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Welcome to Spruce Grove Acupuncture!



We are your Traditional Chinese Medicine experts located in the Hillside Centre on the corner of Grove Drive and King Street.


At Spruce Grove Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, we take pride in providing excellent care to our patients. Our empathetic practitioners take the time to hear your concerns and to provide you the care you need.


When you book an acupuncture appointment with us, you are not limited to a 1-hour treatment. During your visit, you will have plenty of time to allow your mind and body to relax, and this in turn allows your nervous system to move from a stress state into a rest, digest, and heal mode. We treat both front and back sides of the body to promote balance. Using TCM diagnostic tools like pulse and tongue diagnosis, our practitioners are interested in getting a complete picture of your health in order to design the optimal treatment plan and help you on your journey to wellness. We do not charge extra fees for additional modalities like cupping, moxibustion, Gua Sha, or other techniques that we feel would be helpful in your treatment. Please allow 1.5-2 hours for your initial consultation appointment, and 1-2 hours for your follow up visits.


We are lifelong students and continuously pursue advanced education to offer the best care to our clients!

Dr. Melanie Marr (R.Ac., DTCM, R.TCMP) graduated from the Academy of Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC and is fully licensed in Chinese herbal medicine.  She is registered with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. During her education, she also trained in Kunming, China where she had the opportunity to experience the integration of Chinese and Western medicine. She believes integrated medicine is our future to a healthier society. Dr. Marr is the founder of Spruce Grove Acupuncture and has 13 years of clinical experience.  She is currently completing a Graduate Mentorship Program in advanced Chinese herbal medicine. Melanie specializes in treating digestive disorders and autoimmune diseases.


Constantine Karampelas (R.Ac., MOT) specializes in sports medicine and pain management. He is a graduate of the MacEwan University Acupuncture program and is registered with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. In addition, he has obtained training with the Sports Medicine Council of Alberta which complements his injury management skills as an onsite trainer while working with organized athletic associations. His experience has covered 12 years of clinical practice, treating a variety of ailments. Constantine also holds a Diploma of Manual Osteopathic Therapy from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada, and is registered with the Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association. He offers standalone Osteopathic Manual Therapy treatments, and adds this modality into acupuncture sessions to improve treatment outcomes for his clients.


Lianne White (R.Ac.) is a graduate of the MacEwan University Acupuncture program and is registered with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. She is also an advanced trained cranio-sacral practitioner through Upledger International. Lianne uses a multifaceted approach to specialize in treating mental health, trauma recovery, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and conditions of chronic nervous system dysregulation. She believes wellness should be accessible to all, and our collective strength comes from strengthening individuals. As such, she is actively advocating for systemic change in our province’s social support networks.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Addiction
  • Fatigue
  • Reproductive problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fertility
  • Rhinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Asthma
  • Gingivitis
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Bronchitis
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hiccough
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Incontinence
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Colitis
  • Indigestion
  • Smoking cessation
  • Common cold
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation
  • Low back pain
  • Stress
  • Dental pain
  • Menopause
  • Tennis elbow
  • Depression
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Tonsillitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Migraine
  • Tooth pain
  • Digestive trouble
  • Morning sickness
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Dysentery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Vomiting
  • Emotional problems
  • Pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Eye problems
  • PMS
  • Facial palsy
  • Pneumonia


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