Alexandra (Ally) Ratzke grew up in Calgary, AB and spent many weekends with her family enjoying the mountains as a competitive ski racer. Being an athlete in her formative years taught her to listen to her body and experiment with new ways of healing. She first tried acupuncture for a whiplash injury and was intrigued after the first session. Ally was fascinated with the combination of pain relief and the state of mind acupuncture induced… your whole body literally melts into the table and relaxation takes over. She knew it was a perfect fit and she promptly sought out schooling to share her passion of acupuncture and alternative medicine.
Ally graduated with honors from Pacific Rim College in June 2014 with a three year diploma as a Registered Acupuncturist. In 2017, she went on to complete a 6 month training program in Laser Therapy to become a Certified Laser Acupuncturist. Ally uses techniques that she learned through Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and tui na) and integrates that with Cold Laser Therapy. You can expect to get needling and one or more of the other modalities in a treatment.
Acupuncture has become a huge part of Ally’s life and she loves sharing that with others. It is such a multifaceted therapy that can help people with all different conditions or concerns. Ally has years of experience working with mental health, digestion, hormones, headaches and pain relief. She has been living and practicing in Dawson Creek since 2017 and has cherished her time supporting the community.
Ally is Registered for ICBC Claims
Clients who begin treatment within three months of their ICBC claim are eligible for a maximum of twelve acupuncture sessions. Kindly schedule an Initial ICBC Acupuncture appointment through online booking or inform reception while making your appointment. Please note that ICBC does not typically pay the full price of the session so be prepared to pay a small fee (usually under $20.00 for follow-up sessions).
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Acupuncture offers hope for individuals seeking alternative solutions to manage headaches. With its holistic approach, acupuncture goes beyond symptom management, addressing the underlying imbalances that contribute to headache occurrences.
Traditional TCM acupuncture and dry needling are distinct approaches to needle-based therapies, differing in their philosophies, techniques, and practitioner backgrounds.