70th Issue | May, 2023


Guiding Needle Acupuncture has the following mission: “To elevate the consciousness, robust health and vitality of humanity.”

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Clean the body, feed the body

“Probiotics will be the key to health in the 21st century” - Dr Michael McCann

Symptoms of deficient probiotic bacteria:

  • low immunity
  • chronic yeast infections and/or urinary tract infections
  • overgrowth of Candida
  • sinus infection
  • post-surgical infection
  • poor digestion
  • bloating
  • gas
  • toxic waste build-up
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • colitis
  • diverticulitis
  • abnormal intestinal pH
  • stomach ulcers
  • inability to produce vitamins (especially vitamins B & K)
  • nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin B12
  • parasitic infection, fungi and mould overgrowth.

Avena introduced one of the first proteolytic strains into Canada 20 years ago, with outstanding results. We are doing it again! We now have this amazing new formula that contains 5 Proteolytic strains, including the incredible Acidophilus DDS-1

Individual Strains:

L. Plantarum: 

• One of the most versatile bacteria
• Helps with: ibs, crohn’s, colitis
• Produce l. lysine
• Prevents harmful bacteria from attaching to mucosal lining
• Competes for the proteins that harmful bacteria need
• Prevents overproduction of yeast
• Known as the communicator

L. Acidophilous DDS-1

• Highly proteolytic
• Enhances production of  b-vitamins (including b-12)
• Produces enzymes
• Produces natural anti-biotic like substances (supernatants)
• Suppresses bad bacteria (including h pylori)
• Helps the body to absorb calcium
• Reduces serum cholesterol levels

L. Casei

• Found naturally in both the mouth and intestines
• Produces lactic acid and impedes the growth of bad bacteria  
• Improves digestion
• Helps with diarrhea
• Anti-inflammatory in the gut
• Used with critically ill children suffering from diarrhea
• Help promote other beneficial bacteria growth


B. Bifidum

• Most ferocious warriors of friendly bacteria
• Maintains the microflora balance in the intestines
• Bolsters the immune system
• Aids in the digestive process
• Prevalent in breast milk and helps infants with digestion
• Helps with eczema
• Helps with allergic reaction responses

B. Longum

• Described as one of the most significant “good bacteria”
• Helps maintain a normal digestive tract
• Inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria
• Boosts the immune system
• Reduces cholesterol
• Stimulate immune system and cancer prevention
• produces lactic acid, h2o2, and acetic acid (detrimental to bad bacteria)
• Has both anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties
• Preventing colon cancer

Now accepting new patients in Westlock

Thomas has updated his Monday acupuncture schedule

Supporting the community of Westlock and surrounding areas at the Chiro Clinic.


#101 10619-100 Avenue

Westlock, Alberta

Book your acupuncture appointments call (780) 307-2211

Hours of service: Monday's 9:00am - 5:00pm

Enjoy the convenience of scheduling appointments online in real-time, 24/7

The Guiding Needle Acupuncture wellness process is designed to help you achieve your personal health and wellness goals. First time patients, begin by conveniently scheduling a comprehensive initial acupuncture assessment/treatment online. 

At your initial comprehensive acupuncture assessment, you meet one-on-one with Thomas to discuss your case in a no-pressure environment. This gives you the opportunity to see if Thomas' services are an ideal fit for you, and Thomas will have the opportunity to determine his ability to help your unique case in order to determine the root cause of discomfort and create a customized care plan. A one time assessment fee of $150.00 applies for the initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment followed by a 30 minute treatment.

Thanks for choosing Guiding Needle Acupuncture as your provider of quality traditional Chinese medicine, i choose to be of great service to you, your family and friends now and for future years to come, be prosperous and healthy

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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