Toronto Family Acupuncture

JoAnn L Alafriz, R.Ac

Bio

“In our society, there is a great disconnect between our body and minds. We push ourselves so hard that we become chronically ill, yet we are unaware. We ignore the pain, accept the headaches and make light of our stress. To become well, we have to work at it. It feels good to feel good.”

JoAnn Alafriz received both her Shiatsu (1997) and Acupuncture (2008) Diplomas with High Honours, from the Shiatsu School of Canada (SSC) and Acupuncture Institute. She is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and the Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (CSCMA).

Currently, JoAnn is an instructor and supervisor at the SSC and Acupuncture Institute where she teaches Shiatsu and supervises the Acupuncture Student Clinic.

JoAnn currently offers her services at PWA and Friends for Life Bike Rally. Providing Acupuncture and Shiatsu to those clients and riders as needed.

Home care, nutritional counseling, and body awareness are an essential part of your treatment. Modalities that can also be included during treatment are: aromatherapy, reflexology, tui-na, moxibustion and cupping.

JoAnn’s philosophy is that Body Awareness leads to Body Wellness. Her goal: to bring clients an awareness of body patterns and instill lifestyle changes to bring about wellness. Treatments are specific to your needs; exploring the root cause, breaking adverse patterns and introducing healthy ones.

“In our society, there is a great disconnect between our body and minds. We push ourselves so hard that we become chronically ill, yet we are unaware. We ignore the pain, accept the headaches and make light of our stress. To become well, we have to work at it. It feels good to feel good.”

Outside of practice JoAnn loves spending time being active. In her spare time you can find her knitting, kayaking, camping, cycling or indoor climbing.

JoAnn brings compassion, support and warmth to her treatments. She encourages her clients to channel the healing power of their bodies and feel the best ever.