30th Issue | January, 2020


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



Winter is the time of year to store energy, stay warm and eat nourishing foods. It is time of conserving and "storing" energy. Traditional Chinese medicine recommends dietary and medicinal "reinforcement" with proactive acupuncture. Stay warm by consuming warm soups to help warm the body's core and to keep the body nourished. Going to bed early and attaining seven to nine hours of deep, restorative, undisturbed sleep, staying warm and expending less energy than in summer helps support the body to overcome the winter cold.

According to traditional Chinese medicine stress and unresolved trapped emotions can work together to weaken the immune system and to allow external factors to affect the body. Proactive prevention and treatment employing acupuncture, along with fire cupping eliminates tension, promotes relaxation and supports balance.

It is helpful to engage in daily soul, mind, body cultivation methods such as yoga, meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, exercise and others since it steps up the metabolism and boosts immunity.

Letting go of what no longer serves oneself is essential to living in the power of this present moment, rather than dwelling on the unchanging past or the unknown future.

To forgive and release oneself, everyone and everything of any conscious or unconscious thoughts, words or actions ends self defeating patterns and retrieves usable energy.

Surrendering the ego, everything and everyone to the Source of all things seen and unseen ends the power struggle, along with any and all the popcorn thoughts that consume usable energy. This in my opinion is the best way to self love, self compassion, self respect, and pure autonomy.

Continuous attitude of gratitude devotion supports life creation positivity: since positive thoughts, lead to positive choices, which lead to positive behaviours, which lead to positive experiences, which lead to positive emotions and feelings, that can inspire more positive thoughts and the cycle of positivity continues.

Winter is the yin season in nature; it is inactive, cold and damp. During the winter months it is important to cultivate metabolism to help transform nutrition into energy for daily activities. Insufficient and inactive qi usually leads to inefficient metabolism and accumulation of fat in the blood, liver and other parts of the body. Winter is a time when many people tend to reduce their activity. The appetite changes from light and cooling food to rich and warm or even hot food to keep the flow of qi active. Avoid raw foods during the winter as much as possible, as they cool the body and can reduce or damage metabolism.


Your robust health is the one asset that yields more returns than almost any other facet of life.

I deliver both preventative and curative medicine. I highly encourage proactive medicine wellness care. Need a check up? How is the quality and quantity of your sleep? What is the quantity and quality of your energy throughout the day? Do you experience muscle tension, poor mobility or pain anywhere in your body? Do you feel emotionally balanced? Are you managing stress well? Are you enjoying regular comprehensive wellness care?

I invite you to talk with me about your health and wellness goals for an active 2020 new year and beyond. I am offering first time patients a free of charge 60 minute comprehensive acupuncture assessment

To conveniently schedule your acupuncture assessment online go to www.guidingneedleacupuncture.com


Step 1 | Schedule Your FREE Initial Acupuncture Assessment
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. If you decide that you would like proactive acupuncture services with Thomas, begin by conveniently scheduling an initial acupuncture assessment/treatment online.

First time patients receive a FREE of charge 60 minute comprehensive acupuncture assessment. An acupuncture treatment fee of $90 applies for treatment following this free initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment. Prior to your first visit we ask you complete some brief paperwork. Your initial consultation will include pulse, tongue, body diagnosis and medical history.

During your initial acupuncture assessment/treatment your medical history will be discussed in detail, you will complete an intake form either in advance or during your first visit. After your acupuncture assessment, you will receive your first acupuncture treatment custom tailored to focus on the root cause of your physical, chemical, mental, emotional concers; you will be provided with an ideal treatment plan explaining corrective measures. A treatment plan typically includes a nutritional therapy handout with flexibility exercises and includes a clear estimate of the quantity of follow-up acupuncture sessions, and time to completion.

Step 2 | Your Treatment Plan & Follow Up Visits
Acupuncture follow up sessions are designed to increase, make adjustments and focus on your health concerns to make sure you are making improved progress, reinforcing ideal body function to build momentum to your wellness goals.

Step 3 | Your Graduation & Proactive Maintenance Care
Once your health conditions are resolved, you will graduate and the frequency of your acupuncture sessions will be tapered off; allowing ongoing wellness care for proactive health maintenance. Proactive maintenance care follow up visits are usually one treatment per month.

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.

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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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#50 - 17 Boudreau Road
St. Albert AB