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Acupuncture for Weight Loss

The one question our patients frequently ask is “Can Acupuncture and Chinese medicine really help lose unwanted pounds?” The answer to this is, “Yes”.


The development of the food industry has deeply affected human's dietary habit such as the increased consumption of food with a greater amount of fat and sugar. Along with a more sedentary work and lifestyle, chronic diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases are becoming the main cause of disability and death all over the world.

Dr. Colton Oswald, Director, Department of Nutrition and Diet

Dr. Colton OswaldDr. Oswald received his certificate of clinical practice in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from WHO Acupuncture Training Center in Nanjing, China, in 1999 and became a registered acupuncturist in Alberta upon his return. Dr. Oswald graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, BC in 1999. He also received B.A. degree from the University of Calgary in 1995.

Dr. Oswald began teaching at the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001. His passion for all facets of Oriental medicine keeps him studying and researching to improve his skills and understanding. This interest has lead him to pursue advanced training in fields such as pulse diagnosis and auricular medicine. His areas of teaching include TCM Diagnostics, Herbology, Tui Na, External medicine, TCM Gynecology and Pediatrics and Intern Clinic Supervision.

Aside from teaching and his duties at the college, Dr. Oswald maintains a private practice and enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and studying Asian martial arts, of which he has been a lifelong practitioner.