Acupuncture & Massage Therapy in Edmonton

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Welcome to Live by Design Acupuncture & Massage Health Centre in Edmonton

Live by Design Health Centre offers Japanese style of acupuncture and massage services in Edmonton, AB. Our team is comprised of experienced, registered professionals. We provide a complete body healing by identifying the true cause of health problems and restoring balance. We strive to bring relief to those who are suffering with issues that they have not been able to find true relief for ever before. Acupuncture and massage are natural therapeutic methods known for their ability to heal a wide variety of ailments.

We Specialize In:

  • headaches & migraines
  • dizziness & vertigo
  • stress & anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • neck stiffness and pain
  • pinched nerve syndrome
  • tennis & golf elbow
  • shoulder problems
  • sciatica & lower back pain
  • autoimmune disorders
  • digestive disorders
  • injuries & traumas
  • medically misdiagnosed health problems

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve your overall health and well-being, ensuring that you feel significantly better each time you walk out of our clinic. We strive to be attentive listeners, addressing all your concerns with compassion and professionalism. Once we have established the severity and intensity of your ailments, we will initiate the appropriate treatment protocol which will be adjusted as you progress through the healing process.

At the end of the day, our goal is to restore your health so you can live as freely as you were designed to.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments please call us on: (780) 443-0099 or fill out a contact request form below

    Our Services

    Live by Design Health Centre offers complete health restoration services to help you reach your full potential. You receive a comprehensive Japanese medical assessment and a detailed, individually tailored treatment plan to eliminate your ailments and get you back to your best possible self.



    Acupuncture involves the insertion of small needles into the surface of the skin. This stimulates your body’s nerve endings, which in turn initiates the brain to activate pain relieving and healing responses throughout your body.

    Massage Therapy


    Massage is an incredibly effective therapy that can be utilized to restore body mobility, flexibility, and well-being. As a therapeutic method, massage will benefit everyone who feels stressed, tired or suffer from stiffness and pain. Besides the pleasure of feeling more relaxed, the blood circulation will be improved allowing your whole body, including joints and limbs to be more flexible.

    Hara Diagnosis

    Hara Diagnoses

    “Hara” is a Japanese word meaning abdomen. The technique focusses mainly on palpation of your abdomen giving the practitioner a clear understanding of underlying issues and ability to address them accordingly.

    Cupping Therapy

    Cupping Therapy

    Cupping is an ancient modality of traditional medicine that effectively treats a wide variety of issues. Suction cupping provides muscle and fascia relaxation, as well as improves blood circulation.

    Our Facility

    You can find us in West Edmonton, at 15307-96 Avenue. Our clinic is easily accessible, with plenty of parking space available.

    Hours of Operation

    • TuesdayClosed
    • Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Monday Closed

    Ready to take back your health? Take the most important first step and book an appointment with us today!

    Our Team

    At Live by Design, we utilize multiple healing modalities to amplify healing and restoration. Our team works together, sharing diagnostic information and integrating varied skills to ensure each patient receives the most complete and effective treatment possible. Yelena and Valeri have been working together for many years. Their caring and attentive practice is sure to deliver a level of relief that you have never experienced before.

    Dr.Ac Yelena Grabko

    Registered Acupuncturist

    Yelena is a certified Advanced Japanese Style Acupuncturist. She received her degree from MacEwan University and has been actively practicing acupuncture ever since. Yelena has also completed a full Japanese medical diagnosis and hands-on practical study with master Japanese acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto — sensei. In addition, Yelena is an experienced certified life & health coach. She believes in the importance of empowering her patients to take control of their healing processes so they can achieve full restoration of their health and wellness.

    Valeri Grabko

    Registered Massage Therapist

    The massage therapy that Valeri performs utilizes a wide variety of different techniques to release fascia and muscle tension and restore flexibility and body function. He studied how to enable the body mobility from Eric Dalton PhD. Patients often ask Valeri what style of massage he uses, as it does not seem to fit any singular category they have heard of before. Valeri applies a combination of all the massage techniques he has mastered to deliver ultimate relief and restoration for his patients in as little as single treatment.

    About the Integration of Acupuncture and Massage therapy in our clinic

    Acupuncture and Massage therapy are two different healing modalities which in combination can multiply the healing process effect and assist the health restoration more promptly.

    Yelena and Valeri work as a team; they share their diagnostic findings and often integrate each other’s knowledge and skills to help the patient right away at the spot.

    More Testimonials

    Take a look at what just some of our satisfied clients have said about Live by Design Health Center

    Ten years ago, I couldn’t sit without pain (25 years sitting at a computer). My doctor sent me to a specialist and a physiotherapist. But they didn’t help. She finally told me that there was

    Gail Ogden
    I tried to conceive for many years without success. After seeing Yelena and receiving a course of treatments, I was pregnant. I was so happy! Yelena used acupuncture throughout the pregnancy to help with morning

    A miracle… I developed Bell’s Palsy very abruptly and felt quite self conscious. It’s very alarming when you suffer sudden paralysis on half of your face. My sister recommended Yelena, and after just one acupuncture

    I initially started acupuncture to help with conceiving, but I discovered that I and my body needed more help then just conceiving a baby. It needed healing first to be ready to carry on an


    Why Choose Live by Design?

    At Live by Design, we take heartfelt care of every patient that walks through our doors. We are committed to providing exceptional care that restores your health as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    Effective and Efficient Treatment

    In as little as a single visit, you will feel significant improvement that you haven’t felt before. Instead of masking the pain, we work to eliminate your ailments for good.

    Patient Focused Care

    In our clinic you will receive a unique health assessment and treatment plan specially tailored to your individual needs that will restore your health in no time.

    Experienced Team

    Our team has over 20 years of combined education and experience, guaranteeing you receive the highest quality and most efficient care possible.

    Flexible Scheduling

    We know that living with pain is not really living at all. We have a flexible and accommodating schedule, so we can start addressing and treating your concerns immediately. Call us for your appointment without hesitation!


    According to Yelena, the value of acupuncture is based on three main categories. First two she calls the two 'E's: Effectiveness and Efficiency! Acupuncture treatment is effective - always giving desirable results, and efficient - providing help much faster than any other healing method in alleviating pain and bodily discomforts, preventing further development of diseases or different bodily disharmonies. And the third significant factor acupuncture should be praised for - No Side Effect!

    Sometimes you may feel some little "mosquito bite' you will forget about in a second or two. Usually, my patients have a nice rejuvenating sleep right away after they were needled. For those of you who fear needles I may say that there are half of my patients were feeling the same way until the first needle was placed in the body.

    Acupuncture needles are made of pre-sterilized stainless steel; they are disposed in a sharps' container straight after they are withdrawn out of the body, just like you get rid of a disposable coffee cup after you finish drinking your coffee. When the needles are in a professional hand of experienced acupuncturist, there is nothing, but cure can be a result of acupuncture treatment.

    You know this good English idiom, "We will cross the bridge when we come to it?" It's a very wise saying. The problem you have can be cured in one treatment if you have it for a few days. The problem you have collected for many years will be eliminated as soon as you stop feeling the symptoms. Usually, people make 3 - 7 weekly visits, then the next treatment is scheduled in two weeks, then in four weeks. The most of my patients come once a month for maintenance treatment to feel excellent and enjoy their lives.

    Your MindBody ALLIANCE & The Truth About Acupuncture

    This book is written and addressed to you. It teaches you that your wellness is a result of harmonious relationship between your spirit, mind and body. Your spirit is calling to action, mind is what you are thinking and feeling, body is acting upon the decision made by your mind. Your role is to be in control of your thoughts. You are the one who is truly in charge of your health and wellness!

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