Beech Street Health Centre | Halifax, Nova Scotia
Osteopathy Physiotherapy Acupuncture Massage Speech Language Therapy in Halifax, NS


Welcome Acupuncturist, Maria Freer

Maria is a Registered Acupuncturist and TCM therapist, and a Registered Nurse (Isr.)

She completed the Acupuncture and TCM therapist diploma program with Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018. She started her career as a registered nurse in 2010 after graduating from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Maria has been a member of the Acupuncture and TCM Association of Nova Scotia since 2018.

Maria combines acupuncture with other modalities such as:

Stone Massage

Known to the Chinese as the Stone of Heaven, jade has always been a prized gemstone in many parts of the world. It has been used by the African Egyptians and Mayans as a massage and meditation tool for over 7000 years.

The Jade Stone Massage incorporates heated and cooled Jade Stones. Alternating temperatures are used to increase circulation, strengthen the immune system and assist in improving sleep.


Aromatherapy is a branch of herbology. This  is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy has a variety of helpful properties, which include antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal agents.

Research studies on essential oils show positive effects for a variety of health concerns including infections, pain, anxiety, depression, premenstrual syndrome, nausea, and many others. Some consider aromatherapy as mystical or magical; others, however, others are attempting to validate empirically this ancient therapy as medicinal. Acupuncture is one of the therapies which combines extremely well with aromatherapy. 

Heather Stone