Alyssa Huang, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist
When becoming pregnant, it is not uncommon to experience a roller coaster of emotions - elation, worry, excitement, guilt. Tack on symptoms we are told “are just a part of pregnancy”, and one ends up suffering in silence. Alyssa's passion lies in holding space for those patients so that they can experience each pregnancy in the most comfortable, safe way possible. She practices a gentle style of acupuncture, and it is of utmost importance that her patients are comfortable. She is especially passionate about helping patients through higher-risk pregnancies, communicating with their birth team, alleviating symptoms, and helping patients to manage any anxiety.
While not working, she is chasing her two young boys around (and constantly making them snacks).
Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and graduated as an acupuncturist from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver.
She is a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA).
She studied Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture for Face, Neck, and Abdomen with Martha Lucas, and studied Constitutional Facial Acupuncture with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield in New York. She has learned from some of the most prominent female acupuncturists/researchers in Obstetrical acupuncture including Dr. Debra Betts, Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, Dr. Kate Levett, Sarah Budd, and Zena Kocher. She continues to be in mentorship with them.
In February 2020, she had the opportunity to attend an intensive led by Dr. Citkovitz at Langone Hospital in New York, working with labouring women using acupressure and acupuncture. She has attended additional prenatal/postpartum courses by renowned midwife/acupuncturist Raven Lang, Yvonne Farrell, Laura Elrich and many others.
She coaches couples and birthing professionals on acupressure use for pain relief during labour. Her latest (in-person) sports medicine course was in September 2019 with Whitfield Reeves.