Calgary Acupuncturist Michelle Beaubier | 587-999-7987
Michelle Beaubier is an experienced Mother, Acupuncturist, Painter, and Gardener. Michelle has three amazing children with her husband, who have taught her appreciation for mothers everywhere, and for the health and emotional considerations that arise in early motherhood. She has spent the past six years learning to be amazed by the small things and live in the moment, while helping the little people to be creative, and respect the world around them.
Michelle was born in Alberta and has lived in Calgary since age 2. By early teens, Michelle had developed a stomach disorder, and when no answers were found through the allopathic route, she discovered acupuncture. What she learned about nutrition and lifestyle, along with the acupuncture treatments, helped resolve the problem and set the course of her life. She tried to steer herself away from healthcare for several more years, living and travelling abroad, but ultimately realized that being a healer was a calling that she couldn’t ignore. She started training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2007, and graduated with a Diploma in Acupuncture from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton in 2010.
Michelle has been registered in the province of Alberta since 2010 and has practiced there ever since. She has treated a wide range of issues, including pre- and post-natal care, and is particularly drawn to treating children as she has been dedicated to the care of her own and treated them through the years with acupuncture and other TCM modalities.
Michelle believes that if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else. As well as giving acupuncture, she receives it regularly; as well as offering guidance on lifestyle and nutrition to her patients, she actively continues to learn about wellness and follow a healthy lifestyle. Living with chronic stress, insomnia, pain, headaches, digestive problems, and other maladies is a common circumstance in our society, and Michelle strongly believes that these things do not have to be normal, and that ongoing maintenance and self-care is vitally important. Michelle is continuously fascinated by the capacity of the human body for healing and self-renewal, and believes that acupuncture is merely a tool to help relax and unblock the body’s own processes so that it can heal itself.
Michelle was one of the founders of the YYC Acupuncture Relief Project (YARP) in 2013, a project dedicated to offering stress relief acupuncture treatments free of charge to anyone displaced or aiding recovery in Calgary and High River and surrounding areas during the flood. She was delighted to witness the calm that people could feel amidst the chaos when they were able to take a few short moments to care for themselves. The treatment was given community-style, usually outside in tents, and consisted of auricular acupuncture only (needles in the ears). The results were overwhelming, with people returning for treatments many times, reporting that they had felt calmer than they had in days, or that they were finally able to sleep. Michelle is widely interested in community acupuncture and the results achievable for many conditions, not limited to stress, trauma, and insomnia, and hopes to be able to offer treatment in a community setting in the future.
When not working, Michelle loves to travel with her family and be outside as much as possible. Summer finds them outside in the garden growing food. And she and the kids can frequently be found with paint on their hands and clothes.