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Acupuncture is a practice stemming from Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles at various trigger points on the body to treat specific health issues. It is a minimally invasive treatment to target pain, optimal organ function, mental health, and overall wellness. Acupuncture treatments are holistic, usually enhanced with heat therapy and mind-body-environment assessments.

At Nest Integrative Wellness, our Registered Acupuncturist Candace can treat any and all ailments from muscle pain, to stress/anxiety/depression, to optimizing organ function. She also has a special interest in working with perinatal families who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or have given birth.

Candace includes other modalities in her regular acupuncture treatments including cupping, auricular acupuncture, gua sha, and tui na massage. You can also book separate cupping sessions with her.

How can acupuncture support your perinatal health and wellness?

Fertility: Acupuncture can be an effective treatment to help those trying to conceive by encouraging the regulation of the more and less desirable hormones that influence fertility. Acupuncture treatments can be used in tandem with fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to enhance the chances of conceiving.

Pregnancy: Acupuncture can be used to address many things in pregnancy, including:

    • Morning sickness/ nausea
    • Aches and pains
    • Mental health
    • Positioning of babies from breech or transverse
    • Encouraging labour to start (induction)

Postpartum: Acupuncture can be a useful postpartum wellness tool to address:

    • Recovery from childbirth
    • Lactation
    • Mental health
    • Hormonal balance
    • Menstruation
    • Digestion
    • Fertility to conceive again

Acupuncture for Other Life Chapters

Acupuncture may be valuable to assist in addressing a wide range of health concerns including:

  • Mental health (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress)
  • Perimenopause symptoms and menopause symptoms (such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disruptions)
  • Hormone support
  • Pain relief
  • Optimize organ health
  • Increase bone mineral density
  • Chronic disease symptom management (such as fatigue and inflammation)

Direct Billing

We direct bill with dozens of providers! If you don’t see your provider listed below, we can still give you printed and/or emailed receipt for you to submit on your end. We encourage you to reach out to us if your provider isn’t listed below so that we can work to get them added!

Alberta Blue Cross



Canada Life

Canadian Construction Workers Union (CCWU)

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan





D.A. Townley

Desjardins Insurance

Equitable Life of Canada

First Canadian Insurance Corporation

Group Medical Services (GMS)


IA Financial Group


Johnston Group

Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 183 and Local 506



Maximum Benefit

People Corporation



Union Benefits

Nest Integrative Wellness is a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic that also operates as a social and physical hub for group gatherings and activities. Our space is accessible, inclusive, surrounded by an abundance of free parking, and is located at 10608 124 St in Edmonton.

We support all members of the general public, and every team member of Nest has specialized training and interest in supporting those in their perinatal journeys – including those who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are seeking supports through loss. We welcome individuals and families from the greater Edmonton area, and offer telehealth for various disciplines.