Traditional Chinese Medicine is a way to connect with our bodies. Pain and dis-ease is a way for our bodies to communicate that what we are doing - is not working.
Shifting and change needs attention. Pain gets our attention. Disease gets our attention. Until we become aware of what is not working, the further away we stray from balance.
Acupuncture is alignment. The approach that I bring to my practice is Chinese Medicine in a modern world. Adapting and using techniques that benefit our society today.
Having experienced pain and the migraines that are associated with a serious motor vehicle accident as well as years of digestive and skin issues such as acne and eczema. I have experienced the benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Leading an active lifestyle has made me focus on body alignment. Chronic pain patterns, how they are programmed in the body and how they affect muscle groups is what fuels my continuing education. Injury prevention, post-surgery rehabilitation, MVA recovery are all areas in which benefit from a trigger point therapy approach. I work closely with various practitioners at different stages of recovery to maximize and shorten the healing process.
Other areas that Vivien focuses on are Anxiety, Depression, Digestion and Gastrointestinal Diseases, PMS, Menstruation and Fertility issues.
Vivien has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in downtown Vancouver since 2012. She received her Diploma of Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC as well as an internship at Pacific Rim College. Vivien has a passion for sports acupuncture. She has studied locally as well as in San Francisco, Portland, and Hawaii to further her education in Sports Acupuncture Techniques, Injection Therapy, Biopuncture, and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.