Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

The list of diseases and conditions for which Acupuncture would be an appropriate treatment is extensive and includes but is not limited to depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, digestion, skin conditions, common colds and flu, PMS, infertility, and addictions.

Acupuncture is a complete medical system in itself, and is also an excellent compliment to almost any other treatment, including Western pharmaceuticals, surgery, herbal therapies, massage, athletic therapy, chiropractic and physiotherapy.  Techniques used in Chinese Medicine include herbal formulas, needle acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, heat lamps, and meridian massage.  

One of the greatest things about acupuncture is that it acknowledges each individual patient as just that, individual.  Acupuncture looks at balancing the body as a whole; “Optimum health requires the mind, physical body and spirit to be in balance.".

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Dr. Alanna (Lani) Pickering - Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist

Dr. Alanna (Lani) Pickering was born and raised in the small town of Vauxhall, Alberta. She moved to Victoria, BC to complete the 3000 hour RMT program and came back ‘home’ to further her passion in helping others. She graduated from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary in 2013. She completed a 3 month internship in Mian Yang, Sichuan, China where she observed and trained with some of the most respected Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors. The internship included teachings in pediatrics, gynaecology, dermatology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and cosmetology.

Dr. Pickering’s first experience with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine was during her years as a competitive dancer. First used for pain relief and then for chronic health concerns, it was soon apparent the many health benefits that acupuncture could bring.

She is excited to bring Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to Prairie Therapy with an ‘east meets west’ approach by combining her previous knowledge and experience of western medicine with her new and ever evolving TCM practice.