Proven effective natural treatment for mental health

Proven, Effective Natural Treatment For Mental Health

Feel better FAST with our 100% natural treatment. Since 2001, we've helped over a thousand patients significantly reduce and even completely relieve their symptoms with our unique blend of Acupuncture, Targeted Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Therapy, and Stress Reduction Techniques.

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We all know how important self-care is for our health, yet far too often we neglect our mental well-being until we get close to the breaking point. In today’s hectic world, we all experience varying levels of stress on a daily basis. But feeling anxious, depressed or frazzled all the time is a message that something in your body is out of balance. You do not have to live this way -- you deserve to be happy, feel optimistic, and have peace of mind. At Acubalance, our 100% natural approach offers a safe and effective option to those who are suffering with their mental health.

 

Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • No motivation or energy
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Worrying all the time
  • Constantly stressed out and on edge
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Wired but tired
  • Brain fog
  • Easily overwhelmed 
  • Angry and/or mad
  • Disconnected
  • Lonely

 

We know how you feel, and we know we can help.

That’s because we’ve helped thousands just like you since opening our clinic in 2000.

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Our treatments work for a wide variety of mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Insomnia and sleep issues: difficulty falling asleep, inability to stay asleep, restless sleep, or waking up prematurely
  • Overall feeling of being unwell

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Mental health how it works Acubalance

How It Works

We address the root cause

Instead of the mainstream medical approach that focuses on treating symptoms, we treat the whole person to help restore you to your ideal state of health. We dig deep and give you a complete health audit, looking for the underlying causes that are currently preventing you from experiencing vitality and optimal mental health.

We use an all natural approach that your doctor may not be familiar with

Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine: functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, low level laser therapy (LLLT)/photobiomodulation, IV nutritional drips, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, and mind-body stress reduction tools.

We help you awaken your body's own healing abilities

Your body is not “broken” and it is absolutely possible for you to take control and resolve your symptoms naturally. We help bring your body back into balance so it can regain its innate self-regulating functions and truly heal itself.

We keep it simple and results are quick

Resolving your symptoms doesn’t have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies, offer a straightforward and speedy plan of attack.

We focus on how you FEEL -- not just the lab results or numbers

We will provide you with ongoing support every step of the way. Your practitioner will monitor your progress to ensure you are starting to feel better, and where appropriate will adjust your treatment as you improve. We will be there to discuss any worries or concerns you may have, and provide you with ongoing lifestyle and diet coaching to help you manage stress and stay on track. Within a few weeks, you should notice significant changes in your symptoms and overall sense of well-being.

Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction

Stress is often one of the causes that may be exacerbating your symptoms. As part of our treatment protocol, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation that will support your body’s natural healing system.

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We invite you for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more

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Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture:

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is not meant to be painful. You may feel a slight prick upon insertion of the needle or feel a dull ache, tingling, warmth, or sensation of heaviness with needle placement, but no part of the treatment is ever meant to be painful or uncomfortable in any way. Once the needles are in, you should be able to rest comfortably for the duration of the treatment. Please let your practitioner know if anything feels uncomfortable at any point during your treatment.

We can use laser acupuncture instead of needles to avoid any discomfort or fear of needles.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Acupuncture is an incredibly safe treatment modality with minimal risk of adverse side effects. Although occasional and minimal, some side effects are possible and normally disappear shortly after treatment (such as slight bleeding or small bruises). Each needle is sterile and disposable, eliminating the risk for infection.

How often will I need treatment? When will I start to notice results?

Frequency may be determined by the severity of the condition (whether chronic or acute) and a variety of other factors that will be determined during your initial consultation. Typical treatment frequency is once or twice a week with regular reassessment of symptoms and appropriate modification of treatment frequency and protocol. Most people feel calm and relaxed after acupuncture treatments, and improvement of conditions will vary depending on severity and duration.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture consists of inserting hair-thin, stainless steel needles in different parts of the body to elicit various biological and physiological responses through activation of sensory receptors. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the healing state of the autonomic nervous system, as opposed to fight or flight), increases blood flow to injured areas, decreases inflammation, boosts the immune system, and sends the message to the brain via the central nervous system to release pain-relieving neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin.

What if I’m afraid of needles?

We have a solution. We offer a "no needle" approach using laser acupuncture (low level laser therapy) for those who are needle-phobic.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT/Photobiomodulation) Treatment:

How does low level laser therapy work?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser or photobiomodulation, utilizes red and infrared light. These wavelengths of light work to decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines, promote blood circulation and angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels), and promote tissue regeneration. How does it accomplish this? By increasing mitochondrial ATP production through the process of photobiomodulation. Mitochondria function as the "power plants" of your cells, and the increase in ATP production (cellular energy) accelerates your body’s healing process, cell metabolism, and cellular regeneration at the DNA level. Low level laser therapy also facilitates the secretion of serotonin, anti-inflammatory cytokines, and endorphins for pain management.

How is low level laser therapy different than acupuncture?

Low level laser therapy shares many benefits of acupuncture, including:

  • Increased blood circulation
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Pain relief caused by the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines and neurotransmitters.

Instead of using acupuncture needles to activate the nervous system, low level laser therapy uses red and infrared light to stimulate cellular photon metabolism. Our combined laser and acupuncture treatments incorporate the best of ancient Eastern and innovative Western modalities for powerful and effective relief of symptoms. During your initial consult, we can discuss whether low level laser therapy, acupuncture, or both, will be best for your specific health concerns.

How often will I need treatment? When will I start to notice results?

With low level laser therapy, initial frequency is crucial for positive results. Depending on the condition, we typically recommend three treatments per week for the first two weeks or so, and then gradually taper down to periodic maintenance treatments or until your symptoms have been completely alleviated. Depending on the severity, type, and length of injury, between 5-20 treatments are typical before the desired results are achieved.

Are there any side effects of low level laser therapy?

No. Low level laser therapy is completely safe, non-invasive, pain free, and has no adverse side effects.

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An Unparalleled Track Record of Excellence

5 stars

Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.

Success Stories

KAT HEALED MY MIND, MY BODY AND MY SPIRIT.

KAT HEALED MY MIND, MY BODY AND MY SPIRIT.

Months ago, I was forced to take medical leave from work for anxiety and depression. In my search for healing, I decided to try acupuncture for help with my addiction to sugar. Kat helped me unravel my story. We began the journey of discovering how I could love me unconditionally. Today, I have new ways of acting on life rather than reacting to life. I am returning to work a different person. Kat healed my mind, my body and my spirit. Read more »

GOODBYE ANXIETY, INSOMNIA, AND SIBO

GOODBYE ANXIETY, INSOMNIA, AND SIBO

I came to Acubalance in November 2017. I was on an emotional roller coaster and decided I needed help. A friend suggested acupuncture and had heard of amazing success stories from Acubalance. I had a phone consultation and set up my first appointment, not sure what to expect. I met Kathleen Lee and immediately felt at ease. She listened to my story with reassurance and understanding and I knew I had made a good decision. Read more »

 

CASE STUDY: POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

CASE STUDY: POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

Last month a new patient came to me suffering from postpartum depression. I treated Janice with a combination of acupuncture and craniosacral therapy. The rest of that day, she felt relaxed, light, and happy. This relief lasted until the next morning when the anxiety came back full force. After the second treatment, she experienced the same relief, but it lasted the entire week. Her sleep improved, her appetite came back, and she was bonding with her son in a new way. The anxiety was gone. Read more »

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Finding Acubalance in Vancouver

208-888 W 8th Ave #208 Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y1, Canada

Phone: 604.678.8600

Email: clinic@acubalance.ca