RAc, DAc, CH, FABORM
Cecil is board certified with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA), is a certified Chinese Herbologist, is certified in obstetrical acupuncture and acupressure, and is a board certified fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). Cecil is also trained in shonishin pediatric acupuncture and is certified in the field of Mind Body Medicine.
Wanting to be at the forefront of combining Eastern and Western Medicine in fertility medicine, Cecil pursued large scale education in the reproductive health of women and men dealing with the desire to conceive naturally or in conjunction with Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART). Having completed extensive graduate training with respected experts Jane Lyttleton, Bob Flaws, Debra Betts, Dr.Paul Magarrlli, Diane K. Cridennda, & Dr. Raven Lang, Cecil is a specialist in the fields of women’s health, reproductive medicine, and also pediatric care.
Education and clinical research is of keen interest to Cecil. He is currently teaching Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Interprofessional Health Team Development at the University of Alberta Medical School, and is a clinical supervisor in acupuncture program at Grant MacEwan University. He is also involved with the Pediatric Integrative Medicine (PIM) Trial at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, which is the first trial of its kind to assess the impact of PIM service for hospitalized children. Cecil’s passion for health encompasses all stages of family, reaching the before, during, and after phases of a families desire to conceive, expanding specialization into pediatric care as well.
Cecil integrates his passion for health and well-being with his practice, and is eager to give the best guidance possible to patients to help them create a life of balance and happiness. His commitment to health and community is seen in his dedication and love for his patients.
Cecil’s practice Whole Family Health in Edmonton, Alberta currently has 4 acupuncturists, a naturopathic doctor, a massage therapist, a yoga/meditation instructor, and amazing support staff. An important team mission of the practice is to continue to seek out Western medical practitioners who are interested in working in an integrative environment.
Dr Kirti Deol
Kirti Deol is a Naturopathic Doctor based in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her Naturopathic Doctorate at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, with a minor in Zoology from the University of Manitoba.
Being a part of a health care system that focuses on preventative care and reinforcing the body’s natural ability to heal itself has been Kirti’s driving force to pursue natural medicine. Her outlook on naturopathic medicine stems from living a mindful life; mindful meaning aware. Being aware of one’s own health is the first step towards a healthy way of life.
After completing her internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto, where she gained over 1,200 hours of clinical experience, she was able to see the effect of alternative medicine on health and is eager to share this knowledge. One of her greater interests is empowering patients to take control of their health, through education and advocating naturopathic medicine. She has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, pediatrics, mental health, and digestive concerns.
Kirti’s approach to healthcare stems from evidence based medicine and treating the cause of patient ailments. Focusing on an individualized treatment approach has shown her the value of diversity that exists for each disease and how imperative this is to get to the root cause of symptoms. “I believe in treating every patient differently, based on the notion that one does not treat the disease or condition but the individual that has the disease.”
In her spare time, Kirti is a fitness and food fanatic. She values the statement, “practice what you preach.” You can find Kirti weight training at the gym or practicing yoga and meditation to continue her passion for energetics and mental health.
Barb is a 2200 hour registered massage therapist practicing since 2010. Treatments may be submitted to third party insurance providers.
Barb has a strong belief through massage we can facilitate the healing of both mind and body. With 6 years of experience in therapeutic, sport, deep tissue, myo-facial release, cupping, trigger point, relaxation and pregnancy techniques she can assist in your need for whole body health.
Kelsey was always drawn towards a more natural way of achieving health and wellness. When her own health was affected, a friend suggested she try Acupuncture. After experiencing the profound healing affects first hand she was hooked!
Graduating from Grant MacEwan University in 2011 with her Diploma of Acupuncture, she continues to further her continuing education. Most recently attending the Lower Extremity Acusport Seminar with Ian Dunsmuir.
Kelsey is passionate about helping others with Digestive disorders and pediatrics. “Being able to help a child is beyond rewarding” Staying current and up to date on cutting edge techniques and studies is a priority and ongoing for Kelsey.
Kelsey uses a gentle approach to Acupuncture and incorporates other Modalities such as Fire cupping, moxa, tui na and gua sha into her treatments. She also specializes in Fertility, Sports injuries, Chronic pain, allergies, mental health and more.
Sophia Hibbard is a Registered Acupuncturist and member of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA). Her passion for alternative medicine began with her interest in nutrition while living in Toronto. She attended the Institute of Holistic Nutrition where she learned the value and importance of eating a whole food diet and its impact on health.
Sophia continued her studies at MacEwan University earning a Diploma in Acupuncture. In the final year of her program she had the opportunity to travel to Beijing China, where she completed a 3 week internship. Her time spent interning in China helped to enrich her knowledge and understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Since graduating, Sophia has taken a special interest in treating musculoskeletal disorders, women’s health and fertility. She has completed professional development courses in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture series and has completed training in Fertility and IVF support with Jane Lyttleton – a respected leader in the field of fertility.
Janelle Anstice is a registered acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. Growing up, she became increasingly disappointed in a health care system that was ‘medication first’ and began looking for alternative care. After experiencing acupuncture, she knew she wanted to pursue it as a career. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science and from MacEwan University in 2012 with a Diploma of Acupuncture.
Janelle specializes in treating women’s health, pregnancy, and fertility. She has completed continuing education courses with Debra Betts, Leslie Oldershaw, and Jani White. In 2015 she attended the Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver where she was able to attend lectures by such experts as Chris Axelrad, Paul Turek, and Paul Magarelli. She has also had training in auricular acupuncture with LiChun Huang.
Mindfulness Meditation Instructor
Kat has been practicing meditation since 1997. She has sat numerous silent retreats, varying in length and is guided by her core teachers. Presently she is enrolled in a certification program. She intends to deepen her understanding of the multiple benefits of mindfulness, both in neuroscience and practice. Kat is also an experienced certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor.