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New Assessment $150
Treatment $100

Dr. Kim Dunlop, R.Ac., TCMD, BA

Acupuncture has been a part of my life for many years now.  As a patient, I was amazed to discover what it was able to do for my body.  The acupuncturist I saw was very good about explaining the medicine to me as he treated me.  The day he told me that the organs in Chinese Medicine were affiliated with emotions I was hooked!   I wanted to learn more about this amazing medicine that was doing so much for my health.  And so began my path toward becoming a registered acupuncturist. 

 I love what I do and feel honoured to be a part of people’s journey toward health and vitality.  I treat a number of different health conditions.  I’ve successfully treated:

Insomnia

menopausal symptoms

digestive issues

constipation

menstrual issues

restless legs syndrome

arthritis

flus and colds

anxiety

depression

headaches/migraines

fatigue.

I am a registered acupuncturist and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, having studied at the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.  I am also a member of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA). I am currently accepting new patients and look forward to sharing this amazing healing modality that I have experienced first-hand and am privileged to now share with others.

 


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the incorporation of a variety of natural treatment techniques aimed to guide the body into healing.

Acupuncture, one of the main components of the TCM treatment, is the practice of inserting ultra fine needles into specific points of energy that are located along 14 Meridians or Channels that cover the entrie body. There are 365 classical Acupuncture points which were mapped out millennia ago and have been shown to produce predictable results in the body.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is a complete treatment in and of itself, as well as an excellent compliment to almost any other therapy, including Chiropractic, massage therapy, and Western pharmaceuticals and surgery.


Treatment Techniques Utilized:
  • Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Gua sha
  • Dietary and lifestyle guidance

Commonly treated conditions:

  • Stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Musculoskeletal complaints including headaches, acute or chronic injuries, repetitive strains, and sciatica
  • Allergies, dizziness, low energy, chronic fatigue, asthma, and diabetes
  • GI complaints
  • Reproductive conditions such as menstrual and menopausal symptoms, infertility, or sexual dysfunction

Frequently asked questions:

1. Does acupuncture hurt?

Generally speaking, acupuncture should not be painful. While there may be some mild discomfort with needle insertion, most patients report feeling very little at all. It is normal to feel a dull ache, a sensation of hot or cold, or a feeling of electricity or tingling during your treatment.

2. Is acupuncture safe?

“Acupuncture has adverse effects, like any therapeutic approach. If it is used according to established safety rules and carefully at appropriate anatomic regions, it is a safe treatment method” (Sykehus et al, 2003). Acupuncture has been proven time and time again to be a safe and effective treatment intervention. Some of the common side effects include temporary light headedness, nausea, and muscle soreness. Dr. Dunlop will discuss any risks specific to you prior to treatment.

3. How do I know if my insurance company covers me for acupuncture?

Each insurance plan is different so the best way to know if you are covered is to call your insurance provider and ask.