Diana Alvarez

Registered Acupuncturist

Acacia Westside


Diana loves working with patients to find the best approach to care that works for the person in the treatment room with her. She brings a myriad of skills and training to help address her patient’s need.

Although Diana’s practice is specifically based upon acupuncture, when indicated she incorporates in to her treatment: acupressure, cupping, heat therapy lamp, mild forms of electrical stimulation for the needles, ear acupuncture, magnets, moxibustion and, when appropriate, Gua Sha, and nutritional advice based upon TCM.

Some of Diana’s areas of interest and where she’s found success:

  • Muscle and joint issues
  • Emotional wellbeing/mental health
  • Women’s health and hormone balancing
  • Digestions related concerns
  • Chronic Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines

Areas of study that Diana brings to better your experience with acupuncture are the use of Master Tung’s points, Dr. Tan’s approach, Qi Gong, and Kiiko Matsumoto’s Hara Diagnosis.

Diana Alvarez, R.Ac., graduated in 2009 with Diploma of Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, B.C. and is a licensed acupuncturist registered with the CTCMA of BC.  Raised in Ottawa, Diana worked in the film industry in Toronto for 17 years before deciding holistic medicine was the right area of work for her. Her personal experience with acupuncture began in 1993 and she has been fascinated with it ever since.

Diana enjoys being an urban bicyclist, the out of doors with walks and hikes, practices yoga and meditation, partakes in art classes, enjoys cooking and sharing food, sings with a local Victoria choir and still loves watching movies in her spare time.

Educational Training

  • Kiiko Matsumoto, Japanese Acupuncture, Hara Diagnosis – 2015, 2018
  • Ann Cecil-Sterman Sinew Channel Theory – 2018
  • Access Consciousness Bars Certification – 2017
  • Acupuncture for Low Back Pain – 2017
  • Elisabeth Rochat de Vallee, Classical Chinese Medicine.  Understanding the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, the Brain and the Five Spirits – 2016
  • Master Tung Essential Acupuncture – 2016
  • Suzanne Robidoux, Scalp Acupuncture – 2015
  • The Ancient Art of Cupping – 2015
  • Spring Forest Qi Gong – 2014
  • Dr. Tan Acupuncture 1,2,3 – 2013
  • Accunect – 2012
  • COMS, Canadian Oriental Medicine Symposium, Vancouver – 2008, 2012, 2015

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