During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), clients breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to help treat anything from the bends to burns. This unique treatment inundates clients' blood, tissue, and swim bladders with life-affirming oxygen, promoting healing and internal repair. Richmond Hyperbaric Health Centre is home to two multi-person hyperbaric chambers where groups of two to six relax together, breathing in this beneficial air. To enhance HBOT's effects, the centre often couples it with other alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and colon hydrotherapy.
Cream-coloured couches in the lobby beckon visitors into Footex Medical Group, a haven for relief and relaxation. Through acupuncture, deep-tissue massage, and chiropractic treatments, its staff alleviates the stress and aches inherent to daily demands and nights spent sleeping under desks. The resident acupuncturist boasts more than a quarter century of experience, and thus conducts swift, effective treatments without pain. The soothing permeates everyday life when customers take home comfort-oriented orthotics, shoes, socks, or pillows after appointments.
The registered acupuncturists at CommuniQi Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic strive to help the body heal itself with holistic treatments ranging from acupuncture and massage to energy healing and reiki. The idea is that once balance is restored, the body can achieve a natural state of health and better fight disease and injury. And though the specialists focus on the needs of each individual, their heart is always in the community: they invite their clients to bring along friends, family, and coworkers.
Unihealth Group's staff melds Eastern and Western healing methodologies in an array of therapeutic and maintenance services for both body and mind. In 1995, Dr. Ernest Ho opened the first of what would later become over a dozen British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, and Mars locations, each taking interdisciplinary and holistic approaches to overall and ongoing wellness. The Group is currently celebrating its 19th anniversary.
When the owners of Integrative Healing Arts chose a logo for their natural health center, they opted for the Tibetan symbol of the endless knot. The knot traditionally represents the interconnectedness of the universe, making it uniquely suited to a clinic that seeks to understand the interconnected elements of each patient’s health.
By integrating different healing styles, from chiropractic and massage to traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathy, the three naturopathic physicians that helm the clinic strive to combat ailments without oversimplifying them. Many treatments are designed to ease medical issues without the side effects associated with traditional procedures, including prolotherapy treatments that help alleviate chronic pain with sugar water injections and thermography scans that check for disease without harmful radiation or ticklish cootie shots. At their spa, technicians can buff away dead skin and fine lines with microdermabrasion and firm features with non-surgical facelifts powered by the Rejuveness system. Visitors can also shop for their own holistic remedies in the natural dispensary, which stocks a range of Chinese herbs, homeopathic solutions, and natural hormones.
Sunny, Langara Acupuncture Clinic’s registered practitioner, has treated patients in British Columbia for over a decade, but her history with the hair-thin needles goes back much further. Prior to moving to Canada, she practiced acupuncture in China, building up more than 10 years experience and training with a number of accomplished acupuncturists. One such figure, Mr. Puren He, helped to develop the use of hot needle acupuncture in the present day–a technique he passed on to his pupil.