Notice regarding reopening of clinic after COVID 19 closure:
Pine & Needle Wellness will be reopening the clinic on June 3rd, with the proper measures being taken to follow guidelines given by the BC Centre of Disease Control for infection prevention and exposure control regarding COVID-19.
To ensure the continued safety of patients and practitioners of Pine & Needle Wellness, we will be implementing the following protocols for the unforeseen future:
Staggered appointment times, to allow for proper disinfection of surfaces between patient visits
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) worn by practitioners, hand sanitizer available for patients upon arrival, and patients being encouraged to bring a face mask to wear throughout the duration of their visit
The regulatory body for acupuncturists in BC has advised to prioritize treating patients who require more urgent, time-sensitive care. Meaning that if a delay of treatment will have an adverse effect that outweighs the risk to patients, staff, the community and individual, then treatment for this patient should take priority. Please consider this when you are booking treatment
Pre-visit assessments are required for all patients, please visit this link to complete the online self- assessment survey before your appointment day https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
Anyone experiencing any flu-type symptoms such as fever, cough, sneezing, fatigue or difficulty waking up, muscle aches, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny/stuffed nose, are required to cancel/defer their appointment, and are advised to contact 8-1-1 help line to be further advised on proper action to take
Wherever possible, physical distancing will be maintained during the delivery of care
Herbal consults for patients can continue to be offered via telephone appointment, where in-person care is not necessary
Thank you for your compliance and understanding with these guidelines while we transition back into health care services opening up for our community. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Pine & Needle Wellness gift certificates now available!
If you know somebody who could benefit from some self-care, this is the perfect opportunity to gift it to them!
Email to purchase or for more info.
Meet Alison Stadnyk
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist
Alison completed her training at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS) in Nelson, BC. She graduated from the 5 year Doctorate of Chinese Medicine program, and is currently registered as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.), offering acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, tui-na massage and much more. (See services offered below)
She has previous education in the field of environmental sciences, and herbalism.
Her love for the outdoors and recreation has brought about a passion and enthusiasm for treating sports related injuries, whether they are chronic or recent. She understands the importance of maintaining optimal health and wellness of the body, in order to continue pursuing a life filled with ones favourite activities and adventure. Alison also has an interest in digestive health and dietary counseling, gynecological/hormonal issues, and the treatment of infertility with TCM.
Alison believes in the healing power of Food as Medicine, and will often work with food recommendations to support the patients healing.
During a session with Alison, she will guide you through a history of your own personal health and constitution, where she will discover patterns from a Chinese medicine based diagnosis which may be affecting your wellness. From here Alison will develop a treatment that is tailored to your own unique needs, utilizing acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, herbalism, tui-na massage, or any other TCM techniques that are indicated for your healing journey.
After completing her program in Nelson, Alison relocated to the beautiful mountain town of Rossland, BC, where she established her wellness clinic "Pine & Needle" in the historical Bank of Montreal building in downtown Rossland. When not in the clinic, you will find her outdoors biking, snowboarding, or relaxing at home playing guitar, or cooking whole food meals (another passion of hers).
It can help with
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help to improve digestion by tonifying and boosting the Qi that is responsible for taking in the food you eat and transforming it fully into nutrients that can be utilized by your body. It can also help by transforming or draining dampness, which is an excess accumulation of waste material in the body.
In Chinese medicine, the main causes of fatigue and lethargy are due to Qi deficiency, blood deficiency, or dampness. Acupuncture and herbs can help restore energy levels by tonifying and building deficient Qi and blood, or by resolving dampness (waste material accumulating) which makes you feel heavy and lethargic.
Chinese medicine can help build up the body's natural ability for detoxification processes. Ensuring all of the meridians and organ systems are balanced and in harmony will assist the body to naturally clean out toxins and waste material from the organs and tissues.
Chinese medicine has been gaining more awareness and acknowledgment for its ability to treat a wide range of gynecological issues. Everything from menstrual pain and irregularities, to infertility and pregnancy care are areas that have had a history of success with treatment. We work with acupuncture and herbal medicine to regulate the Liver meridian, which is involved in all gynecological functions of the body, as well as build the blood and Qi that is necessary to achieve regular menstrual function and fertility. Chinese medicine uses a woman's menstrual regularity to help understand the current overall state of health of a woman.
Looking at the body system as a whole, and ensuring that all of the meridians and organs are balanced is essential to establish a healthy weight. Usually in TCM excessive weight gain is related to a pattern that we call "dampness", which is when the Qi that is meant to transform the food into either nutrients to use, or waste to discard, begins to fail and the waste material accumulates as dampness. TCM works to tonify the Qi and drain the dampness, while establishing an eating plan that will assist these processes.
When Qi stagnates and is not able to flow freely through the meridians, problems arise. Stress is usually due to stagnant Qi that is stuck and cannot move, therefore building up frustration and
irritability. TCM can relieve stress by opening up the channels to relieve stagnancy, and can give the patient an overall feeling of relaxation and release.
"Alison from Pine & Needle is, quite simply put, amazing. I received acupuncture treatments following a shoulder surgery and couldn't have been happier with the results. Alison was always professional, courteous, kind and considerate regarding my treatment and provided a very comfortable and relaxing space. I found the entire experience both physically and mentally meditative and would definitely recommend Alison to anybody seeking TCM or acupuncture. Looking forward to my next treatment!"
— Erik Braun
Initial Visit - Includes a thorough consultation and treatment
Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha,
Digestive Health Consultations &
- SIBO breath testing
-"GI-MAP" stool analysis
(Using bee products therapeutically)
Honey Massage and
Herbal Medicine Consultations
Custom blended herbal formulas
with tuning forks
Have a question? Contact Alison here.
306 - 314 - 0306
Suite 201 (2nd floor), 2012 Washington St, Rossland BC