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Dr. Ling Duan, R. Ac., TCMD, MD (in China)

Dr. Ling Duan, R. Ac., TCMD, MD (in China)Dr. Ling Duan has 19 years of clinical experience as a physician, herbalist and acupuncturist in both China and Canada.   After graduating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) University in 1991, she worked in Nanyang TCM Hospital and Beijing TCM Hospital for seven years.  From 1996 to 1998, she worked as a physician and acupuncturist under the direct supervision of Dr. Puren He, the Chairman of Beijing Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  As Beijing TCM hospital is one of the world's leading hospitals of in woman health issues using traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Duan gained valuable experience in endocrinology disorder treatment, especially for infertility and PMS treatment. In addition to intensive clinical work, she also participated in the clinical studies on the treatment of digestive disorders, emotional disorders, and male infertility issues.    She came to Alberta in 1998 and established her practice in 1999.  Since then, Dr. Duan has helped thousands of patients with variety of disorders using her TCM specialty, including assisting many IVF patients with their treatments in both Calgary and Burnaby.

Board certified acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA). Registered massage therapist withNatural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Graduate of NanYang University in China with a 4 year degree of Science. Completed a 3 year program in traditional Chinese medicine. Graduated 4 year acupuncture curriculum from Grant MacEwan University, and 2 year massage therapist certification from Archway college.

Dr. Laurel Liu, R. Ac, RMTDr. Liu is the second generation in her family to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. She grew up learning traditional Chinese herbs and medicine from Zhang Zhong Jin Hospital in China. She furthered her experiences while working alongside her aunt in their family owned holistic clinic in Canada. Dr. Liu has always been fascinated by the benefits holistic approaches in medicine does to the human body, and how it functions though nature.

Dr. Liu trained in both Western and Oriental medicine in China and Canada. She devotes her knowledge, skills, experience, compassion and dedication to the cause of integrative medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Liu has been working in Acupuncture Care Holistic Center for almost 5 years with the practice of the mind/body connection in health and well-being. She combines a variety of treatment techniques, such as acupuncture, ear acupressure, electro-stimulation, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, and herbal medicine.

She has extensive experience in the treatment of the following illness and conditions:

Menopausal syndromes, Irregular menstruation, Infertility, Cysts, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Bronchitis, Asthma, I.B.S, Poor digestion, Urinary tract infection, Prostatiti,s Yeast infection, Insomnia, fatigue, Depression/anxiety, Allergies, Obesity, Hormone imbalance, Trauma/injuries, Back/neck pain, Migraine, Facial paralysis, Strokes, and more...

Hi, Iím Tara Luchynski the new full-time massage therapist here at Acupuncture Care Holistic Centre. I attended MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy where I learned all about Swedish massage, deep tissue, pre-natal massage, infant massage, lymphatic drainage, and basic sports massage. I entered into the world of massage therapy because of my love for anatomy and the want to help people with their day to day ailments. It is my goal to reduce the stress in my clients lives through massage as we work together to correct any pain and postural dysfunction and create a better whole-body health leading to an improved overall sense of wellbeing.


Leslie Hodgins, RMTI am a graduate of MaKami College. I graduated in 2014 with 3000 hours of massage therapy practice and theory and learned treatments for deep tissue, relaxation, sports massage (pre and post event), and prenatal.

I have been in the field for five and a half years. I specialize in deep tissue treatments and relaxation massage. Recently I have expanded my practice to include dynamic cupping as well to further help my clients get the relief and treatment they need.



Nan Liu, Registered AcupuncturistMy name is Nan. Having studied Psychology at Queen's University, I have the unique background of both Eastern and Western perspectives of medicine. With a focus on pain management and recovery, I strive to provide not only effective therapy but also without the often accompanied side effects of Western medication or surgery.

Statistics show that 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from chronic pain. However, as prevalent as this issue is, many of us are forced to manage pain through conventional medications which simply masks the symptoms. I believe true healing focus on the root instead of numbing the pain. And with my training background as well as experience, I am able to offer my patients with diverse and multi-faceted aspects of pain management.


2017-2019 RMT, MH Vicars massage school
2003-2009 PhD (biochemistry and molecular biology)
Research direction: population genetics and genomics.Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
2000-2003 MSc (Medicine), Beijing University for Chinese Medicine
1995-2000 Bachelor of Medicine (BM), Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Yabing Wang, Registered AcupuncturistI studied TCM from 1995, and got my bachelor degree for TCM on 2000, and then Master degree in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) on 2003, using molecular approaches to study TCM fundamental theories. I continued my PhD in CAS for research of nutri-genomics, gene-environment interaction for complex diseases. Being in South Africa I did cancer research for an UN program (ICGEB), and then came to University of Alberta for postdoctoral fellowship in department of medical genetics and psychiatry. In 2018 I joined Acupuncture Holistic Center. The academic experience and many years of the study, training and practice, I learned mostly from the patients instead of books. I believe that the patient is the best doctor, and the best guider for the therapist to listen to, to observe, to palpate, to think of, to feel, and to focus for the answers, for the best treatment effect (even though most people do not think so). Human body is created so beautifully, 3,000,000 years of evolution harbors powerful potential of healing. A good doctor do nothing but awaken this power, through massage, through acupuncture, through herbs. Donít think, FEEL! Body talks.

Myself have struggled for years of lower back and sciatic pain. After surgically removed the lumbar disc and fusion the vertebrae, I practice Tai Chi, and leaded the BUCM Tai Chi club, I studied recreational remedies, kinetics. Until this year (2019) I run 12 years of pain free marathon. The long term experience of being a patient helps me being a better therapist.

I clearly feel the pain that you could also have, and the struggles you might still fight against, and I would like to treat you as another me.


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