Anxious? In Pain?

What is CHIP

The Complementary Health Integration Project (CHIP) is a public-funded initiative focused on providing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) services and expanding research on the effectiveness of such services in improving
pain management, mental health, and addiction-related health issues.

Alberta residents under the age of 24 or above 55 may be qualified to receive CAM treatments free of charge.

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.


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