About Us

The team at Alberta Health Institute has been assisting Calgarians since its inception in 2001.  During this time, our team has worked diligently to create health plans to optimize the health of our patients.  As your bodies are complex and unique, so will your individual treatment regimen.  Oftentimes, more than one modality is necessary to address your ailments.  Modalities offered by the team at the Alberta Health Institute include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, naturopathy, yoga, body talk, fitness coaching, personal coaching, energy work, different soft tissue techniques and pet chiropractic.  Yes, even your four-legged family members can benefit from our care!

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of Calgarians, one person (or four-legged family member) at a time, so that they may reach their full life’s potential.  A healthy community will cause ripples of health throughout other communities and hopefully, to every other community and citizen on this great planet.


Dr. Debbie Wong

Dr. Debbie Wong has been honing her particular method of chiropractic therapy since she began practice in 1997.  By incorporating traditional techniques of spinal adjustments, biomechanics, soft tissue techniques, nutrition, and lifestyle improvements, along with eastern philosophies such as yoga and meditation, she has assisted numerous patients on their journey to health.  Dr. Debbie believes that healing comes from the inside out, in which food is the foundation of our health and the body heals itself with appropriate guidance.  Having a healthy body and mind is everyone’s destiny and birthright, and by focussing on healing the whole person and not just the physical, Dr. Debbie will provide you with a completely holistic treatment in each and every session.

If you have any questions, please contact her today at dr.debbiewong@gmail.com

Dr. James Truong, B.Sc., ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr James Truong is a native Calgarian, born and raised. Graduated from the University of Calgary in 2005 with a Biological Science degree and minor in Psychology. He graduated with a doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009. Dr James runs a general practice, helping people deal with their health concerns from digestion issues, to pain management to auto-immune disorders to cancers. He uses all the different naturopathic modalities and integrates them into his treatment plans. Modalities include but not limited to acupuncture, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, IV therapy, and ozone therapy. If you are interested in what he can offer or just curious, give him a call or send him an email and see how he can help.

You can email him directly at  james@doctornd.ca or jtruongnd@gmail.com

Dr. Naomi Diehl, B.Kin., R.Ac., DTCM., C.SMA
Registered Acupuncturist
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture®

Dr. Naomi Diehl completed her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist in Calgary at Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012. She then travelled to Jinan, China completing an intensive 10 month internship in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Jinan Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital through the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prior to this she earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. She has furthered her education as a Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturist®.

Dr. Naomi focuses to help people heal naturally from illness and pain through Traditional Chinese Medicine. Treatments are focused on looking at the body as a whole system, to get to the root of the health issue.

Treatments will include: acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, sports medicine acupuncture, postural assessment, orthopaedic evaluation, exercise prescription, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.

She treats sports injuries, pain, acute and chronic injuries, low back and neck pain, sciatica, fertility, pregnancy related symptoms, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, stress management, migraines, post concussion symptoms, arthritis, digestive problems, emotional imbalances, sleep disorders, and more.

Dr. Naomi values making lifestyle choices to support a healthy mind, body, and spirit, to promote longevity and vitality in life. 

Email Dr. Naomi to make an appointment: tcmdiehl@gmail.com

Sue Scott, B.P.E., RMT., CPCC
Massage therapist
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

Sue brings over 27 years of experience to her practice of massage therapy with degrees from the University of Alberta and Mount Royal College.
Sue employs a holistic approach to massage therapy; myofascial release, body talk, energetic, soft tissue and neural muscular techniques and her avid sports background allows her to heal you and keep you healthy.

If you suffer from stress, pain, muscle sprains, shoulder, knee and hip injuries, postural issues, whiplash, neural muscular problems, bursitis, surgical issues, cancer, disc problems, arthritis, pregnancy, or TMJ dysfunction, Sue can definitely help you heal.

Sue believes that life is a journey of learning, exploring and self-discovery, and as a certified Life Coach Sue can help you in this journey and to bring back the sparkle and aliveness in your life. Sue’s own quest to study meditation and the relationship of the heart and mind has given her much peace and happiness in her own life. She believes that mindfulness is the source of happiness and wellbeing.

” Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

Email: suescott736@gmail.com

Amie Nasayao-Jiwa, BSNH, C.H.N., NNCP
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant
Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner
Macrobiotic Counselor
Registered Nutritional Therapist

Amie is a Calgary-based nutritional consultant who specializes in gut health as it relates to multiple digestive health disorders, food sensitivities, auto-immune, chronic inflammatory conditions, weight loss, and hormone balancing.

Amie is a graduate of Macrobiotic Level 4 Certification Program as the Kushi Institute, USA.  She is the only Macrobiotic cancer specialist in western Canada and has helped many clients reach optimum health again with supportive and an individualized protocol.

Amie is a certified Food and Spirit, and shiatsu practitioner.

She will coach you to return to a healthy way of eating, feel satiated with your food intake and feel full of energy to enjoy your life to the fullest. 


You will learn how to eat wholesome, live and natural foods.  Where to buy your foods, when to buy them and how to cook them.  

Amie will show you how to identify the foods that are healthy, and which are detrimental to your well-being.  You will also learn which foods serve you best at this moment in your life to achieve your goal, be it weight loss, reduce cholesterol or eliminate digestive issue. We. Are. What. We. Eat.

She believes an integrated approach working with other practitioners to achieve the best results.

Amie escapes the busyness of life by retreating to her kitchen, prepare a wholesome food, from writing her recipes to cooking plant-base dishes.

Email: amie@amienasayaojiwa.ca

Leslie Gurr
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Leslie brings more than 23 years of experience to her Chinese Medicine practice. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Biochemistry and an undergrad degree in Nutritional chemistry. She studied Chinese Medicine in Victoria at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has since done many extra courses in acupuncture techniques developing her craft.

Leslie combines a variety of approaches to her practice often combining elements of musculoskeletal acupuncture, hakomi counseling, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Worsley acupuncture styles, strain/counterstain athletic therapy, Tui Na Massage, and nutritional, chemistry. She also incorporates IMS, dipping techniques and bio therapy .  She has spent her adult life continuing her education in personal training and has certifications from 4 leading personal training institutes. She is a certified personal trainer with Canfitpro, AFLCA, ACE, and NSCA. She has had athletic success in several sports on an international level including bodybuilding, physique, Powerlifting, CrossFit, triathlon and swimming.

Leslie combines her athletic expertise in several different sports with her Chinese medicine, nutrition expertise and sport psychology experience to offer her clients the most current information to assist them in their health needs. She is determined to treat her patients mentally, physically, and spiritually to equip them to achieve their best life.

Leslie has a special interest in aiding athletes with muscle sprains and strains, repetitive strain injuries, overtraining, excessive stress, joint Injuries, muscular imbalances, neural muscular problems, bursitis, qigong breath training, disc related problems, anxiety issues, worthiness issues and arthritis. She also enjoys affecting her patients lives on a full spectrum level encouraging and educating her patients on the many levels of their lives. She wants every person to be completely comfortable in their skin and to have many years to enjoy that process.

She believes thru her many years of training optimal health is best achieved when the entire being – the sum of the parts- mentally emotionally physically and spiritually – are treated and respected. This is when you achieve health!

Leslies approach to health also includes nutrition, weight training and cardiovascular training to help achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle and personal empowerment.  Properly fueling the body and exchanging ATP on a daily basis improves longevity and quality of living. Properly fueling the athlete ensures optimal performance, results, recovery, and resilience.

Leslie aspired to create a team 22 years ago that believed that your health needs were best served through a collaborative approach between different health practitioners.  An even more important part of the healing team being you! Happily, many years later the expertise of The Alberta Health Institute team of acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractic, naturopathic and nutritional therapy provides the client with the balance of information for advanced health. As a team including YOU we will improve your health.

Leslie’s life long passion for health, wellness and exceptional living has created a dynamic practice for athletes of many sport disciplines, women aspiring to be their best, sport specific conquests, and mental emotional instabilities. She also has a keen interest in women’s issues including fertility, hormone imbalances and menopause.

In the course of a week if you take time for meditation, exercise, yoga, healthy eating, building authenticity and using adjunctive therapies she believes you will be your healthiest most vibrant self. She would love to work with you on your path.

Email: drleslie.ahi@gmail.com