Dr. Emilie Salomons’ passion lies in gynecology, fertility and obstetrics. Aside from training under and working with some of the top Chinese medicine gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy specialists in the world, Emilie is also a birth Doula. First registered in 2005, for the past 10 years, she has been practicing out of Acubalance Wellness Centre, the leading integrative reproductive wellness centre in BC, where she is dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams of having healthy, happy families.
As a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 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 and Nepal and Mexico teaching Nurses, Midwives, allied health workers and Traditional African Medicine Practitioners, basic perinatal acupuncture, as well as acupuncture treatments for PTSD and the debilitating symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS and malaria. 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 and New York.
Emilie lives in New Westminster with her husband Courtney and their children, Loïc and Amina.
Accreditation and 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- Graduate Mentorship Program. White Pine Healing Arts Institute.
MAMPS – 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
“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