FULL BODY & FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE

All-Inclusive Wellness

At FORM your wellness is our top priority and we’ve carefully curated a suite of luxurious services to address every aspect of your health and vitality, all conveniently located under one roof.

Unparalleled Expertise

We recognize that everyone’s wellness journey is unique and our seasoned team of professionals are not only well-versed in their respective fields but are also deeply committed to understanding your specific needs.

Step Into Luxury

At FORM Body Lab, wellness is synonymous with luxury. Nestled in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, our studio is designed to be your sanctuary—a place where you can disconnect from the chaos and reconnect with yourself.

What is TCM Acupuncture?

Discover the ancient art of healing with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture at FORM Body Lab. TCM Acupuncture is a time-honoured practice that views health as a balance between mind, body, and spirit. 

Our skilled practitioners use this holistic approach to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, enhance energy flow, and promote overall well-being. With techniques like acupuncture, cupping, and guasha, we address a variety of health concerns, from chronic pain and stress to digestive issues and emotional wellness. 

Step into our sanctuary in Vancouver and embark on your journey to rejuvenation and vitality.

Our Tailored Services

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of treatment that involves the insertion of thin, sterile, metal needles at various locations on the body in order to stimulate specific points called acupuncture points.

After insertion, the practitioner may manually manipulate the needles and then leave them in place for approximately thirty minutes.

Acupuncture is used to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body by increasing circulation, improving immune function, boosting metabolism, and relaxing the nervous system.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is a targeted method of treatment that uses suction cups to gently stretch the skin, fascia, and layers of muscle.

Practitioners apply oil to the areas of the body being treated then place cups with vacuum suction over specific areas of the body. The cups can be left in place for several minutes or moved around as a form of massage.  During the treatment, marks or redness may appear on the skin and may remain for several days after the treatment.

Cupping is used to encourage blood circulation and lymphatic drainage which can reduce inflammation, boost immune function, and relax the nervous system. This therapy is often a great complement to acupuncture and is a good alternative for people who are nervous about needles.

Cupping Treatments are commonly used for stress management, acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal issues, detoxification, and respiratory problems

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Guasha

Guasha

Guasha is a method of treatment that involves gentle scraping across various parts of the body with a smooth-edged tool.

Practitioners apply oil to the areas of the body being treated which allows the tool to move across the skin more smoothly.  The practitioner will apply pressure to the tool and gently use smooth, firm strokes to scrape across the skin.  During the treatment, marks or redness may appear on the skin and may remain for several days after the treatment.

Guasha is used to promote circulation, reduce inflammation, and gently break up stagnant scar tissue. This treatment is similar to Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) used by physiotherapists.  This therapy is often a great complement to acupuncture and is a good alternative for people who are nervous about needles.

Guasha treatments are commonly used to treat musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory issues and immune problems including the common cold and flu.

Moxa

Moxibustion, more commonly referred to as moxa, is a form of heat therapy.

Practitioners heat the herb mugwort, either directly on or near the skin, in order to heat various points on the body. Moxa is used to heat the body in order to promote circulation and increase energy.

Moxa treatments are commonly used to treat fatigue, menstrual disorders, digestive issues and turn breech babies.

Moxa
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Cosmetic Acupuncture

At FORM Body Lab, we believe that true beauty radiates from the inside out…

Our treatments will not only revitalize the look and feel of your face but will harmonize your mind, body and spirit so that you can look and feel your best in the days and years to come.

Appointment Types

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Facial Rejuvenation

Our Facial Rejuvenation treatments can be used as an all-natural anti-aging therapy or integrated into your existing skincare treatments to improve the overall impact.

Treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, scars, acne, rosacea, puffiness, jowls, dark bags under the eyes, and much more!

Initial 65-minute session includes intake, assessment, personalized action plan and treatment. Based on Practitioner recommendations, treatments may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Facial Cupping
  • Facial Guasha
  • Lifestyle & Nutritional guidance

Note: You may see results after your first session, however, a series of 6-12 treatments, scheduled once or twice per week, is recommended to achieve maximum effect.

Body Revitalization

Our Body Revitalization treatments can be used to further support your anti-aging goals or as part of a holistic approach to healthcare.

Treatments can address acute and chronic pain, stress, menstrual issues, fertility, digestion, insomnia, anxiety, depression, weight loss, addiction, and much more!

Initial 65-minute session includes intake, assessment, personalized action plan and treatment. Based on Practitioner recommendations, treatments may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Body Cupping
  • Body Guasha
  • Lifestyle & Nutritional Guidance
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Deluxe Acupuncture & Cupping

This is the ultimate reset, designed to regulate the nervous system and leave you feeling your best. This session has enough time for full body acupuncture, fire cupping massage on the back, and a facial massage with cupping and guasha.

Express Acupuncture & Cupping

This 25 minute session uses a small number of targeted acupuncture needles and includes a fire cupping massage on the back OR a cupping and guasha facial massage.

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About Katie

Katherine Camani-Connell (Katie) is a TCM trained Registered Acupuncturist dedicated to helping others achieve balance and well-being in their lives. Through her practice, Katie empowers clients to tap into their body’s natural healing abilities, guiding them on a path toward optimal health and vitality.  Katie’s holistic approach and genuine dedication to her clients make her a trusted partner in their journey toward wellness.

Areas We Serve

  • Vancouver
  • Shaughnessy
  • Westend
  • Gastown
  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Strathcona
  • Kitsilano
  • Point Grey
  • Yaletown
  • West End
  • Main Street 

 

Acupuncture Clinic Vancouver Downtown FAQs

What Should I Expect During My First Acupuncture Session?

Your first acupuncture session will begin with a thorough consultation to understand your health history and current concerns. The practitioner will then insert fine needles into specific points on your body, which may be followed by a gentle manipulation. The needles typically remain in place for 20-30 minutes. You might feel a tingling or dull ache, but the process is usually relaxing.

How Many Acupuncture Sessions Will I Need?

The number of sessions required varies based on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people experience relief after just one session, while others may need several treatments over weeks or months. For chronic conditions, a series of 6-12 treatments is commonly recommended. Your acupuncturist will provide a tailored treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Can Acupuncture Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Yes, acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other treatments and therapies. It can complement Western medical treatments, physiotherapy, and other traditional treatments like cupping and moxibustion. Combining therapies can enhance overall effectiveness and provide a more comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture is generally not painful. The needles used are extremely thin and much finer than those used for injections or blood tests. Most people feel little to no pain upon insertion. You might experience a slight tingling sensation or a feeling of heaviness at the needle sites. The overall experience is typically very relaxing.