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Welcome to Essence Acupuncture & Wellness!

Acupuncture in Vancouver, BC

Essence Acupuncture & Wellness offers Classical Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Shiatsu therapy, Bowen therapy and other forms of naturopathic modalities, in the Greater Vancouver area. Our mission is to work with you in the best capacity that we can. We will listen to all your concerns about your health and wellness and will formulate a treatment plan to address your needs in the most efficient manner. We place a great deal of importance in taking the time to listen to you. In our clinic we utilize both traditional and modern methods of natural healing. We also offer many modalities for those who are not comfortable with needles.

At Essence Acupuncture & Wellness, we specialize in treating complex, chronic conditions related to digestion, sleep, hormones and energy.

Services offered include

Conditions treated


  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains/strains
  • Acute/chronic trauma
  • Ankle sprain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Golf/tennis elbow
  • Sports injuries
  • Concussions


  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid reflux
  • GERD
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Crohn’s
  • Colitis
  • Gallstones
  • Liver/gallbladder issues


  • Irregular menses
  • Period pain
  • PMS
  • Hormonal regulation
  • Menopausal issues
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy issues
  • Labour preparation
  • Post-labour care


  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis/rhinitis
  • Immune system support
  • Long Covid recovery


  • Parkinson’s
  • Stroke treatment,  prevention
  • Facial paralysis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Migraines
  • Sciatica


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Post-concussion
  • Trauma


  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Tinnitus
  • Sinus issues
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Dental health


  • Immune system
  • Circulation
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Vitality
  • Weight management
  • Vision issues
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation
  • Cancer support/prevention
  • Jetlag prevention/treatment
  • Scar tissue treatment

Patient Testimonials

"Armin is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind."
"Dr. Armin’s treatments are professional, gentle, precise, focused and incredibly effective."
"I recommend Armin to anyone interested in acupuncture but there is so much more I’ve gained in the years of treatment provided by him."
"Armin has done wonders for my entire body, specifically my neck and shoulders."

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao-tzu

  • Essence Acupuncture & Wellness
    3261 Heather Street
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 3K4
    (778) 999-3779
  • Clinic Hours

    10am - 6pm
    10am - 6pm
    10am - 6pm
    10am - 6pm
    For any urgent appointments or outside of clinic hours, please contact the clinic directly.

    *Clinic is closed on Stat. Holiday Mondays, but open the following Tuesday.

  • ICBC and WorkSafeBC cases accepted

  • Payment: credit cards, debit cards, cash or etransfer.

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