The Professional Website of Genevieve BoyerRegistered Acupuncturist and Craniosacral Therapist
Genevieve Boyer is a registered acupuncturist in Edmonton who also practices Upledger Craniosacral Therapy and prescribes Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is passionate about guiding and empowering people of all ages and walks of life toward better health. Her treatments are informed by classical Chinese medical theories, Chinese and Japanese approaches to treatment, and a solid understanding of western physiology and anatomy. Genevieve takes an integrative approach to wellness. Her treatments may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy and Reiki, as appropriate and within the comfort level of the patient. She also offers diet and lifestyle advice to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the treatments when applicable.
Genevieve particularly enjoys helping families to conceive, supporting women through pregnancy, and working with children to give them a strong foundation for a lifetime of health. She has extensive training in fertility enhancement (see Qualifications, below) and was the first acupuncturist in Edmonton to become a board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She also has specialized training for working with pregnant women and children in both acupuncture and craniosacral therapy, and through her training in Shonishin she can provide needle-free acupuncture treatments to children who are nervous of needles. (please see below for more information about Genevieve’s background and qualifications)
Genevieve Boyer, RAc, BSc, FABORM
“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” Hippocrates
Genevieve entered university after high school intending to apply for medical school after completing the necessary undergraduate courses. In the meantime she chose to pursue a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Zoology because of her interest in physiology (the internal workings of the body) and ecology (the workings of the environment around us).
Through the course of her degree and through numerous interactions with medical doctors in relation to her own minor health complaints, she realized that she was more drawn to natural and preventative medicine than she was to prescribing medications or performing surgery. Though she absolutely recognized the value in medications and surgery, she discovered that she really wanted to be involved in a different aspect of the healing journey. She desired to be part of a healing system that could recognize and correct even minor imbalances in the body before they became major problems and that could use the body’s own resources for healing.
Genevieve spent years empowering her own healing—recognizing food sensitivities, cleaning up her diet, practicing yoga, and looking after her own mental and spiritual health—before she discovered acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Once she had received a few treatments and felt the health benefits, she educated herself about the concepts and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The way that this form of medicine addressed the interaction of people with their environment, recognized even minor imbalances in the body, and used the body’s own resources for healing really appealed to her. She realized she had found the healing system that she was looking for. The next year she enrolled in the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University, and she has been committed ever since to continuing her education in this field.
Once Genevieve started practicing acupuncture, she had the opportunity to receive craniosacral therapy treatments from a colleague. She was so impressed by the results that she decided to become trained in craniosacral therapy as well, to add it to the treatments she offers. Around the same time, she decided to complete her Reiki training and become a Reiki Master, to further enhance the results of her treatments and better serve her patients.
Genevieve graduated from the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University in 2006 with Distinction. Prior to her acupuncture training she completed a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree at the University of Alberta.
Registered Acupuncturists in Alberta are required to complete 25 hours of continuing education per year. Many years Genevieve has completed over 100 hours of continuing education per year—over four times what is required! All because she is committed to providing you with the best care possible!
Here are some of the courses she has completed:
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Foundations of Chinese Medical Herbology with Bob Flaws
Treatment of Knotty Diseases with Classic Formulas with Sharon Weizenbaum
Graduate Mentorship Program in Classical Herbal Medicine with Sharon Weizenbaum (in progress)
Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Treatment of Infertility: The Complete Course with Jane Lyttleton
The Fertile Soul Reproductive Training Seminar with Randine Lewis
Fertility Acupuncture with Zita West
Western Reproductive Endocrinology: The Complete Course with Dr. Paul Magarelli
Optimizing Ovarian Reserve with Brandon Horn and Wendy Yu
Acupuncture Strategies to Dramatically Improve IVF Success with Brandon Horn and Wendy Yu
Men’s Health and Fertility with Peter Deadman
Treatment of Male Infertility: An Integrative TCM Approach with Chris Axelrad
Erectile Dysfunction and Chinese Medicine with Peter Deadman
The Fertility Patient and Thyroid Autoimmune Disease with Leslie Oldershaw
Integrative Fertility Symposium 2015
Early Pregnancy Acupuncture with Debra Betts
Obstetric Acupuncture with Debra Betts
Obstetric Acupressure with Debra Betts
Shonishin Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture with Raven Lang
Spotlight on Children’s Health: Treating Pediatric Ailments Using Chinese Medicine with David Allen
Other Traditional Oriental Medicine Courses
Japanese Acupuncture with Kiiko Matsumoto
Yuan Qi Classical Acupuncture with Suzanne Robidoux
Scalp Acupuncture for Neurological Conditions with Suzanne Robidoux
The Essence of Essence with David Bray
Qigong for Common Patterns in Chronic Disease with Christian Nix
Shen Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong Healing Form with Li Junfeng
Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2
Craniosacral Therapy for Pediatrics
Craniosacral Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing
Craniosacral Therapy for the Immune Response
Reiki Level 1
Reiki Level 2
Reiki Level 1 & 2 Audit
Reiki Master Level
Last updated December 2015
Genevieve was the first acupuncturist in Edmonton to complete the requirements to become a board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. To find out more about what is required to gain this title, please visit the ABORM website.
Genevieve was selected to be one of the acupuncture providers for the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Trial at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. For more information about the trial, please visit the Complementary and Alternative Research and Education website
Genevieve also works at the Acupuncture Teaching Clinic at MacEwan University as a clinical supervisor.
Genevieve was valedictorian of her graduating year in the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University.
Genevieve was awarded the Louise McKinney Scholarship in 2004 for her exceptional academic achievement in the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University, and was also the recipient of other scholarships and bursaries, including the Rutherford Scholarship and the William Rowan Memorial Award.
Last updated December 2015