Hyacinth is a Doctor of Acupuncture in the Province of Alberta. She graduated from the MacEwan University Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program. She also completed an Internship at the Third Affiliated Hospital, Henan University of Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, China.
Acupuncture is an ancient treatment that has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with records dating more than 3,000 years. It is based on the concept that the body has the natural ability to heal itself. By inserting fine sterile disposable stainless steel needles at specific acupuncture points, the body is able to regulate its internal organs, structures, and functions in order to hasten the process of healing.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems, including allergies, respiratory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological problems, pain, stress, insomnia, disorders of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, childhood illnesses and other health concerns.
On your first visit, you will be asked questions regarding your symptoms, your health condition, and medical history. Your pulse and tongue may also be checked and assessed. A treatment plan will then be formulated based on the diagnosis. An initial treatment will be included at this appointment.
Hyacinth believes in treating the whole person, looking into her patients’ diet and lifestyle as part of the healing process. She treats a variety of conditions such as:
Besides acupuncture and Chinese herbs, she also uses other Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities such as cupping, Tui Na, Gua Sha, electro stimulation, and moxibustion therapy.
As a life-long learner, she is committed to expanding her knowledge to give patients better care. She has specialized training in:
Help your body heal itself the natural way.
I have numerous physical, mental and emotional challenges. I am on disability for a brain condition that affects all my other organ systems. Over the years, numerous medical doctors have either dismissed me or misdiagnosed me. I'm basically a "train wreck" and my co-morbidities make my case very complex and challenging to treat. (For example, what treats one condition is detrimental to one of my other conditions).
I was feeling very discouraged and defeated when I walked into Dr. Urrutia's treatment room. She patiently listened and then provided accurate, practical and realistic care. I was beyond impressed. I have been to numerous acupuncturists over three decades and she is one of the best! I was particularly encouraged when she treated my ADHD with just one strategic acupuncture point. Wow. Pure magic!
Over the course of three months, she has been able to treat all of my physical, mental and emotional conditions simultaneously during each session and work toward bringing my body back into balance. Her knowledge base is extensive and her skill level is exceptional. I am deeply grateful. It has been profoundly healing to experience
her calm demeanour and non-judgmental perspective. That is powerful medicine in itself!
I feel like I have won the lottery by finding her! She has "resuscitated" me and I'm now on my way to living an improved life instead of rapidly deteriorating. Thank you, Hyacinth, from the bottom of my brain!!
- R.W. (Edmonton, AB)
Hyacinth, calm and knowledgeable, has helped me realize the benefits of acupuncture. After 10 sessions of acupuncture the pressure/heaviness in my hips and legs was gone. Numbness in leg greatly improved. Sharp pain from newly diagnosed heel spur feels more like a dull ache. Thanks Hyacinth
I suffer from very bad nerve damage in my foot and lower leg and spent 2 years trying to regain strength and mobility with little success. Dr Hyacinth has been helping for a few months now and the rate of improvement is amazing!! I'm a long way from Usain Bolt still but she has improved my recovery dramatically. She is very attentive, listens carefully and adjusts each treatment to my current needs. She also creates a very relaxing environment with her calm attitude and friendly staff. She has helped me very very much and I couldn't thank her enough.
- Martin Ternowetsky
Hyacinth is very thorough and made me feel comfortable right from day one. My doctor recommended I give acupuncture a try after exhausting other treatments for my ribcage pain. I experienced results after only having two treatments. I would recommend Hyacinth Heals Acupuncture to anyone having pain and not getting results with treatment they are currently receiving.
- A Fischer
I have had upper back.pain for well.over 10 years. Tried IMS, physio, chiropractor and massage therapy. Some were temporary fixes but none completely eliminated my pain. I went to Hyacinth just looking for enough relief so I could live with the pain. My pain is completely gone. I would strongly recommend her, she is compassionate, caring and understanding.
- Dianne Murdoch
I’ve been seeing Hyacinth for several years for such things as pain control for osteoarthritis in the knees and other conditions.
My annual eye exam of 2019 revealed “moderate cataracts” in both eyes. The optometrist told me that at that time there was a one to two year wait for surgery. In 2020, I spoke with Hyacinth about the condition and opted to try micro acupuncture for the cataracts (see blog post). My optometrist was aware of and supportive of the treatment. PLEASE NOTE that NO needles are used in or around the eyes.
The end of the recommended treatment schedule coincided with my recall (eye) exam in the same year. I’m happy to report that the exam showed some improvement in one eye & the other eye has remained the same. I’ve had regular follow-up treatments with Hyacinth and have recently been able to go back to my pre-cataract glasses. Since we are all individuals, we will all respond differently to acupuncture or any treatment.
Hyacinth is a gifted and skillful practitioner who keeps up to date in her knowledge. I invite you to contact her for information on acupuncture.
- Sara Stewart
Hyacinth really does heal! She has helped me manage my chronic back pain from spondylolisthesis. Acupuncture has helped relieve the chronic aching and allowed me more freedom of movement and improved my sleep due to lack of pain when rolling over. She is kind and caring and celebrates your physical improvements with you. I highly recommend Hyacinth if you are struggling with chronic pain to enhance and medical therapy you are receiving.
- Lori Lehman
I had pain on my right shoulder blade that was so excruciatingly bad it made me cry. It happened every morning about 10 minutes after I woke up. My husband would massage it, I would take Oxycontin, nothing would touch the pain. I would suffer for an hour or more every morning. I went to Lacombe & had Cortisone injections 4 or 6 times with 10 to 12 shots, no relief. My family doctor said there was nothing he could do. I suffered for 2½ years.
I also had pain in my left hip (sometimes my right), for which I was seeing an orthopedic surgeon for hip replacement. I could only be on my feet in the kitchen for 10-12 minutes until I had unbearable pain and had to sit down. I had 6-8 Cortisone shots, it didn’t help.
After seeing Hyacinth Urrutia and having acupuncture & “jars” or cups applied to my hip & my back I have virtually no pain after 6 treatments. It simply is a miracle. I made butter tarts and was on my feet for three hours, I sat down when I was done & my feet & legs were tired but my hips were fine.
I no longer dread mornings. I have no more back pain, I want to tell everyone who is suffering what Hyacinth can do.
- Darlene Adams
I had put out my shoulder/arm pain level 10 at first, then a steady pain level 7 for 2 weeks. Chiropractor was able to fix my back and shoulder but I had a pinched nerve in my writing hand/arm that was veryyyyyy uncomfortable at work I saw Hyacinth and after the 2nd treatment I was able to feel my finger tips and my arm didn't hurt anymore. She is very kind and is there for the patient needs, a wonderful woman. She is so good I took my Mom to her because she could not feel her toes, they felt like wood; she had this condition for 3 years and the doctors said they couldn't do anything for her. After 3 treatments she could feel them again; which improved her walking. I definitely believe in acupuncture, I wouldn't have my daughter if I hadn't tried acupuncture.
- Lisa Coble
I have several issues stemming from Ehlers Danlos syndrome. I always feel physically better but also emotionally after having a session with Hyacinth. She has a calming presence and listens with the same caring presence.
- Carol Slivorski
Hyacinth is absolutely amazing!! She has helped me heal and move on from sexual trauma. I never would have thought that acupuncture could help. It never crossed my mind. Thank you Hyacinth you helped me gain my life back and I am now able to dream again!
I initially approached Hyacinth because I was searching for a holistic way to treat my pain and stress. Hyacinth helped me by providing professional diagnostics and treatment options. The results have been amazing! My pain levels dropped to a point where I no longer require pain medication and my stress levels have decreased significantly and feel manageable.
Hyacinth has made me feel comfortable from Day 1. I am so happy with her and how she has helped me that I travel 2 hours from my hometown on a regular basis just to see her.
My experience has been rewarding and empowering and I would recommend Hyacinth to anyone who needs pain and stress management.
I highly recommend going to Hyacinth for acupuncture treatment. I went to her for a few different issues and began seeing results immediately. I experienced improvements with every issue she treated me for, including major results with my stress levels and sleeping patterns. Hyacinth was always highly professional and thorough, including sending follow-up emails with further treatment advice.
Hyacinth is amazing. I've had pain at the back of my ribs for several years and my doctor had sent me for several tests. He recommended I use pain killers. Hyacinth was able to treat me and I no longer have this pain. I highly recommend you try acupuncture to relieve undiagnosed pain. It works wonders.
I have always had Spring allergies and never wanted to go outdoors to avoid trees and grass during this season. Spring has always been a dreaded time for me because I have never been able to function without taking antihistamines regularly. The side effect of drowsiness, always being thirsty and consequently always going to the washroom was a challenge each Spring. Last year, Hyacinth started working on me late in the Winter with acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. For the first time in many years, I was able go outside, and enjoy my time outdoors without anti-allergy medications. I am looking forward to the warmth and bloom of Spring now. I just need to make sure to see Hyacinth soon.
Acupuncture provided by Hyacinth has given me relief from the pain related to my multiple health issues. Hyacinth is very personable and was very quick to diagnose, recommend and concentrate treatments which were effective after only a few sessions. She is very dedicated to the task and focused on getting me the relief I needed. I have been able to minimize my medication for arthritis.
I have become very confident in Hyacinth's experience and knowledge. I am very pleased with the treatments she has provided me and I highly recommend her.
I am currently a cancer patient and an on a chemo regimen. Hyacinth was recommended to me for acupuncture. The results were amazing.
I could not eat regular foods. Everything tasted terrible. I was limited to very few foods.
Now, I can eat and enjoy everything. My sleep habits have improved and my energy level is almost normal again. I would recommend acupuncture for so many reasons. Without Hyacinth, I could not recover between my chemo treatments.
Call to book an appointment:
2018 Sherwood Drive, Suite 224, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5V3
08:00 a.m. – 03:30 p.m.
Park Place Chiropractic is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. You can call reception at these times to book an appointment.
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