BE WELL Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic

BE WELL Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic

Nickel City Beard Blends is very excited to share our NEW Blog with you! Introducing Azilda's well-known BE WELL Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic. They aren't called the BEST for nothing! See for yourself...

The BE WELL clinic is a locally owned multi-disciplinary wellness clinic offering services in Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care & Registered Massage Therapy.  

BE WELL is dedicated to helping families reach their optimum health potential. You can be confident that we will do everything possible to determine the cause of your health concerns, explain them to you fully and help to correct those concerns to each practitioner's best ability.
(Pictured above of the BE WELL Team; left to right) - Angele: Receptionist, Dr. Renee Laframboise - BSc, DC: Chiropractor, Marsha Best: Founder/Retired Registered Acupuncturist, Crystal Best Labranche: Owner/Registered Acupuncturist, Crystal Foster: Registered Massage Therapist & Janelle Pitre: Registered Massage Therapist




Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are a time-tested, holistic approach to obtaining whole-body wellness, addressing your health concerns and preventing disease with a history over three thousand years.  

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be an effective treatment for many illnesses and conditions, doing so by stimulating the body to naturally correct imbalances in the flow of energy - Qi (Chee). 

This is done by inserting ultra-fine, sterile disposable acupuncture needles underneath the skin at specific points in the body. With the insertion of fine needles the energy can be moved or redirected to where it is needed most.
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Beneficial therapy according to the World Health Organization (WHO). They have cited the efficacy of acupuncture for over 140 medical conditions. Acupuncture can treat anything that does not require a trip to the emergency room or immediate surgery.

Acupuncture? Check! Chiropractor? Check! Massage Therapy? Check! Wellness? Quadruple check!

Now let's introduce this incredible team! First up is the Owner and Acupuncturist extraordinaire; CRYSTAL BEST LABRANCHE!

"If you cannot be the King, be a Healer." - Ancient Sinhala saying (500 B.C.) 

Crystal Best is one of the only few formally trained and regulated in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture (TCM) Registered Acupuncturists in the City of Greater Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Canada. 

After attending a Massage Therapy course on Scholarship, Crystal’s tenacity awarded her to attain her acupuncture training in Beijing, China and to study under Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Chinese Masters. This opportunity bestowed upon Crystal gave her a chance to practice acupuncture in various hospital settings. She excels at treating various conditions and is a leader in her field. Crystal has also studied under great names such as: Sir Anton Jayasuriya, Giovanni Maciocia and Debra Betts. 

With 18 years of clinical acupuncture experience and continual education to further her skills, knowledge and studies, she has made it her life's purpose to help patients restore their quality of life. 

Crystal Best's¬†dedication to her patients, continual thirst for learning and research has established her as one of Sudbury‚Äôs most requested acupuncturists.¬†In her regulated practice, Crystal treats on average an incredible 110-125 patients a week. It is evident when speaking with Crystal that her confidence and compassion towards her patients has restored many to an organic whole. ‚ÄúI really love my "CrystalPuncture Gig‚ÄĚ, they often say.

Looking to keep those subluxations in check? Introducing DR. RENEE LAFRAMBOISE!

"My purpose is to use my empathy, knowledge,¬†compassion and skills to educate, support, serve and empower people in expressing their health without restriction in order for them to fully express and live their best life." ¬†‚Äč

Dr. Renee Laframboise graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2011.  Following her undergraduate studies Dr. Laframboise moved on to further her education at New York Chiropractic College. She graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in November 2014. She returned to Sudbury following graduation and worked as a locum chiropractor at various offices before deciding to enter private practice in October 2015.

Dr. Laframboise started her chiropractic journey as a young child.¬† She became a ‚Äúchiro kid‚ÄĚ at the age of three. She has been getting adjusted almost her whole life, so she is able to bring a unique perspective of the benefits that chiropractic has on many different life stages.¬†

A belief in lifelong learning has led her to complete additional coursework to further expand her skills. She has completed certifications in Applied Kinesiology from the International College of Applied Kinesiology, Whole Foods Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College, Fascial Movement Taping from RockTape, Shift Concussion Management Protocols from Shift Concussion and Sacral Occipital Technic from SOTO International. She continues to refine her skills, seeking additional education that will benefit her practice members by giving them the best options for care. 

A self-described neurology nerd, Dr. Renee is constantly keeping up on the latest research about how the chiropractic adjustment impacts the human brain. Dr. Renee strives to help her patients and their families achieve their wellness goals, and live life to their fullest potential.

She looks forward to meeting you and your family at the office, and helping you get one step closer to your wellness goals!

Massage Therapy, anyone? Introducing CRYSTAL FOSTER! 


Crystal Foster is a Registered Massage Therapist successfully practicing RMT since 2012. She is driven to create the "well" in wellness; in each of her individual massage clients. 

Having graduated from Everest College, in Thunder Bay in 2011, Crystal has assisted many with her massage training, continued learning, knowledge in Eastern AND Western techniques such as: Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Myofascial, Deep Tissue Massage and Lymphatic Drainage.

Massage therapy is widely used for a variety of health-related purposes, including to relieve¬†pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce¬†stress, increase relaxation, address¬†anxiety¬†and¬†depression¬†and aids general wellness.¬†ive to the needs and goals of clients. ‚ÄčIt is without a doubt, that Crystal Foster has the touch you need for a healthier body. Be Well in Crystal's care!Next up is JANELLE PITRE!

Janelle is a Registered Massage Therapist and is a successful 2019 RMT graduate from College Boreal in Sudbury, Ontario. She will be offering services in Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage.

Janelle’s down to earth personality, confidence and her calm and keen eye to detail helps restore wellness and quality of life to each of her massage clients.

‚ÄčHaving graduated from the Fitness and Health Promotion¬†course at College Boreal,¬†prior her massage therapy studies.¬†Janelle¬†believes in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with good balance and creating healthy connections -¬†mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

She truly looks forward to working with you achieve all your health goals. ‚ÄčMassage therapy is widely used for a variety of health-related purposes, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce¬†stress, increase relaxation, address¬†anxiety¬†and¬†depression¬†and aids general wellness. You're in good hands with Janelle!

If you're looking for wellness in the Greater Sudbury area, then look no further. BE WELL Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic has you covered literally from head to toe!

CALL TODAY: 705-983-0511 




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