Anxious? In Pain?

Thank you for your Interest in CHIP

Thank you for your interest in the Complementary Health Integration Project (CHIP). Our project ended on Feb 28, 2022, and we are no longer recruiting participants.

Our research team would like to thank you for your support and extend our gratitude to all participants for their contribution to this research project. We hope to continue to serve Albertans again in the near future.

If you wish to receive updates from CHIP (project results, research report etc.) or join our waiting list for future Complementary Health projects, please fill in the contact form.

CHIP Outcomes


Our Patient’s feedbacks

I have problems sleeping at night–don’t know if that’s stress related or 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.

CHIP Patient James*

This program definitely helped me. I work at home, so I always have 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 helped.

CHIP Patient Carol *

I have a 24/7 feeding tube and zero stomach. I have very complex 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.

CHIP Patient George*

*Patient has been assigned a different name to protect their identity

Our Focus

The COVID-19 pandemic brings long-lasting challenges to our healthcare system to meet the ever-increasing need for Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) services.

Our Program and Services

Complimentary CAM treatments

CHIP is a community-based health and research project. This study aims to explore how Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) could help people, especially following challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. CAM treatments—such as acupuncture, dietary therapy, and mind-body exercises— are well-established as reliable and beneficial methods of promoting individual and community health. CAM treatments in this study are structured in accordance with local and international clinical expertise and evidence, ensuring quality and safety of the highest degree.

University of Calgary
Alberta College of Acupuncture
Alberta Government


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