What Our Clients Say
Take a look at what just some of our satisfied clients have said about Live by Design Health Centre
01:30 08 Feb 23
I have never been to a better acupuncturist! Her knowledge and experience are both broad and insightful. I always leave refreshed and relaxed.
20:05 07 Feb 23
On multiple occasions i had lower back pains and rolled ankle , then I went to see Yelena , and afterI felt like new again , she helped me every time , thank you Yelena . I will be coming back again . Great service and dedication! Strongly recommend.
20:44 04 Feb 23
I came here with chronic rheumatoid arthritis. I was very impressed that after two treatments I had no pain. And since then if my health is trouble I know that I am always helped by Yelena. She is very professional , knows what she is doing and straight to point.
17:40 01 Feb 23
I came to the live by design clinic in the fall of 2022 with unbearable pain in my knees that i have had for a number of years. I had a hard time getting upstairs, going downstairs and getting up from sitting down. Right after the first treatment i felt a big difference. The pain has subsided tremendously and i could move easier than before. As of today, i feel revitalized and rejuvenated. I can stand up without help and have no pain at all. Moreover, i love that Yelena takes the time to listen to issues that come along the way and takes care of them respectively. She truly is a master of the acupuncture and i am grateful for her services as her hands are gold. Besides, the treatments she gives me great wisdom tips. All and all i highly recommend her services.
00:44 16 Jan 23
I have been going to see Yelena for quite a few years now. She has helped me to heal problems with shoulder issues, sciatica, and tmj, etc…. While she is very learned in the methods she uses, more importantly to me, she takes a “whole body approach” to her treatment. She will most definitely deal with whatever issue you come to see her for, but she will also do treatments to boost organ functions, help with your energy, talk to you about many things all the while listening with her ears, eyes and fingers to place needles exactly where you need them to make sure you get the best treatment possible and leave feeling much better than you did coming in.
10:52 13 Sep 22
Jolena is amazing! I've had many acupuncture treatments before and this is by far the best. Japanese acupuncture which was a first and I am hooked. She is so knowledgeable, gifted and incredibly kind! I will definitely be back and referring everyone to her. Thanks Jolena!
17:33 30 Jul 22
Honestly a place worth going to 100%Came in with back pain and left like a new born. Lena takes very good care of you, explains everything and makes sure that you are satisfied. I've visited a few different places and I can proudly say that this is the best one, so good that I don't need to go anywhere else she takes care of all your needs. Truly an amazing experience that can't be put into enough words.HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
00:50 15 Jun 22
I felt some problems on my health after my surgery. I felt hot flash, cannot sleep at night, pain and numbness from my shoulders to my fingers. It was very bothering on my daily living. Thank you Elena's help. She provided a very good treatments for my problems. It was very helpful. My health is improving and recovering.
14:26 09 May 22
I had an excellent experience with Yelena. She is very knowledgeable and helped me with my health issues. Th massage by Valeri was awesome. The space is very relaxing, sometimes I fell asleep during the procedure. I would highly recommend this place!
00:33 19 Jan 22
INCREDIBLE WORK 🙂I was suffering from acid reflex for almost 2 years. I went to specialist few times and they suggested strong, regular medication. After visiting Yelena only once, I felt 50% better. I felt the feeling of being healthy again. I felt so light and relaxed after my treatment. She found few other parts in my body that needs to be treated. I will definitely continue my sessions with her.She is a true Gem 💎 In Edmonton.100% recommend her to everyone. Go see Yelena for any health concerns you might have.
22:18 30 Dec 21
Incredible acupuncture experience!! I've tried a number of acupuncturists in Edmonton and Calgary and have never had much luck. My experience with Yelena was incredible, so much better than any other acupuncturist out there, a league of her own. Can't recommend enough!
23:06 24 Dec 21
Elena is an amazing professional! She is so knowledgeable and always look into the root cause to come up with the best solutions and treatment modalities! Highly recommend!
22:01 24 Jun 21
Yelena knows her stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of her services.
21:39 13 Jan 21
Yelena is the best acupuncturist I have ever been to - and I have seen quite a few practitioners! At each visit, Yelena takes her time with me and gives me her undivided attention and presence during the treatment. She does not just stick needles in and then leaves the room for half an hour - instead, she is actively working on you for most of the treatment time, carefully palpating different regions of the body while inserting needles to ensure she is facilitating measurable improvements in the body as she goes. This is what makes Yelena's treatment approach very unique. In fact, to my knowledge, she is the only practitioner in Edmonton who trained extensively under the renowned Kiiko Matsumoto in the US. I am so grateful to have found such a skilled acupuncturist. After each treatment, I feel noticably better, and my sleep and anxiety have much improved as well. I highly recommend Yelena for any health concerns you may have.
17:57 09 Dec 20
Yelena is great at what she does. I went in with concern to conceive but found that her treatments did not only help me conceive but helped other very important issues with my body. She has helped me to come off of medication that my doctors told me I would have to be on for life. Now I don’t have to take those meds and nor do have those issues. While she was helping me to become healthier, in her care I was able to conceive and hold the baby to full term. I now have a beautiful healthy baby boy. Thank you Yelena for preparing my body and mind to be healthy place for my baby.
22:00 26 Sep 20
A True Miracle worker, Yelena has been my go to Acupuncture Practitioner for over 10 years now. I come to her with absolutely any health concern, and I know that I am in good hands. Yelena is one of the few professionals that treats me with personal care and she is always result oriented. In my opinion, Yelena Grabko is the Top Acupuncture Practitioner in Edmonton. I highly recommend her services to everyone who is seeking healing.Also, I would like to give my feedback on a Massage Therapist Valeri that operates from the same clinic. Val has some cool stretching techniques he combines with the massage. Which in turn gives an amazingly rejuvenated feeling to the body.I highly recommend the combo of acupuncture and massage. It feels like they work great together like chocolate and vanilla helping me to restore my well being in one or two visits depending on the body's condition I come with. The atmosphere in the clinic is very family like and very inviting. Greatly appreciated everything you do for me and my family. You deserve way more stars than is being offered on google.Sincerely,Dina
14:01 09 Sep 20
Elena is an excellent diagnostician. And a true professional. I felt changes even after the first session. I would highly recommend!
04:12 08 Sep 20
Yelena is one of the most knowledge professional. She cares for the wellbeing of the patients and goes well and beyond normal to accommodate customers health conditions and identify root cause of the issue. Thank you for all your care.
02:22 02 Sep 20
Yelena is an excellent acupuncturist. Never been to anyone as skilled as her. She practices Japanese acupuncture technique, which is painless and super effective. In some cases she has removed my pain after only one session. I strongly recommend her services
03:17 19 Feb 20
This husband and wife duo will have you feeling better than ever! Yelena is the acupuncturist and has an incredible handle on the human body and how to keep it healthy. She is also a very profound and intelligent person in regards to living your best life. I always leave with a great acupuncture treatment and a useful life lesson. Valerie is the massage therapist and has helped get rid of many aches and pains I get from a ergonomically unfriendly job. Live by design is an important part of my healthcare and has definitely helped me keep working and living pain free and healthy. I recommend to all.
18:21 07 Jul 19
Yelena provides services for both mind and body. She cured my carpal tunnel on both wrists, which was to the point of having surgery, in only three visits. However, both wrists felt much improved after the first visit. It felt miraculous. Yelena can balance your body so those annoying aches and pains disappear. I highly recommend everyone get their body’s ‘tuned up.’ You will wonder why you waited so long. Also, You might want to have one of Valerie’s excellent massages after your acupuncture treatment. Talk about a great ‘spa experience.’
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
nothing else she could do except prescribe pain killers. She also told me that if she were me, she would try various exercise disciplines maybe yoga. Then she said or maybe try massage or acupuncture or whatever I thought might help. I never had it before, therefor I decided to try acupuncture. Yelena’s treatment had an effect from square one. It took time but eventually not only could eat my meals without kneeling, but I no longer had to take opioids for the pain. So, it was a no-brainer when I found I had pain in my shoulder that I would return to Yelena for help. She did her magic once again. She knows her stuff and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone in need of her services.
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
sickness symptoms, heartburn, indigestion, leg cramping and swelling. My baby was transverse most of my pregnancy.Yelena was able to use an acupuncture technique to get the baby to turn head down, in preparation for delivery. I was overjoyed!
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
treatment my paralysis was 80% gone.
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
infant and deliver a healthy baby. Yelena was so amazing. In our first meeting she examined my body and right away knew exactly what was wrong, more than any doctor could have told me, more than any doctor could have helped me. After just a few sessions with her I was feeling energized and on a healthy path. She healed my body and restored a healthy environment for me to conceive a baby and to hold the baby to his full-term. I now have a healthy little boy. Yelena and her husband are both very good at what they do. They are very caring and great people. Farzana Ali
There is an important message I want to share with you. Please do yourself a favour,
purchase and read Yelena’s book, Your MindBody Alliance & The Truth About Acupuncture. I read many books mind and health related, but I’ve never had such an experience of clear understanding about how my mind is interacting with my body and how necessary this knowledge is for me and generally for everyone. No matter how much you know about your body and health, this book will expand your awareness of how human body is designed. How you can know which organ is related to which particular kind of thought and emotion and how you can reverse illness into health with the power of your own mind. This book is written in so easy, simple manner that even a child can understand and benefit from reading it. I couldn’t stop reading it until reached the last page , and so will you, believe me. Here is the link to purchase the book: https://rb.gy/mt8nni Darrell Kowalenko
My name is Darrell Kowalenko. I’ve had many acupuncture treatments before with other acupuncturists, but the way that Yelena Grabko is doing health examination and acupuncture is absolutely not at all like what I, and many
other people I am acquainted with, have experienced. Yelena’s expertise in her field, compassion and commitment is nothing short of extra ordinary. if you are looking for relief of any kind from what ails you, give yourself a chance with Yelena for acupuncture and Valeri for massage therapy; they can make your life much more enjoyable again. Call, book your appointment. You won’t be disappointed. Japanese Acupuncture is Not Chinese Acupuncture,.. You will see, her technique is a TOTALLY different experience. My conclusion is Amazing! I am glad I found care that really helps.
Let’s say I didn’t like needles until severe back pain shooting down along my right leg brought me to see Yelena Grabko for acupuncture session. I wasn’t able to do or think about anything other than
how to get rid of that agonizing pain as soon as possible. Yelena diagnosed my condition and explained to me that I had L5 – the lowest lumbar vertebrae subluxation and also inflammation of the muscle called Piriformis creating extra pressure on Sciatic nerve along it’s way, that’s why I had lower back pain and hip / leg pain altogether. Within one acupuncture treatment I was completely pain free and ready to rock & roll! Yelena combines deep knowledge of the trade with caring, personal approach. As a result, body goes back in balance, energy flows freely and the mind clears. I think that is achieved by a real master going the extra mile. Yelena suggested me to have one more treatment next week to consolidate the result and sincerely I am looking forward to having it without the fear of needles as I had before. Highly recommend. Roman S.
A true miracle worker, Yelena has been my go to acupuncture practitioner for over 10 years now. I come to her with absolutely any health concern, and I know that I am in good hands.
Yelena is one of the few professionals that treats me with personal care and she is always result driven. In my opinion, Yelena Grabko is the top acupuncture practitioner in Edmonton. Highly recommend to everyone who is seeking healing. Also, I would like to give my feedback on the Valeri ‘ massage. Val has some cool techniques to stretch all the right places and the combo with massage the body feels amazingly rejuvenated and alive. Highly recommend the combo of acupuncture and massage. It feels like they work great together, like chocolate and vanilla helping me to restore my well-being in one or two visits. The atmosphere in the clinic is very family like and very inviting. Greatly appreciated everything you do for me and for my family. Sincerely,
I know Yelena for at least 14 years. Her Acupuncture style is unique: the way she assets you, is unique, the way she approaches your health condition, is unique! At the end of session you are
recharged, healed and new! Love my acupuncturist!!
Since my first visit I continue to feel fascinated by how acupuncture works. Each time I go to see Yelena’s help for any pain or digestive system problems, and get the acupuncture treatment, I feel
reborn! I find it like a combination of chiropractor and massage together. It brings relaxation, energy and strength to my whole body and clarity to my mind.
more “Since my first visit I continue to feel fascinated by how acupuncture works”
I have been seeing Yelena since she was first recommended to me by a friend last October. My confidence in her knowledge and skill in acupuncture has grown with every treatment. I received a dramatic
result after only two treatments with Yelena for the same issue I had previously received acupuncture elsewhere for three months with no change in my symptoms. I will continue seeing Yelena regularly as part of my ongoing health maintenance plan and will recommend her at every opportunity.
Over the years I have visited quite a number of acupuncturists. Several years ago I found Yelena. She is simply the best. She works so hard to help with any problem and doesn’t stop until
I am feeling better. I always leave her office feeling much better than when I came.
For more than 9 months I continually having acupuncture and massage therapies at this center. I am extremely satisfied with the efficacy of these therapies. They have ability to find an unusual and individual approach
to each client. Yelena and Valery work in a well-thought-out tandem and quite effective. The condition of my body becomes after all more relaxed, more revitalized, younger, energetic and more flexible. For those who didn’t try the acupuncture before, I can say that it is based on the idea that the organs and functions of the body are in correlation with a point on the skin. The action on this point, which can be mechanical, by needle, massage, magnets or cupping, is followed by the regulation of the corresponding function or organ in distress. I am amazed how these treatments producing the desired results on my body. It is painless for sure and I highly recommend! Thank you!
“In a pretty short time, I’ve got rid of neck pain & tension and myriad of other more serious health problems. But my special thanks for Yelena is for eliminating my TMJ problem. I could
not open my mouth without clicking; every time I bit a piece of food, I heard a terrible, clicking sound in my ear. It was amazing to suddenly feel nothing.”
“I have seen many doctors including specialist over the past two years trying to find a relief from my problems, but the end result was that there was nothing that could be done short of
invasive surgery once the problem became more severe. Yelena’s adept skills at needling providing physical relief combined with our conversations in which she provides truly insightful no-nonsense advice on diet, nutrition, and perspective on life as a whole are a powerful one two punch. I wholeheartedly recommend to any one even considering acupuncture to pay Yelena a visit.”
“My journey with Yelena and Val Grabko has been ongoing for a number of years. I started out having to use a walker and expected to be using a wheel chair and pain medication for
my ongoing issues. Yelena’s skill as a diagnostician and her understanding of pain and its relation to certain injuries or weaknesses in a body was amazing. With the use of acupuncture and massage from Val I am no longer using a walker and gave away the one I owned. No wheel chair or meds are in my future either and I owe it all to the art of Acupuncture used in the capable hands of Yelena and massage from Val. In my opinion, everyone should give it a chance; who doesn’t, miss a lot!”
“I was referred to Yelena about seven years ago by a co-worker. Prior to my first visit to Yelena, I had tried physiotherapy and chiropractors and was unable to find relief from my muscular strains.
Thankfully, Yelena was able to fix my muscle injuries. In addition to keeping my body free of aches and pains, Yelena educated me on how to withstand stress and anxiety that were negatively affecting my health. Often, after acupuncture session I have massage session for 30 or 60 minutes that makes me feel completely rejuvenated. I am so thankful to have Yelena and Val in my life and recommend their treatments to one and all.”
“I have been receiving regular acupuncture treatments from Yelena as well as therapeutic massage treatments from Valeri for about 2 years. My goal was stress reduction as well as a number of other health issues
(intestinal, digestive, arthritis, to name a few). Yelena knows to listen and seems to have a special sense to see what my issue is and what treatment needs to be done. Valeri is a skilled massage therapist. He can find and relieve the tight knots in my muscles in a very relaxing environment. Alternating my monthly acupuncture visits with massage therapy sessions gives me possibility to feel healthy and vibrant.”
“Yelena’s uncanny intuition on discovering problematic organs/systems in your body have you questioning if her abilities are supernatural. Working in a hospital, withholding a career in diagnostic imaging, has allowed me exposure to patients with
all sorts of ailments. Offering acupuncture as an alternative solution to their problem has led me to an overwhelming unofficial survey about the number of people who have never and will never receive acupuncture as a treatment. Yelena’s acupuncture makes one question societal customary norms for treatment. Of chiropractic, massage, and physiotherapy, Yelena’s acupuncture was the only treatment that completely relieved my whiplash pain post motor vehicle accident. I am extraordinarily grateful to have been exposed to Yelena’s expertise, as she can accomplish things that nobody else quite can!”
“Yelena has helped me tremendously to relieve the stiffness and pain from a whiplash injury and other aches and pains due to a car accident. I find Yelena to be very knowledgeable in Traditional Chinese
medicine as well as Japanese medical diagnosis and acupuncture she performs. Yelena generously share her knowledge. She is very personable, and passionate about her craft, and always has a positive attitude.”
“I have been seeing Yelena for acupuncture service for almost two years. I initially went to Yelena to resolve a severe pain I had in my left arm and hand. I could not grip anything
without pain and was losing strength in my hand. I started skeptical about acupuncture, but I was quickly converted and have recommended Yelena’s skill to many friends. My arm and hand have improved dramatically. Yelena has fixed several other health problems including the trouble with my lower back. I am very impressed with Acupuncture as a tool for body healing, pain management and overall wellbeing. I also love massage therapy sessions with Valeri. He always surprises me with techniques he knows and applies to make my body more flexible and vital.”