What is Acupuncture all about...
The combination of points used is based on your individual needs and the combination of points works in synergy and not in isolation.
Diagnosis is done using information gained in conversation with you, looking at your tongue, which is like a little map of your body, taking your pulse and palpating different areas of the body, depending of where your concern lies.
Chronic shoulder pain in a person who is sedentary, tends to be overworked, angry and stressed has a different root than the same pain in an athlete who has a injury to the shoulder muscles from overuse. The root is different, the result , pain is the same.
Other modalities that can also be included in a treatment are:
- Gua sha
- Tui na
Monday 12pm – 7pm
Tuesday 10am – 8pm
Wednesday 12pm – 4pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm (by appointment only on Saturdays)
Initial Appointment Acupuncture
$120 (90 min session)
Follow up Appointment
$80 (60 min session)
Stony Plain Location
Suite A, 5400 50 Street,
Stony Plain AB,T7Z 1B7
Email: info @ refinewellness.ca
Meet the Acupunturist
Terri Abel, R Ac, CA
When I am not studying Chinese Medicine and Herbs or creating some herbal or medicinal concoction, I love gardening, walking, weight training, and spending time with my family.
I found my way to Chinese Medicine while trying to find answers for my own chronic digestive, neurological and pain issues. When I could find little help in the western medical system, I started looking at other ways of healing: herbs, homeopathy, diet, aromatherapy and acupuncture. What I loved most about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture is that it included all aspects of me as a person. When I sought help for pain and digestive problems, my emotions, my diet and my lifestyle became an important part of treatment, empowering me as a patient. As a result, I became very interested in understanding and integrating this knowledge into a holistic system of healing with you the patient at the centre. I love continuing to enrich my learning.
My education includes:
Acupuncture Diploma from MacEwan University
Aromatherapy Certificate from Aromahead School of Essential Oil Studies
Essential Oil Skin Series from Tisserand institute
Homeopathy/ Heilkunst from Romantic Science and Health Care Foundations Diploma
Organic Master Gardener from Gaia College
Individual courses on attachment, trauma and therapy, psychology and psychoneuromimmunology from The Post Institute, Government of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, BYUI, NICABM
Fitness Leader Certification: Strength and Weight Training Speciality, Biomechanics and Posture from AFLCA
Trauma, PTSD and Recovery in the Context of Chinese Medicine from Lift Education
Personal Coaching Foundations from CTI, Strength Based Coaching Strength Strategy, People Acuity
Professional Herbalist from East West school of Planetary Herbology ( currently studying)