Proudly serving St. Albert and the surrounding community since 1996 with wholistic healthcare.








wholistic chiropractic care
ph: (780) 460-2200   |   St. Albert, Alberta

wholistic chiropractic care
ph: (780) 460-2200  |  St. Albert, Alberta

Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture and Inter-muscular Stimulation


Our clinic utilizes both traditional and bio-mechanical acupuncture approaches in order to help alleviate your musculoskeletal complaints. Traditional acupuncture uses the insertion of fine needles along meridians (natural channels in the body) to stimulate the balance and flow of Qi energy and Blood. This balance is considered essential for good health and the cause of illness in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 


Bio-mechanical approaches used in our office include intra-muscular stimulation(IMS) or dry needling, is the direct application of acupuncture to release trigger points and spasms in the muscles. IMS can often help accelerate recovery from numerous musculoskeletal conditions. Please call and see if acupuncture or IMS is right for you


Dr. Shipka obtained his first 200 hours from Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. He then was the first chiropractor to attend the University of Alberta Certificate Program in Medical Acupuncture {200 hours with Dr. Steven Aung} and then studied dry needling release (IMS) under Dr. Michael Brown through Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. Additionally, Dr. Shipka has also studied under sport acupuncturist Whitfield-Reeves and his four stage approach to sports injuries. Dr. Shipka has served as the acupuncture expert for several journals and on the CCGI stenosis task force. 


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office at (780) 460-2200.