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Dr. Ling Duan, R. Ac., TCMD, MD (in China)

Dr. Ling Duan, R. Ac., TCMD, MD (in China)Dr. Ling Duan has 19 years of clinical experience as a physician, herbalist and acupuncturist in both China and Canada.   After graduating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) University in 1991, she worked in Nanyang TCM Hospital and Beijing TCM Hospital for seven years.  From 1996 to 1998, she worked as a physician and acupuncturist under the direct supervision of Dr. Puren He, the Chairman of Beijing Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  As Beijing TCM hospital is one of the world's leading hospitals of in woman health issues using traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Duan gained valuable experience in endocrinology disorder treatment, especially for infertility and PMS treatment. In addition to intensive clinical work, she also participated in the clinical studies on the treatment of digestive disorders, emotional disorders, and male infertility issues.    She came to Alberta in 1998 and established her practice in 1999.  Since then, Dr. Duan has helped thousands of patients with variety of disorders using her TCM specialty, including assisting many IVF patients with their treatments in both Calgary and Burnaby.

Board certified acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA). Registered massage therapist withNatural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Graduate of NanYang University in China with a 4 year degree of Science. Completed a 3 year program in traditional Chinese medicine. Graduated 4 year acupuncture curriculum from Grant MacEwan University, and 2 year massage therapist certification from Archway college.

Dr. Laurel Liu, R. Ac, RMTDr. Liu is the second generation in her family to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. She grew up learning traditional Chinese herbs and medicine from Zhang Zhong Jin Hospital in China. She furthered her experiences while working alongside her aunt in their family owned holistic clinic in Canada. Dr. Liu has always been fascinated by the benefits holistic approaches in medicine does to the human body, and how it functions though nature.

Dr. Liu trained in both Western and Oriental medicine in China and Canada. She devotes her knowledge, skills, experience, compassion and dedication to the cause of integrative medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Liu has been working in Acupuncture Care Holistic Center for almost 5 years with the practice of the mind/body connection in health and well-being. She combines a variety of treatment techniques, such as acupuncture, ear acupressure, electro-stimulation, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, and herbal medicine.

She has extensive experience in the treatment of the following illness and conditions:

Menopausal syndromes, Irregular menstruation, Infertility, Cysts, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Bronchitis, Asthma, I.B.S, Poor digestion, Urinary tract infection, Prostatiti,s Yeast infection, Insomnia, fatigue, Depression/anxiety, Allergies, Obesity, Hormone imbalance, Trauma/injuries, Back/neck pain, Migraine, Facial paralysis, Strokes, and more...

Arunlak is proud to call Alberta her home after moving here from Thailand to start a family. With her Thai massage experience as a background she received her RMT certification in Edmonton at the Wholistic Health Institute. She specializes in Swedish relaxation massage and incorporates Thai massage techniques along with deep tissue to offer a complete approach. Arunlak also utilizes sports massage, craniosacral, pregnancy, trigger point, and foot massage for one’s overall health, healing and wellness.


Cara believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. 

Cara Jennfer, RMTCara has been involved in Holistic Medicine for the last 20 years. She was the founder of a Holistic Acupuncture and Massage Clinic in the Kootenays in BC. before moving to Alberta. Cara also owned her own business manufacturing holistic body care products and sold them all across Canada.  She also taught some aromatherapy courses at The College of The Rockies.

Cara continues to develop her skills as her passion for Holistic Medicine is always growing; she has developed a practice that allows her to focus on the whole health of each client she treats. Graduating from a 3000 hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program has now given her an avenue to deepen her practice to provide her clients with a rich, holistic approach to body health as a whole and healing through massage, stretching, and self care!

Cara treats clients from all ages: newborn to 100, pregnancy, sports therapy, and rehabilitation. Her main focus is to help each client find harmony and balance.

Cara believes we all contain the innate capability to heal, and so she uses an intuitive approach to create the ideal environment for your body to unwind. Through compassionate and careful listening she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep releasing of all kinds. She strives to make each session on her table meaningful for your life that day, guiding your body toward peace, balance and relaxation.


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--T. A. Edison