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Christian Saint-Pierre

Christian has spent his entire adult life analyzing and integrating both the classical and cutting-edge concepts of acupuncture. He first developed an interest in the practice after seeing the wondrous effects it had on his grandmother. She suffered from menière’s disease, a dizzying condition which prevented her from walking in a straight line. Informed by her doctor that nothing could be done for her, she decided to try acupuncture. At the end of the first treatment, her dizziness was gone and she was able to walk normally again. She continued seeing the acupuncturist once every two weeks and never suffered from her symptoms again.

Christian’s Chinese Medical training is very diverse. As a teen, he began learning how to treat sports injuries with Chinese Massage and herbal ointments as part of his Kung Fu training. In 2002, he moved to Nelson BC in order to study acupuncture at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences. After receiving his diploma in 2005, he opened his first clinic in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia and continued refining his techniques so as to better help his clients and the community. In 2009, Christian was invited to teach at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ottawa, Ontario. While there, he also established a Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Fencing club. In 2012, preferring clinical practice to teaching, he moved to Cornwall and opened an acupuncture clinic with his wife, Julie.

Christian is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Access Acupuncture practices the balance method, a unique and highly effective style of acupuncture from Taiwan.

Julie Saint-Pierre

Julie turned towards acupuncture in 2005 after a series of anaphylactic shocks revealed numerous food allergies. Her allergist in Quebec told her that she was a lost cause; she was so allergic that she couldn’t even receive allergy injections. As a professional cook, Julie was determined to find a solution. She had heard that acupuncture could help. Twelve treatments later, to her delight and to the amazement of her allergist, Julie was once again able to eat 15 out of the 16 foods previously forbidden to her.

Filled with a burning desire to help others who might find themselves in situations as discouraging and seemingly hopeless as hers, Julie threw herself into the study of acupuncture at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ottawa, Ontario. She found further value in acupuncture’s great ability to treat the sports injuries she often experienced as part of the Skirtboarders, an all-girl skateboarding team to which she belonged. She graduated from the 2100 hour program with honours and now operates Access Acupuncture with her husband at their clinic in Cornwall, Ontario.

Our Philosophy

Accessiblity

Residents throughout Ontario are faced with a shortage of family doctors. High percentages of people are forced to seek non-critical treatment at walk-in clinics where overworked MDs struggle to provide comprehensive or adequate continuing care to patients. At Access Acupuncture, our flexible online booking system lets you book appointments throughout the week, allowing for quick and easy access to care.

 

Affordability

Our high-quality, moderately priced services allow you easy access to continuing care while minimizing the number of treatments you need. By making our clinic accessible and affordable, and by offering direct billing to most major insurance companies, we aim to have patients come often enough, and for a long enough period to GET RELIEF, FEEL BETTER AND STAY BETTER.

 

Effectiveness

Our comprehensive acupuncture method combines the best traditional techniques with modern research to provide exceptional results that can often be felt before the first treatment is even over. Health Organizations around the world recognize acupuncture as an effective, evidence-based procedure for over 117 medical conditions. In many cases, acupuncture is safer and more cost-effective than standard treatment, providing quality care without the side-effects of medication.

Our Clinic

Treatments

Access acupuncture offers effective, affordable treatments in a relaxing, communal clinic space. We use new sterile disposable needles for every treatment.

 

Health evaluation

After having reviewed your questionnaire, the acupuncturist will then meet with you to conduct a health evaluation, and guide you to one of our treatment chairs in the communal treatment room. Simply have a seat, roll up your sleeves, kick back and relax, then let the needles do their work!

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Acupuncture is a personalized, evidence-based system of healthcare from Asia that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific spots which stimulate the natural healing processes of the body and mind.

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