The Team at Whole Family Health

Cecil Horwitz


Cecil Horwitz, founder and clinical director of Whole Family Health, is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with more than 7 years’ experience in women’s, men’s, and pediatric health.

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.

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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.

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Barbara Hon


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.

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Kelsey Shaw


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.

Christina Pistotnik


“Nothing brings me more joy than to see my patients achieve their health goals and I feel truly honored that I could be apart of their journey”

Ultimately, Christina’s passion is in the treatment of male and female fertility, gynecology, and obstetrics. She has dedicated her practice to supporting men and women to optimize their fertility, and providing support throughout pregnancy so they can achieve their dreams of having healthy, happy families. In order to provide the best treatment to her patients Christina has taken extensive postgraduate training in all three fields and became a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

Becoming an acupuncturist was a decision Christina made due to acupuncture treatments having a profound effect on her health and wellness. Subsequent to a car accident, acupuncture was a treatment that helped her cope with her pain and she wanted to help others achieve their health goals the same way she did with acupuncture.

On the path to becoming an acupuncturist Christina studied holistic health specializing in reflexology and acupressure, graduating from both the Holistic Health and Acupuncture programs at Grant MacEwan University. After graduation She became certified with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA) and has maintained good standing with them ever since.

Janelle Anstice


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.

Kat Boehm

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Kat discovered and began sitting silent retreats in 1997. She has spent time in India, Burma and the United States on extended silent retreats with renowned teachers in different Buddhist lineages. Kat constantly evolves and deepens her practice of mindfulness meditation through study, retreats and the continual support of her teachers and community of practitioners.  Most recently Kat has been certified in Cognitive Based Therapy.

The practice of meditation is a gradual process towards the mind’s natural state of clarity and ease. It is a practice that requires care and curiousity, developing a compassionate understanding of our human life and the possibility to live with awareness and contentment.

She is also an experienced Yoga and Pilates Instructor.

Kat loves to ride her bike, has a voracious appetite for dark chocolate, spends quality time with her husband,  friends as well as in nature to enjoy the simple yet delightful aspects of daily life!

Jules McLean


Massaging since 2007, Jules has been slowly adding a dynamic and well rounded set of skills to her treatments. Her massages are a deeply meditative experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and grounded. Her treatments are deep and therapeutic while simultaneously relaxing and balancing. She infuses her treatments with a handful of modalities including traditional Thai, Ayurvedic Abhyanga, cupping therapy, Gua Sha and aromatherapy. As a current student of Acupuncture at Grant Macewan University, she also loves to incorporate her newer skills as she builds them.

Ashley Joly

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Since taking over the management of the front end at Whole Family Health, Ashley noticed several women seeking out placenta encapsulation services.  Sparking an interest in the new industry, she found a way in which she could help women find healing in their postpartum journeys.

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