54th Issue | January, 2022


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


Robust health and vitality maintenance guidelines for the winter season include;

Nourishing the Kidney functioning, protection and cultivation of the Spleen and Stomach functioning.  Winter is the time for all the Qi to be stored away internally. Kidney is the root of storage, and therefore we nourish the Kidney to nourish the body’s ability to store Qi. 

Ensuring adequate 7-9 undisturbed hours of deep restorative sleep, getting to bed early. Along with warming therapies such as sauna, relaxing hot water full body and foot baths prior to retiring to bed, supports the warming functioning and metabolism during the cold winter season.

Nutritional guidelines protect and strengthen the digestive functioning and metabolism in particular, the first basic guideline is to eat foods that are easy to digest and take foods at regular intervals. 

Patients with a weak metabolism and cold body temperature with overall yang deficiency are encouraged to consume yang warming foods and drink such as lamb, venison, and warming spices like ginger and cinnamon. It is recommended to avoid cold thermal nature foods such as duck, rabbit, chrysanthemum, mint, dairy products, cucumber, raw salad, bananas, cold foods and cold drinks.

Patients who are prone to mucus retention, cold damp conditions (such as arthritic patients) should do the same as mentioned above and especially avoid cold-damp producing foods such as oranges, orange juice, tropical fruits, refined sugars, yeast, saturated fats, and lectin foods such as gluten.

Reasons why using your benefits before the end of the calendar year will save you time and money:

Yearly Maximum

• If you have any unused benefits, they do not rollover to the next year so it is wise to plan ahead before your calendar or fiscal year ends.


• If you are paying health benefits premiums each year, take full advantage of them. Invest in your most important asset; your own robust health and vitality.

Proactive Medicine

• Proactive wellness care strengthens wellness!


Upgrade Your Robust Health Care Plan - January 2022 Acupuncture Special

• Pre-paid packages offer discounts and flexibility for patients who expect to visit 1-3 times or more per week.

• Save time: avoid the hassle of waiting in line and making 5 individual payments; when you have the option of making a one time payment plan per package.

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

Service expiration: Pre paid package of 5 (45 min) acupuncture services to be used before Dec 31, 2022 expiration date.

Enjoy a super fantastic healthy, happy, successful 2022 year and beyond!

You are one click away from natural, safe, effective, drug-free alternatives. Enjoy the convenience of reserving/scheduling acupuncture and fire cupping appointments online in real-time, 24/7

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 FREE initial 60 minute 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.

An acupuncture treatment fee of $90 applies for treatment following this free initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment.

Thank you 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. Healthfully

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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Guiding Needle Acupuncture

#50 - 17 Boudreau Road
St. Albert AB