About Fion Chou

I grew up in Taiwan, in a family where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques were applied as a way of life; for example, my father and brother used acupuncture and herbs to help many people. I saw how these techniques helped friends and strangers who would show their gratitude by returning with gifts such as home-cooked meals. I believe it was this early experience that led me to eventually leave a successful career so that I could study TCM.

In 2004 I received my professional designations as a Registered Acupuncturist and Registered TCM Practitioner after graduating from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver (ICTCMV)

I have attended countless seminars and studied under several world renowned teachers in the field. My practice is constantly evolving as I have the opportunities to work with my patients.

I continue to train with Balance System Acupuncture, the Tan Academy of Balance acupuncture in Vancouver and participate in professional study groups. I strongly believe that learning is an ongoing life-long process. I am fluent in Mandarin, English and Taiwanese.

My Approach

I believe that the mind and body are interconnected.  I think of each person in a holistic way; that means that I want to pay attention to many factors that contribute to each person’s symptoms of illness and what the underlying causes are. I am interested in addressing those causes and hence alleviating symptoms.

My practice focuses on people being in a safe, welcoming and supportive atmosphere at my clinic. I have treated a range of conditions, including colds, infertility, migraines, chronic pain, sports-related injuries, insomnia, pregnancy, menopause, hormonal imbalances, stress-related symptoms, chronic fatigue, asthma as well as skin conditions. I like to share information with my patients as to what I am noticing and doing as the treatment proceeds. That’s because I believe that healing is a collaborative process in which I offer my skills and caring presence, while the person is also actively engaged in their own healing.