Acupuncture & Dry Needling Therapy

Traditional acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for well over 5000 years. At Whyte Avenue Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer this ancient treatment with compounding benefits. This natural healing art involves inserting ultra fine needles into the body at specific points along different meridians on the body to manipulate the body’s life or energy force, known as the “Qi.” Acupuncture focuses on correcting imbalances of this life force, which allows for natural healing. 

Get in touch to book an appointment today. At Whyte Chiropractic & Wellness, we are available all week, and our acupuncturist, Danielle Drapaka, will attend to you.

What To Expect

At your first appointment, you will have an in-depth discussion with your attending acupuncturist about your general medical history, a review of the symptoms you are experiencing, and your lifestyle habits. This information will help in formulating a plan suited just for you. 

Contrary to what you may have thought, needle-insertion is not a painful experience. That you have a fear for needles shouldn’t stand in the way of you enjoying all the outlined benefits of acupuncture. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have about acupuncture because we recognize all too well the benefits of a relaxed mind, going in. 

Our traditional acupuncture sessions last, on average 45 minutes to an hour.

acupuncture therapy on the face
acupuncture dry needling therapy treatment on persons back

Acupuncture: The Holistic Approach

We provide a full acupuncture treatment plan as a primary care option or a complementary treatment alongside other treatment modality. It has proven to be a safe and effective care option for alleviating pain and managing and treating several health conditions.

At Whyte Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer acupuncture services for, among others.

  • Sciatica, back, neck, & joint pain management
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Easing the pain of, and managing migraines and frequent headaches
  • Management of insomnia and other sleep complaints to improve quality of sleep
  • Management of gynecological issues and other concerns relating to women's heath
  • Management of allergies and related respiratory problems
  • Alleviating digestive complaints

Regular treatments are beneficial in order to achieve all these and more holistic benefits. It requires a readiness to commit to the treatment plan. Rest assured that our experts will do their part at every session.


Danielle Drapaka - Acupuncturist

Danielle (she/her) is a graduate of Grant MacEwan's acupuncture program and has been practicing since June 2020. Danielle has a passion for helping others achieve their goals; whether it is pain relief, better sleep, improving digestive concerns or reducing anxiety, she will formulate a treatment plan that will cater to your needs. Danielle enjoys treating musculoskeletal concerns, headaches/migraines, mental health concerns, digestive ailments, fertility/hormonal concerns and everything in between. She also loves to incorporate fire cupping, gua sha, electro-stim, auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina massage into her treatments. Danielle is also completing her massage therapy studies through M.H. Vicars. When Danielle is not treating patients, you can find her walking the river valley trails, traveling, swing dancing and checking out the local farmers markets.