Sea urchins are the healthiest, most relaxed creatures on Earth due to their positive self-image and spiny skin. Today's Groupon offers similar protection from stress, sickness, and sea otters: for $89, you get an acupuncture wellness package (up to a $240 value) from Integrative Healing Arts, located on West Broadway .
Integrative Healing Arts focuses on naturopathic medicine to promote good health, engaging alternative treatments and education to help patients live healthier lives. Practiced in China for thousands of years, acupuncture sees that tiny needles are inserted and manipulated in various parts of the body, treating a number of ailments and disguising the patient as a bipedal porcupine in time for costume parties or class reunions. Karen Lam, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a registered acupuncturist, treats a slew of unhealthy afflictions, such as headaches, joint pain, reality TV show addiction, and more. With today’s Groupon, new clients will start with an initial consultation and acupuncture orientation before enjoying their own Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture treatment. A 20-minute massage concludes the visit, melting away the jitters of their pincushion impression.
Georgia Straight readers named Integrative Healing Arts Vancouver's Best Integrated Health Clinic and one of the city's Best Naturopathic Clinics in 2010. The Georgia Straight also featured Integrative Healing Arts in a piece on traditional Chinese medicine.
- During his recovery, Wong visited naturopath and acupuncturist Larry Chan, one of the founders of Integrative Healing Arts on Vancouver’s West Side, who helped him think “outside the box” about the origins of illness. – Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight
Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre
When the owners of Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre 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 skin centre, 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.
1285 W Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3X8