Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Jong Rea Roh anchors his practice at ON Acupuncture Clinic in the ancient Chinese concept of chi, the life energy that controls the body’s health and vitality. His treatments rely on kick-starting the body’s ability to heal itself. Gentle therapies seek to unblock energy passageways clogged by imagined inner tubes, thereby bringing the body back into balance. Jong Rea Roh addresses discomfort that spans all bodily systems, from musculoskeletal pain to digestive discontent and even psychological concerns such as depression and anxiety.
Betty Bai and Julia Guo both graduated from Nanjing University in China in the '80s. Today, more than two decades of practicing traditional Chinese medicine later, they oversee the holistic services at Betty’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Their specialties are acupuncture and complementary services such as herbal medicine, cupping, and massage therapy. Depending on their patients' needs, Bai and Guo can devise treatments for ailments such as back pain, allergies, and allergies to back pain.
Apex Chiropractic fuses the ancient Chinese healing of acupuncture with a full slate of modern lasers, body sculpting, and pain management techniques. Chiropractors offer both traditional adjustments and no-crack impulse adjustments that restore balance through super-fast, focused pressure. Shock-wave and LiteCure laser therapies help stimulate recovery and reduce inflammation, and massage therapy and naturopathic therapy offer a drug-free path toward pain management and healing.
Inside WonderPoint Wellness Centre’s eight treatment rooms—two with double beds—a team of licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists alleviate symptoms such as allergies and chronic pain with treatments that promote natural healing. The glow of himalayan crystal salt lamps purifies the air as a male or female massage therapist performs the tuina technique, a form of massage therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the body. Needles take the place of hands during acupuncture treatments, where acupressure points are stimulated to unblock energy paths. Literally meaning “to scrape away fever,” the practice of gua sha stimulates the immune system as a staff member scrapes lubricated skin with a piece of jade. Consultations allow practitioners to recommend the most beneficial treatments based on clients’ needs or penchants for wearing bubble wrap.
At Rejuvenation Centre, a quartet of holistic healers, comprised of a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and two massage therapists, congregate under one roof to banish pain and promote health with holistic, drug-free techniques. The four specialists each wield different areas of expertise over various areas of the body: massage therapy delivers relaxing pressure to ease tension out of soft tissue, and chiropractic and acupuncture focuses on correcting imbalances of the skeletal and nervous systems. By combining their knowledge, the team helps clients vanquish ailments ranging from headaches to digestive problems to sports injury from being physically forced to play checkers.
The Spa & Wellness Studio is an oasis of relaxation and pampering located within the sprawling North Vancouver Fitness World Complex. Amid private, jewel-toned treatment rooms, therapists banish tension with massage and physiotherapy modalities, while aestheticians leave skin smoother than a peeled grape with facials, waxing, and body-wrap services.