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About Jennifer Strong, DAc&OM, RAc

I have been providing skilled, compassionate integrative medical care, including acupuncture and botanical medicine since 1996. My gentle holistic approach and natural medicine solutions for many common health issues have improved the lives of thousands of my patients at the Edmonton General Hospital, Guthrie Medical Acupuncture Clinic in Comox, and now at Penticton Integrative HealthCare in Penticton, British Columbia.

My integrative medicine services are founded upon a natural, integrative and collaborative medicine approach based on sound medical knowledge. Since I began practicing in 1996 after earning my masters degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, I have accumulated extensive experience treating injuries of all sorts, chronic and acute back pain, weight issues, glaucoma, menopausal symptoms, infertility, stress reduction, addiction cessation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, integrative cancer treatment, myasthenia gravis, allergies, post-surgical pain, as well as treating conditions listed in the World Health Organization statement on acupuncture found here (see page 23). I use all the best tools in my field, including acupuncture, Meditech BioFlex Low-Level (cold) laser therapy, SCENAR therapy and botanical medicine. Collaborative and Integrative medicine are the way of the future. I work with my patients’ other health providers, developing a team approach, which is in the best interest of our mutual patients.

At Penticton Integrative HealthCare, I teach and support my patients in developing a healthy, happy lifestyle by providing effective treatment for their condition(s) and instruction in corrective self-care, promoting wellness through prevention and health maintenance.

Put my 8 years of Education and 20 years of Experience to work for you!

I completed my medical training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, where I earned my graduate degree, Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAc&OM) after 8 years of formal, full-time post-secondary education.

I completed additional training in Classical (Tong style) and Korean hand acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, SCENAR, and Cold Laser Therapy, have studied and am a certified teacher of Sheng Zhen chi gong and Kundalini Yoga.

Every year, I take coursework to continue to develop my knowledge and skills, and Tuesday mornings I attend educational classes on modern medicine with local physicians.

Serving the public and my profession, I worked as president of the Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Society of Alberta, chair of the government’s Acupuncture Committee and Acupuncture Program Review Committee, on the government’s Board of Examiners and was a working member of the government’s Acupuncture Transition Steering Committee.
I am a registered acupuncturist (with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of British Columbia), a member of British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners (ATCMA), and have been a member of the National Sports Acupuncture Association, the National Qi Gong Association, the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong, the Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Society of Alberta, and the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
I taught in the acupuncture program at MacEwan University and teach weekend workshops for professionals in my field.  I also teach classes for the public on Breast Health and Sheng Zhen chi gong. 
I enjoy writing and have had articles and interviews printed in several prominent publications including Canadian Living Magazine. I also enjoy public speaking for various community groups and have appeared on local and national TV programs like CITV’s Help!TV and Access’s L&J News.
I am a medical services sponsor of the Penticton Pistoleras, a women’s roller derby team, member of the South Okanagan Roller Derby Association.

My patients have greatly improved their symptoms of, or have successfully recovered from:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Car Accident Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Gastro-intestinal conditions
  • Genitourinary syndrome in menopause
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pulled hamstrings
  • Radiating Arm and Leg Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Tears
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Degeneration
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Stiff Neck
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Whiplash

The World Health Organization (Click to open PDF – see page 23) endorses acupuncture to treat conditions such as:

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Craniocerebral injury, closed
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
  • Depression
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
  • Earache
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
  • Female infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Gastrokinetic disturbanc
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Hyperlipaemia
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Insomnia
  • Labour pain
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Ménière disease
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Pruritus
  • Raynaud syndrome
  • Sore Throat
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

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