For over 15 years, Thrive Acupuncture has been committed to providing natural and holistic healing through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and complementary health practices.
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been used for thousands of years to promote health and wellness. It is a safe, natural, and effective way to restore balance and harmony to the mind and body- improving your physical, emotional, and mental health.
At Thrive Acupuncture Edmonton, we believe in taking a personalized approach to healthcare. We take the time to learn about each individual patient and best assess their health needs and create tailored treatment plans for each person.
Our acupuncturists have a deep understanding of the human body and how to promote healing through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other modalities. We believe in using evidence-based treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Here are some of the benefits of acupuncture:
Promotes Relaxation & Reduces Stress
Relieves Pain & Inflammation
Improves Sleep & Digestion
Boosts The Immune System
Balances Hormones & Regulates Menstrual Cycles
Helps With Fertility & Pregnancy
Enhances Mental Clarity & Focus
Thrive Acupuncture Edmonton was founded by Dr. Andrea Wingrave, a registered Acupuncturist with over 15 years of experience in acupuncture and complementary medicine.
Andrea was an engineer until her own health issues led her to the discovery of her true passion- health and wellness through acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Andrea graduated with honours from MacEwan University’s Traditional Chinese Medicine program in 2008 and has become a trusted expert in the field of acupuncture. She has dedicated her life to helping patients achieve optimal health and well-being. She has a deep understanding of the body’s natural healing mechanisms and uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other modalities to help her patients overcome a wide range of health conditions.
At Thrive Acupuncture, we tailor treatments based on your unique health needs and goals. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, mental health issues, fertility concerns, or other health conditions, we are here to support you on your journey to optimal health.
When an acupuncturist inserts needles into certain points on the body, they stimulate the body to heal itself, to bring itself back to balance. Electrical signals are sent through our nerves to the brain and as a result, hormones and endorphins are released. The needles encourage blood flow and the reduction of inflammation. The treatments are inherently relaxing because the needles trigger our parasympathetic nervous system which calms our body and mind.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective complementary health practice that can treat a number of health conditions including chronic pain, mental health issues, fertility concerns, among other health conditions.
Yes, acupuncture is considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained acupuncturist. The risk of any serious side effects is very low. Thrive Acupuncture has over 15 years of experience in the field and follow strict hygiene protocols including the use of sterile and disposable needles.
Acupuncture typically causes minimal discomfort at most. You may feel a slight prick or “zingy” sensation when the needle is inserted, but most people do not experience any pain. Your comfort is our primary concern.
Yes, we are able to direct bill to most major insurance providers. We do recommend contacting your benefits provider to ensure this option is available to you. Please bring your insurance information to first your appointment.
If this is your first time visiting Thrive Acupuncture, you can visit our New Acupuncture Patients section for more information on what to expect for your first appointment.
Andrea is wonderful. She is so thorough and helpful without being aggressive. She’s knowledgeable and can address any/all of your concerns with acupuncture. If it’s something beyond her expertise she will make suggestions that have helped me and my family tremendously. Her energy is positive and beautiful. I look forward to my appointments with her. The results are definitely not temporary!
Andrea is a kind and thoughtful practitioner. I went to her for acupuncture and cupping to relieve pain from a chronic back injury. She took a detailed history, provided excellent care, and gave me advice on ways to manage my pain in-between visits. I highly recommend Thrive Acupuncture for anyone who is looking for wholistic and compassionate care.
Andrea is exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, and friendly – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my treatments with her. Her experience, especially with pregnancy, is obvious in her practice. You will always feel welcome and comfortable in her care.