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Meet Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim is a passionate practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. She holds a diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and certificate in Acupressure Therapy from Mount Royal University. 

Her practice and passion focuses on helping people through the struggle of depression and the angst of anxiety. She also specializes in anxiety and depression in children, youth, and adults.

My Story

Welcome! And thank you so much for checking out my website. My name is Kim Dunlop, my patients call me “Dr. Kim”, and I am a passionate practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Many moons ago, I was an aspiring actor, pounding the pavement, looking for work on the stage or screen. Due to some health issues, this particular dream of mine was not meant to be. However, this is not the end of my story. While Hollywood did not hold a place for me there was something even better and brighter waiting for me in the wings. Believe it or not, my health challenges were actually a blessing in disguise. It was because of these health challenges that I was introduced to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Amazed by what acupuncture was doing for my body and my health, I became intrigued by just what the heck my acupuncturist was doing and why he was doing it. So I started asking questions. And he shared many answers. Insights like there was too much heat in my body, that I was blood deficient, and that my liver was excessive. And I thought to myself, “My liver is too what?” And although these terms seemed odd and unfamiliar, I trusted my acupuncturist as he’d been getting such great results for me. I understood that although the language of Chinese Medicine was not as familiar to me as Western Medicine concepts that there must be something to it because I just felt too darn good after my treatments.

These feelings of well-being led to a natural curiosity about learning more. I absolutely fell in love with the theory of Chinese Medicine. So much of it made complete sense to me. I could also see how certain lifestyle habits and patterns had led to my ill health. We live in a time where busy is literally a dis-ease within our society. There is such an affliction of gotta do, gotta be, and gotta have more. And I was particularly fond of being busy, busy, busy. Until my body finally said no more.

With the onset of my health challenges, I learned the value of convalescence, rest, and nourishing one’s spirit. Chinese Medicine encourages a life lived in balance – with time for work, rest, and play. I made a course correction, with the help of my acupuncturist, and I am thrilled to say I’ve been basking in good health for many years now. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine were life changing for me, and I strive to have that same impact in my patients’ lives. I would truly be honoured if you chose to work with me in learning how to nourish your body, mind, and spirit with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

I walked the path of healing, now I want to take you on that journey.

I am a registered acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I hold a diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as a diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. The focus of my practice is depression and anxiety, as well as helping women alleviate menopausal symptoms. I also had the pleasure of getting my Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Calgary, as well as a certificate in Acupressure Therapy from Mount Royal University.

In my spare time, I’m dancing up a storm in my living room, playing squash, or reveling in my other passion, which is writing. Life pursuits that are still on my bucket list include publishing a book, traveling, and helping to promote acupuncture and Eastern Medicine to become a mainstream method of medicine.

Testimonials

I was throwing up several times a day for about 2 years and couldn’t make heads or tails of it. Went through all sorts of medical testing and then I finally figured out it was probably anxiety linked to my depression. Well, I certainly wasn’t going to go back on meds (I hate them) and I tried everything: seeing a therapist regularly, an exercise regime, yoga etc. It wasn’t until I started seeing Dr. Kim for acupuncture that I finally stopped vomiting. I was scared at first, I mean needles are pretty scary, but Dr. Kim is so passionate about her work, and spends an enormous amount of time researching and crafting individual treatments. So it has now been a couple years since I have vomited, and I still feel good enough to not take depression meds. Overall, acupuncture with Dr. Kim has been a great addition to my overall health

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My boyfriend and I have been seeing Dr. Kim now for almost a year! We each have our own symptoms we are working on. He has noticed a significant change with his restless arm syndrome, therefore benefitting his sleep patterns. Acupuncture is the only thing that has helped this. I have noticed a decrease in stress levels after my treatments! She is a wonderful practitioner and has great health/diet recommendations to adjunct acupuncture!

Sandra Oxtoby, BKin, MScPT

July 7, 2016

I started to see Kim a few months ago and differences I’ve seen have been remarkable. Among other ailments that Kim has treated me for was a pain in my elbow. It was stopping me from being able to do many things. It took one treatment and I haven’t felt the pain since. Amazing.

Martin Silbernagel

May 7, 2018

Initially went to Dr. Kim for menopausal hot flashes. Compressed 10 visits prior to an overseas vacation. Happy to report not one hot flash while away! Now continuing with herbal supplements and she is able to help with other health and physical issues
Thank you Dr. Kim

Rhonda Ross

April 6, 2018

Went into to see Dr. Kim with some nerve issues from an old back injury that now is affecting my foot. Had several weeks of pain with little sleep. After a few sessions, I am feeling so much better, sleeping, and pain-free. Dr. Kim has a real passion for her profession.

Brenn Whitter

June 24, 2019

Dr. Kim is a very gifted and talented Healer. I began my healing journey with her many years ago with Reiki treatments, and was thoroughly impressed. I have regular Acupuncture treatments with Dr. Kim, and she has helped me in so many ways. Her warm personality and top notch skills have helped me with a variety of issues. I highly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone who is looking for effective and intuitive healing.

Michelle Pierce

January 25, 2018

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