Emilie Salomons

Dr. Emilie Salomons is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DR. TCM) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC and works at Acubalance Wellness Centre.

After graduating as a Dr.TCM, Emilie spent eight months in Beijing, China, doing postgraduate studies at the Dongzhimen University Hospital.

Emilie is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), as well as a co-founder and board member of the Canadian Association of Oriental Obstetrical Medicine (CAOOM). She has also co-developed the first program in Canada for training midwives in Obstetrical Acupuncture for pain in labour.

Over the past decade, 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. Currently, Emilie also volunteers as an acupuncturist at St. Paul’s hospital, treating patients in palliative care and is collaborating on a project with physicians from India and Canada, working on reducing maternal and infant mortality in Odisha, India. In her capacity as an acupuncture detoxification specialist, Emilie has run stress management and addiction cessation groups in New York, Vancouver and Richmond, as well as contributed to a maternal substance abuse study with the University of British Columbia.

Emilie lives in Vancouver with her husband Courtney and their son Loïc.