How It Works

Below you will find frequently asked questions related to our Acupuncture, Alternative and Chinese Medical Clinic in Edmonton, AB.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a science based on Nature. The same laws that govern our external environment also govern our internal environment. Our techniques use tiny hair-thin needles to stimulate electrical micro currents at specific areas on the body called acupuncture points. These points on the surface of the body are electrically connected to the interior muscles, ligaments, tendons and organs.

What does it feel like?

People experience acupuncture differently. Often people don’t feel anything when needles are inserted, but others feel sensations ranging from a dull ache to electric tingling. Many people feel relaxed during treatment and Energized afterwards. 

Does acupuncture interfere with medication?

No. However, as acupuncture treatments start to improve your health, you may need to consult your doctor about the amount of medication you require. 

How does it work?

Acupuncture points lie on electrical pathways or “meridians” which carry electrical micro-currents or life force called “Qi” (chi). Qi circulates through out the body connecting exterior tissues with interior, muscles, organs and glands. We can strengthen and balance your organs, muscles, glands and connective tissue by stimulating exact points on the surface of your body, changing the electrical current, changing the affected body parts. This maximizes the body’s natural healing ability.

How do Chinese Herbs work?

Using Geo-Authentic Herbs that are Laboratory Tested for Heavy Metals, Pesticides, and Micro-Bacteria. Our physiological ecosystems (bodies) are an integral part of our environment. What grows from the Earth feeds us. Our elimination feeds the Earth. We are part chemical / mineral and herbs are chemical / mineral. Chinese Medicine understands which minerals (herbs) are lacking or are in improper balance in specific areas of our physiological (bodies) ecosystems. Herbs strengthen balance and regulate the body. Herbs naturally have the ability to eliminate pathogens (without causing harmful side effects). Our Herbal formulas are individually formulated to address your individual needs.


Are Acupuncturists regulated?

In Alberta, Acupuncturists are regulated and registered by the Alberta Health Care system. 

After completing 2 full years of an accredited Acupuncture college , each candidate must pass a 2 day written and "hands on" practical exam 

This exam is administered by the Alberta College of Acupuncturist and Supersedes the requirements of the Alberta health care system .

After earning Provincial Registration, all Acupuncturist in Alberta must continue to meet stringent standards of competency and ongoing education each year to re-qualify for Provincial Registration      

Eric has earned an additional 4 year Degree in Oriental Medicine (in the U.S.A) in addition to his Provincial Registration.