The Huatuo Clinic is excited to announce the Society Health Integration Project (SHIP). This research project is in collaboration with the Alberta College of Acupuncture, the University of Calgary, and the Alberta Government with the intention of helping Albertans. The goal of SHIP is to provide an innovated approach to aid Albertans facing challenged in areas of mental health, acute and chronic pain, and malaise impacting overall wellness. This is approach uses Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) services with Conventional Medicine to achieve recovery and improve economic participation. 

What are CAM services? 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) refers to medical practices that are not part of conventional medical care. Such treatments include acupuncture, dietary therapy, and mind-body therapies.  

Numerous scientific studies worldwide have showcased the beneficial outcomes of CAM when integrated with Conventional Medicine as an effective hybrid strategy in addressing conditions such as chronic pain and mental health. The recent CHIP Program showed 78% of participant pain decreased in addition to a decrease in depression and stress. Studies have also established the positive impact of CAM on quality of life and its merit as preventive medicine. 

SHIP provides a great opportunity to Albertans ages 14 to 55, to participate in research project that uses CAM services. 

A Dedicated Team 

Our practitioners worked with patients in the CHIP program that led to the stunning results which showed how impactful CAM treatments can be. Our team is honoured to be working with the SHIP participants in creating positive impact.  Huatuo Clinic looks forward to advancing health and research while improving health and social recovery for the economic inclusivity of our community.    

If you believe that you or someone you know could benefit from and would be interested in participating, please visit for more information.  

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