35th Issue | June, 2020


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


Dramatic changes have occurred in the building materials around us, common chemical pollutants found in our homes and offices may contain chemicals harmful to humans such as: formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.

Formaldehyde is used to produce pressed wood and fibreboard, which many builders use instead of natural wood. Formaldehyde is also used in carpeting and paneling, in furniture and clothing, in fire retardants, household cleaners, paper bags, facial tissues, hair spray et cetera.

Benzene is a solvent found in items such as gasoline, paint, oils, inks, plastics and rubber.

Nitrogen oxides manifest in the atmosphere due to the burning of  tobacco and wood products.

Plants beautify living spaces while simultaneously helping remove these chemical pollutants from the air in our homes and offices. Plants with larger leaves are most efficient at removing formaldehyde. It is recommended to place plants in areas where air is circulating for maximum effectiveness. Situate plants so that the circulating air makes contact with the top of the soil/root ball in the plant pot.


Plants used to improve air quality include, but are not limited to: Arrowhead, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, Corn Plant, Dracaena, English Ivy, Fig, Gerbera Daisy, Peace Lily, Pepperomia, Philodendron, Pot Mum, Pothos (Marble and Golden), Snake Plant, and Spider Plant.


When breathing fresh air in forested mountains, at the beach, a waterfall, or in a thunderstorm do you notice an elevated mood, balanced energy, and cognitive performance? It might be due to negative ions.

Negative ions are molecules floating in the air or atmosphere that have been charged with electricity.

Negative ions exist in nature:

  • ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun
  • discharges of electricity in the air after a thunderclap or lightning strike
  • wherever water collides with itself like a waterfall or the ocean shore
  • produced as part of the normal growth process for many plants

In a 2018 review researchers looked at 100 years of studies and found evidence that negative ions can

  • help regulate sleep patterns and mood
  • reduce stress
  • boost immune system function
  • increase metabolism of carbs and fats
  • kill or inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold species, such as E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and the bacterium that causes tuberculosis

The best way to receive negative ions is to go to where they exist naturally. There’s little anyone can say against spending a little time outdoors.

  • Step outside in the rain.
  • Visit a forest, waterfall, creek, riverbank, or beach.
  • Sit beside a decorative water fountain, often found at parks.

* COVID-19 update on stage for relaunch

Dear patients, the clinic has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19, as per government regulations and comprehending the necessary precautions. As of March 27, 2020 at 3:30pm, Premier Jason Kenney read a statement announcing new measures including a call for immediate closure of all non-essential close contact businesses, which includes clinics and regulated professionals. Acupuncture is included in Stage 2 of the Alberta Government Relaunch Plan. Once received, we will notify via email and our social medial pages the date of relaunch. Keep posted for updates, check our Facebook and Instagram pages for re-opening details and announcements. Take this time as an opportunity to rest and honor yourself fully. Healthfully, I honor the space in which you exist! 😀

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. May the blessings be!

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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Guiding Needle Acupuncture

#50 - 17 Boudreau Road
St. Albert AB