#315 - 7 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, T8N 2X4

St. Albert Acupuncture & Wellness

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 Our Philosophy

Everyone has the innate ability to heal themselves. Our life experience creates a unique set of health circumstances, priorities, and goals. Optimum health can only be achieved by addressing the whole patient.

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Our role as practitioners is to enable change by removing blockages at all levels of being. We utilize multiple methods of treatment in synergy to promote the natural healing process.

Services Provided

Acupuncture

Athletic Therapy

Body Talk

Craniosacral Therapy

Massage Therapy

NAET Allergy Elimination

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Reiki

Our Team

Darcy Friesen (BHK, CAT(c), R.Ac., DOMP)

Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Acupuncturist, Osteopathic Manual Therapist

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Darcy has a unique practice in the Capital Region. By combining over 15 years of post secondary education, Darcy is able to integrate several approaches into a single treatment session. Darcy has recently obtained a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice, D.O. (M.P.), with the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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*Darcy is not accepting new clients at this time

Gillian George (CBP, Reiki Practitioner)

BodyTalk Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner

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Gillian is passionate about helping people find balance, optimal health and personal growth. She began her training in BodyTalk in 2010, completing her Certified BodyTalk Practitioner training in 2012. She is also a Reiki practitioner, first taking her Level 2 Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki in St. Albert and then furthering her education by traveling to Germany in 2017 to learn Jikiden Reiki. A lifelong learner, she finds inspiration in taking new BodyTalk, Reiki and alternative healing courses. She sees both BodyTalk and Reiki as very powerful practices, helping people to explore their own innate healing abilities and possibilities.

Hélène Loiselle (B.Sc. Osteopathy from England)

Osteopathic Manual Therapist

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Hélène has taught in different Osteopathic Colleges both in Canada and abroad.  She is well versed in several different osteopathic approaches, which all aim to find and treat structural and functional imbalances.  She primarily uses the Mechanical Link Technique, a gentle, non-invasive manual approach, which is well suited to all groups, from young infants to the elderly.

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* Hélène is not accepting new clients at this time

Tammie Lubemsky (B.Sc.Kin, R.Ac.)

Registered Acupuncturist, NAET Practitioner

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The completion of her BSc in Kinesiology sparked her interest in the notion that one's physical health is significantly influenced by one's emotional and psychological well-being. She was drawn to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a complementary and powerfully effective counterpart to Kinesiology in a physiological recovery and healing plan. Tammie is a graduate of MacEwan University’s Acupuncture program. She completed a one month internship in a Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in Beijing, China where she gained a greater understanding and knowledge of the power of traditional Chinese modalities in combination with western treatments in optimizing patient healing.

Kimberly Lyle (B.Sc., R.Ac.)

Registered Acupuncturist, CranioSacral Therapist

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Kimberly is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. She completed the comprehensive Acupuncture program with distinction at MacEwan University after obtaining her bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta. Kimberly uses Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in all aspects of health, with a specific interest in women’s health and sports medicine. In addition to her knowledge in these key areas, Kimberly is expanding her perspective to include Craniosacral Therapy to provide the best possible care for her clients.

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*Kimberly is currently on maternity leave

Stephanie Weihmann (D.O. U.K. - Diploma in Osteopathy, London, U.K.)

Osteopathic Manual Therapist

 

Stephanie has been in the Manual Therapy field since 1990. She has melded her training in the Dental, Massage, Rehabilitation and Osteopathic fields to offer a holistic approach to structural and functional imbalance. Particular areas of interest are: visceral therapy (working with digestive, circulatory, respiratory problems) as well as working with infant and childhood ailments.

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*Stephanie's current wait time for new clients is approximately 2-3 months

Karen Zemanek (RMT, R.Ac.)

Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist 

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Karen is a Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist and CranioSacral Therapist. She has been a practicing Massage and CranioSacral in Edmonton since 2003. In 2012 she graduated from MacEwan University’s Acupuncture program. After completing her Acupuncture training Karen travelled to China to observe Acupuncture being integrated into a mainstream Hospital setting. Karen’s treatments typically combine therapies depending what is needed to reach optimal health.  Karen is currently working towards her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.

*Karen is accepting new Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy clients, she is no longer accepting new Massage clients.

Dawn Regan

Receptionist/Office Manager

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Dawn is typically in the office from 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday to Friday and is happy to answer questions and schedule in your appointments.

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Acupuncture is one component of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) system of health care. An acupuncturist will develop a treatment plan based on individual signs and symptoms using subtle methods of diagnosis, such as pulse and tongue evaluation, and a thorough health history.

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Acupuncture uses extremely fine, flexible, single-use disposable needles to stimulate specific points along the body’s meridians (energy pathways). Acupuncture needles typically remain inserted for 20-30 minutes stimulating acupuncture points, though the duration may vary depending on treatment requirements.

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Common issues treated with acupuncture are: headaches and migraines, musculoskeletal pain, joint and muscle pain, skin conditions, digestive disorders, stress, anxiety, addictions, infertility, pregnancy support and induction, allergies.

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Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapy is not just for professional athletes. If you lead an active lifestyle, or are adding more activity to your daily routine, Athletic therapy can help you stay healthy.

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BodyTalk Therapy

The BodyTalk practitioner uses muscle checking and tapping to identify and clear energetic and/or emotional blockages that may create pain and disease. The practitioner does not diagnose, but rather works to re-establish communication throughout the body. Once communication  has been restored, the body is able to better heal and look after itself naturally. This system can help a wide variety of things, from auto-immune diseases,  stress, anxiety, depression,  traumas and physical pain.

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral therapy is a form of gentle manual therapy used to enhance the functions of the CranialSacral system. By working through the layers of tissue connected to the cranial sacral system, dysfunction can be corrected, pain relieved, and overall health improved. The light touch allows the therapist to detect and release restrictions in the body’s connective tissues.

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The major areas addressed by CranioSacral Therapy are the skull, spine and sacrum. CST can benefit and be performed on the entire body. CST complements the body’s natural healing processes by encouraging proper function of all body systems. Tension eases, nerve transmission improves, the movement of cerebral spinal fluid is optimized, and bones that may be slightly misaligned may even find their proper position.

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Massage Therapy

Most people have some understanding of the benefits of massage. Whether a quick shoulder massage from a loved one to relieve tension, or a full body relaxation massage, most people have experienced the relief that massage provides.

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What is lesser known is that massage can directly affect not only the function of the muscular system, but the nervous, circulatory, and immune systems as well. Whole body massage can aid in recovery from an injury or accident, increase range of motion, and calm the nervous system. By temporarily increasing circulation and lowering blood pressure, massage also works to promote mental clarity and increase the feeling of overall well-being. 

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*We are not accepting new clients for Massage Therapy at this time.

NAET Allergy Elimination

Namburdipad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is an innovative system for alleviating allergies. An allergic response is an unusual sensitivity to a substance that might otherwise be harmless to another individual. When an allergen is encountered it causes a blockage in the body’s energy pathways. This blockage causes interference between the brain and body via the nervous system. NAET is a natural, drugless, and non-invasive method to clear the body of the blockages created by sensitivity to a particular substance.

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In NAET, allergens are treated in a specific sequence using a combination of kinesiology, acupressure and acupuncture techniques. Typically one allergen is treated at a time, followed by a 25h period of avoidance. In most cases one session is all that is required to eliminate the reaction to an allergen.

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Examples of conditions commonly treated are skin conditions such as eczema, fatigue, hay fever, asthma, irritable bowel, headaches. Some examples of environmental and food allergies treated are dust, smoke, pets, grass, mold, eggs, dairy, fruit, nuts.

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Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Osteopathic treatment is fairly unique in that the practitioner relies on the restrictions that he/she finds in the different structures of the body to guide his/her treatment, rather than on a set of specific symptoms or on a specific presentation. Using non-invasive manual techniques, the practitioner then restores movement in the area, which results in better blood supply to the different structures, allowing the body's healing abilities to work more efficiently.  

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Their rate of success is related to the extent of any problem which is mechanical in nature. Therefore, it is only after a thorough assessment of the restrictions that are present, as well as a treatment, that we can tell what can be done in any particular case. The intent at our clinic is to find the cause and work to resolve it, the fewer the treatments, the better. In order to achieve maximum results, we have longer appointment times than most. This varies a little bit depending on the practitioner. It is typical to wait 3-4 weeks between sessions so the body has time to fully process the treatment.

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The Osteopathic Manual Therapists in our clinic are registered with the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT). Our provincial association (AAOMT) is a member of the Canadian Federation of Osteopathy, which is also a member of the Osteopathic International Alliance.

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If you would like to see an Osteopathic Physician please contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons on their website: 

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Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for healing energy blockages and illness in all forms.  It also helps with stress reduction and promotes relaxation.  It is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us, known in eastern medicine as Qi or Chi.  If one’s life force energy is low we are more likely to succumb to illness, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirt, and helps re-balance a person’s energy for optimal wellness.

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