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Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for over 4000 years to help people heal


Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for over 4000 years to help people heal



What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality that uses needles, laser or an electric current to stimulate acupuncture points in your body. These treatments address imbalances that arise from physical and emotional stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury.

Acupuncture stimulates your body's own healing. Acupuncture is deeply relaxing and many people rest or sleep during their treatment.

The practice of acupuncture has been regulated in Alberta since 1988 under the Health Disciplines Act. In 2011, the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta was designated to regulate the acupuncture profession.

Acupuncture alleviates pain, reduces stress, and improves your health safely and naturally.



How does it work?

Acupuncture works by engaging your body's natural healing response. Recently, scientists have studied acupuncture to better understand how it helps us heal. They found acupuncture reduces inflammation, improves circulation, decreases pain, releases endorphins, increases tissue healing, and balances hormones.

Accessible Acupuncture combines the best of ancient knowledge and modern science, to help you reach your health goals.

Do you offer Dry Needling or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)?

Yes, Accessible Acupuncture offers dry needling and IMS. Dr. Melanie Morrill Ac. is well versed in both acupuncture techniques, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation), and dry needling techniques. If you would like a dry needling style acupuncture appointment please let your Doctor of Acupuncture know at the beginning of your treatment.

Dry needling and IMS are primarily used for muscle pain, injury recovery, and repetitive stress injuries.


Testimonials and Recommendations

Crystal DentmanCrystal Dentman
15:56 03 Aug 22
Dr. Morrill and her treatments have been instrumental in improving my menstrual cycle and my overall health. I would recommend her for any person having uterine health issues.
TomokoTomoko
05:07 02 Aug 22
I had had stiff shoulder for many years. By having treatments here, one day, I touched the shoulder and noticed my "stone" there had become smaller. Also, she suggested using a hot pack and supplements which helped me as well.
Robert HoddinottRobert Hoddinott
23:34 19 Jul 22
This is the experience from BARBARA HODDINOTTI have been suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy 24/7, for the past 6 years , as a result of Chemotherapy. After trying medications and other consultations , which was showing no signs of relief , I was recommended to try acupuncture . At first I was a skeptic, then thought , why not , it's worth a try. I researched and luckily found Dr. Melanie Morrill , a well qualified and knowledgeable Dr. of Acupuncture. I arranged a consultation , had an assessment done . The caring professionalism and positive reinforcement from Dr. Morrill soon took my skeptism away and after discussion , was set up with a 6 month plan of treatment 2-3 times/ week. I am happy to report that after only 1 month there are positive indicators of being on the road to a better quality of life , not only for me but my family as well. To make my life even easier , my follow up appointments were set in place for the duration of my treatment plan, with the option to cancel if necessary. Takes the frustration of attempting to book appointments. I would also like to acknowledge the two wonderful ladies working in Dr. Morrill's office , Felicity and Beth . They greet you with a smile and immediately puts you at ease.Thank you !!!!!!Barbara Hoddinott
Alysha RagusaAlysha Ragusa
23:46 18 Jul 22
Staff is super friendly and the acupuncturist is very knowledgeable and never makes you feel rushed. Highly recommend!
Dr. Melanie was amazing. She had great feedback to give me about all of my conditions, and communicated very well. Very accepting and calming place. I wanted an increase in my energy and I found about a 30% increase as well as some much needed pain relief. If you’re on the fence, I highly recommend giving Melanie a try.
Lindsey TranLindsey Tran
17:27 17 Apr 22
My doula referred me to Melanie at Accessible Acupuncture for prenatal care in the weeks leading up to my labour and delivery. I went for one session each week for about seven or eight weeks, with the aim of each session being some type preparation for a smooth and quick delivery. Each experience was incredibly positive and I feel like Melanie really took the time to listen to my concerns. Together, we worked on loosening up my tight hips and ripening my cervix. At every step of our appointments, she would check in to make sure I was comfortable, and she would frequently ask for consent before taking any actions on my body. I ended up going into spontaneous labour in the evening of my due date. Early labour lasted around 18-20 hours, active labour was around 12 hours, and I pushed for one hour — my baby was born at 40+2. To the best of my knowledge, this isn't too bad for a first time mom (especially one with tight hips!) Overall, and to my surprise, the pushing stage was the easiest part for me, and I believe this was due in part to my time with Melanie. My pain relief was breathing techniques, tylenol, gravol, and laughing gas.
Emma ThomasEmma Thomas
23:05 10 Feb 22
Melanie has been an incredible source of information, calm and support during the first trimester of my pregnancy. I struggled with severe nausea, gagging/ retching, strong food aversions and morning sickness since week 5 and I am now 11 weeks. The acupuncture helped to battle the symptoms when medication did not which was relief as it took a while to convince my doc that the meds were not working! Needless to say it's been rough and during this time Melanie suggested at home remedies, simple food & drink swaps and routine changes. With Melanie's help, I feel have slowly regained some normality in my life and would happily recommend her to anyone! Thank you so, so much!!
Alicia CooperAlicia Cooper
22:23 24 Jan 22
I had a very positive and helpful experience seeing Melanie for prenatal acupuncture. I was nervous about any kind of treatments during pregnancy, but knowing that Melanie was certified in treating pregnant women made me feel much more comfortable. Melanie is very thorough and makes sure all of your questions and concerns are being addressed. I had developed really bad hip pain that was almost intolerable. Melanie was able to pin point the cause of this pain and treat it with acupuncture. I don't think I would have made it through otherwise! Melanie is very professional and kind, and I alway felt very welcomed at her practice. I strongly suggest seeing her for all of your prenatal/postpartum needs!
Margot ZemrauMargot Zemrau
05:33 05 Jan 22
Melanie was able to help with my insomnia! I would wake up and not be able to sleep for 2-3 hours during the night. This was the first time I have tried accupuncture and am so happy I did! Melanie's treatment has enabled me to get 7-8 hours of sleep drug free. I feel like a new person.
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Latest Blog Posts

For more information about acupuncture and other health matters - read some of the articles and posts from Melanie Morill here



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Accessible Acupuncture is an LGBTQIA2S+ inclusive clinic that offers acupuncture for chronic pain, mental health, fertility, obstetrics, and uterine health conditions. We offer several specialized acupuncture services including: Reducing stress and anxiety related to identity.Stopping pain and tension after using a chest binder.Supporting assisted fertility for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and couples.Healing… Read More
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Acupuncture and Lactation
Breast and chest feeding is not always comfortable, but there is so much that a nursing parent can do to make the experience better. Here are three things to support your breast/chest feeding in Edmonton, AB. Consult with a lactation consultant or peer resource. Check out this link… Read More