Cindy attended the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, AB where she graduated with a double major and at the top of her class, all while raising a young family. Cindy has gained valuable knowledge in a wide array of health disorders through her hands-on experience in a busy student clinic, as well as volunteering at all of the offsite student clinics offered including the Drop In Centre and The Abbeydale. She was also one of the very few chosen to work with Western Medical Doctors as an Acupuncturist on a government pilot project at The Alex Medical Centre in Calgary.
Cindy has had experience in dealing with all avenues of women’s health, digestive disorders, pain management, emotional imbalances, severe fatigue, autoimmune diseases, colds and flus but is not limiting herself to any one specific avenue. Cindy feels that it is important, especially living in a remote area, to be a diversified practitioner; this enables her to be continually challenged at the highest levels.
The physiology of Traditional Chinese Medicine is simple: “treat the root of the problem, not just the branch (symptom)”. Cindy is a firm believer that if we actually take the time to hear what our bodies are trying to tell us we would be a much healthier society. A combination of Acupuncture and herbs along with lifestyle and dietary recommendations are used together to achieve optimal health.
One of Cindy’s goals is to educate the public on what good health actually is and how to maintain it, which varies greatly from person to person. She has seen that way too often people become complacent with even the slightest of health issues, accepting this as a normal part of aging.
Cindy spent most of her childhood on the back of a horse, and continued to compete and train barrel horses in her adult years. Aside from her passion and love for horses, she enjoys being active, spending quality time with her three boys in between their busy sports schedules.
Cindy is committed to advancing her education throughout the upcoming years, in order to broaden her knowledge and skills to continue to assist patients.
Helping people one needle at a time.
Cindy Grainger (D.TCM, R.Ac)