Lynda Smith first started her career as a massage therapist, completing her studies at the Career College of Holistic Health and Clinics (Calgary) in 1995. Her main focus was on relaxation and sports massage. This gave her the opportunity to work with athletes from across Canada who were competing at the XV Canada games held in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
To broaden her skill base, Dr. Smith continued on and received diplomas in Herbology (Dominion Herbal College-Vancouver), Iridology (Holistic Career College-Calgary) as well as numerous certificates in nutrition, homeopathy and digestive care, all of which she has practiced for the last 16 years. In September 2010, Dr. Smith graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Doctor of Acupuncture and TCM. Always striving to improve her skills and knowledge, Dr. Smith's interests have guided her studies in various directions. She received the first level of Auricular Medicine from the Auricular Medicine International Research and Training, taught by the highly regarded Dr. Li-Chuan Huang and Dr. William S. Huang. She also has received advanced training in Acupuncture Sports Medicine (with Whitfield Reaves), and in 5 Element Acupuncture (with Professor Neil Gumnick).
Dr. Smith spreads her time between the College and her private practice at the Integrative Health Centre in Inglewood. She also offers services at the Alpha House, where she administers Acupuncture based on the NADA protocol to people suffering from addictions.