Our Acupuncturists

Christian Saint-Pierre

Christian has spent his entire adult life analyzing and integrating both the classical and cutting-edge concepts of acupuncture.

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 certification in 2005, he practiced and continued refining his techniques so as to better help his clients and the community, studying acupuncture, FengShui, BaZi and QiGong under the late great Dr. Richard Tan.

In 2012, he moved to Cornwall and opened an acupuncture clinic with his wife, Julie.

In 2019, After seven years of successful practice, Christian and his family moved to Nova Scotia and opened the Access Acupuncture clinic in Dartmouth, where he now practices.

Christian is a registered acupuncturist with the Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (ATCMANS) & the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). He holds the highest level of certification in The Balance Method, an advanced system of acupuncture from Taiwan. Christian is also a certified BaZi and YiJing practitioner, as well as a faculty member with the Academy of Acupuncture in San Diego.

Julie Saint-Pierre, R.Ac

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 graduated from the 2100 hours program in 2012 and established Access Acupuncture in Cornwall with her husband. After finding that her daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease, she started to focus on pediatrics and founded Access Acupuncture Kids – a clinic for kids. After seven years of successful practice, Julie and her family moved to Nova Scotia and opened a clinic in Dartmouth, where she now practices.