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My goal is to help you achieve optimum health and wellness. Through working with my patients I have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have. I am grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you. My background includes training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities. I am licensed and recognized by the College of Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA).

Tessa graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver in 2000 with over 2200 hours in training. She spent the next year training hands on with various midwives in town, specializing in obstetrical acupuncture as a doula at both home and hospital births. She received personal one one one training as well as completing courses with Jean Levesque in Advanced Obstetrical Acupuncture.

When her life and daughter brought her to Whistler to explore the outdoors, her focus became more about sports medicine and rehab, for obvious reasons!

Now Tessa is moving deeper into assisting her patients in releasing various levels of stress and trauma, and helping her patients understand and integrate how they manage their pain, both physical and spiritual.

Tessa uses a variety of assessment techniques, including looking at the tongue and taking the pulse, to accurately diagnose her patients current state of health and balance.

Expert TCM Therapies

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understands the workings of the body quite differently from Western Medicine, and diagnosis begins by asking questions about all aspects of your health. Close examination of your tongue and the quality of your pulses also gives us important information. We are looking at what sort of imbalances are there in your energy or Qi, and where they are, that are causing your problem. This may be in one organ in your body – if your Lungs lack energy you may find breathing difficult or be susceptible to colds; Qi may go the wrong way – indigestion or vomiting suggests Stomach energy is going up when it should go down; pain results from Qi getting stuck in one place and not able to flow smoothly, while chronic tiredness is often the result of insufficient Qi in the body as a whole.

We are specialist in following services.

  • Ailments and Acupuncture Treatment

  • Acupuncture for Backache

  • Acupuncture for Pregnancy

  • Acupuncture for Headache

  • Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

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Atlas Acupuncture Values

My mission is to be a respected provider of acupuncture courses in whistler; respected by people for the high quality of service that I provide and my contribution to healthcare.

I am passionate about treating patients through acupuncture on a physical, psychological and emotional level. I will treat all my patients as unique individuals who get the 100% focused, professional help and support they require at the level they need.

Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals.

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I was in extreme pain constantly from my hips, back and legs. After 3 sessions, I am no longer in extreme pain, my mood and ability to move my body have both improved significantly. Having put up with severe pain for 2 and-a-half years, Dr Neilsons treatment has been a godsend.

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I have acupuncture once a month. I have found that it supports me physically and emotionally very well. About a year ago I had time off from work due to stress and anxiety; this was related to my work. Having regular acupuncture during this period ensured that I did not have to take any medication from my GP.
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A week later, I was absolutely astonished to discover that I was pregnant! By my dates, I calculated that we conceived exactly one week after my first round of acupuncture! I couldn’t believe it. I cried and cried and laughed.

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If you are a new acupuncture client, please book your first appointment below. You can also make an appointment by calling +1-250-598-3718, e-mailing tessa@cardinalpointhealth.com or scheduling online. You can contact us and learn everything you need to know about your first appointment.