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Chinese Acupuncture Vancouver

Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic’s Kerrisdale location offers Traditional Acupuncture based on the theories and techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been used as a method for balancing the body’s energy (Qi) to prevent illness and injury, and maintain good health.

Traditional Acupuncture is the process of inserting very fine, sterile needles into carefully selected points along the body to stimulate the flow of energy, increase blood flow, and remove blockages so that the Qi can be dispersed and regulated. By stimulating the body’s various systems, Traditional Acupuncture can help to resolve pain, improve sleep and digestive function as well as promote a general sense of well-being.

Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for many diseases, symptoms, and conditions including:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menstruation regulation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pregnancy and labour
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Smoking cessation
  • Morning sickness
  • Acid reflux
  • Stress
  • Stroke

For your initial appointment, the registered acupuncturist will ask you for a general medical history and then will proceed with a TCM assessment and diagnosis. This typically includes observation, listening, questioning, pulse taking and palpation.

For the acupuncture treatment, very fine sterile needles will be placed on specific points on the body based on the assessment. The acupuncture needles are usually left in place for 15 to 30 minutes and then removed. Acute symptoms may require only two to four treatments, whereas it is common to have as many as 12 or more treatments for chronic cases.

Traditional acupuncture is a very safe treatment to achieve optimal health. Most individuals experience little to no discomfort, although a warm or aching sensation lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours may be experienced around the insertion point. The most common adverse reaction is slight bleeding or bruising at the insertion point. Very few individuals may experience dizziness, nausea or fainting.

Individuals with pacemakers should avoid electrical stimulation unless approved by their cardiologist. Hemophiliacs should be treated with caution.


  • Initial Visit – $130
  • Subsequent Visit – $130/$105

*Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is offered at our Kerrisdale location only

For our Traditional Chinese Cupping rates and offerings, please see here.

ICBC patients are pre-approved for 12 visits within a 12-week period from the date of their accident. For more information, please contact our Kerrisdale clinic.

FAQ Section

Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic offers a wide variety of excellent treatment plans in Vancouver, British Columbia. These include manual therapy, individualized exercise programs, pelvic health physiotherapy, traditional acupuncture sessions and virtual care. If you have any of the following common health conditions be sure to book an appointment for a complete physical assessment:

  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic pain management
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Chronic injuries