About Acutoronto

Acutoronto, an Integrative Health and Wellness Clinic focused in women’s health and fertility. We’ve prided ourselves in helping couples conceive naturally and maintain a healthy happy pregnancy for over 15 years.

We are a multidisciplinary clinic providing superior care in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Registered Massage Therapy, Psychotherapy and Naturopathy.

Acutoronto’s practice focuses in women’s health for all stages of their life providing a natural and effective means of addressing health concerns. Acutoronto is dedicated to promoting the general public understanding of health. Providing professional and effective care while offering valuable resources for the benefit of health and well-being.

Jasmine Sufi

HBSc, BHSc, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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Jasmine is a Registered Practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Ellice and I started this little clinic with a vision of a wellness clinic with a lot of heart, providing unsurpassed compassionate care with a team that love what they do and do their best in empowering people with their health.

We started with just the basics and some ambition and 10 years later we’ve grown to having a multidisciplinary practice with amazing practitioners, specializing in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care, helping couples conceive and achieving their goal of a healthy happy family!

I love what I do and am blessed to be able to grow and learn with the group of clients that have come my way over the years. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know my clients and grow with them as we carve out their health goals and work towards achieving all of them.

I began my educational career at the University of Toronto, completing a H.BSc in neuroscience and Biology. I then continued my journey to complete a 4 year program in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences. My experience also includes; internships at Mount Sinai and St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital and 8 years of teaching clinical acupuncture at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. My continual pursuit of knowledge has helped to keep me embedded in the foundations of Chinese Medicine while constantly growing and molding to the new research that arise. This unique skillset gives me the ability to adapt to the needs of my clients as science gains new grounds in the field of TCM.

Ellice Yang

HBSc, BHSc, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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Ellice is a Registered Practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario and a graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Acutoronto has really evolved into what Jasmine and I envisioned back in 2004 – an integrative health centre focusing on women’s health to address fertility issues, pregnancy and labour support.

I am classically trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine but bridge that knowledge with modern science and evidence-based research. Over the years I have had the privilege of being a part of my patient’s journey to conceive and to support them during their pregnancy and labour. After having fertility struggles and children of our own we can appreciate the resilience and share in the joy of our patients. One of the most common feedbacks I receive from patients is their pleasant surprise at how relaxed they are during the treatments and their sense of empowerment from the resources we are able to provide. I learn so much from my patient’s, and by understanding their fears, frustrations and hopes we can work together towards achieving their ultimate goals. We are passionate about Acutoronto and what we do and feel so blessed to work with such amazing people!

Ellice is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and a graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Ellice completed her studies in Acupunture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Michener Institute and graduated with Honours Diploma in Acupuncture. Her clinical experience includes the Wasser Pain Management Centre at the Mount Sinai Hospital, St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital and the Toronto Centre for Acupuncture. Ellice continues to further her interest in women’s health and reproductive concerns, and has completed advanced courses in fertility, obstetrics and pregnancy. She is currently teaching clinical acupuncture at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Patti MacGregor

RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

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(Currently on Maternity Leave Until April 2018)

Her clinical experience includes: the prenatal outreach program at Rosalie Hall and the labor and delivery outreach program at North York General Hospital. Other related experiences include volunteering at Jessie’s Centre for Teenagers and acting as a labor support companion.

Patti is dedicated to continuing her education in the fertility and prenatal fields, she has a personal passion for all things birth, baby and pregnancy related.

www.macgregorwellness.com

Talia Singer

BScN RN, DTATI, MSc (c)
Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

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Talia is a Registered Nurse with a mental health specialization, and a therapist with a diploma in Art Therapy.

Sometimes in life we need a helping hand of someone we trust to talk to in confidence. If a problem seem overwhelming it may be time to seek the advice of a caring professional. Talia Singer is a registered mental health nurse and psychotherapist specializing in art therapy. She has a holistic approach to care, using her knowledge and experience as a mental health nurse together with her skills as a psychotherapist.
She is a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Her kind and caring manner creates a trusting and therapeutic environment in which to explore aspects of life that are unfulfilling. If you find yourself having difficulty in dealing with your present situation or stuck in a painful pattern of behavior or feeling, psychotherapy may help you recognize this and make small steps toward change.

www.taliasinger.com

Here is a clip of a film by award winning Swedish director Frida Kempff looking at the work of Acutoronto’s mental health nurse and psychotherapist Talia Singer. It is a film about trust and above all, hope.
http://momentofilm.se/films/winter-buoy/
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Psychotherapy Services are now Recognized as a Medical Expense by CRA
Exciting news, The Canada Revenue Agency has recently recognized the cost of non-reimbursed services provided by Registered Psychotherapists as a medical expense eligible for tax credit. The CRA website should reflect this shortly. Book an appointment today with Registered Psychotherapist Talia Singer RN RP. Come for a low-cost talk-therapy consultation or try out her creative art therapy techniques.

 

Lori Nueda

Medical Office Administrator

More about Lori

My passion for wanting to be in the medical community started at a young age – I was quite sick as a child and would frequent the hospitals and doctors’ offices a lot and from that experience of having others take care of me it made me want to do the same and give back to the community in any way I can.

I took the Medical Office Administration course at George Brown College and got my diploma – one of the best days of my life 🙂

After a year of searching for the right fit I luckily came across Acutoronto – a cozy and welcoming clinic with compassionate practitioners that cared about the people they took care of and this suited me very well as I am compassionate and caring to anyone that walks into our door.

I have been happily here now at Acutoronto for 3+ years – I am looking forward to many more years to come and to also be a part of your journey here with us.

Stefanie Trowell

Naturopathic Doctor

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Stefanie is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I love to incorporate traditional methods with the best available evidence to enhance each patient’s health and deliver the highest quality of care. I act as a bridge between the conventional medical team and alternative medicine – helping you navigate the system, while enhancing your care to achieve your best level of wellbeing possible. I am passionate about optimizing health and managing chronic disease, with a special interest in women’s health, fertility and breast cancer. Since these two conditions have touched the lives of loved ones, I have a very personal understanding of the challenges and struggles involved. My individualized approach addresses the specific needs of my patients as I work closely with them to achieve their health goals.

After graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, I was accepted into the competitive Clinical Residency program, which placed me back in the heart of evidence-based medicine and research. My research into adjunctive breast cancer care was selected for presentation at the 2015 CAND – Health Fusion Conference in Calgary, Alberta, which was an exciting experience for me. I have been able to continue my work at the College by lecturing on “Clinical Pathologies of the Breast” and supervising interns in the teaching clinic. I also get to work alongside Jasmine and Ellice at the College teaching acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Prior to moving to Toronto, I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a High Honours Bachelors of Science in Physiology. I was involved in innovative research in neuroscience, endocrinology and reproduction. I also received highest academic achievement in Physiology from St.Thomas Moore College, University of Saskatchewan. I now focus my problem-solving skills on the complexity of hormonal health in women – a key component in managing women’s health, fertility and breast cancer. I have been described as a dedicated and caring doctor who is committed to the wellbeing of her patients, and I take great pride in this.

Outside the office, you are likely to find me walking outdoors with a book tucked under my arm, listening to a podcast (I’m an addict) and paint splashes on my fingers. I love tinkering in my potted garden and doing crafts – an homage to my country girl roots! I hope that by sharing my light-hearted and caring nature with my patients that it inspires them to create a more balanced, healthy lifestyle for themselves.

Jennifer Hau

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

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Jennifer is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) whose personal journey to healing sparked a curiosity for the mind-body connection. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and Teaching Clinic, with an expertise in massage techniques including: Swedish, gentle myofasical release, dynamic movement and lymphatic drainage. By gently reminding patients to reconnect their mind and body through awareness of breath and posture, Jennifer focuses on the value of self-care and relaxation in her practice.

Her emphatic and holistic approach to massage means she incorporates a patient’s lifestyle, breathing, and movement patterns to help guide patients to co-create their treatment plans. She strongly believes in empowering patients and reminding them they are the experts of their own bodies. Her holistic approach to health includes collaboration with other health practitioners such as acupuncturists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, osteopaths, holistic nutritionists, psychotherapists, and personal trainers.

Jennifer’s clinical experience includes: prenatal and high-risk pregnancy outreach clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital, multiple sclerosis outreach clinic, and geriatric clinic.

Always on a mission to encompass wellness in her lifestyle, Jennifer also enjoys cooking, baking, and staying active.

Siti Sulma Zahedi

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

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Sulma is a Registered Massage Therapist with special interests in prenatal, postnatal, fertility, and women’s health massage. She was an honours graduate from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) Toronto.

From an early age, this empathetic therapist knew she wanted to be a healer. On top of her formal massage training, she is also a certified Perinatal Massage Therapist to work with Pregnant (including high-risk pregnancy conditions), and Postpartum clients (such as for scar tissue healing post-cesarean birth, fascial adhesion surrounding the womb and pelvis, etc). A mother herself, she understands the physical and emotional challenges women experience throughout pregnancy and motherhood.

She is also proficient in myofascial release, deep tissue, breasts, lymphatic drainage, Swedish (relaxation), infant, geriatric massage, and many else.

Sulma knows each client has unique preferences and problems, thus each case requires a fresh mind and approach. She believes that having a positive energy and mindset are crucial to nurture the body’s inherent ability to heal. Effective massage doesn’t have to be painful, and she likes to encourage the clients to listen to what the body can endure at any given time, especially with deep-tissue massage.

In the past, Sulma’s love for pilates led her to become a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor. This experience combined with massage therapy allows her to have a distinct understanding of core stability, dynamic movement, and musculoskeletal health and wellness.

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