Michael Amador McFarlane, B.Sc., R.Ac.
What He Does: Michael is a registered acupuncturist with the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. Trained in Canada and China, Michael provides treatments in both traditional Chinese and orthopedic acupuncture. Traditional Chinese needles are applied to specific meridian or organ system points, to stimulate healing. In orthopedic acupuncture needles are applied to muscle motor points to alleviate pain and tension. He also offers Cupping Therapy, in which glass or silicone cups are attached to the body with suction. Some of the most common issues Michael addresses includes, but is not limited to: pain, insomnia, infertility, headaches/migraines, anxiety and gastrointestinal problems.
In addition to practicing acupuncture, Michael has taught for the acupuncture and massage therapy programs at Grant MacEwan University (2005-2017), and currently teaches at the Calgary College for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He also serves on the Conduct and Competency Board for the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta.
His Influences: Michael was introduced to the idea of acupressure through studying martial arts as a young adult. He completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree before deciding to pursue acupuncture as a career, and consequently has an excellent grasp of how Western and Chinese medical concepts complement each other and work together in acupuncture.
For more information about acupuncture please check out Michael’s blog: Orthopedic Acupuncture – Questions & Answers with Michael Amador McFarlane