

TujaWellness: A video on how to do moxibustion for breech presentation in pregnancy.

TujaWellness: A video on the benefits of cupping.


Clinic & Contact

Oak Integrative Health
#245-9600 Cameron Street
Burnaby, BC, V3J 7N3
(604) 227-9990


All are welcome. 
Dr. Emilie provides BIPOC and LGBTQ2SIA+ friendly and respectful care.