Andrea was an engineer until her own health issues led her to the discovery of acupuncture. It was then that she realized her true passion – practicing alternative medicine and caring for others. So Andrea went on to complete her diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Macewan University in 2008. Since then, she has received additional training in obstetrical and sports injury acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical modality that involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. These points lie on meridians or pathways along which the body’s life-giving energy called Qi (pronounced “Chee”) circulates. Disease is caused by an imbalance of the normal flow of Qi through these meridians, whether there is too much, too little or it is blocked from flowing altogether. When the points are stimulated, the Qi flow regains its proper balance and the body begins to heal itself.