Acupuncture, Biopuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Other Natural Health Practices in Vancouver, BC
To Book an Appointment
604-733-4400 or email
We are NEWLY located at #205-2786 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 4M1
here for a map to our clinic.
Helping you help yourself
Active Life Health Clinic is a natural health practice in Vancouver, BC that
takes a modern approach to the ancient
practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Methods of treatment include
biopuncture, customized Chinese herbals, Chinese food cures, western nutrition
and supplements. We offer treatment in our clinic as well as
on-site workplace wellness programs with
Active Life Mobile Health Services.
We also offer onsite and in clinic a natural alternative or complement to flu
shots and allergy shots as well as
Bonsai Facial Rejuvenation.
We strongly believe in the importance of active health care. Our goal is to
work in partnership with you to bring you to your optimal health. We believe
that we are guides, teachers, and motivators. Using proven health modalities
that bring about whole-being balance, our focus is on ongoing health, not just
temporary relief. This is what we call active health.
With this in mind, in addition to receiving treatment in the clinic, we will
teach you ways to speed up your own healing process by advising you about
specific foods, exercises, acupressure points, self-massage, and relaxation
techniques best suited to your condition. We would also like to send you
periodic updates on health issues, treatments, healthy recipes, and lecture
venues. If you would like to receive these email newsletters (one every 4-6
weeks). sign up here
Looking for free health information?
Check out Dr. Carr's Living Healthy Naturally
blog. She also writes occasionally for
Alive Magazine (and is also
on their Advisory Board), which you can find in most natural health supplement
and food stores in Canada; and for
(sign up for their health e-newsletter or check out their
forum where you can post your questions),
Fitness Goop, and
My Yoga Online.
Pain Management and Relief
While acupuncture and TCM can treat a diverse range of symptoms, complaints, and
illnesses, acupuncture is probably most widely recognized for its ability to
treat pain, both acute and chronic. Often used historically in the treatment of
martial arts injuries, Chinese herbs are also very effective alternatives to
prescription painkillers. Of course we should also make sure not to neglect the
power of food. As Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be
your food", and he was right as some foods have been shown to have
anti-inflammatory benefits. TCM can be used as either an alternative medicine or
complementary medicine to standard medical therapies.
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*TCM Active Life Health Clinic Ltd. dba Active Life Health