Noël Wright’s ongoing sense of wonder and her gratitude toward the art of acupuncture began with her own experience after she suffered the effects of a car accident. This inspired her to pursue the academic study of an ancient healing art that she was developing a deep respect and appreciation for.
She has combined proven treatment tools in her acupuncture style “Acupuncture Physical Medicine”, as taught by Mark Seem, PhD. With Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Noël blends Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese acupuncture and Hara (abdominal) diagnosis and Trigger Point needling with a “hands-on” approach to treating acute and chronic injuries and disease. This approach was influenced by her extensive clinical practice working in integrative medical settings co-treating with physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors), neurologists, massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, Reiki practitioners, naturopathic doctors, and psychotherapists. Noël incorporates yoga therapeutics, shiatsu, essential oils and energy medicine in her treatment approach.
Noël practices Acupuncture at 659 Central Avenue and Yoga at Soulshine Yoga Studio in East London. Please feel free to call her at 519-854-6635 or contact her by email.
Education and Career
Noël has a BS, Biology and MS, Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC and is a registered Acupuncturist, R.Ac, with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She studied with Mark Seem, Kikko Matsumoto, and Arya Neilsen. She is a Diplomat of Acupuncture with the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and a member of the CMAAC (Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada). She is also a Shiatsu Therapist, Reiki practitioner, and Certified Hatha Yoga instructor.
Noël has taught courses in the Asian Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the acupuncture program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and is currently teaching in the Medical Radiation Sciences department at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science, and at The Institute of Traditional Medicine. She also teaches Acupuncture Physical Medicine in the Advanced Acupuncture Program at York University.
Noël is the author of the Acupuncture Physical Medicine Course and Introduction to Japanese Acupuncture (both approved for 14 PDA’s by the NCCAOM) and frequently lectures and teaches in both Canada and the United States. She was the principal acupuncturist in a research project studying fatigue in patients with Multiple Sclerosis with Mt. Sinai and St. Michael’s Hospitals and the University of Toronto. Noël has published articles in Hospital News, Your Health Source, and Acupuncture Today.