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What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of North Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including comprehensive board examinations administered by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Colombia (CTCMA).  Acupuncture is covered by most extended health care plans as well as  MSP.  As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.





Tanya Allen Acupuncture
Suite 202a, 507 Baker Street
V1L 4J2