To The Point Acupuncture

 

Kari Pettersen

Owner and Founder 

R.Ac

Kari is a  Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).

She graduated from Grant MacEwan University and shortly after returned home to Grande Prairie. She started her business in 2012 and has been practicing in the Grande Prairie for 8 years; she is looking forward to expanding her business in the future. 

Kari has a passion for travel, adventure and connecting with others. After high school she worked in the service industry while attending Grande Prairie Regional College and traveling around the world. It was through travel that she experienced the healing capabilities of acupuncture. While surfing in Nicaragua, she was stung in the arm by a stingray, resulting in nerve damage and  debilitating pain. After a year of taking medication the pain was still fluctuating so she decided to seek out other therapies. Acupuncture helped ease her pain to the point that she could get off her nerve medication and after 10 treatments the pain was gone. It was through her own experience with acupuncture that led her to continue on that path to a career. 

Forever a student, she has several certificates in sports medicine acupuncture as well as fertility and hormonal acupuncture. Her goal to continue her education to become more specialized in obstetrics, gynecology and fertility in 2020. She is currently taking the A to Z Guide to Using Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth Course and plans to take 2 more additional fertility courses this year.  In addition to acupuncture courses, she has also completed a certificate in Tuina Massage and Moxibustion for Menstrual Issues. Having had her own hormonal issues in the past she is passionate about helping others overcome hormonal issues and to help them achieve their dreams of having a family. 

"Acupuncture has so much to offer and I can not wait to share that with you"