Research Centre

Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis with unknown causes. However most researchers believe Bell's palsy may be a virus that causes the inflammation and swelling on the facial nerve. The disorder, which is not related to stroke in conventional medicine, is the most common cause of facial paralysis. Bell's palsy affects about 40,000 people in the United States every year, and 20 per 100,000 population world-wide.


Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic neurological disorder that generates a wide range of symptoms. Most people with fibromyalgia complain about muscular pain, rigidity of joints and a generalized state of body weakness.


Insomnia is a common medical sleeping disorder that affects millions people worldwide. It is defined as the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired.


Depression is a mental disorder that is increasingly affecting more people worldwide. Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.


At Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, our College Clinicians use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help stressed patients on a daily basis. 


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