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What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically. 

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of North Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. Carolann has passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of BC (CTCMA) and is registered and in good standing with the CTCMA. In accordance with professional and ethical guidelines, we only use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.


Acupuncture - Progressive Healing Institute in Nanaimo, BCCarolann Stoll offers Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC

Progressive Healing Institute offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC



Clinic Hours:
Monday 9-6
Tuesday 9-6
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5


Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & statutory holidays