Tara Safford, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist R.Ac


Tara is a registered acupuncturist (R.Ac) in the province of Ontario. She also holds (BA) in Psychology from Concordia University, with a specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience. Tara was fascinated with Chinese Medicine and completed a five year degree at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM).

Since graduating in 2006, Tara has been diligently perfecting her craft while raising a family in different provinces throughout Canada. In 2006, Tara spent a year working at ALIVE Holistic Health. Followed by a move to Montreal in 2008, where she worked in private practice along with continuing studies at the Collège-de-Rosemont. In 2011, Tara moved to Calgary with her family, where she attended the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CCTCMA), and worked in the student clinic for 3 years. While in Calgary, Tara also became a certified Birth Doula through the DONA international program. In 2017, Tara returned to Ontario and rejoined the team at ALIVE Holistic Health, where her focus has been on improving fertility and reproductive health for men and women.

Her area of specialty has focuses on all things related to women's health. From menstrual issues (PCOS, endometriosis), fertility, pregnancy,  miscarriage and menopause. During this time, Tara worked for two and a half years at the Integrative Cancer Care Center (ICC) at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she had the privilege of supporting cancer patients through their journeys of treatment, recovery and pain relief.

Tara has extensive experience across all areas of health and healing. From treating general aches and pains to various conditions such as mens health (prostate, sexual dysfunction, fertility) arthritis, autoimmune diseases, chronic stress, fatigue, insomnia, IBS emotional and mental health issues etc.

Tara derives tremendous satisfaction helping individuals navigate their health and healing journey. Along with continuing to broaden her education and skill set with continued study.

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