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Dr. Chantal Tousignant

R.Ac, D.T.C.M.

Dr. Chantal Tousignant

R.Ac, D.T.C.M.

I started my journey learning about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta. I am now a Registered Acupuncturist and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is sharing my knowledge with my patients and educating them on how Chinese Medicine encompasses the whole person and offers a new way of viewing and treating the body. By educating my patients, this helps them to take initiative for their own health and wellbeing.

Currently, I enjoy treating a wide range of conditions but of special interest to me are the areas of pain management, mental health, pediatrics, as well as gynecological issues.

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Dr. Laureen Macintosh

RMT

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Dr. Laureen Macintosh

RMT

Laureen has long had an interest in sports, movement and healing. She studied Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph earning a Bachelor’s degree. She then spent 7 years leading sea kayaking tours off the coast of BC. During this time she honed her ability to teach physical skills as well as relay theoretical information in an easy to understand manner. After a car accident re-introduced her to the benefits of massage, Laureen studied massage therapy at the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in Calgary and received her Advanced Diploma. She continued her massage education by taking shiatsu and reflexology workshops.

Laureen has been practicing massage therapy for 8 years and ran her own clinic for 5 years. Intrigued by the meridian and energy systems of Chinese medicine and wanting to further expand her healing horizons, Laureen enrolled at CITCM in the Dr. of TCM program where she is currently in her 3rd year. As an intern in the student clinic Laureen draws on both her western and eastern education to assess the nature and severity of her patient’s problem and create a custom treatment plan that will help them get better faster. She uses a combination of therapies that reduce pain and support the body’s healing processes so her patients can get back to doing the activities they love.
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403.520.5289
Calgary AB

Dr. Kelly Grant

D.T.C.M., Yoga Teacher

Dr. Kelly Grant

D.T.C.M., Yoga Teacher

Kelly Grant received her 4 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma in Calgary AB at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During her training she had the opportunity to travel abroad to China and complete an internship in an integrated Chinese and Western Medicine hospital. This experience only further solidified Kelly’s passion for alternative medicine and gave her advanced knowledge for special Acupuncture points from the famous Dr.Lai and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Upon returning home and beginning her work as a practitioner, she developed a strong passion towards female gynecology and has taken many courses furthering her education in this area. She excels in infertility and prenatal Acupuncture.

Kelly is also very passionate about mind and body health integration and received her Yoga Teacher Certificate in 2012.

"I became a TCM therapist because I truly believe in its healing abilities and I love facilitating the healing process for others along their journey to health. A medicine that looks at the whole picture rather then masking symptoms, was something I instantly wanted to learn more about. I am very passionate about what I do and hope to empower others with the tools to take charge, reach their optimal health and maintain it."

Dr. Michelle Phillips

MS, RAc., DTCM

Dr. Michelle Phillips

MS, RAc., DTCM

Specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Equine/Canine Acupuncture/Acupressure/Acutonics
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Acutonics & Auricular Medicine

Dr. Michelle Phillips is a Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor and a Registered Acupuncturist. She is the president of the AATCMD and a committee member for the CAAA. Her private practice, SynerQi Acupuncture & TCM, is currently located in Spruce Grove, Alberta. It is an Integrative Medicine Clinic that combines the art and the science of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help heal people and the animals they love.

Her past experience includes being an instructor at CITCM, Grant MacEwan University, and working for many years in various teaching hospitals across Canada in the field of medical/clinical genetics, specializing in hereditary cancer syndromes. Oncology is one of her passions and continues to be a special interest in her TCM practice. The other area of interest near and dear to her heart is working with animals. Although horses and dogs are the animals Dr. Phillips works with most commonly, she has had amazing opportunities to help other 4-leggeds such as pigs and donkeys. She has studied and performs Equine/Canine Massage therapy and Equine/Canine Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Acutonics. Chinese herbal medicine is an integral part of her practice, whether it be for people or animals. Customized formulations can be provided, along with classic formulas commonly used in TCM.

In order to practice medicine well, Dr. Phillips believes that one must strive to provide patients with the care and service they seek in a way that promotes comfort, strength, and empowerment. In recognition of the many healing modalities available and the benefits they may provide, Dr. Phillips is happy to collaborate with other healthcare practitioners involved in your care or the care of your pet.

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

Dr. Kimberly Rowe

RMT, R.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Rowe

RMT, R.Ac.

Kimberly graduated from the four year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program in Calgary at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During her training, Kimberly completed her recent internship at a teaching Hospital in China. This experience gave her insight into the true integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine, she then continued onto Australia to work one on one with another Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who specializes in Sports Acupuncture.

Before Kimberly started her studies in Chinese Medicine, she completed her training as a Registered Massage Therapist in Calgary. She has enjoyed practicing massage for the past eight years in the mountains of B.C., treating athletes and those who love the outdoors!

Dr. Jessica Zerr

BKin, RAc, C.SMA

Dr. Jessica Zerr

BKin, RAc, C.SMA

Jessica Zerr is a Registered Acupuncturist, Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture Specialist® and Kinesiologist in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her education at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta and graduated with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma. She advanced her education with a two-month acupuncture and herbal internship at the Mianyang TCM Hospital in China, where she studied with renowned TCM doctors. Prior to studying acupuncture Jessica obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and most recently in 2015 she completed her Sports Medicine Acupuncture® certification.

With this background, and her strong foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jessica focuses on treating injuries both sport and work related. Conditions such as tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis, sciatica, shin splints, shoulder tension and rotator cuff injuries, all respond very well to acupuncture. Using a modern approach to an ancient medicine, Jessica combines kinesiology and acupuncture to provide a comprehensive treatment plan including exercises and activity modifications to suit their individual needs. Jessica’s goal is to help her patients achieve their optimal health, giving them the freedom to do the things they enjoy most in life. By educating her patients about their treatment plan, she provides them with the tools to continue their healing outside of the clinic. In her spare time Jessica likes to wakeboard, snowboard, play volleyball and travel.

Dr. Sara Salzgeber

DTCM, R.Ac.

Dr. Sara Salzgeber

DTCM, R.Ac.

Upon completing her studies at CITCM in 2011 Sara traveled to China with fellow classmates to participate in a 3-month internship studying under many renowned TCM doctors. There she experienced and witnessed the true effectiveness and integration of acupuncture and TCM as a primary form of medicine for thousands of people, gaining further valuable knowledge and skills. After returning from abroad Sara has been busy practicing in Canmore, AB and now currently in Vancouver, BC. Along with pain management, she focuses on the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression and alleviating the symptoms that can accompany these imbalances, such as insomnia, digestive issues, headaches, menstrual irregularities and fatigue.

Sara is passionate about assisting people on their path to improved health and well being in body, heart and mind, and feels honored to be in service in this way.

Dr. Amanda Selmser

DTCM, RAc.

Dr. Amanda Selmser

DTCM, RAc.

Amanda is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Registered Acupuncturist. Amanda has always been interested in alternative medicine and the human body. Her passion for medicine as well as travel brought her to Asia over six years ago where she developed an interest in the more spiritual sides of healing.

Upon her return to Canada, Amanda spent 5 years completing her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta in 2012 and then travelled to Shandong, China to partake in a three-month internship at the University of Shandong for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Amanda is also certified in Reiki and Reflexology. Her passion for healing is something she works on daily and she looks forward to completing more courses in TCM as well as in nutritional healing and iridology.

Amanda uses Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as nutrition and counseling to help individuals become more aware of how their bodies speak to them. She uses Traditional Chinese Medical Theories to create treatment plans that are unique to every individual. With a focus on TCM and acupuncture, she helps the body heal by readjusting imbalances brought on by stress, diet and lifestyle.

Book with Dr. Amanda Selmser at The Holistic Institute of Health and Fertility in Calgary.

Dr. Ingrid Joulin Kehler

DTCM, RAc, Cl.H, NAET

Dr. Ingrid Joulin Kehler

DTCM, RAc, Cl.H, NAET

Dr. Ingrid Joulin Kehler, is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM), a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H) and NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) practitioner. She is a graduate from Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine located in Calgary, AB. Her studies also took her to China where she studied and interned in a hospital affiliated with the Cheng Du University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in the city of Mian Yang, Sichuan province.

During her extensive years of study, she also obtained Certifications as a Master of Auricular Therapy, Iridology, Rayid, Energetic and Vibrational Therapies. She studied navel acupuncture with Dr. Yong Qi, an internationally renowned Master of I-Ching (yijing) medicine. As well, she has also studied in California, under Dr. Devi Nambudripad MD, DC, L.Ac, Ph.D, who successfully developed NAET more than 25 years ago.

Dr. Ingrid Joulin Kehler’s passion about her work and helping her patients obtain their goals to health or in maintaining it, is of paramount importance! Her goals are to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit. She believes all aspects of an individual must be considered in order to achieve this and is of the utmost importance! Currently, she enjoys working as a general practitioner, treating a broad range of conditions, from the young to the elderly and has special interests in the areas of allergy elimination therapy, oncology, stroke rehabilitation and neurological diseases. These are areas that will be a part of her ongoing professional development.

Dr. Joulin Kehler aspires to work alongside Doctors of the Western Medical Community. She believes that this will be the way of the future and embraces this opportunity. It is her belief that combining both Eastern and Western Medicines, would only increase patient healing rates and extent. A true benefit for all!

403.933.3374
Black Diamond AB

Dr. Sairah Virk

DTCM, R.Ac

Dr. Sairah Virk

DTCM, R.Ac

Sairah is a trained Acupuncturist. She is also the owner of Purelight Wellness Centre, She received her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Certification from CITCM – the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Calgary, AB, Canada. Sairah stays ahead of the game with continuing education programs such as the Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Archetypes with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, & studying the unique art of Auricular Therapy, with Li-Chun Huang and William S. Huang.

Upon graduation from CITCM, she attended the Mianyang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the province of Sichuan, China for extended training in Pain management, Mental Emotional issues, & Women’s Health. She participated in grand rounds with the doctors there, learning firsthand the sophisticated application of both acupuncture and herbs as done in China. She focuses most of her interest in treating digestive ailments, arthritis, Women’s Health, and mental/emotional issues.

Sairah strives to empower her patients with the right tools for achieving health by providing cultural insights and education in Eastern & Western dietary principles, Yoga, exercise, breathing techniques and lots of encouragement! Sairah enjoys working most with patients who are committed to take their health in their own hands.

Dr. Tanya Kelloway

DTCM, R.Ac

Dr. Tanya Kelloway

DTCM, R.Ac

My practice is about a journey of discovery, to discover who my patients are and what their health issues are. Together we partner to make choices that will unleash their bodies’ ability to heal itself. And that is a rewarding journey. Bringing together western medicine with the holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, I treat your body as a whole.

With my knowledge of western massage therapy and the musculoskeletal system, and my eastern medical training in how the body is a collection of systems, I can treat you for a range of health issues. With Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I have successfully treated patients with health problems throughout the whole body. These include: anxiety, depression, addictions, migraines, headaches, sinus infections, colds and flu, dizziness, heart palpitations, musculoskeletal pain, infertility, urinary tract infections, infertility, internal organ issues, Bells Palsy, Phantom Pain Syndrome, and digestive problems.

To begin the process of understanding your body as a whole, I use an extensive diagnostic tool, my “Report of Findings.” With this tool, I learn as much as possible about all aspects of your body, your overall health, your lifestyle, and your concerns. I believe that you cannot and should not treat the body as a collection of pieces, or separate parts.

Dr. Mitch Wegmann

D.T.C.M., R.Ac.

Dr. Mitch Wegmann

D.T.C.M., R.Ac.

After completing a BA in social sciences in Iowa, Dr. Mitch Wegmann studied at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary. During the four year program, his education took him to Jinan, China where he completed a clinical internship at a teaching hospital for TCM. Dr. Wegmann owns and operates Calgary Acupuncture Centre in the southwest area of Marda Loop.

His passion is working with patients to help them overcome physical and emotional challenges and rediscover joy and ease in life. A healthy balance to his growing practice is achieved through meditation, outdoor activities and spending quality time with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Yuka Shimizu

DTCM., RAc., RMT., BSc.

Dr. Yuka Shimizu

DTCM., RAc., RMT., BSc.

My name is Yuka, and my mission is to help you get back to and maintain your optimal health in mind, body, and spirit so you can fully enjoy your activities.

I believe that our bodies have natural healing properties and when we suffer illness, injury, or uncontrollable emotions our body, mind, and spirit are out of balance. With a little guidance and extra fuel we can achieve a better balanced and healthier state.

The treatments I provide combine multi modalities of medicine within the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine to create a tailor made treatment plan that best suits your needs and gets you back to a healthy state.

You can find me in Canmore at Active Edge Chiropractic above the Starbucks. I look forward to meeting you in person!

Dr. Debbie Jarrett

DTCM, RAc.

Dr. Debbie Jarrett

DTCM, RAc.

Debbie attained her doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary. As part of her studies she completed a medical internship in Jinan, China where she had the opportunity to study in the departments of neurology, gynecology, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Debbie became interested in women’s health early in her career and had the opportunity to study in London, England with practitioners specializing in the field of fertility. This experience provided valuable insight into the integration of eastern and western medicine and inspired her to focus her treatment in women’s health, fertility and obstetrics.

Although focused in women’s health, Debbie enjoys treating a broad range of health challenges and helping patients overcome a variety of conditions. She truly believes in the power of acupuncture in treating the body as whole, regaining balance and helping to improve health. Debbie listen’s to the needs of her patients and works together to incorporate real life solutions that patients can follow.

Debbie combines the use of acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle assistance in her treatments and aims at creating a safe, comfortable and compassionate environment with all her patients.

Laurel

DTCM, R,Ac, Yoga Therapist

Laurel

DTCM, R,Ac, Yoga Therapist

Living with diabetes for over 20 years has given Laurel tremendous firsthand experience in managing diabetes and the complications with which it can present. From an early age Laurel recognized that exercise was her ally in diabetes mellitus management. She subsequently became a yoga therapist. Today she’s had more than 8 years’ experience in yoga therapy. This therapy she uses not only to help diabetics but also to improve the quality of life of all her clients.

Laurel worked as a school teacher for the Barbados Educational System for over 5 years. She also founded and co- managed a successful yoga business for 5 years. The qualities she cultivated in both jobs enable her today to empower her patients to better health. Her uncanny ability to combine the health benefits of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and yoga therapy makes her a strong advocate for positive change in the lives of her patients.

Adrianne Smith

HN, DTCM

Adrianne Smith

HN, DTCM

Adrianne Smith was born and raised in the small town of Dryden Ontario. She attended Dryden High School, graduating with honors and recognition as an Ontario Scholar. Acceptance into the University of Calgary lead Adrianne out west to pursuit her undergraduate studies. She later went on to gain a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Adrianne is currently in her third year here at CITCM.

Over the past year, she has had the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field of woman’s health and obstetrics, encouraging her to gear her studies towards helping women make a healthy transition through all life’s stages. Having been involved with competitive volleyball most of her life as both a player and coach, Adrianne understands how health can directly impact athletic performance. She plans on gaining the knowledge and skills that will allow her to treat all types of sport’s injuries and assist athletes in both training and competition.

Adrianne’s nutritional background allows her to bring a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to her treatments that inspires and motivates clients to take control of their health everyday. She feels that education is empowering and coaches clients towards a deeper understanding their personal well-being.

Christina Appave

DTCM, RMT

Christina Appave

DTCM, RMT

Christina received her training as a Massage Therapist at Mount Royal University in 2003. She has worked on cruise ships, health spas and a chiropractic clinic. It was during this time that Christina decided that she needed to learn more about the body. She decided to study the arts of Aromatherapy and Reflexology. During her studies she was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This ignited the interest to gain more knowledge about this age-old medicine.

After spending one year in Vancouver, Christina applied to The Canadian Institute of Chinese Medicine in Calgary, AB where she will obtain her Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has completed three years of a four year program and will be spending 3 months in China working along side doctors there.

Christina’s passion for her work as a Registered Massage Therapist has given her a wider understanding of the human body and its healing process. Combining this passion and her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine allows her the ability to encourage each individual’s inner balance of health.