About this Author:
Mary Wong, B.Sc., R.TCMP, R.Ac, is the founder of ALIVE Holistic Health Clinic, a team of Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, based in Toronto, Canada. A TCM practitioner, Mary has been in practice for over 20 years and has treated thousands of people, the vast majority of whom struggle with gynecological disorders, fertility challenges, and pregnancy-related symptoms or issues. A past advisor to the Canadian government, Mary has consulted on the topics of infertility and adoption. She always designs a plan for creative care that draws on a wealth of support from both Eastern and Western medical practice, and treats every patient as a full person—not just her diagnosis.
In addition to her professional expertise, Mary brings poignant personal experience to her insight into fertility issues. When she and her husband decided it was time to start their family, Mary was dismayed to find that she had difficulty conceiving. Determined to overcome her own infertility, Mary sought help from both Western and Eastern medical traditions. After a lengthy and emotional journey with a range of fertility treatments, Mary became pregnant, eventually giving birth to her daughter Zoe in 2012. Mary lives in Toronto with her husband, daughter, and Fifi the cat.