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Ouch! Got pain?

Whether you’re suffering from chronic migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia or are recovering from an injury, pain is likely a constant presence in your life. In the search for relief, perhaps you’ve already tried massage, stretching, physiotherapy, ice and heat, painkillers, and more. If you haven’t yet been able to ease or resolve your pain, we can help.

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Our 100% natural multidisciplinary approach to healing injuries and resolving pain incorporates research-based and time-tested treatments, including low level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation), acupuncture, naturopathy, diet, supplements, and mind-body tools effective at resolving pain.


Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • A dull ache
  • Throbbing
  • Sharp
  • Burning
  • Shooting
  • Squeezing/compression
  • Stinging
  • Tingling
  • Pins and needles
  • Soreness
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Interferes with daily activity
  • Avoiding certain activities because they cause pain


We know how you feel, and we know we can help with natural treatment for pain in Vancouver.

That’s because we’ve helped thousands just like you, using a 100% natural approach, since opening our clinic in 2000.

We invite you for a Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

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

Our natural treatments for pain work for a wide range of injuries and conditions that cause pain, including:

  • Headaches (migraine, cluster, tension, cervicogenic)
  • Jaw pain/TMJ
  • Sinus headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Recent injuries: tendon, joint, ligament or muscle
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder
  • Knee and lower back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck and shoulder tension/pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Interstitial cystitis/pelvic pain
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Fibromyalgia


We invite you for a Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

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

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 any potential underlying causes that are currently preventing you from experiencing vitality and optimal 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. You deserve to be pain free.

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 effective way to attack pain head on.

We focus on how you FEEL -- not just what the X-ray or MRI report says

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.


We invite you for a Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

Click To Request Your Free Discovery Call

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

We invite you for a Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

Click To Request Your Free Discovery Call

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

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.


We invite you for a Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

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

An Unparalleled Track Record of Excellence

5 stars

Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.

Success Stories

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I have cancelled my back surgery (laminectomy and fusion of L4-S1) that was originally scheduled for July 25th!!! My symptoms improved significantly over the last little while. While in Vancouver, I experienced several days of no pain and increased mobility in my low back following the acupuncture and laser sessions at Acubalance. I am now confident that I will eventually be able to get even more stability and range of movement... Read more »

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If you’ve ever had chronic knee pain, you will appreciate this. I have suffered from chronic knee pain for a number of years and it finally got to the point where I needed to do something about it. These treatments have made an incredible difference and have allowed me to go back to my 5km walks with my wife, pain free… Read more »


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My name is Tressa and three and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). For three years I battled RA with an anti-inflammatory diet and a natural approach. Five weeks ago I started laser treatment on my knees at Acubalance and the change has been incredible! I have gone from taking eight pain medications a day… Read more »

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I turned 50 & fell apart! First a frozen shoulder this winter, then Morton’s Neuroma in my foot. Orthotics gave some relief, but I was still unable to walk even short distances without pain. After three sessions with Bronwyn at Acubalance with the LLLT laser they use for injured areas, I was able to hike the BCMC trail in North Vancouver without pain… 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