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Our Team

Diana Alvarez

Registered Acupuncturist

Diana’s practice is based on a belief in the efficacy of Chinese Medicine.  Her approach and experience has proven to build a trusting working relationship with her clients. Her practice is hands-on and invested in care to address one’s specific needs.

Although Diana’s practice is specifically based upon acupuncture, when indicated she incorporates: acupressure, cupping, gua sha, heat lamp therapy and mild forms of e-stim.

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.

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