My mission as your Calgary acupuncturist, is to assist you in achieving your health goals.
I have a particular interest in helping people who are dealing with chronic stress and problems associated with stress. Being an active person I also like helping people with muscle/tendon issues such as repetitive strain, recovering from a “weekend warrior” activity or anything in between. I believe in educating my clients so they can take an active role in their recovery and know how to stay injury free in the future.
I was lucky to have parents who encouraged me to play outside and keep active. In high school cycling, skiing and competitive swimming kept me busy. I studied Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph. After university, I got side-tracked into a fabulous career leading sea kayaking tours.
A serious car accident that fractured a vertebra in my spine left me in pain and uncertain about my future as a kayaker. I discovered the healing powers of massage and its ability to keep me pain-free during long hours of paddling. Kayaking is a seasonal career so I pursued training in massage therapy as a potential winter job. I graduated from Calgary’s Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2003. I loved helping people so much I ended up becoming a full-time therapist.
Massage therapy has many health benefits, but I eventually felt like I wanted to do more for my clients. I was introduced to acupuncture during my massage training and decided to learn more about it. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that was begun millennia ago and continues to evolve with modern information. The more I learn the more fascinating it becomes. I graduated from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014. There is so much to explore within the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it can help us cope with the modern environment (both physical and social) that I consider myself a “forever student”.
If you're looking for a Calgary acupuncturist to help you achieve better health or recover from an injury you've come to the right place. Call today to find out how I can help you.
This clinic is located in a very nice building with a beautiful lobby. The front desk staff are very friendly and professional. Laureen is AMAZING! Her hands are like magic. She really has a gift for massage and acupressure. I've had many massages done from all over Calgary and Laureen is one of the best I have ever experienced. She is also a very kind and sweet lady that takes her time to answer questions and explain things. Her bedside manner is superb. Keep up the great work!!!
I have been seeing Laureen for over a year now. She is awesome! I am not the biggest fan of needles and had some serious anxiety before appointments but that is almost totally gone now! The technique of abdominal acupuncture that she used on me was so cool. It was also more relaxing because all of the needles are in one place so I wasn’t worried about moving my arms and legs and I don’t know how it works but the tension in my right shoulder was gone! Pretty cool. Highly recommended.
I've been seeing Laureen for acupuncture treatments for a few months now and it's been such a wonderful experience. She's very kind and knowledgable and I've experienced a significant reduction in my shoulder and upper back pain.
Having neck pain and chiro was not working. I was at Alpine a few years ago, so checked Kristin's website and book an appointment with Laureen for acupuncture. After one treatment there was a huge improvement. Will definitely go for more to heal completely.
Dr Laureen Macintosh is a very pleasant person to go for massage and acupuncture. She is very dedicated to her work and takes pride in helping her clients relieve all the pain. The massages and acupuncture treatments i got from her were very satisfying. I would recommend her for massage and acupuncture anytime.
I have used Laureen Macintosh as my therapist since 2007. She can’t seem to stop my ageing, but I feel so much better after each session. I would highly recommend anyone to use her services. My daughter and my wife have also used her skills and they love her. Get well today and contact her.
Very caring and compassionate therapist. She has a gentle spirit and she genuinely listens, I believe that helped me a lot and my recovery was in few weeks after years of chronic stress. Highly recommended practice … An amazing holistic experience …