Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners use eastern healing modalities to provide holistic care. This may involve Chinese herbs, acupuncture for energy healing, or other treatments.

Chinese Medicine Practitioners


Acupuncture & Classical Chinese Medicine Pestle & Pins Health Solutions – Kevin Ianson

Pestle & Pins Health Solutions – Kevin Ianson

Acupuncture & Classical Chinese Medicine

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Pestle & Pins provides acupuncture & Chinese medicine in the Cowichan Valley



Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Yoga Twin Cedars Holistic Health

Twin Cedars Holistic Health

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Yoga

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Twin Cedars Holistic Health is a collaboration between Gavin and Agni Larsen; a husband-wife team who are passionate about healing through acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, with a focus on creating lasting health. We offer the highest standard of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medical care, in a comfortable and professional environment. Our setting allows people of all kinds to have access to simple, down-to-earth guidance and expertise in a full range of Chinese medicine skills. These include acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, herbal medicine, postural assessment and yoga, as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations. We listen, relate, and work closely with each patient and actively advance ourselves as practitioners through reflective practice, continuing education, and a firm eye on up-and-coming publications and research. We have a special interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation, pain and trauma, anxiety and depression, allergies, addictions, eating disorders, pregnancy, digestive and autoimmune conditions, dermatology, and nutrition. Twin Cedars Holistic Health addresses growing health care needs and offers an affordable, effective and natural approach to health. Our clients come from all age, gender, culture and religious associations. We provide an inclusive space where health care needs are listened to and create collaborative, personalized treatment plans to help individuals achieve their health goals.



Traditional Chinese Medicine China Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic - Dr. Simon Mai & Dr. Nancy Zhu

China Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic - Dr. Simon Mai & Dr. Nancy Zhu

Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Acupuncture (the insertion of very fine needles to promote the flow of energy within the body) is a balancing technique purported to restore the body to optimal health. The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues, blood flow and nervous pulses also follow meridians to run through the body to various parts, structures and organs. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers are like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and nervous pulses would eventually lead to disease. Needling the acupuncture points can influence the meridians: the acupuncture needles unblock the obstruction at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians. According to the needling methods, acupuncture can be divided into traditional acupuncture, ear acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and hand acupuncture etc. Over the last few decades, traditional acupuncture was widely used combining with other techniques, like moxi-needling, cup-needling etc, to increase the therapeutic effects. Modern science explain the functions of acupuncture as following: Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body's own internal regulating system. Acupuncture has been used by Chinese people for thousands of year, and it becomes more and more popular in the Western societies. Here is the BBC documentary film about the acupuncture.