Our Practitioner Collective

Dr. Marcie (Marzieh) Shirdelan, Registered Acupuncturist and Osteopath Practitioner, R.Ac., DOMP, MD

I am an international graduate medical doctor with a specialization board in pediatrics. I worked for over fifteen years as a pediatrician in Iran. 

 

After my family and I immigrated to Canada in 2008, I obtained a diploma in osteopathic manual practice from the National College of Osteopathy in Toronto. After a few years of work as an osteopath, as the Western world became more accepting of holistic healing alternatives, I decided to study acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to gain further knowledge in treating my patients. I returned to school for three years at PCU College to become a Registered Acupuncturist.

 

After two years of working as an acupuncturist at Gathered Roots, I realized I had finally found my home. In May 2020, I took over the business from the previous owner and made Gathered Roots my final destination in this long journey.

Through these years of study and work, I have gained an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and psychology. I have learned how the human body works according to both Western and Eastern medicine philosophies. Combining these two systems has given me the best tool to provide an individually customized treatment for my patients which goes beyond treating symptoms in order to address the root cause of the disease.

Techniques I am using to help patients include acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tuina massage, manual osteopathy therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and dietary advice. 

The problems that I can help you with include:
1. Prenatal care or pregnancy-related issues, such as morning sickness, constipation, musculoskeletal pain, hypertension, and preparation for birth. This area is the focus of my practice, given its effectiveness and potential to help my patients.  
2. Fertility issues, such as PCO, fibroids, hormonal imbalance, and sperm disorders.
3.  Internal disorders, such as facial pain and palsy, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, peptic ulcer, IBS, constipation, painful menstruation, irregular periods, obesity, diabetes, thyroid disorders, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems.
4.  A wide variety of injuries and complaints, such as neck pain, whiplash, TMJ pain, back pain, disc injury, sciatica, sports injuries, tendinitis and bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, and migraine headache. 

I look forward to supporting my patients to be their healthiest, happiest selves, now and in the future!