At the Fredericton Wellness Clinic you are in the capable hands of a caring and experienced therapist who uses his extensive knowledge of ancient and modern medical techniques to improve your health and well-being. Maurice treats many disorders but specializes in Pain Reduction, Infertility, Acupuncture for a Healthy Pregnancy, and Laser for Stop Smoking.
Depending on the patient's condition, a combination of therapies are offered, such as Acupuncture, Auricular Laser Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Moxa, Electrical Stimulation, Acupressure, Qi Gong Remedial Exercises, Energy Balancing, as well as Nutritional and Lifestyle Recommendations.
All treatments are performed by Maurice Lavigne, Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Qi Gong Instructor. The cost of treatments are covered by most private health insurance providers as well as by Veterans Affairs and Work Safe NB.
Before specializing in natural medicine, Maurice worked in journalism, video production, public relations and information technology. He is past vice-president of the New Brunswick Massotherpay Association and past president of the Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists (MARA).
Maurice has authored three books on Qi Gong and two books on Acupuncture entitled Acupuncture Diagnostic Methods & Point Selection, and Fertility Acupuncture Handbook available on Amazon.ca.
Dr Renier van Aardt, MD, and his assistant Louise Gosselin, Medical Aesthetician, offer Botox, Juvederm, Sculptra and Radiesse treatments at the Fredericton Wellness Clinic.
Cosmetic Medicine has evolved greatly in the past two decades since Dr Van Aardt entered this fascinating profession. Along his career path, Dr. van Aardt has continued to strive for excellence, keeping current with the latest developments in Cosmetic Medicine.
Since 2007, Dr Van Aardt has served on the board of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine of which he is past president. In addition to teaching other medical professionals, he lectures at conferences and advises Industry partners about the latest cosmetic medicine procedures and techniques, allowing him to maintain a high level of expertise in his practice.
Dr Van Aardt was born in South Africa, completed his medical degree and residency in Cape Town before moving to Atlantic Canada in 1993 where first he worked as a surgeon and family doctor. In 1999 he started learning from the best minds in the cosmetic medical and dermatological field in Canada and internationally applying this expertise to his cosmetic medicine practice. Dr van Aardt believes that when cosmetic procedures are done properly, you should always have a natural appearance.
Take the first step towards refreshing your look and feel by booking a complementary Cosmetic Medicine Consultation with Louise. All Cosmetic Medicine Treatments are performed by Dr van Aardt, MD. Treatment Dates: Saturday Oct. 19, Nov. 23 & Dec. 1. Treatments dates for 2020: Saturday January 25th, February 22nd, March 21st, April 18th, May 23rd, June 20th, July 25th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th
November 21st, December 19th.
More and more people are looking to Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for the non-invasive and effective treatment of chronic health conditions. These techniques have remained popular over thousands of years for a simple reason - they work.
The art and science of acupuncture uses thin needles that are strategically inserted at key locations on the body to help achieve balance. Before the insertion, a quick swab of alcohol will prepare the spot and ensure protection against potential infections.
A treatment will last from 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. The needles, once inserted, will usually be left in place from 30 to 45 minutes. National safety standards are strictly followed. Only sterile disposable needles are used. Some needles may pinch a bit on insertion, others are painless. Patients do not need to believe in acupuncture for it to work. They just need to keep an open mind.
On your first visit we do a thorough health status assessment, and recommend a treatment strategy. The treatment process is thoroughly explained. The fee for the standard Health Status Assessment is from $60 to $80. Privacy is assured and treatments focus on your individual needs.
Research indicates that frequency of treatment is important in obtaining positive results. To enable you to benefit from the required number of treatments, the Wellness Clinic offers affordable acupuncture starting at $60 a visit. An additional charge of $15 to $20 applies if related modalities are added to the treatment such as acupressure massage, cupping, moxa, auricular therapy, laser therapy, energy balancing or Qi Gong remedial exercises.
Visa, Master Card and debit transactions are accepted. Direct billing is provided for most private health insurance providers for Acupuncture and Massage Therapy.
Herbal Medicine is a natural, non-invasive, and effective way of dealing with many common health concerns such as infertility, respiratory allergies, colds and flu, anxiety, weight loss, and chronic pain.
Most herbs originate from the foods we eat – berries, bark, plant leaves, seeds, roots, flowers, and so on. When combined in a formula they address many key issues that are at the root of the disease. In addition, the active ingredients are embedded within the whole plant and are easily assimilated by the body.
Patients rarely experience any adverse side effects as the body accepts the natural medicine more readily. Under the direction of a trained herbalist, herbal medicine can be used safely and effectively in combination with Acupuncture as well as with most Western medical practices.
Qi is the energy that flows through the body via channels called meridians. The practice of Qi Gong builds strong Qi via proper posture, gentle movement, breath and meditation. Qi Gong Energy Therapy and Remedial Exercises are often used with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to help treat a variety of health issues.
The Wellness Clinic's Qi Gong Instructor and Therapist, Maurice Lavigne, is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and former Martial Arts Teacher. He studied Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over 12 years under two Grand Masters, Weizhao Wu of Toronto and T.K. Shih of Connecticut, USA.
Maurice has authored three books on Qi Gong available on Amazon.ca: The Power of Qi for Health & Longevity; Qi Gong's Five Golden Keys, and Dance of the Dragon: Healing Oneself & Others. Maurice teaches Qi Gong and Qi Yoga classes at the Fredericton YMCA as well as Qi Gong for Anxiety Workshops at the University of New Brunswick. Classes at the YMCA are free for Y members. Drop in fee for non-members is $10. Please call the Y for class times. All are welcome.