I wanted to let you know how successful your treatments were... after 2 treatments I went away for a week... and by the second day could report that the pain was entirely gone. I was thrilled... it had been about a month of intense pain... including T3 with codine, prescription muscle relaxants, etc. I'm now a fan."
"After 15 years of suffering from weekly migraines I have finally found relief with Calvin Dale Smith's acupuncture. I had tried every migraine medication on the market and nothing helped to stop the migraines from coming back. The side-effects associated with these strong medications became a serious concern and after much research I decided to try acupuncture for the first time.
After only 3 acupuncture sessions I noticed that the intensity and the duration of the migraines were greatly reduced. Calvin Dale is an attentive and dedicated professional who cares about the total well being of his patients. After 8 acupuncture sessions with Calvin Dale, I am starting to believe that I might one day be migraine free for which I would be forever grateful. Thank you Calvin Dale for the hope and the calm you have brought to my life!"
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"Working with Calvin Dale has been an enjoyable experience and a beneficial one.
I received a "whiplash" from an automobile accident two years ago. I went through the usual medical treatments and physiotherapy with few positive results. My neck seemed to get stiffer, movement more difficult, with no change in the pain.
After a few sessions with Calvin Dale my neck pain disappeared, and my range of movement greatly increased. It was replaced by a general sense of well being due to Calvin's expertise and amazing gift."
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"I have had knee pain and edema in my lower legs for years. Since October (2003), the acupuncture treatments and massages have cleared the pain in my knees, and have somewhat diminished the edema.
Together with the natural medicine and Mr. Smiths efficient advice, my health has certainly improved and I'm back dancing."
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"I want to tell you how pleased I was with the session. For someone who normally has no problem putting things into words, it is hard to express myself well enough on this matter.
It seems that I never seem to completely relax anymore, but for a couple of hours on Friday I was able to forget everything outside the walls of the treatment room. The knots in my muscles may have indicated a state of less than total relaxation J, but let me assure you that that was as close as my mind and body has been to being at peace in a long time.
I have had massages in the past, but never have I sensed such an incredible level of positive energy during the session, and walked away afterwards with such a natural high. It has benefited me on many levels, not just the obvious physical.
You have a true gift. And you use it well.
I look forward to seeing you again."
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"I have received acupuncture, herbal and shiatsu treatments from Calvin Dale over a five year period. These treatments have relieved physical and emotional problems such as frozen shoulder, neck pain and sciatica, intestinal bleeding, and depression and fear. Although I continue to face challenges these treatments have helped me have a better quality of life and have kept me in a space where I know healing can unfold."
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"The first time I met Calvin Dale I was struck by his enthusiasm and professionalism. For the last three years, Calvin has been treating me superbly, and each time I leave feeling refreshed, restored and filled with a vitality that is both calming and energizing. Thank you Calvin."
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"Calvin Dale Smith is an outstanding and highly dedicated oriental bodywork therapist and practitioner of oriental medicine. Calvin Dale combines a well developed theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of traditional Chinese medicine with a refined intuitive connection to his clients. This crucial combination of skills linked with his dedication to his work allows Calvin Dale to offer acupuncture and bodywork treatments at a level few therapists will achieve.
As a colleague and client, I recommend Calvin Dale Smith's services without reservation. I have referred many patients to him, all of whom have been enormously satisfied with his work as a practitioner of Oriental medicine."
Michelle Meyer, N.D., Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
The following are a few of my associates and peers in complementary medicine in Ottawa, ON. They are by no means the only good practitioners in Ottawa, but they are individuals whose professional integrity and qualifications I will vouch for:
The following are a few web sites devoted to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. They are well maintained and may be of general interest:
The following are a few web sites of professional organizations/certifying bodies that I belong to, or are good places to find a qualified practitioner:
Calvin Dale Smith, BA, MSc, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (USA)
Riverside Acupuncture and Wellness Centre
2211 Riverside Dr., Suite 106
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X5