Dr. Zakia Akodadi
Doctor of Acupuncture
Dr. Zakia Akodadi is originally from Morocco where she started her education at Hassan II University of Medicine and Pharmacy and obtained her Doctorate of General Medicine in (2005). Upon graduation she worked as doctor and head of a health center in Morocco from 2007 to 2015 where she performed medical consultation, epidemiological surveillance of certain infections or pathological conditions, pregnancy, and childbirth monitoring programs.
After moving to Canada in 2015, she decided to develop her skills and knowledge in treating patients by combining both Western and Eastern medical approaches as it is often the optimal solution for recovering from several illnesses. She decided to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine at MacEwan University in Edmonton, and she graduated in 2020.
Aside from Acupuncture, Dr. Zakia incorporates different modalities in her treatments including electro-acupuncture stimulation, dry and wet cupping, Guasha, Tuina massage (Chinese massage), ear and Scalp acupuncture, Moxibustion. In addition, Dr Zakia does Hijjama which is (“sucking”) or wet cupping therapy, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes. It is an ancient bloodletting technique utilized in many parts of the Middle East, China and Europe.
Her professional interest tends towards a large spectrum of ailments including: pain management, mental health, female health, digestion problems, injury problems and others illnesses like cancer treatment side effect, high blood pressure and Bell's palsy recovery.