nahid acupuncture clinic offers traditional chinese and laser treatments in saskatoon

nahid mobini, who was a medical doctor in iran and an acupuncturist in china before moving to saskatoon, has opened an acupuncture clinic on 8th street

businesses and non-profit organizations regularly open and move in saskatoon. today the starphoenix talks to nahid mobini who opened nahid acupuncture clinic.
mobini, who has lived in saskatoon for the past eight years, graduated as a medical doctor in iran three decades ago and practised as a family doctor and in an emergency room in iran before graduating with an acupuncture degree in china 20 years ago. her medical background had helped her as she practised acupuncture in iran for 13 years, and since arriving in saskatoon. she was pleased to open her acupuncture clinic on 8th street last year, and also has experienced staff that provide nutrition and esthetics services in a well-rounded effort to provide comprehensive treatments for her clients.
 owner nahid mobini at nahid acupuncture clinic on 8th street in saskatoon.
owner nahid mobini at nahid acupuncture clinic on 8th street in saskatoon. heywood yu / saskatoon starphoenix
q: what made you decide to open nahid acupuncture clinic?

a: when i moved to canada i got my acupuncture licence and i’ve been working as an acupuncturist here. i was working in a clinic in saskatoon, but i wanted the ability to serve more people. that’s why i decided to open my own clinic in the last year. so i am doing different types of acupuncture — laser acupuncture, traditional acupuncture, cupping and we have a nutritionist in my clinic. this helps to give better results because of acupuncture and a healthy diet.

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i didn’t have time enough and i didn’t have space enough for all my patients at the other clinic. so i opened my own clinic — i’m open longer and i’m very happy. i’ve seen more and more people, and when they get their treatment they refer their friends and family.
q: for those not familiar with it, what is acupuncture?

a: acupuncture is a treatment for most health and wellness issues. it aims to balance the energy and blood flow throughout the body. acupuncture is part of traditional chinese medicine. it’s an alternative medicine with single use needles to stimulate acupuncture points, which increases the blood flow and causes a release of endorphins and serotonin into the body which helps remove inflammation and pain. for different people and different health issues, we choose different acupoints for the needles. the combination of points are very, very important.

acupuncture is a very effective, non-invasive treatment to help increase the healing process. people are all different but in my experience, most people are feeling much different after six to eight treatments.
 owner nahid mobini at nahid acupuncture clinic in saskatoon.
owner nahid mobini at nahid acupuncture clinic in saskatoon. heywood yu / saskatoon starphoenix
q: what kinds of illnesses does acupuncture help treat?

a: acupuncture is used for migraines, muscle and body aches, depression, anxiety, addiction, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, lumbago, osteoarthritis, fatigue, circulatory problems, ingestion issues, insomnia, sinusitis, sciatica and many more issues. it will also help with weight gain and weight loss.

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we cannot say that acupuncture treats completely but it can help to reduce symptoms and pain, and helps to increase the quality of life. i have lots of patients that come for stress, anxiety and depression. it helps a lot.
q: how does laser acupuncture differ from traditional chinese acupuncture?

a:  laser acupuncture is done with low-level lasers, also known as “cold lasers”, as they don’t produce any heat. compared to traditional chinese acupuncture, it’s new. the laser is for people who don’t want to use the needles or for people who are very sensitive to the needles. we use a laser for a few minutes. it’s not invasive and it’s safe.

laser acupuncture uses the same concept as traditional acupuncture by targeting different body points to relieve a variety of symptoms. low-level lasers reduce inflammation, decrease pain, improve circulation, and even help with cell regeneration. 
q: can traditional acupuncture sometimes be uncomfortable or painful?

a: some people will feel a little bit of a pinch when the needles go in. but then when they have the needle, they feel comfortable. i have lots of patients that fall asleep during the treatment.

q: what sets you apart from other acupuncture clinics?

a: our mission is to help you become the healthiest version of yourself. i also have a nutritionist and an esthetician on staff. i want to help people to be more healthy and happy.



i studied as a medical doctor (in iran) and an acupuncturist (in china and canada) i have knowledge in medicine and acupuncture. if my patients come in with different conditions, i understand. i use both the acupuncture knowledge and the medicine knowledge. and then i know about the anatomy, and which points are most safe and most effective. i make the best treatment plan.
q: how can people book appointments?

a: for their first treatment, we prefer people to call and book. but after their first treatment, people can book their appointments online .

this interview has been edited and condensed.
nahid acupuncture clinic

owner : nahid mobini
address:  3421 – 8th street east, unit 103b
hours: monday, wednesday and friday, noon to 6:30 p.m.; tuesday and thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; saturday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; sunday closed.
phone:  306-954-8989

 owner nahid mobini at nahid acupuncture clinic in saskatoon.
owner nahid mobini at nahid acupuncture clinic in saskatoon. heywood yu / saskatoon starphoenix
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