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ACUPUNCTURE… what’s the point? Does it move the needle?

What is it?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique involving the insertion of thin needles into the skin in specific locations on the body that has gained popularity across the world and become a more prominent adjunct to conventional care in North America. Acupuncture points are arranged in distinct pathways, otherwise known as “meridians,” throughout the body. Practitioners insert needles to improve the flow of Qi (pronounced “Chee”) along the meridians [1].

During an acupuncture treatment, certain points will be selected by the practitioner based on desired outcome, specifically tailored to the patient. To individualize the treatment, a practitioner will ask questions comparative to a more conventional medical inquiry but may also examine the tongue and pulse of the patient [2]. The acupuncture treatment may vary based on the training and philosophy of the practitioner. The most common acupuncture treatment includes the insertion of needles, but may also include heat (moxibustion), acupressure, cupping, or electrostimulation [2].

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are small and thin, designed to enter the skin without cutting into the tissue. The needles come in a variety of lengths and sizes, typically in the range of 26 to 40 gauge and 0.5 to 2 inches long [3] . These needles are much smaller than medical syringes and even smaller than a sewing needle! These needles have 5 distinct parts:

1. Tip – inserted
2. Body – inserted
3. Root – connecting the body and handle
4. Handle – held and manipulated by practitioner
5. Tail – held and manipulated by practitioner

Langley Acupuncture


The physical sensation of the needles being inserted into the skin is reported as minimal for most individuals, while the sensation of needles remaining in the skin can vary based on the individual. Feelings of achiness, pressure, warmth, increased energy, relaxation, numbness, tingling, coldness, and more are reported [1][4] . A typical session can range from 10-30 minutes of needle time, and sensations can change throughout the course of treatment. The practitioner will typically dim the lights and ensure the environment is comfortable and relaxing for the duration of the treatment. The treatment plan timeline may vary based on the complaint and severity, but typically involves 1-2 treatments per week.

Does it work?

Acupuncture is a well researched treatment method, with research being conducted in multiple countries, in varying populations, settings, and different indications. Within North America, acupuncture is most sought after for pain relief [5] . However, the research on acupuncture spans across both physical and mental illness states. Below includes some notable systematic reviews and meta-analyses on acupuncture, with many more studies, and reviews being published and confirmed each year.


  • A 2022 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that acupuncture benefited pain and
    functionality in knee osteoarthritis and can be recommended as a beneficial alternative
    therapy [6] .
  •  A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that acupuncture was an effective
    treatment for non-specific low back pain [7] .
  •  A 2020 overview of systematic reviews concluded that acupuncture may be an effective and
    safe treatment for migraine headaches [8] .
  • A 2020 systematic review concluded manual acupuncture reduced symptoms and improved
    function in carpal tunnel syndrome [9] .
  • A 2019 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that acupuncture can be
    recommended for the management and treatment of fibromyalgia [10] .



  • A 2022 systematic review reported acupuncture improving IBS-D symptoms and quality of
    life [11] .
  • A 2020 systematic review supported the potential for acupuncture to alter gastrointestinal
    pathophysiology in functional dyspepsia [12] .



  • A 2021 systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture may improve
    symptoms of insomnia following more than 3 weeks of treatment [13] .



  • A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that acupuncture may promote
    recovery of the menstrual cycle in PCOS [14] .
  • A 2018 systematic review and meta-analysis supported acupuncture as an adjunctive or
    single treatment for vasomotor symptoms experienced during menopause [15] .
  • A 2018 systematic review and meta-analysis suggested that acupuncture may reduce
    menstrual pain and associated symptoms in primary dysmenorrhea. However, this review
    highlighted limitations due to low quality and methodological restrictions [16] .



  • A 2022 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded acupuncture improving nasal
    symptoms and quality of life in allergic rhinitis [17] .
  • A 2019 systematic review and meta-analysis supported acupuncture as an adjunct to
    conventional treatment in asthma for improvements in symptom response rate [18] .


How does it work?

Despite the large body of literature that is ever expanding on acupuncture the mechanism for how acupuncture is facilitating change is yet to be completely elucidated [4] . Hypotheses include influencing hormones, inflammatory markers, manipulation of tissue, neurobiological changes, and more [4,19] . Proposed mechanisms of action (MOA) for acupuncture include both the local physiological changes, such as
microinjury at the site of needle insertion, and facilitated healing, as well as regional neuropathway activations [19] . These hypotheses will evolve and advance as research continues to further understand this treatment modality.


As a foreign body is being inserted into the skin, even though complications are infrequent there is risk associated acupuncture [4] . Side effects including soreness and minor bleeding or bruising at the insertion site are the most notable [2] . However, more serious complications can arise from improper treatment or supplies [5] . It is important to speak with a professional to ensure proper treatment and evaluation for any contraindications for acupuncture treatments.


The Revamp Experience

Revamp Wellness offers acupuncture in Langley, BC! The Revamp Wellness team utilizes the classic Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment principles with a more modern, westernized approach combining knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to create an optimal treatment plan. The practitioners at Revamp also utilize other treatment tools such as intramuscular stimulation or dry needling.

Here’s what to expect during an appointment:

1. Introduction and overview of treatment
2. Complete health history check-up
3. Full body assessment
4. Point selection and room set up
5. Sterilization of the treatment area and insertion of the needles
6. Relaxing treatment time
7. Needle removal
8. Discussion of experience
9. Follow up when necessary

The Revamp practitioners may have needles, but they are never prickly!


About Revamp Wellness

Revamp is for everyone, whether you’re in your golden years or gunning for gold medals. It’s a place for you to recover, heal, and feel like you’re in the best shape of your life.

  • Massage Therapy
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Jacalyn Lynch

Co-Founder & Registered Massage Therapist

Before studying massage therapy, she was a competitive gymnast for over ten years and continued with the sport as a coach. She also competed and coached in track and field (pole vault, hurdles, sprints).

Because of her experience in sports, Jacalyn believes stretching, strengthening, and self-care go hand in hand with an effective massage treatment. She is impassioned with how the body works as a whole and makes sure to incorporate all appropriate aspects to ensure the patient’s goals are met.

Fun Fact! Do you know the difference between tendons and ligaments? Ligaments connect bones to other bones, tendons attach muscle to bones, and muscles to other parts of your body such as your eyeballs.

  • Northern Michigan University

Jake Baker


Jakes passion for health care stemmed from his career in hockey and his life long interest in sports. After playing years of competitive and professional hockey Jake was able to see the importance and value of body maintenance and enhancement.

After seeing and dealing with many injuries over the years he was able to experience many different types of treatment. What fascinated Jake the most was how much therapy has evolved over the years. His vision for Revamp Wellness is to always be at the fore front of the leading therapies for patients.

  • Massage Therapy
  • VACC

Amanda Parliament

Registered Massage Therapist
Amanda graduated from VACC November of 2022. She grew up in Pitt Meadows, with a background in competitive sports including: soccer, track and field, acrobatics, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Amanda has dealt with many sports injuries herself and has been through extensive rehabilitation programs. She has a background in personal training and yoga which has further increased her understanding of anatomy. Amanda has always had a love for  human anatomy, body movement, mindset and personal power. She understands that everyone experiences life differently, and therefore her approach to treatment takes on the same understanding.  Each of her treatments take an individual and unique approach catered to each person’s own needs. She believes treatments should care for our mind, body and spirit. And that these three principles coexist.

  Amanda uses a variety of techniques to target each individual’s goal, including:

  • Swedish 
  • Active and passive stretching
  • Deep tissue
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial 
  • Deep rhythmic breathing

In her spare time, Amanda loves to keep active with hiking, recreational sports, and running.  She also loves spending time with family, cooking and baking, getting out into nature and traveling. She has traveled to over 15 countries and wants to continue adding to her list! She loves to meet new people, go out for dinner and share food, and she’s very excited to start her long career as an RMT.

  • Massage Therapy
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Eduardo Coella

Registered Massage Therapist

Eduardo’s devotion to fitness and health has kept him focused on learning how he can best serve others to be and feel their best. Eduardo’s experience in the fitness industry for over seven years inspired him to become a massage therapist. In addition, Eduardo grew up playing sports like tennis, soccer, and dance, which led him to his unique perspective of the rehabilitation process.

He has experience managing with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. This extensive training background allows Eduardo to tailor homecare and rehabilitation exercises specific to his patients meticulously. Eduardo uses his knowledge to educate his patients to ensure they are on track to long-term results. Eduardo uses techniques to manipulate muscles, joints, and fascia to relieve pain, promote healing of past and present injuries, increase circulation, prevent future injuries, and reduce stress.

Fun Fact! Some muscles you control, like your bicep when you’re lifting something heavy. Other muscles, such as those that help you breathe, move without you thinking at all.

  • Massage Therapy
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Tawnya Smith

Registered Massage Therapist

Tawnya graduated in 2014 from the 3000 hour program at WCCMT in Victoria. During her education, she volunteered for Team Canada Rugby, Team Canada Swimming, Team Canada Rowing, Olympic Figure Skaters, as well as world level triathletes. Tawnya’s experience as a high-level athlete competing in gymnastics for ten years, and now competing in Crossfit, have made her keen to continually learn and understand the human body. She uses her education and experience to help athletes and clients perform to the best of their ability.

As an RMT, she focuses on modalities such as Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Joint Mobilization.

Fun Fact! As you age, you start to lose muscle mass. But if you exercise your muscles with strength training and resistance exercises, you can slow down that process and maintain a mighty muscular system for a long time.

  • Massage Therapy
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Melanie Snow

Registered Massage Therapist

Melanie attended the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and graduated from a 3000 hour program in 2014. Her interest in the body and health began while studying Anatomy & Physiology at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2010. At UFV, she has completed three years of coursework and is currently working towards her Kinesiology degree. In addition to her 5 years of massage experience, she has focused her continuing education in Soft Tissue Release, Manual Lymph Drainage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Functional Release. She was certified as a yoga teacher with the yoga alliance in 2017, and enjoys offering a holistic approach by incorporating therapeutic yoga, stretches and breathing exercises into her treatment plan. In 2018, Melanie became apart of the faculty at WCCMT and taught massage to students providing therapy at a men’s drug and addiction center. Melanie is passionate about helping athletes reach their peak performance, whether in preparation, maintenance, or recovery of their sport. In her practice, she has experience with professional athletes and has worked for sports events such as Iron Man Canada, HSBC Rugby Sevens, and was a core member with the BC Lions massage therapy team for 3 seasons. In her leisure time Melanie keeps an active lifestyle including yoga, hiking, strengthening and in 2018 ran her first full distance marathon and is always in pursuit of a new athletic goal.

Fun Fact! Muscle movement counts for almost 85 percent of the total heat produced inside the body. When you’re cold, your muscles contract involuntarily. When you shiver, those are muscles trying to warm your body.

Karolina - Langley RMT Revamp Wellness
  • Massage Therapy
  • CDI College

Karolina Szulc

Registered Massage Therapist

Karolina is a graduate from the Registered Massage Therapy Program at CDI College in October 2022. She has immigrated to Canada from Poland at age 14 and has flourished in her education. She is excited to work together towards getting you to be able to do what you love to do; whether that would be hiking, playing sports, partaking in winter or summer activities or simply being able to enjoy your everyday life pain-free. She focuses on mind and body integration and your overall well-being to help alleviate stress, fatigue and chronic pain.

Karolina believes that massage therapy can aid in managing present and past injuries, reduce dysfunction and improve mobility. She thrives on treating low back pain and knee dysfunctions. Some modalities that she utilizes in her treatments are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Muscle Energy Techniques, Active Release Techniques and Passive Stretching. She trusts that tying it all together through diaphragmatic breathing, patient relaxation and education can assist in reaching the goals that have been set: achieving the optimal level of function physically and emotionally.

When not in clinic or furthering her knowledge in massage therapy, you can find Karolina enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends, hiking, sitting by a campfire, walking her two huskies, relaxing at the beach or snowboarding in the mountains. Her passion for travelling the world has given her diverse experiences of other cultures and their culinary specialties.

Karolina is always happy to welcome new patients.

Fun Fact! Muscles usually work in pairs When one shortens, its corresponding muscle lengthens. Think about doing bicep curls. When you curl your arm up so the bicep is shorter, the tricep on the other side of your arm is straightened out.

  • Massage Therapy
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Brianna Tham

Registered Massage Therapist

Brianna is a graduate from the Massage Therapy program from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster in 2017. Brianna has worked with the BMO Marathon, the Vancouver White Caps FC2 team, Canadian Men’s National rugby team, the BC lions and at BC Women’s Hospital. She also has experience in working with the MS society, pre/post-natal mothers, senior centers, and amputees.

After several years of playing hockey and swimming competitively and playing on her high school rugby team, Brianna experienced a number of injuries. Those injuries led to an interest in learning about the human body and pursuing a career oriented around it.

Before joining Massage Therapy, Brianna attended the University of Fraser Valley, graduating with her level 1 and 2 certificates in the carpentry and joinery.

Fun Fact! The strongest muscle, based on its size, is the masseter. It’s a muscle in your jaw. It can close your teeth with a force as great as 200 pounds.

  • Massage Therapy
  • Vancouver College of Massage Therapy

Kurt Baker

Registered Massage Therapist

Kurt graduated from the Massage Therapy program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT). He spent the last 9 years as a personal trainer and CrossFit Coach. His profound interest in the human body and movement began at a young age when he discovered how to change his body with weight training for football, hockey and lacrosse.

During that time, he worked with a wide range of clientele ranging from elite national level athletes of multiple sports, to weight loss, to those with the goal of aspiring to get fit.

Kurt’s goal is to share his passion for wellness with his patients by not only treating, but by educating them on how their body works, how it should move, how to prevent further injuries and ultimately, how to improve performance.

When Kurt is not at the clinic, you can find him training at the local CrossFit gym, playing football or snowboarding one of the local mountains.

Fun Fact! The muscles in your eyes are constantly adjusting as you read, watch TV, or look around you. In an hour of reading, your eyes may make as many as 10,000 coordinated movements.

Pilates Langley - Meagan Chhokar
  • Pilates
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Training
  • Simon Fraser University

Meagan Chhokar

Pilates Instructor

Meagan graduated from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a minor in Business Administration. She is a certified personal trainer, pilates instructor, and Nutrition Coach specializing in female hormone and gut health.

Meagan’s goal is to educate and empower others to look and feel their best through movement and
nutritional education.

Fun Fact! You use 200 muscles to take a single step forward.

  • Chiropractic
  • Palmer West Chiropractic College
  • Simon Fraser University

Dr. Kamran Eghtesad


Dr. Kamran Eghtesad grew up in Vancouver, BC. Growing up in Vancouver he enjoyed learning about health and wellness. This led him to Simon Fraser University where he studied Kinesiology. From there he began to explore his options in health. He worked with local high school football teams addressing acute injuries. Also, worked on the manufacturing side of creating and designing custom foot orthotics. Conducted ergonomic assessments at PepsiCo to reduce workplace injuries. All these different jobs had one thing in common, they allowed people to do what they love without injury or pain.

This led Dr. Eghtesad to attend Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose, California, where he graduated with Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. While in San Jose he spent his free time teaching anatomy and conducting cadaveric dissections to further understand the human body. He also worked with Stanford University Neuroscience and Pain Lab to publish research to explore artificial intelligence for neck MRI’s.

Chiropractic with Dr. Kamran (Video)

Orthotics with Dr. Kamran (Video)

Fun Fact! The spine has an exceptional memory. Your spine will remember and become used to your posture. This is why it can be hard to get out of the habit of having bad posture. But once you do make a habit of good posture, your spine will remember it.

Kiarrah Pinkney Massage Therapist Langley
  • Student Massage
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Kiarrah Pinkney

Student Massage

Kiarrah is currently enrolled at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She began her massage journey at a young age due to a motor vehicle accident; an accident which led to injuries that only massage therapy could provide relief from. She played competitive soccer through her youth and into her university career, until she concluded that being an RMT was her ultimate career goal and came home to the lower mainland.

In her free time, Kiarrah enjoys being active in any way possible, through the gym, hiking, playing sports and other various activities.

Kiarrah enjoys working with young athletes and hopes to one day work professionally with a team. She also enjoys work with scar tissue and different fascial treatments, and cannot wait to expand her knowledge of sports-rehab and the post-injury world.

Fun Fact! The spine is very strong It can hold hundreds of kilograms of weight.

Dr. Daniel Dhesa - Langley Chiropractor
  • Chiropractic
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic West
  • University of Fraser Valley

Dr. Daniel Dhesa


Dr. Danny Dhesa earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2022. Prior to moving to California, Dr. Danny earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.

Dr. Danny has treated a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, with patients ranging between 10-75 years old. Danny treats with a movement-based integrated approach, specializing in neck pain, back pain, headaches, and sports injuries. Getting patients to move pain free and back to doing what they love is a top priority. He achieves this by utilizing a range of chiropractic manipulation techniques and soft tissue therapy via Active Release Technique (ART), Cupping, Scrapping, Shockwave Therapy, and Cold Laser Therapy. Leaning on his training experience, Danny teaches and prescribes exercises and stretches, as part of the treatment and homecare, to empower patients to be part of their own journey to recovery.

Prior to pursuing a career as a chiropractor, Dr. Danny worked as an ACE certified personal trainer for 5 years, creating individualized workout programs for different health and fitness goals, as well as leading group training sessions. Dr. Danny has also volunteered with Special Olympics BC and Paralympics Canada for athlete testing. Being an athlete himself, Danny has played and trained for many sports, while also suffering injuries which ultimately lead him to become interested in the rehabilitation process and the human body as a whole. Using an evidence-based approach and personalized treatment plans, Dr. Danny believes that educating and empowering patients to be active in their own recovery is imperative to achieving the patient’s health goals.

In his spare time, Danny enjoys being active by playing basketball, hiking, kayaking, and more recently, golf and cycling. Indoors, he enjoys reading about history and producing music.

Fun Fact! Pound for pound, your bones are stronger than steel. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support up to 18,000 pounds of weight.

  • Physiotherapy
  • University of Sydney

Mike Hosseini


Mike’s approach to physiotherapy is to not only decrease your pain, but to identify the real reason behind your injury. Properly understanding why the injury occurred in the first place will lower its chances of happening again. To accomplish this, Mike treats with manual therapy, education, exercise and improving movement patterns.

Mike decided to become a physiotherapist after tearing his ACL while playing soccer at the age of 21. Working closely with his physiotherapist, he was sold on Physio as a career path. To pursue his goal, he made the big decision to move to Sydney, Australia and completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree. He then stayed in Australia to gain valuable clinical experience but is now back home, providing his Australian perspective to clients.

Physiotherapy with Mike (Video)

Fun Fact! Adults will end up with only 206 bones, but babies are born with about 100 nore It’s not that bones disappear as we grow older. Instead, these tiny bones fuse together to form the larger bones of the skeletal system.

  • Physiotherapy
  • University of Sydney

Dean Corpuz


Dean grew up in Port Coquitlam where he fell in love with the outdoors, mountain biking in summer and snowboarding in winter amongst other activities. He had a number of injuries while he was young which he was in and out of physio with which sparked his interest. This led him to complete his Bachelors of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University with a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation. He then went on to work as a Kinesiologist, where he helped clients who had been in work and motor vehicle accidents. After a couple of years of working in rehab, he knew that he could help clients more if he became a physiotherapist. So, he moved to Australia where he completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. From there, he moved north to the Gold Coast where he planned to stay one year but ended up staying for six. The lure of the sunshine and surf made it hard to leave, but eventually he moved back to the Lower Mainland with his wife to be closer to family and friends as they started a family.

While working in Australia, he progressed his skills by working in a one-on-one setting. He uses movement and postural analysis to help figure out the root cause of patients concerns. This helps him create an individualized exercise/rehab program to address these issues and help prevent future issues from occurring. He is great at communicating, educating and helping clients understand their issue and what they can do to help their cause. He also utilizes manual therapy including specific techniques for headaches and migraines that he learned in Australia where he helped start up the Gold Coast Headache Clinic. He is trained and qualified in IMS, which he first learned overseas when he first graduated.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

  • Massage Therapy
  • Vancouver College of Massage Therapy

Olivia Mah

Registered Massage Therapist

Olivia graduated in 2019 from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. During her education she had the opportunity to work with a variety of conditions and believes that finding the right combination of techniques to fit each clients needs is key to providing pain relief and restoring functional movement.

Prior to working as an RMT, Olivia spent 5 years as a competitive cheerleader. This experience showed her how important it is to have balance in the body and is what motivates her to help others and continue to expand her skills. Techniques Olivia may utilized during treatment include: Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization).

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Julie Klimko

Registered Massage Therapist

Julie graduated from the program for Registered Massage Therapists at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April 2020. Julie styles her practice to encompass the body and mind as a whole while treating patients with the utmost care and consideration. Her experience has led her to work with many different clients; those who struggle with pain, migraines/headaches, muscle tension, pre/post-natal pain, scar tissue, anxiety/depression and much more. 

Her unique blend of fascial work combined with gentle but effective deep tissue techniques positively affects her clients who are experiencing pain, needing help with an injury or are using massage to maintain a state of wellness. Julie is committed to making sure you get the most out of your personalized treatment session.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

Leah Fortin - RMT Langley
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Leah Fortin

Student Massage

Leah graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and will be doing her RMT certification exams in September 2023.

She grew up in Langley and has a background in competitive sports including collegiate softball and high school basketball. Her experience as an athlete and experiencing an injury herself led her to pursue a career in health care.

As a therapist Leah’s focus are the styles of general relaxation, deep tissue and pregnancy massage. Leah provides her clients with knowledge to take an active role in healing and overall well-being. Outside of work she enjoys playing sports, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

  • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
  • University of Guelph

Dr. Jessica McGuire

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. McGuire grew up on a farm in rural Ontario, which fostered a love for nature and biology. This led her to study conservation biology at the University of Guelph in Ontario. After graduation she was drawn to natural health, and took a job working for her local health food store where she learned about naturopathic medicine, supplements, and herbal treatments. Although she was helping people improve their health in a small way, she wanted to learn more to help more. She moved to BC to attend the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she discovered her love for hands-on physical treatments, acupuncture, and botanical medicine.

Dr. McGuire tackles health concerns using a whole-body approach. This involves asking you numerous questions about your current and past health history, in order to discover the root cause of your concern. She is deeply passionate about educating and empowering her patients so that they feel confident following their individualized treatment plan. It is Dr. McGuire’s goal that all patients are comfortable enough to ask their questions and fully trust that she has their best interest at heart.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

  • R.Ac

Regneet Mangat


Regneet is invested in helping her patients create a better quality of life. Her practice focuses on cosmetic acupuncture, women’s health and pain management. Using traditional Chinese techniques such as Cupping, Moxibustion, diet therapy and Acupuncture to create complete health plans and treatments.


A strong advocate for women’s health, Regneet is ready to help you be a better you inside, out. From treating PCOS, endometriosis, chronic illness, fertility support to cosmetic acupuncture and wellness management let Regneet help you put your best foot forward.


Regneet completed her Diploma in Acupuncture and four-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Alberta College of Acupuncture in 2015.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells