Coline Amée-Cochand, B.Sc., R.Ac. # 9267

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After completing a Bachelor of Science (Maj. Biology, Min. Psychology), Coline graduated from the only Quebec provincial program of Acupuncture, at Collège de Rosemont in Montreal. She studied acupuncture full-time for three years, and successfully passed the provincial board exam.

She followed also an intensive internship in the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine of Hanoi in Vietnam and pursued different courses in continuing education, such as Chinese massage (tuina). She has practised in multidisciplinary clinics, in collaboration with physiotherapists, osteopaths and massage therapists. Coline is particularly specialized in the treatment of anxiety and mental health disorders, as well as of sciatica, back pain and digestive problems.

Coline loves discovering other cultures, languages, all kinds of art, reading, searching and hiking with her dog! Her mother tongue is French and she speaks English fluently.

Office: Bens Clinic
Address: 5862 Demone St, Halifax, NS B3K 0G9
Phone: 902-999-5333

Christa Angell, R.Ac. #9245


Christa Angell is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncturist and Natural Therapist who received her training through MacEwan University in Alberta. She has worked in interdisciplinary clinics in Halifax, Toronto, Grand Cayman Islands and St. John’s, NL. She has been a practising TCM Physician for over a decade and is specialized in the field of Fertility Acupuncture and Obstetrics with distinction. She is endorsed by NL Fertility Clinic as well as AART in Halifax and Life IVF in Barbados / Grand Cayman.

Christa has attended multiple symposiums across the globe, most recently a Hospital-Based fellowship in Haifa, Israel- where she was able to conduct research in a wide array of fields: IVF, post-surgical, orthopaedists and palliative care with regards to Acupuncture. She has an extensive background in western medicine as a previous nursing student and a longtime patient diagnosed at birth with a rare genetic disorder called Bladder Extrophy. Christa uses these experience alongside her clinical knowledge to effectively diagnose and treat her patients with the utmost respect and professionalism.

She enjoys meditation, yoga, music and exercise for fun and has lived in India for months and obtained her yoga and Ayurvedic practitioner certificates.

Office: Halifax Naturopathic Health Centre
Address: 6243 Almon Street, Halifax, NS

Office: Knotical Chiropractic
Address: 1496 Lower Water Street, Suite 315, Brewery Market, Halifax, NS

Steve Biancolin, R.Ac #9263


Steve Biancolin is a Registered Acupuncturist with the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of BC.  Further, Steve is a sincere advocate of TCM education and has been involved as an instructor and administrator of a Chinese Medicine College in British Columbia.  He is passionate about Chinese Medicine and helping others to find wellness through this ancient and relevant medical system.

From a young age, Steve's deep connection with the natural world evoked a curiosity of our its processes and our relationship with it. This fascination led him to an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management. Following a period of travel to Asia and exposure to traditional Eastern medicines, Steve shifted his fascination and attention inward and embarked on the study of the physical, mental and emotional processes within ourselves. 

Steve is inspired to help people with their health care concerns, rekindle their self-curiosity, understand their health-promoting/hindering tendencies, and to help foster a deeper relationship with self.  His therapeutic intention and therefore lifelong purpose is to continue to, and help others, evolve in health from a place of innate wisdom and wonder.

Office: South Shore Acupuncture
Address: 410 King Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1A9
Phone: 902-298-0638

Office: Liverpool Chiropractic
Address: 22 Market Street, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0

Jennifer Blacklock, R.Ac. #9247

Jennifer Blacklock is a graduate of the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson B.C. Recently Jennifer has established Eastern Tides Acupuncture in Truro, Nova Scotia, a traditional Chinese medicine clinic offering acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, dietary counseling and qi gong practices.

Jennifer has been studying and practicing since 2002. Her clinical training took place in busy outpatient settings in Nelson, BC, Tai Chung, Taiwan and throughout Yunnan, China.

Jennifer is continually amazed by the effectiveness and potency of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She is willing to approach the treatment of all conditions presented to her with the at most compassion and respect.

Office: Eastern Tides Acupuncture
Address: 98 pleasant St, Truro, NS
Phone: 902-897-3338

Adele Boudreau, R.Ac #9233

Adele Boudreau is a TCM practitioner in Cape Breton, NS. She took a 3 year program at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC from 1990-2001. In 2002, she became a member of the Saskatchewan Acupuncture Association and in 2003, a member of the Nova Scotia Acupuncture Association. She also offers Jin Shin Do acupressure, moxabustion, herbology, cupping therapy and Reiki energy healing.

Address: 3433 HWY 206, Petit de Grat, NS, B0E 2L0
Phone: 902-631-4887

Dr. Michael Chang, MD, PhD, R.Ac #9241

Michael’s extensive background in the health field began when he completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Chung Shan Medical College in 1989. He went on to do research in the fields of family physician, rehabilitation and physical therapy and was the Manager of a Rehabilitation Department at the local Taiwan hospital from 1989-2000.

During 2000-2007, Michael opened his own multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Clinic in Taiwan working closely with two family doctors, an orthopedic doctor and an optometrist.

In 2003 he opened a Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic in China with two doctors. Michael then furthered his education by attending the Fujian University of Traditional Medicine where he received a Bachelor of Medicine in the Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Michael relocated to Halifax with his family in 2007. Michael assists individuals with many ailments including: arthritis, headaches, insomnia, joint problems, sports injuries, sciatic pain, and sprains.

Office: Nova Spinal Care
Address: 46 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax
Phone: 902-444-6682

Margaret Clouston, R.Ac #9259

Margaret has spent much of her life dedicated to helping others.  She has been involved in the community through volunteering with programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation as well as the St. Martha’s Ladies Auxiliary from a very young age, this passion lead her to graduate from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a double major in the Acupuncture and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine programs as the youngest registered acupuncturist in Canada.  Margaret’s studies emphasized the role of mental and emotional health and its relation to physical disorders and this was her focus for much of her clinical internship.

Office: Margaret Clouston, R.Ac
Address: Mulgrave, NS
Phone: 902-872-0752

Jacqueline Connuaghton, R.Ac #9223

Louise Corello, BAHons, MBAcC, R.Ac #9238

Louise Corello qualified as an acupuncturist in 1992 at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Royal Leaminton Spa, England. She has since completed many post graduate studies, predominantly at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, England. These included acupuncture in pregnancy, during cancer treatment, for musculo skeletal problems, acupuncture for teenagers, health and diet, treatment for stress, emotional disorders and many other conditions. More recently she has been studying Japanese abdominal diagnosis with Kiiko Matsumoto in London and is working particularly on hormonal imbalances.

Louise left a busy clinic in Hampshire, England to come and live at St Margaret's Bay early in 2006, where she has a sunny treatment room overlooking the water at the Head of St Magaret's Bay.

Address: 5832 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Head St. Margaret's Bay
Phone: 902-826-1332

Carolyn Cseszko, R.Ac #9268

Lee-Ann Cudmore, R.Ac #9244

Lee-Ann Cudmore is a Registered Acupuncturist, and currently completing an advanced acupuncture certificate in Neurofunctional Sports Performance, from McMaster University.

Lee-Ann is a member of Wolfville Integrated Health Care, one of the Annapolis Valley’s largest integrated health clinics. Clients are drawn to this style of care, as it is a team approach to health care, done in a relaxing and fully accessible, scent-free environment.

Lee-Ann graduated with honours in 2007 from the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Ottawa, Ontario. Since then she has achieved a certificate in Healing Community Trauma with Acupuncturists Without Borders, and is currently doing a certificate in Acupuncture for Sports Medicine under Whitfield Reaves, in addition to her advanced studies in Neurofunctional Acupuncture for Sports Performance and Musculoskeletal Pain, at McMaster University.

Lee-Ann has treated hundreds of clients and performed thousands of treatments.  Her goal is to help people feel better. Clients find acupuncture helps reduce stress and anxiety, helps promote sleep and digestion, reduces pain and helps with range of motion, mobility, and overall better performance in daily and high performance activities.  Her great pleasure is hearing her clients say “this is the best I’ve felt in a long time!”

Lee-Ann is a mom to two little boys, Kingston and Aven. She and her husband, Parker strive to make a happy, healthy and balanced life for their family.

Lee-Ann is currently taking new and returning clients. She can be reached or 902-300-5100.

Office: Wolfville Integrated Health Care
Address: 189 Dykeland Street, Suite 6, Wolfville
Phone: 902-300-5100

Steven Enman-Beech, R.Ac #9265

Office: Mid-Valley Health Centre Address: 474 Main Street, Middleton, Nova Scotia Phone: 902-825-1567 Email: Website:

Jill Forse, R.Ac #9239

Jill Forse is a graduate of Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology in Victoria, British Columbia where she earned a three year diploma in Acupuncture. She is also a graduate of Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she earned a four year
Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (BScK). Jill uses her Chinese Medicine knowledge along with her Western Health Sciences education to balance ancient wisdom with modern practice.

Jill has a special interest in working with women’s health issues, obstetrics and sport related injuries. She uses her knowledge and experience of Acupuncture, Herbs and Massage to facilitate healing and wellness.

Office: Jill Forse ~ Traditional Chinese Medicine
Address: 3 Duncan Avenue, Kentville, NS B4N 1N3
Phone: 902-678-9719

Lisa Gallant, B.A, Dip. TCM, R.Ac #9255

Lisa received a three year diploma of Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia. Lisa completed her fourth year of study with high honors atPacifc Rim College, from which she received her diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She moved home to Nova Scotia in 2011 and has been practising at Natural Path Wellness Centre in Dartmouth since. She also now practises at Halifax Yoga part time.

Lisa has seen amazing results in treating each person holistically and according to their own constitution. Lisa successfully treats patients using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet therapy, tui na massage, cupping therapy, gua sha and electro-stimulation. She is also trained in facial rejuvenation. She is known as being personable, compassionate and thorough, always taking the time to get to know her patients and developing a treatment plan tailored to each specific case.

Office: Natural Path Wellness Centre   
Address: 81 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 1G7
Phone: 902-463-9351

Office: Halifax Yoga  
Address: 7 Purcells Cove Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 1R2
Phone: 902-406-9642

Elizabeth Heffelfinger, Dip.Ac, Dip.CH, R.Ac #9242

Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Classical Five Element Acupuncture since 1998. Elizabeth Heffelfinger is experienced in working one-on-one with her patients, helping them renew their balance and vibrant health using acupuncture, herbal medicine and sensitivity assessment, along with life-style and dietary guidance. 

As well as being registered in Nova Scotia, Elizabeth holds licenses with the California Acupuncture Board and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the United States.      

Her services are covered under most insurance plans and some direct billing is available.

Address: 5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 305, Halifax, NS, B3K 1B6
Phone: 902-240-9959

Jane Holden, BScN, RN, B.Ac, MT, R.Ac #9205

Jane Holden has a Bachelor of Acupuncture degree from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England and has been a member of the Nova Scotia Acupuncture Association since 1992. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree, a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia and a Certified Bowen Practitioner.

Jane has been assisting people to feel better and relieve pain since 1987. She is skilled in Acupuncture/Acupressure, Bowen Technique, Massage Therapy, NAET Allergy Treatment, Therapeutic Touch and Plant Spirit Medicine. Jane’s goal is to establish a healing relationship focused on restoring balance and promoting health. Treatments are tailored to each person and may include one or more techniques. Treatments address the underlying cause of discomfort. This approach can relieve symptoms and bring deep lasting results.

Office: Kachina Health Centre
Address: 5539A Young St, Halifax
Phone: 455-2220 ext. #1

John Huszagh, R.Ac #9221

In honour of John. You will be forever missed.

Ali Jopp, Dip.DTCM, R.TCMP, R.Ac #9262

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Ali Jopp graduated with highest of honours and as valedictorian of the Doctor of Chinese Medicine Program from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and was immediately hired on as faculty. As well as  her past experience at Pacific Rim College, she teaches for TCM Review, a leading North American Company for board exam preparation.

Ali has a broad scope of practice but focuses on gynaecology, pain, insomnia, mental health, digestive issues, and pediatrics.

Her approach includes acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, massage, Chinese herbal medicine and diet therapy.

Office: East Coast Wellness Clinic
Address: 1451 Brenton Street, Halifax, NS
Phone: 782-414-3292

Jae Bum Kim, R.Ac #9264


Carol Anne Landry, R.Ac #9230


Carol Anne Landry's journey into health care began in 1995.  She holds degrees from St. Francis Xavier University (Class of 1992), The Canadian College of  Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (class of 1999) and the from the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine.  She has become a highly-respected practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auricular Medicine, and Sheng Zhen Gong. 

With her expertise and experience, Carol Anne seeks to provide patient-centred treatments. Your health needs are and will always be her top priority. She designs treatment plans that meets your individual health needs, and she is always here to answer your questions regarding your own health concerns.  Carol Anne believes the best way to maximize a healthy life is to maximize a calm mind.  Her treatments address both physical and emotional needs with loving compassion and respect for your own innate ability to heal.

Office: Antigonish Acupuncture
Address: 49 Somers Road Antigonish, NS B2G 2Z4
Phone: 902-863-3636

Carolyn Lowe D.TCM, R.Ac #9235


Carolyn is a graduate of the Canadian College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia, where she completed the 3-year full-time study program and received her Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001. She is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Hot Stone Massage therapy. In addition, Carolyn previously completed the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program at Dominion Herbal College, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, before pursuing her studies in Chinese medicine.

Carolyn also has a strong background in holistic nutrition, and has developed curriculum for the Canadian College of Natural Nutrition, and often incorporates this into her treatments. She is also a registered member and former Secretary of the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists.Carolyn also has a passion for teaching and was previously an instructor at Eastern College, teaching the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture program for three years, as well as her own herbal courses. Carolyn Lowe has been practicing as a holistic health practitioner for nearly twenty years, and incorporates a variety of healing modalities to offer a truly comprehensive and successful approach when treating all of your health concerns.

Office: Coastal Sports and Wellness
Address: 15 Dartmouth Road, Suite 200, Bedford, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-404-8034

Office: Watershed Wellness
Address: 5155 Young Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 1Z7
Phone: 902-484-4747

Office: Hydrostone Osteopathy
Address: 1539 Birmingham Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2J6
Phone: 902-405-3222

Jane Marshall, D.TCM, R.Ac #9234


Jane Marshall graduated in 2001 from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC. She holds a three-year diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In her practice, she employs Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Cupping, Moxibustion, as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists (NSAA), as well as the Herbalists Association of Nova Scotia (HANS), and is an Acu-Detox Specialist (Ear Acupuncture for Addictions), certified through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).

Jane has had particular success in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, Insomnia, Digestive issues, Menstrual problems, Infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Headaches and Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, and Smoking and other Addictions.

Jane is a passionate student of the healing arts and the mind-body connection. She relies heavily on intuition in her work, and seeks to address the causes of illness at their root, be they at the physical, emotional or spiritual level.  Her special interest lies in mental / emotional well-being, digestive health, and womens’ issues.

Office: Jane Marshall Acupuncture
Address: 112 Front St, Suite 209, Wolfville NS
Phone: 902-404-3374ğ

Anne-Marie McCully, R.Ac #9232

McCully Chinese Anne-Marie is a 1999 graduate of the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver.  Anne-Marie has been practising Chinese Medicine for the last 14 years in Antigonish, having recently moved her office to Antigonish County.  She treats a wide variety of patients from infants to the elderly for many medical conditions.  Anne-Marie keeps a well stocked pharmacy of powdered concentrated Chinese Herbs which allows her to make and customize Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas based on each individual case.  In addition to TCM she also offers Cold Laser therapy for treatment of pain, arthritis, and post-surgical healing.

Office: McCully Chinese Medicine Clinic Inc. 
Address: 5 Pine Ridge Road, Lower South River, Antigonish County, B2G 0B4
Phone: 902-863-0932

Brett Pollock, R.Ac #9249

Jacqueline Raaymakers, D.TCM, R.Ac.  #9258

Jacqueline is a graduate of The Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine where she graduated as a Registered Acupuncturist. Her desire to further pursue her studies and further her clinical experience took her to The Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta, where she spent an additional two years and graduated with a Diploma of Acupuncture and as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Upon completing her studies, Jacqueline took part in an internship at the Mianyang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Southwest China. There she gained a more in depth understanding and exposure to the essence of Chinese Medicine.

Jacqueline is passionate about getting her clients back to a state of balance, health and happiness. She aspires to influence others in the importance and concept of holistic healing, and in the future and potential of integrative medicine in Canada.

Office: Honey and Ginger
Address: 262 Baker Drive, Unit #105, Dartmouth, NS, B2W 6L4
Phone: 902-407-0830

Karen Ritchie B.S., M.S. Oriental Medicine, Dipl.Ac, R.Ac #9237

Karen Ritchie is a graduate of the four year program at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, receiving her Masters of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2005 and is also certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl.Ac.).  Karen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Indiana University in 1975.

After immigrating to Canada from the United States, Karen established Omega Health Associates in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1995. She has tested over 10,000 individuals using the Omega AcuBase program and has found this to be an invaluable tool for helping others find out about their health concerns, especially food related issues. Special areas of interest are in: allergies, gastrointestinal, obstetrics & gynecology.

Office: Ocean Heart Wellness Centre
Address: 5880 Spring Garden Road, Suite 303, Halifax
Phone: 902-431-2326

Kenton Sefcik, Dip.Ac, Dip.TCM, R.Ac #9243


Kenton’s passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine began at age 14 when he began studies in Kung-Fu.

Kenton graduated from Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2007 with a diploma in Acupuncture and an honourary diploma in TCM. Upon successfully passing Alberta acupuncture board examinations, he moved to Nova Scotia to open a practice and teach.

He has taught for two colleges, was a guest lecturer at Acadia University, and was requested for seminars by yoga instructors, the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia, as well as Nova Scotia & Saskatchewan Naturopathic Conferences.

Kenton considers himself a general practitioner - helping anyone and everyone with anything and everything. He is very comfortable managing conditions such as pain and arthritis, easing the ups and downs of anxiety and depression, regulating menstrual symptoms, cooling hot flashes, increasing fertility, and helping along labour with induction-acupuncture.

Office: Motiv Fitness
Address: 8934 Commercial Street, New Minas, Nova Scotia, B4N 3C9
Phone: 902-300-7601
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Kermit Stick, R.Ac #9203

Office: Three Treasures Therapeutics
Address: 1464 Cathedral Lane (formerly Martello St), Halifax, NS, B3H 4L4
Phone: 902-446-3880

Frank Taussig, R.Ac #9202

Frank Taussig studied Acupuncture and Chinese -erbal Medicine at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his Doctorate in Oriental Medicine in 1989 and has been practicing since then. As well as being a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists, he is also certified by the National
Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Frank uses a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (both Acupuncture and Herbology), Japanese Acupuncture techniques, and Tui Na ( Chinese Massage) to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions.

Address: 5880 Spring Garden Road, Suite 303, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-420-9466

Gordon Tees, R.Ac #9253

Office: Eastern Tides
Address: 98 Pleasant Street, Truro, NS
Phone: 902-897-3338

Office: Truro Chiropractic
Address: 18 Duke Street, Truro, NS
Phone: 902-895-4334

Ashalee White, R.Ac #9236

Office: Ashalee White's Energy Therapy Clinic
Address: George Street, Sydney, NS
Phone: 902-577-7261

Shih-Bin ‘Robin’ Wu, R.Ac #9240

Office: Robin's Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine Inc.
Address: 1360 Lower Water St, #307, Halifax
Phone: 902-448-8815

Marie Zanol B.A., Dip.DTCM, R.Ac #9266

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Marie Zanol holds a Diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC as well as a BA in Psychology. She practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese acupressure massage, and instructs in Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Marie has a keen interest in supporting family wellness from birth to mid-life and the elder population. She leverages over twenty years’ experience working in the health field where she started as a biopsychology student, fitness trainer, and martial artist. It was while living in Japan that she began to practice karate and learn about the concept of ki (qi). She went on to study many various styles of Tai Chi Chuan and was introduced to Chinese medicine concepts where she found a true melding of the health of the mind, body and spirit.

Marie is passionate about finding the root cause of health conditions to support healing and balance for her clients. Recently, Marie moved to Nova Scotia from Vancouver, BC.

Office: Bloom Family Acupuncture and Botanical Medicine
Address: 5689 Cunard St, Halifax NS B3K 1C7
Phone: 902-402-3477

Office: Massage Addict
Address: 278 Lacewood Dr. Halifax NS B3M 3N8
Phone: 902-404-3550