Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program

Neurofunctional Treatment of Pain with Movement Disorders

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Amanda Barone
Licensed Acupuncturist (DAc/TCM)
Amanda Merenda is a Registered Acupuncturist and Certified Kinesiologist. She began her studies in the health field at York University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. With a keen interest in health prevention, rehabilitation and functional restoration, Amanda expanded her knowledge base at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was here that Amanda began to appreciate health from a holistic point of view and realized the benefits of assessing the patient’s complete physical, functional, emotional and visceral health. With this approach, Amanda is able to create treatment plans specific to each individual’s needs and address numerous health conditions at the same time. After learning traditional acupuncture, Amanda decided to study from a different perspective and enrolled in the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. Here she was able to understand the effectiveness and benefits of acupuncture from a scientific, evidence-based approach. She now incorporates both traditional and medical acupuncture techniques into all her treatments. Amanda is also a Certified Kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association. She understands the importance of physical activity in the prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance of one’s health and includes this component into her treatment plans. Amanda focuses a great deal of her time on patient education and awareness of proper body mechanics, stretching and strengthening and posture correction. Amanda is committed to improving the lives of all her patients and believes that a strong practitioner-patient relationship is a key element to achieving this. Amanda is Registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) as well as the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in British Columbia (CTCMA BC). She is also a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO). Amanda is also trained in Acudetox with the National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA).

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Best Health Acupuncture
2174 Major Mackenzie Dr.
L6A 3Y8
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