"One twenty minute treatment from Daniel last summer for headaches (which had been occurring daily for at least 6 weeks) and it has not returned since. I've also been witness to Alana's caring for others; it's beautiful to see someone who is truly in her element. Thank you for your compassion, the world needs people like you."
-Marie-Therese Couturier Fournier
"I highly recommend "Eastern Spirit". With a combination of acupuncture, meditation strategies, learning to release what no longer serves us, in addition to other calming techniques, Alana has definitely put me on the path to wellness regarding my anxiety and panic attacks. Many thanks! :)"
"I really love how subtle and powerful this form of energy work is! Daniel put some needles in my ears and in my third eye (I think), and left me on my own for awhile. I felt my whole body relax and easily slip into a meditative state. When he came back, he took time to work a few points on a knee issue I've been having (which is healing really well!), and he answered questions I had about working with energy, etc. I highly recommend both Alana and Daniel!! Alana had worked with me last summer when they were at the Shediac Market introducing themselves to the community, and I was kind of blown away with how powerful that session was (I was in intense pain at the time - the relief was amazing). Gentle, intuitive, so very present and open - if you're looking for acupuncture work, come see Alana and Daniel!"
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for the exceptional care I have received from Alana since beginning treatments with her a year ago. I can honestly say that I have found more insight & more healing in the past year than I had in the previous 10 years of searching for answers to my health concerns. The combination of her extensive knowledge, remarkable intuition and obvious passion for helping others makes her a true healer. THANK YOU Alana <3"
"I am 37 years old and about two years ago I woke up with severe lower back pain that just would not go away. I had always been physically strong with lots of energy, but also a lot of anxiety. I tried everything I could think of including: massage therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, TCM and every drug that my doctor could think of that might help me.
I met Alana at the Riverview wellness fair in October 2013. I had received acupuncture treatments in the past with no noticeable results, so I was skeptical about her treatment helping me with my pain.
I got more relief from that one short sample treatment then I had experienced in the two years of pain and my anxiety was better than it had ever been that I can remember. I have never before had anyone look at everything that was a problem for me no matter how big or small it is seen as a factor in the overall picture of health and I am forever grateful to her for this.
I highly recommend Eastern Spirit Acupuncture to anyone with any problem they may have. The staff is very professional and highly trained in the art of healing. Even if you think that your problem is one of those problems that you can't get help with... check with Alana or Daniel to see if they may be able to help. It might change your life like it has changed mine."
- Barbara Sweeney
"I can't even put in to words what Alana has done for me; I've been seeing her regularly for only 3 months now and she has taken me from losing hope that I would ever recover to being well on my path of recovery. I am full of hope and enthusiasm to continue my journey <3"
- Diane MacDonald
"I tried a mini ear acupuncture session with Alana at a holistic fair and noticed immediately how relaxed and energized that 10-15 minute session made me feel. I immediately booked an appointment for a full session and consultation. Chinese medicine has always interested me.
I was so impressed by the expert knowledge and guidance that Alana provided to help me with low iron-blood symptoms. I felt confident in the treatment plan provided and appreciated the support Alana provided in discussing simple options that could be incorporated into my daily lifestyle.
I noticed within a week that the acupuncture and the Chinese herbs made a noticeable difference. I continued with acupuncture treatments for maintenance and now continue more for the wonderful feeling of balance and lightness that acupuncture provides me.
Alana and Daniel feel it is important to educate as well as treat the client. I highly recommend them to family, friends and clients."
- Tammy McCullough
"I have had lots of success at this clinic in Shediac with the treatments of my general health and well-being. For example, after having very little or no success with physio or chiro, a back injury was treated with success by alternating Chinese medicine and massotherapy. If you are willing to try something new and you have an open mind, this is a good alternative or complementary approach to traditional medicine. Don't knock it till you've tried it."
"Several years ago I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia by my family doctor, and a couple of years later, the same diagnosis from a rheumatologist. Every single joint in my body has been x-rayed. Of course, no inflammation or anything else was found. I was given medication and told to keep swimming in warm water. Done. I had no interest in the medication due to the side effects, but kept on swimming as best as I could.
I was tired, in pain, stiff, my brain was foggy, I was most likely depressed. I was also 32, mother of two young boys and a wanna-be farmer. By the time I met Alana, I was "half dead" from having worked in our garden all season long. I was scared and frustrated that my own body was getting in the way of my dream.
I first came to see Alana in November 2012 with persistent pain in my left calf. All I was expecting from her was to help with the pain. I got sat down with a cup of tea and before I knew it, I was on a journey…
The change was slow. Two steps forward, one step back. Acupuncture, cupping, energy work, applying heat, and Chinese herbs. Those were the easy ones and the "two steps forward." Working on resolving issues past and present, this was the step back. This was and still is the hardest challenge for me to work through. I often wished that few well-placed needles would magically fix everything! The needles and all the other tools helped a great deal - I have much less pain - I can sleep at night! I am not feeling so low and foggy, but… none of that lasts unless I do the work of resolving, accepting… In my view, that was and still is Alana's greatest challenge in my case. We / I get comfortable with our fears, angers and bad habits. It is scary to see who we might be without them. Progress was slow and hard to see (for me). It took a "fibro day" here and there to really see the difference.
It took a while, but Alana did manage to convince me to make some dietary changes. It has made a world of difference with my pain, which is mostly gone.
I know that our work is not done yet, but I have a hope now that I didn't have before. I can see the change and for most part I can see the issues I still need to overcome.
I really admire Alana's resourcefulness, her persistence and most of all her patience."
"J'ai suivi des sessions pour faire déclencher le travail d'accouchement. J'ai adoré mon expérience. Merci Alana."
-Michelle Comeau Gallant
"Alana a été une belle découverte sur mon cheminement... Elle a su intuitivement ce que j'avais exactement besoin a chacun de mes rendez-vous. Elle m'a partagé ses connaissances pour que je puisses les appliquer dans ma vie. Elle a un sens de l'écoute incroyable. C'est absolument revitalisant d'aller voir Alana!! J'ai la sensation de flotter après mon rendez-vous... Merci Alana xoxo"
"À la clinique Eastern Spirit le service est bilingue, professionnel et amical.
Alana est compréhensive; elle a pris le temps de me parler de l’importance d’aller àla cause du problème. Elle n’a pas porté de jugement. Le traitement pour les hémorroïdes a été très efficace.
Je suis contente de connaitre Alana; c’est une personne gentille. Je recommande ses soins d’acupunctures.
Merci Alana, de ta disponibilité."
- Mariane Bertin
"Je tiens à vous partager mon expériences suite à mes visites à la clique d'Eastern Spirit de Shediac, car celle-ci m'a aider à équilibrer ma vie. Je suis une personne qui crois ce qu'elle voit et croyez-moi qu'après avoir vécu ces expériences, je crois en leur capacité!
Tout d'abord, il faut que je dise que j'ai été affecté par l'asthme la plus grande majorité de ma vie et que c'est maintenant dans la trentaine, avec tout le stress, que j'ai décidé de passer à l'action et d'essayer une autre forme de médecine que celle vers laquelle je m'étais précédement tournée pour résoudre à mes problèmes. Je me suis aussi foulé la cheville (toujours sensible) et eut des infections de sinus qui n'ont jamais vraiment bien guéries.
Lorsque je suis arrivée à la clinique, je me suis tout de suite sentie bienvenue et entourée de professionnels qui voulaient mon bien. Au lieu de me prescrire des barbituriques, on m'a écouté et questionné profondément. Non seulement je n'étais pas un numéro, mais ont s'est intéressé aux raisons profondes de certains de mes malaises. L'idée n'étais pas de faire de l'argent sur mon dos, ni d'atteindre un quota, mais plutôt de me guider pour m'équilibrer. Les traitements m'ont surpris. J'avais toujours entendu dire que l'acuponcture et toute cette classe de traitements pouvaient prendre longtemps avant de produire un effet réel. Pour moi, l'effet sur mes sinus a été presque immédiat. Mon asthme s'est graduellement amélioré et ma douleur à la cheville presque complètement disparue.
Je vous recommande fortement cette clinique. Non seulement ils offrent plusieurs services tels l'acuponcture (Alana Paul et Daniel Daigle), les herbes chinoises et autres, mais d'autres professionnels aussi chaleureux sont présents pour répondre à nos divers besoins.
Est-ce que je vais y retourné? Certainement!
Merci énormément pour vos bons soins Eastern Spirit!"
- Valérie Robichaud
“I had so much pain in my shoulder, I couldn’t even turn on a light switch. I went to see a massage therapist and she said she couldn’t help me anymore, but I still had pain in my shoulder. Then I tried a chiropractor and that didn’t help either. [The massage therapist] sent me to an acupuncturist (Alana Paul). She really helped me out. I’ve seen her 10 times now. First, she did only needles on me, then she tried [gua sha] scrapping,… cupping and needles, and now I can do whatever without pain.”
- Jean-Paul Goguen
"Alana is amazing at what she does. Very professional, willing to take time and discuss all questions and avenues, and entirely nonjudgmental about each person's place in their journey. Eastern Spirit has a wonderful, peaceful environment where each client can feel comfortable and ready to receive any and all healing offered. Thank you, Alana!"
- Verity Hamilton
"I highly recommend Eastern Spirit Acupuncture to anyone seeking true results. I was in a collision that left me quite limited physically with lots of discomfort and pain. My quality of life has improved drastically after receiving regular treatments. Your welfare is their top priority.
"I just want to say that I feel very grateful and blessed to have crossed paths with Eastern Spirit. I had intense shoulder, neck and arm pain that I thought I would have to live with the rest of my life. It was only getting worse. I took the chance and booked an appointment with Alana. She was able to do what massage, physio and osetopathy could not do - relieve my pain. After my first session of 'cupping,' my pain level went from a constant 8-9 down to a occasional 3-4. She worked diligently with me narrowing down the possible sources of my pain so that I could take care to prevent future injury to my body. She helped me to understand how I was stressing my muscles through incorrect posture, which after talking with her I began noticing a lot of ways that I was aggravating my muscles and joints. So now I can begin the healing journey of treating my body with the attention and kindness that it deserves. I want to live to a healthy and active 95 years old at least. I will return to Eastern Spirit for ongoing treatment well into my future. I would highly recommend Eastern Spirit to anyone who has any kind of ailment and thinks there is no hope. Believe me there is hope with Alana!"
"I could never say thank you enough for the help that I received from Alana. After waiting at the hospital for intense shoulder pain for 7 hours only to be ignored, then told to put ice on it and to just have no respect. Then to go see Alana and within 5 minutes telling me I had effects similar to hypothermia, and after a 1 hr and 1/2 treatment - wow almost no more pain. Also working with Alana for my sleeping disorder, which has improved by over 90% and we have moved into passed-life work. What more could I say other then AWESOME and THANK YOU :)"
"Thank you so much Alana and Daniel, you have helped our family in numerous ways! These guys can really help you no matter what your ailment! I've seen them during and after my pregnancy and our baby has benefited very much as well from their technique!"
"Never did I think acupuncture would work for a baby, was I ever wrong!! I've been bringing my 5 month old baby boy to see the wonderful Alana, and I can't get over the changes in two weeks!! My son was colicky, never content, never slept for naps during the day, to now taking several long naps a day, way more content and happy then before! I wish I would have tried this from birth. Thank you Alana, from a well rested family finally haha:)"
-Mirelle Aube Jackson