Christina Casciano

Registered Acupuncurist

Acacia Westside


Christina is an extremely motivated and passionate healthcare professional who is inspired to integrate both Western and Eastern healthcare practices to create a more rounded, individualized, whole-body approach to healing and preventative medicine.

She brings a vast knowledge base to her practice, including kinesiology, acupuncture, herbalism, cupping, nutrition, exercise science, athletic injuries, neuro-scalp acupuncture, trigger point injection therapy, IMS/Dry Needling and kin taping.

Conditions that Christina has had success in treating:

Orthopedic Acupuncture & IMS:

Orthopedic Pain & Dysfunction: frozen shoulder, TMJ disorder, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, IT band issues, knee pain, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, acute ankle sprains, chronic pain, post-surgery scar therapy, c-section scar therapy, ICBC injuries

Traditional Acupuncture:

Systemic Health conditions: endometriosis, fibroids, fertility, low sperm motility, PCOS, chronic UTI’s, hemorrhoids, hernias, digestive issues, constipation, acid reflux, migraines, vertigo, tremors, chronic headaches, insomnia, sinusitis, concussions, whiplash, cold and flu relief, chronic rhinitis, nausea, fibromyalgia

Psychological conditions: symptoms secondary to Parkinson’s Disease and MS, aphasia, low energy, anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, addictions, PTSD, teen mental health, patients with needle phobia

Christina is a fully licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist with the CTCMA of British Columbia. Christina completed a four-year Kinesiology degree from McGill University in Montreal, followed by a 5 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine diploma at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. Christina studied Acupuncture and Herbs for a semester at Liaoning University in Shenyang, China. After graduating from Pacific Rim College, Christina applied and was awarded the Canada-China Scholarship, which allowed her to study at Wuhan University in China in 2016.

In Christina’s spare time you can find her swimming, playing the violin, learning the cello, cooking, crabbing off of her SUP board and playing with her puppy.

Continuing Education

  • Integrated Approach Acupuncture for the Treatment of Painful Muscle Disorders, David Leg – 2013
  • Getting the Point, Lonny Jewett – 2015
  • Yamamoto Neuro Scalp Acupuncture – 2017
  • Principles & Practice of Injection Therapy – 2017
  • Acupoint Injection Therapy & IMS, 30-hour Certification Course – 2018
  • Kinesio Taping – Fundamentals Taping 1 – 2018
  • Advanced Kinesio Taping 2 – 2018
  • Myofascial Pain Treatment – Shoulder, Upper back, Lower back – 2019
  • Complete Concussion Management Course – 2021
  • Orthopedic Acupuncture: Common injuries in the neck and shoulder – 2022
  • Dry Needling Level 1 & 2 – 2024

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