Acupuncture Clinic in Vancouver

[Holistic Healing] Energy & qi regulation

Acupuncture makes use of thin needles applied in various pressure points on the body known as meridians to help improve the flow of energy (Qi 气) to support optimal health and wellness of the body.

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Correct flow of Qi, or energy, can bring a positive influence in overall health of the body.

The pathways through which Qi transitions through the body are called meridians. To assist with the optimal flow of Qi through the body, acupuncture points are identified then stimulated through insertion of thin needles.

Activation of each meridian re-energizes and stimulates organs and certain parts of the body, improving balance and overall wellness.

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Acupuncture has proven highly effective at restoring balance and may be an effective part of your plan when dealing with various illnesses and health conditions.

Acupuncture is often applied for health problems related to internal diseases, gynecology, skin conditions, and more.

  • windstroke
  • dizziness and vertogo
  • headache
  • facial paralysis
  • BI syndrome
  • lumbar pain
  • flank pain
  • Wei syndrome
  • epilepsy
  • manic-depressive syndrome
  • insomnia
  • palpitation
  • facial beautification
  • weight loss
  • common cold
  • coughing
  • asthma
  • vomiting
  • epigastric pain
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • edema
  • seminal emission
  • impotence
  • hernia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • cancer
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Discomfort, fever, and pain during menstruation
  • Leucorrhea
  • Uterine prulapse
  • Menopause
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Gyneculogical tumours
  • Colds
  • Coughs
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Poor appetite
  • Malnutrition
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Digestive issues
  • Dysuria
  • Hyperactivity
  • Urination frequency problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Excess sweating
  • Allergies
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Developmental delays
  • Eczema
  • Herpes zoster
  • Acne
  • Urticaria
  • And more
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ptosis of eyelid
  • Dacryorrhea
  • Myopia
  • Toothache
  • Halitosis
  • Aphtha
  • Swelling and pain of the throat
  • Aphonia
  • Tinnitus and deafness
  • Rhinorrhea

Acupuncture In-Detail How Does
Acupuncture Really

Acupuncture In-Detail How Does
Acupuncture Really Work?

Experts agree that the needles employed in acupuncture stimulate the tissue and nervous system which in turn improves the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the channels of the body.

Chemicals are released through the targeting of specific meridians. These chemicals disperse to the brain, spinal cord, and vital organs. Hormones previously blocked are able to flow freely to encourage the body to regulate its own functions thus encouraging self-healing on both the physical and emotional level.

It is believed that acupuncture may function on three different planes to provide effective relief of pain and to restore good health. These include:

  • The release of natural opioids in the nervous system
  • A measured difference in brain chemistry, sensation, and regulated body functions to improve immunity, blood pressure, circulation, and body temperature
  • An improved blood flow circulation to restore proper body functions and the cessation of pain

First visit Your First Visit

At your first visit to UTCM, we will take the opportunity to listen to your concerns and health goals. After performing a holistic assessment, we will assess the causes of your health concerns and recommend a treatment plan tailored for your situation.

1. Health Questionnaire

The first visit to UTCM will involve a detailed questionnaire to help the practitioner to best understand any underlying health problems, the patient’s past medical history, and their current lifestyle. This step of the process is critical to developing a plan to treat the conditions from which the patient is seeking relief.

2. Pre-Treatment Testing

Following taking a thorough patient history, some people will require further pre-treatment testing from the UTCM clinic or a physician that specializes in traditional medicine. These tests help to determine the severity of any health conditions as well as a patient’s suitability for treatment.

3. Physical Examination

A physical examination is sometimes required. This most typically includes assessment of vital signs, basic kinesiology of the body, the palpation of areas requiring specific treatment, and examination of the condition of the tongue. The patient’s resting pulse rate will also be measured.

The UTCM Approach Integrated Approach Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine

The UTCM Approach Integrated Approach Based
on Traditional
Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine comes with a large toolset to assist the body in healing and achieving optimal balance. We believe in combining different methods give us a more integrative and effective approach to tackling your health problems.

After an assessment of your health, lifestyle and qi, we may recommend integrating acupuncture with other Traditional Chinese methods to help create harmony of body, mind, and spirit while restoring each patient to excellent health. Other methods include:

UTCM Practioners World-Renowned “Grand Masters”
of Traditional Chinese Medicine
and Healing Methods

Coming from a rigorous academic background with decades of clinical experience and contributions to the global TCM community, each member of the UTCM team brings to the table a unique perspective and skillset to ensure you receive the best care possible.


Li Rong-Gang

Expertise Acupuncture

Experience 30 years

World-renowned expert in acupuncture and one of the world’s greatest acupuncturists. Trained thousands of acupuncturists globally.


  • Master degree in TCM Acupuncture from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
  • PhD degree in Chinese medicine from the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Key Achievements

  • Published the authoritative guide on acupuncture: 《UTCMH Science of Acupuncture》
  • Conducted training and lectures globally, training thousands of acupuncturists.

Cheng Zhao-Zhi

Expertise TCM internal medicine, gynecology

Experience 40+ years

Expert in herbal medicine, workings as a physician, an advisor, and a professor.


Bachelor degree in Chinese medicine from the Hubei University of Chinese Medicine

Key Achievements

Published the important treatise “Pathogenesis of Chinese Medicine – From Theory to Clinical Practice,” an important and revolutionary new method of diagnosis and herbal remedy formulation


Wang Yi

Expertise Master of Wushu (martial arts), Tuina, and Chinese Medicine

Experience 33 years

A master of Wushu, Wang studied the art of Tuina from his youth. Specializing in both human anatomy and Chinese medicine, Wang’s approach to wellness in the body includes a combination of Chinese medicine and martial arts.


Bachelor degree in Chinese medicine from the Hubei University of Chinese Medicine


South Baylo University, Masters in Chinese medicine

Key Achievements

  • Medical coroner at the Hubei Police Academy
  • Toronto Chinese medicine license
  • Chinese medicine doctor certification from Li Ke’s Classical Chinese Medicine Research Institute

Amy Ding

Expertise R. Ac. & R. TCM P.

Experience 15 years

Skilled in Internal medicine, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and Headaches, pain for neck, shoulders, back, legs etc. UTCMH Acupuncture treats complex disease very well.


Doctor of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Studying and researching UTCMH Acupuncture to follow up Professor Rong Gang Li, invented Science of UTCMH (Universal Traditional Chinese Medicine Health) Acupuncture

Insurance Eligbility


Direct billing for ICBC Acupuncture

All you need is your ICBC Claim Number

UTCM is a registered ICBC provider and participates in the auto injury program. As of April 1, 2019, MVA clients who have been in an accident are automatically pre-approved 12 acupuncture and massage treatments. We bill ICBC directly.


UTCM is now part of the Work Safe BC Return to Work Program. We bill Work Safe BC directly for your treatment costs.

However, UTCM does need to make sure your claim is approved. As long as your claim has been approved, there is no cost to you for your Work Safe treatment.


Private Insurance and
Health Benefit Plans

Acupuncture are often covered by private health insurance and health benefit plans. Please check with your private health insurance company or your employer for eligibility and the extent of coverage.

UTCM’s acupuncture services are provided fully licensed practioners.

UTCM does not provide direct billing, you will need to seek for reimbursement directly with your insurance company.


“I have signed on for 10 acupuncture sessions because I am so happy with my session. We are working on igniting my Qi aligning my meridian lines. It is fascinating and I feel great!”
Katie I., Yelp
“... very satisfied with the service, so I have booked another appt. The massage was very good and the person who worked on me was a doctor in her home country, so you can tell she knows her stuff. The facial was very comfortable and I almost fell asleep... I will be trying the accupuncture next. Definitely legit.”
JJ L., Yelp

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