Past Research Projects
The Complementary Health Integration Project (C.H.I.P)
From March 1, 2021 to Feb 28, 2022
The Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine collaborated with the University of Calgary on the Complementary Health Integration Project (C.H.I.P) in the pursuit of enhancing mental health, pain, and addiction support for Albertans during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
C.H.I.P was a community-based research project that focused on helping Covid-19 related mental health, pain, and addiction issues. This one-of-a-kind study was open to anyone under the age of 24 or over the age of 55 and was complimentary to all qualified participants.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought challenges to people on many fronts, including their health. At ACATCM, we are committed to broadening our health services and helping Albertans with their struggles with mental health, pain, and addiction both during and after this unprecedented time.
Patient Testimonials from C.H.I.P.
pain related, but probably a combination of both. The first time I came,
I slept through the night. I’d never done that before in 20-30 years. I
always woke up once or twice, but after the first treatment I slept for 6
hours straight. Sleeping has really improved.
neck, shoulder, and back pain from working at home hunched over
the computer all day. I’ve had acupuncture before, but it’s just different
here. You feel instant relief, and it works and seems like it goes for a
longer term. I can work longer, I don’t feel as stiff, so that definitely
medical issues. CHIP acupuncture balances me. It really has helped
me, 90 to 95 percent. For someone like me with such complex medical
issues…it’s the difference between being independent–living on your
own, living a happy productive life–and being in long term care. To me
that is everything.
*Patients have been given a different name to protect their identity