Colleen Scanlan RN RAc. BScN.

Colleen Scanlan RN RAc. BScN.

North Bay Acupuncture 

Eastern and Western-style acupuncture and health care in our private, spa-like setting, open by appointment at your convenience. 

Call Now 705-478-5483


Most acute issues can be solved in three acupuncture sessions; chronic conditions in six.


About Colleen

Colleen Scanlan RN RAc. BScN.

Professional Experience
Certified with the College of Nurses of Ontario since 1980 and recently with the newly formed College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Current Registrations
Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario since it’s conception in 2013.
Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario 1980-2014
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 1980-2014
Certified Acupuncturist; Toronto 1996

Employment and Career Experience
Currently self-employed as an Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Aromatherapy massage therapist.

Acupuncture Services

You will to see relief in three sessions (for acute problems) and six for sufferers of chronic ailments.

Ocutel offers acupuncture in a private, spa-like setting. The office open by appointment at your convenience (evenings and weekends included) and Colleen is prompt (no waiting).

Pricing: $80 for the initial assessment, and $70 for follow-up sessions (taxes included). Acupuncture is covered under Extended Health Care Programs.

  • Western-Style Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Laser Acupuncture
  • Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation Acupuncture

Colleen Scanlan, RN., Ac., BScN.
Certified through the College of Nurses Ontario

Workshops and Seminars

Colleen is available for workshops and seminars on the following topics:

  • Wellness Practises (meditation, yoga, etc.)
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Self-Analysis and Psychology
  • Team and Workplace Psychology

Call our office at 705-499-6837 to book Colleen! She is available to present to nursing homes, hospitals, schools, private businesses, support groups, industry, employers etc.

Ask Nurse Colleen Blog – Gut Health

Gut health, do you have it? Did you know that the stomach is very acidic with a ph of two. It kills just about anything that is not digestible including any dirt that you may have consumed with your food (i.e. if you dropped your food on the floor and then picked it up and eat it, or if you’re eating something with your dirty hands – that is OK). Remember up to about 100 years ago we did not have running water.

The acid in your stomach is called hydrochloric acid. Some people have more than others and therefore get a condition called acid reflux (the acid travels up the esophagus which has a ph of four to six, burning that tissue).  In order to get/ have good gut health you need to speak to your health food store advisor to get the correct probiotic or B12 supplement. Yogurt in the supermarket usually gets destroyed in the stomach and never makes it into your intestine for gut health although it is a good source of nutrition. Remember that food is the gasoline that fuels this amazing machine called the human body and gut health is the link for that fuel. 

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The Essential Element H2O

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Growing Old?

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Hemp Hearts

What are Hemp Hearts?

Dealing with high blood pressure?

How can I lower my blood pressure?

Dealing with Loss

How long does it take to get over losing someone you love?

Types of Flu

What types of Influenza are there?

Acupuncture and Influenza

Can Acupuncture prevent the flu/influenza?

Acupuncture and Allergies

Will Acupuncture help my allergies?

Acupuncture and Obesity

Can acupuncture help with obesity?

Quitting Smoking?

Did You Know?

Save money and eat healthier

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Contact Us


738 Jane St ,
North Bay, ON, P1B 3H3


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Open Tues, Wed & Thurs (but call for emergencies on other days!)

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