Welcome to TLC Acupuncture – Now Triada Health Ottawa

Triada Health Ottawa (THO) was founded in 2019 by an acupuncturist (me!), a chiropractor (Dr. Courteney Werner), and a massage therapist (Alyssa Gregory). Triada is proud to be a business owned and run by women. 

The founding therapists have over 25 years of experience providing excellent health care in the complimentary alternative sector.

At THO, we aim to provide the best quality care to our clients and patients. We believe in personalized, patient centered, evidence based care. It is our mission to become the destination for acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy in the Nepean and Barrhaven communities. We have already served the community for years and are excited to branch into the established Arlington Woods area.

So Acupuncture, what does it treat?

The simple answer is most EVERYTHING can be improved or resolved using acupuncture.

Acupuncture can treat:

  • FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE * Temporarily unavailable due to COVID

Located in Nepean

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About Tracey

Tracey Crocker MS, R.Ac, R.TCMP (Acupuncturist and Herbalist) received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in North Carolina. As a school rooted in the teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine, she was fortunate to study with 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffery Yuen.

Prior to her career in Chinese Medicine, Tracey earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biology followed by a decade of research related in global climate change, plant & soil science and toxicology at Duke University.

It was during this time that Tracey began to explore holistic therapies for her own health goals, eventually exchanging her lab coat for acupuncture needles and Chinese herbs. She is very passionate in the melding of both eastern and western medical concepts in your healing journey!

Interests include women’s health (including menstrual irregularities, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause), pain, anxiety, depression, stress, digestive disorders, and insomnia just to name a few.

Tracey is licensed with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Additional Training:

–> Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Certification

–> NADA protocol (Addiction, PTSD, Anxiety)

–> Dr. Tan Balance Method: Acupuncture 1-2-3

Chinese Medicine Services Offered



Acupuncture works with three fundamental principles; it reduces INFLAMMATION, increases CIRCULATION and alleviates PAIN. It does so by activating the blood, fluids, nerves and energy along the channels that traverse the length of the body. Research shows stimulating effects on the central nervous system triggering the release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These changes may alter our experience of pain via the release of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and natural opioids or speed up the healing process via the release of immune system cells. By affecting the neurotransmitters and neurohormones of the body, acupuncture can have broad impacts on nerve impulses, organ function, and mental health as well. Acupuncture truly offers a full spectrum of healing!!

chinese herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine

Used as a powerful addition to acupuncture, or as stand-alone therapy, herbal medicine provides a means to improve your health on a daily basis. Whether they are used to build internal strength over the long term or to clear out excess issues like colds and flu, phlegm or acute pain, taking herbs is truly an investment in your health. Formulas are selected based on the unique patterns YOU present and are offered in the form of tea pills or powdered granules for your convenience.


cupping therapy


As one of the oldest therapies in the world, cupping utilizes gentle suction to draw out non-circulating stagnant blood (as well as lymph, cellular debris, toxins, and sticky fluids) from the body, bringing them up to the surface and away from the site of injury. This movement brings healthy circulation to the affected area, thus creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery.

Cupping can leave marks which indicate that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface, but these marks are NOT bruises and fade within 2-6 days, fading more with each progressive treatment. Cupping is effective for a variety of ailments including but not limited to; muscle pain, edema, phlegm in the lungs, and the onset of colds and flus.

Facial Rejuvenation

Rejuvenate your appearance naturally! Diminish wrinkles, regenerate skin cells and give your collagen a boost with facial lymphatic drainage and acupuncture.

Each treatment begins with gentle facial cupping to distribute blood and nutrients throughout the face. This is followed by tiny facial needles that are used to focus repair into the weakened lines of the face and whole body acupuncture to focus on the underlying imbalances that have contributed to visible signs of aging. 

You will leave feeling amazing and your skin will be glowing! Individuals notice visible improvements after about 3 treatments, however lasting results tend to come after a 10-12 treatment course that need only be repeated every 2-5 years.

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