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.
With a team that includes a traditional Chinese-medicine doctor, registered acupuncturist, and Chinese-massage therapist, Dr. TCM Integrated Health Centre treats conditions ranging from arthritis to insomnia with an array of holistic services. Chi-restoring treatments include traditional acupuncture and cupping, as well as moxibustion, a treatment that involves the burning of herbs over the body's meridians in order to promote better circulation, relieve pain, and force basil to think twice before putting down roots near the deltoids. Those seeking pain relief can try Chinese massage or bask beneath the ache-abating rays of an infrared-mineral lamp; reflexology treatments invite patients to put their feet up for some gentle prodding believed to improve general health throughout the body.
Naturopathic physician, Marni Ross, invites clients into her office at Alma Wellness for noninvasive and completely natural treatments for health, vitality, and even beauty. Specializing in acupuncture, Dr. Ross unblocks energy channels and kicks healing and overall wellness into action; her treatments can alleviate a variety of maladies including digestive, urinary, reproductive, and cardiovascular issues. And though internal wellbeing is her calling, the doctor doesn’t disregard the importance of appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture, applied directly to the face, acts as a sort of nonsurgical facelift, both tightening skin and reducing lines, bags, and puffiness.
Czechrose Natural Therapy offers a range of massage modalities to ensure that every tense muscle leaves the spa relaxed. Applying classic massage styles, Czechrose's team of masseuses can relieve aching backs with soothing Swedish strokes or calm minds with aromatherapeutic oils and plant essences. A honey massage combines muscle healing with cleansing honey, designed to remove toxins and open energy channels. For a more internal approach, ear waxing treatments place a lit hollow candle into the ear canal and light it to draw out residue, clean the sinus cavity, and remove any pencil erasers from traumatic classroom events during childhood.
Elaine Choi studied at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, as well as the Traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academy in Korea. It was through these experiences that she came to believe that optimal health can be achieved through combined treatment of the mind and body. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, clients can solicit Elaine for Korean meditation techniques, or unblock congested energy channels with one of her signature acupuncture treatments.
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.