Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that utilizes sterile needles to activate and transform the energy of the body. Techniques vary depending on the practitioner, but all Acupuncturists at Balance Acupuncture & Massage are fully registered with the CTCMA of BC and able to provide the safest and most effective treatment for you.
Angela Liu, D.TCM., R.Ac.
Angela Liu has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for more than 20 years. She is registered as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) and Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C.
Angela uses a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxabustion, cupping, tui-na (massage), and food cure (diet changes) to eliminate stagnation in your body, adjust your energy flow, balance your Yin & Yang, and improve your general health.
Angela can help with: • Acute or chronic pain • Fatigue or insomnia • Digestive disorders • Menstrual or menopausal issues • Infertility • Skin disorders • Allergies • High blood pressure • Respiratory disorders • Arthritis • Migraines • Weight loss • Stop smoking
Angela is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Tomomi Shibuya R.Ac, R.TCMp
Registered acupuncturist and herbalist, registered TCM practitioner
Tomomi Shibuya graduated from The International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. She usually combines Japanese moxa with acupuncture.
Moxa cones are made of the medicinal herb, mugwort. It's placed on the skin and lit up to give pleasant warmth. The moxa is left until it's removed when 80% burned, thus leaving no scar or burning sensation. A Japanese study shows moxa improves movement and increases the number of white blood cells, and enhances blood circulation. For these properties moxa effectively treats various inflammatory conditions such as seasonal allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, digestive problems, joint, muscle and nerve pain, gynecological problems and so on.
Tomomi works on Sundays from 9:00am to 7:00.
Toyomi Tanaka, R.Ac., R.TCMp., CPST
Registered acupuncturist, registered TCM practitioner, Certified professional Shiatsu therapist
Toyomi Tanaka graduated from the five-year Doctor of TCM course at the International College of TCM in Vancouver and Vancouver college of Shiatsu.
Toyomi has more than 17 years of experience in various healing fields and created her own unique style combining the use of Shiatsu, acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs to treat disease, boost the immune system, and improve and balance your general health. Her techniques include acupuncture, moxabustion, cranio-sacral therapy, lymph drainage, shiatsu, reiki, and meditation. Her treatments address a wide variety of conditions including: anxiety/panic attacks, all pain syndromes, insomnia, digestive complaints, and hormonal imbalances.
She has returned from an eight month meditation training in South Korea and is looking forward to incorporating her new skills into her therapy.
Toyomi treats her patients on Tuesday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Jean-Sébastien Le Doujet, R.Ac.
Jean-Sébastien grew up in France in a family that believed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is more than just a “last resort” therapy, but rather an important part of our daily life. TCM being originally more preventative than curative, it makes sense that we should apply it all the time, and not just when we are dis-eased.
Most times when a family member was sick, his parents would first use TCM and massage, and if need be, go towards more modern medicines. But it really is the philosophy and the perspective on what health is according to Chinese Medicine that got Jean-Sébastien interested in studying TCM.
He first studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in France (French/Vietnamese “Association les 5 elements”) with Daniel Laurent, Traditional Acupuncturist, writer and teacher who followed the path of his mentors Jack Worley (Lemington Spa College, UK) and André Faubert. Once in Canada he joined the International College of TCM of Vancouver where he completed the 3-year Acupuncturist program in less than 2 years. He is now a Registered Acupuncturist in Vancouver BC (CTCMA)
Jean-Sébastien uses different techniques depending on the needs of the patients, TuiNa Massage, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Moxibustion, Cupping. TCM being a holistic Medicine, it enables the practitioner to treat a great range of conditions, from common cold to pain relief or even symptoms related to more serious conditions such as cancer, stroke (helping with the side effects of modern treatments, pain relief) etc…
Kirk Pleasant R.Ac.
He is practicing in Gibsons, BC.
Please call (604) 886-7080 to book your appointment