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Licensed Edmonton Acupunture Practitioner

Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese Medicine that uses microscopic needles to stimulate specific points on the body. Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be an effective treatment for a variety of health issues. 


North America is finally accepting acupuncture as a complementary practice that supports Western medicine. Acupuncture is known to boost the immune system, regulate the nervous system and bring the endocrine system into balance.  


Acupuncturists use needles to stimulate specific points near or on the surface of the skin that affect our organs and nervous system. Traditional Chinese medicine describes this as a technique for harmonizing pathways in the body and stimulating the immune and endocrine systems.

Acupuncture Can Help These Medical Conditions:

  • Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, hay fever, earache, nerve deafness, ringing in the ears, dizziness, poor eyesight 

  • Circulatory Disorders: High blood pressure, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anemia

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), spastic colon, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies, ulcers, gastritis, abdominal bloating, hemorrhoids

  • Gynecological and Genitourinary Disorders: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS); irregular, heavy or painful menstruation; endometriosis; menopause; fibroids; chronic bladder infection; complications in pregnancy; morning sickness; kidney stones; impotence; infertility (men and women); sexual dysfunction

  • Immune Disorders: Candida, chronic fatigue, HIV and AIDS, Epstein Barr virus, allergies, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), hepatitis

  • Addictions: Smoking, drugs, alcohol, food

  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders: Anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress

  • Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders: Arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches and migraines, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains, muscle spasms, shingles

  • Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, colds and flu

  • Miscellaneous: Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, diabetes, dermatological disorders, weight control

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Acupuncture balances the natural flow of energy in the body. Acupuncture also helps your body by relieving emotional and physical blocks. Meanwhile, massage therapy works to relax your muscles, leaving your body more receptive to the acupuncture treatment. 


Same day acupuncture and massage therapy actually works to maximize the effectiveness of both treatments. Together, they relax your body, alleviate pain and provide long-term benefits.

Combined Acupuncture and Massage Treatments Can Help These Medical Conditions:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold, acute tonsillitis

  • Respiratory System: Acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

  • Disorders of the Mouth: Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Spasms of esophagus and cardia, hiccough, gastroptosis, acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), acute and chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, paralytic ileus

  • Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Headache and migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within three to six months), pareses following a stroke, peripheral neuropathies, sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months), Meniere's disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow," sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis

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