Active Life | Mobile Health and Acupuncture Services for Vancouver, BC

By: Active Life Mobile Health Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

We can offer three different levels of services-education, support, and treatment. Treatments include:

Treatment and consultation sessions last 45 to 60 minutes. All you need to provide is a semi-private space where we can set up a treatment table.

We require at least two back-to-back booked appointments for each visit. Bookings for half-day and whole-day are also possible for events.

Step 1 - Education

By offering lectures on the effects of stress, pain, and other health issues, and then providing solutions, employees can take control of their health. One of the most frustrating things for many people is the sense of a lack of control. Education is one of the most cost-effective methods of achieving and maintaining wellness because the individual makes lifestyle changes for the positive.

Active Life Health acts as teacher, offering lectures on various health topics, including:

  • An Introduction to the Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Stress and Its Effects on Wellness
  • The Impact of Pain and Ways to Find Relief
  • A Guide to Healthy Eating on a Busy Schedule

Lectures can be held at the workplace, before, during, or after business hours.

Step 2 - Support

Most people know that they should eat healthier, get more sleep, and exercise regularly. Some people even know how to best do this. Yet many people still do nothing to change their unhealthy lifestyles.

Active Life Health acts as motivator, providing continuing support and answering questions. Individuals can set up one-on-one consultations to pursue information on specific health issues. In addition, as repetition is one of the best ways to make a change and learn a new habit, regular seminars can be offered on common workplace health problems such as:

  • headaches and migraines
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • fatigue
  • stress
  • low back pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • frequent colds and flu

Just as holistic wellness cannot be achieved in one treatment, so too is it important to recognize that workplace wellness is part of a process. By making wellness a regular part of a company's goals for the business, employees will take fewer sick days, work harder and more efficiently for the company, and stay happily employed for longer periods of time.

Step 3 - Treatment

Whether the health problem is severe or mild, chronic or acute, treatment is important for those conditions for which lifestyle changes is not enough. Treatment can be adapted to suit each individual using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, food cures, tui na massage, exercise, and supplementation.

Employers can help make this step possible by selecting a comprehensive health insurance plan that offers significant coverage of registered alternative health practices, i.e. acupuncture. Employee Assistance Plans that help with TCM treatment plans are also an exceptionally worthwhile investment.


As the word alludes to, acupuncture is the insertion of very thin, sterile, and disposable needles into specific points of the body. It is a science and an art that as withstood nearly 3000 years, from Asia, to Europe, to North America and the rest of the world.

Acupuncture is one of the modalities of treatment making up Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is most effective when applied as originally intended, following a proper TCM diagnosis. Registered Acupuncturists (R.Ac.), Registered Practitioners of TCM (R.TCM.P.), and Registered Doctors of TCM (Dr.TCM) are properly trained to do this.

After diagnosing the patient, the Acupuncturist chooses the appropriate point locations, usually both local to the area of concern (e.g. points on the back for backache) and distal (e.g. points on the hand for backache). The patient gets to relax with the needles in place for 20-40 minutes. Think that there's no way you'll relax and maybe even sleep with needles stuck in you? You might be surprised! Many patients find that catching a quick catnap is one of the bonus benefits to acupuncture treatment.


Cupping is another common TCM technique. Glass cups are most commonly used in North America, but bamboo or plastic cups are also available. Suction is obtained with either a flame which is quickly inserted and removed from the cup (generating negative pressure suction), or by use of a small pump on a plastic cup. The cup can then either be left stationary or moved with the assistance of oil.

The purpose of cupping is to relax muscles, reduce swelling and pain, and help detoxify the body.

Facial Cupping

TCM Herbal Medicine


Keywords: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

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