Our Registered Acupuncturists
Paul Marchinko, R. Ac
Paul Marchinko is a graduate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture (Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and has been working as an Acupuncturist since 2007. To improve patient quality of life, Paul combines into a holistic practice the ancient fundamentals of TCM with the precision of the Western medical system. At Massage Addict, Paul specializes in pain management. In TCM, pain can be the result of internal, external and emotional disturbances to the nervous system. Using both acupuncture and acupressure (Tui Na Massage), Paul targets both the muscles and nervous system to heal pain. Whether one has stomach pain, headaches or body pain, acupuncture is an asset to one’s pain management regime and it contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
Ashleigh Worley, R. Ac
Ashleigh Worley is a Registered Acupuncturist, who decided to study Chinese Acupuncture at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine. She enrolled in the program after seeing the positive impact cosmetic acupuncture has on the skin. After starting her studies, cosmetic acupuncture was just the tip of the iceberg. Ashleigh has helped people with digestive issues, sleep disorders, emotional disorders, stress, pre and post surgery preparation and pain management including headaches, migraines, painful menstruation and muscular skeletal related complications.
Quite often in the area of managing pain, Ashleigh also likes to include cupping in her treatments. Cupping is an ancient modality used to treat Qi and Blood stagnation which can be caused by trauma, surgery and repetitive movement. It feels great, and is a great way promote free flow of Qi and blood, and if you would like to include it in your treatment for balance, just let her know.
Ashleigh absolutely loves what she does and it reflects very well in her treatments. She feels so grateful seeing patients feeling better than when they first came in, and that they have trusted her to help along the way.