Patricia Levell

     Psychologue, m.a

Newsletter #1

Words of Wellness

June 2018

Spring is here! While nature unfolds its beauty in every imaginable shape and color, it is the best time to get out, enjoy the sunshine, the reawakening of the plants and the birdsong. Did you know that nature walks have numerous health benefits on the body and the mind? What an easy and enjoyable way to take our health in our own hands!


Spring is also the time of new beginnings. At the Yellow Umbrella, we start the season with a new service added to our menu: Acupuncture. By now, most people have already heard of it but  many do not know much about this gentle, yet so powerful treatment. Acupuncture is one of the 5 branches of Chinese Medicine alongside pharmacopeia, dietetic, exercises (Qi Gong) and massage (Tuina). Acupuncture is more than two thousand years old, it is rigorously documented  and its workings and physiological foundations are increasingly uncovered through top notch medical technologies like brains scans and understood by the means of complex scientific models.

Acupuncture is one of the 46 Board-certified professions of Québec and has been regulated by the Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec (OAQ) since 1995. All acupuncturists must be registered with the OAQ.

Acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into the skin in order to relieve pain, release tension or influence different functions like hormone production. It can treat a wide variety of conditions, be it pain relief, digestive disorders, allergies, migraines, insomnia – you name it! - but can also help to reduce stress, anxiety, depression or grief. Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that does not only treat symptoms but considers the person as a whole.  Diagnosis is made through pattern discrimination and treatments are tailored to the client’s needs due to an in-depth interview, examination and pulse and tongue analysis.

The beauty of acupuncture is that it helps the body regulate itself in a noninvasive manner and without negative side effects, thus empowering the patient to take her health in her own hands.  

Sylvia Mack 


Sylvia Mack, newly offering her acupunturist services under the Yellow Umbrella, has managed her own clinic in Lac-Megantic until the end of last year where she treated a wide variety of health issues. She also worked at Réadaptation Universelle in Pointe-Claire where the main focus was on pain management. Her special interests lie in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has been trained by Acupuncturists Without Borders in the set-up and management of crisis and community trauma relief and wishes to offer this service to vulnerable populations such as drug addicts, war veterans, the homeless or others afflicted by trauma. She also provides follow-up treatments during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Sylvia is a warm and accepting personality. She is a good listener who takes her time with her clients. She is convinced that the potential of Healing lies within all of us and her goal is to empower her clients to take their health in their own hands.


Upcoming Events at the YUWC

Saturday June 16, 2018 
YUWC Open Door  11:00-2:00 
Beaurepaire Village's Artisan Fair 10:00 - 3:00

Our doors will be open for you to discover our Wellness Center,
talk to our therapists and learn more
​​​​​​​about the services we offer.
Come and meet us!