who we are
For over three thousand years doctors in China have dedicated themselves to helping humankind maintain balanced health. From early on they recognized the human body as an energetic and interconnected entity; they understood its ability to naturally heal itself. As their sum of clinical experience grew through the centuries, these doctors continually refined the health system now known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today, at Calgary Acupuncture Centre, we humbly unite their amazing achievements with current scientific knowledge to help people not just survive, but truly thrive in the modern world!
We passionately embrace the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, meditation, qi gong, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha and tui na massage. Naturally, we place an added focus on the highly effective technique of acupuncture, a primary component of TCM. While we welcome the benefits of modern medicine, our clinic continues to grow because we offer natural, safe, and effective alternatives that encourage the body to find balance within its self and its surrounding environment. In this state of balance, patients discover freedom from chronic health issues and physical pains. When in balance, they experience a spirit that is confident and a mind that is calm.
Our holistic methods treat people of all ages who are struggling with a wide variety of health conditions. We have successfully helped children with digestive issues and ADD/ADHD, athletes and physical laborers suffering from repetitive use injuries, professionals experiencing severe stress and anxiety, women with hormonal and menstrual imbalances, and older adults with joint and pain challenges. Often, patients come in wanting a specific ailment fixed, and with regular acupuncture treatment, they find secondary health concerns improve in addition to the original complaint.
In the West, few people are aware that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete and independent health care system, successfully managing a broad spectrum of health issues on its own. Yet, in this progressive and resource-filled world, our priority is to ensure the unique needs of each patient are being fully addressed. Therefore, when appropriate, we call on the specific skills of an integrated health team including chiropractors, naturopaths, psychologists, massage therapists, and medical doctors. Collaborating in this manner maximizes the patient's potential for an effective and efficient path to improved health.
a healing space
Dr. Wegmann practices within Vibe Health & Spine which is located in the modern Royal Canadian Legion building a few blocks west of Calgary's NW Kensington district. When patients arrive at the clinic, they are welcomed by a calm and professional clinic environment; a space that promotes wellness for the body and mind. We strive to offer simplicity, peace, and hope to each patient at every visit.
Our primary goal, however, is to produce results and to help each patient discover more balance and freedom in their life, whatever that may look like for the individual. Ultimately, the people who gain the most from our services are those who understand the importance of regular preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices. In this way, treatments work more quickly and our support and guidance is more fruitful as patients progress towards a life full of energy, purpose, and balanced health.
mitch wegmann, RAc DTCM
Always grateful and enlivened with his career, Dr. Wegmann finds purpose in the opportunity to support people's health through acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Choosing a life path, and one with true purpose is a challenge for all. Dr. Wegmann was fortunate to discover his passion for Chinese medicine only after a series of life events opened his eyes to a new paradigm of health and wellness.
Initially, he watched his sister suffer through chronic and debilitating back pain and multiple surgeries that provided no relief. Then he met a wonderful chiropractor who educated him on the true innate healing abilities of the body and mind. Finally, he was able to overcome his own anxiety and insomnia issues with the help of acupuncture. This final experience with acupuncture was so profound (not to mention, extremely intriguing), that Dr. Wegmann knew this healing art would now be a main focus on his life path.
After finishing his Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Central College in Pella, Iowa, Dr. Wegmann went on to complete a four-year doctoral program at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His education took him to Jinan, China where he completed an intensive clinical internship at a teaching hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine.
For 10 years Dr. Wegmann operated Calgary Acupuncture Centre in the Marda Loop district. In 2020, his practice evolved, bringing him to care for patients at, and help operate, Vibe Health & Spine in Calgary's West Hillhurst community. His practice is dedicated to helping others achieve more balance and freedom in life through the use of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Wegmann's passion is working with patients to help them overcome physical and emotional challenges and rediscover joy and ease in life. His growing practice is balanced with quality time at home and outdoors with his wife and three sons.
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Vibe Health & Spine
1918 Kensington Rd. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3R5
Acupuncture treatment hours
Monday 11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Phone receptionist hours
Monday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm