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.

Dr. Melanie Marr (DTCM, R.Ac) specializes  in treating digestive disorders such as candida, SIBO, acid reflux, IBS, intestinal pain, colitis and immune system dysfunction such as food allergies /sensitivities and leaky gut syndrome. Melanie graduated from the Academy of Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC and is fully licensed in Chinese herbal medicine.   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 10 years of clinical experience.

 

Constantine Karampelas (R.Ac) specializes in sports medicine and pain management. He is a graduate from the MacEwan University Acupuncture program and is registered through the College and Association 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 9 years of various clinical practice; this includes treating a variety of ailments such as pain management, whiplash disorders, stress and depression, digestion issues, and common colds.

 

Other conditions treated in the clinic are:

  • Headaches/Migraines, TMJ
  • Common cold, influenza, ear infections, Rhinitis, sinusitis
  • Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, COPD
  • bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, colitis, Chrohn’s, hemorrhoids,
  • Fatty liver, enlarged liver, enlarged spleen, shingles
  • Menopause, Infertility, painful periods, irregular periods
  • Anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia
  • Arthritis, lower back pain, sciatica.
  • Pregnancy

 

 

 

The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and

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