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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.

Dr. Jianlong Guo, R. Ac, RMTDr. Jianlong Guo graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1993 with a Bachelor Degree in orthopedics. He has 16 years of clinical experience as an orthopedist in Haerbin Chinese Medicine Hospital.  Dr. Guo is an expert in treating various bone diseases, such as cervical spondylitis, Lumbar, per arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, chronic headache, etc.  Dr. Guo has cured thousands of patients.  He has given relief from diseases and allowed patients to re-gain confidence of their lives. Dr. Guo is an Alberta Registered Acupuncturist and Massage Practitioner in Edmonton.  Dr. Guo is very efficient, professional, and experienced. He is welcomed and respected by his patients

Dr. Thomas Nerbas, R. Ac, PFTDr. Thomas Nerbas is an Alberta Registered Acupuncturist, having completed a doctorate in Acupuncture from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009. He is also a 2005 Mount Royal University certified personal fitness trainer, dedicated to helping others achieve their own health and fitness goals. To care for patients, he employs Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Food therapy, Tuina, Taoist and other natural holistic therapies complementing our present day medical society. Dr. Nerbas specializes in: injury rehabilitation, fertility health and preventative care through optimizing wellness overall. Thomas enjoys educating patients of the many natural choices addressing their health concerns and looks forward to working with your soul, mind and body's vital energy.

Dr. Maurice Nzoyamara is an Alberta registered acupuncturist with a background in nursing. He has completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program from the the college of Acupuncture in Alberta,in 2013. He enjoys educating his patients on natural and nutritional remedies. Dr. Maurice is also an acupuncture instructor at Reeves College. He is passionate in helping patients to reach their personal health goals by treating them with different modalities.

Lisa MalonikLisa is a registered massage therapist, who graduated from a 2200 hour program fromGrant Macewan in the summer of 2014.She been with our clinic for 5 months now.In her studies she study the applicationof relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, & deep tissue.She was also trained on how to modify techniques to different populations such as; pregnancy, geriatric, menopausal individuals, children & infants. Furthermore,she was taught how to tryto assess & treat variety of health condition.So far in our clinic Lisa has had some positive feed back in treating such conditions as; sciatica, bicipital tendinitis, It band friction syndrome, low back pain, & reduced cervical range of motion.Lisa is trained in many techniques such as; Swedish massage techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sport massage techniques, Golgi tendon release, muscle approximation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and cross fibre frictions. She utilizes techniques she feels will help facilitate the therapeutic outcomes desires. Lisa is excited to further develop her education and expand her knowledge. Lisa says, " I'm passionate about people and when they feel better or function better it brings a smile to my face."

Aileen Zalameda, RMTAileen is a graduate of the 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at MaKami College in Edmonton. She is also a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Aileen is trained in various treatment styles, as well as a few spa treatments. She is continuously honing her craft by attending seminars to learn new treatment techniques. As an aspiring novelist, Aileen has traveled extensively in and around North America, as well as out the North American continent, to help inspire her to write her countless manuscripts. Aside from writing and traveling, Aileen enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew, hang-out with friends, play some board games, and from time to time she unleash her inner chef and experiment in the kitchen.

Aileen Zalameda, RMTRoyston is a passionate individual, who specializes in chronic pain management through the balancing of Qi energy within the acupuncture meridian system of the body. His treatments assists in the balancing of the nervous system, organs and muscular structures which in turn reduces: anxiety, stress and depression, relief of acute and chronic pain, increased energy and body awareness, promotion of better circulation and improved mental focus. Royston holds certifications as an RMT with an advanced clinical massage therapy diploma from Makami College, CNMT (Certified Neuromuscular Therapist), Reiki Level III, and Reconnective Healing Level II. Royston’s goal is to invoke your body’s natural, intuitive ability to heal by shifting your state of being using the natural process of touch therapy to bring back balance to your mind body and spirit.


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