Testimonials

Fion with patientphotography by Caelie Frampton

For those who are new to acupuncture, Fion provides a wonderfully safe, pain free, nurturing, gentle treatment.

I have loved discovering Healing Path Acupuncture, and it has become a place that I feel extremely comfortable referring people to. For those who are new to acupuncture, Fion provides a wonderfully safe, pain free, nurturing, gentle treatment. The needles are much smaller than what is generally used, and she is very gentle in their application. She has a wonderful healing presence, and often includes a little pressure point touch, which I find very soothing. In addition, she brings the practice of using moxa, a traditional chinese antibacterial herb, making the treatment even more powerful. Lying down on the treatment table, under the warmed, sheets and blankets, is a truly luxurious experience. I always leave relaxed, and feeling better in so many ways. Fion will chat and answer questions if that is what her client prefers or provide her treatment in blissful silence. Whether you have used acupuncture before or are brand new to this form of medicine, Fion’s healing centre will be a wonderful resource to know about and use as often as needed. —Dr. Christine Bickson N.D.

I started seeing her because of allergies, and within a few treatments my symptoms had improved significantly.

I was nervous about going to my first acupuncture treatment. So, it was great to meet Fion. She’s easy talk to, open-minded and very gentle. I started seeing her because of allergies, and within a few treatments my symptoms had improved significantly. I know she has my best health interests at heart. —Sam

I would recommend Fion to anyone suffering from fibromyalgia

I work many long hours at computers and Fion has helped get my flow of energy and chi moving smoothly. Acute injuries have also been eased by her knowledge of the healing process. I enjoy Fion’s use of Moxa and gentle needling technique which suits by sensitive constitution. I would recommend Fion to anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, as I do and anyone wanting a gentle, caring atmosphere during treatments. I’m confident my health is being supported as I go through middle age and stress related conditions. I feel rejuvenated and centred after Fion’s sessions. –Jane

Once I committed myself wholeheartedly… I quickly found myself pregnant with my beautiful son

Noah receiving acupunctureI had already endured several years of infertility before approaching Fion for treatment. After assessing my situation, she suggested a regimen of herbs and weekly acupuncture. At first, it was frustrating that I didn’t become pregnant right away, but Fion asked me to be patient with my body as it was brought back to balance. Once I committed myself wholeheartedly to the regimen, I quickly found myself pregnant with my beautiful son, who is now almost four years old. I am enormously thankful to Fion for her expert care and compassion. —J. Pang

Coming for a visit with you is like going to the spa.

Dear Fion, The work that you’ve done with me has been unbelievable. You were able to take a scared and timid woman, afraid of acupuncture and help her transform into a huge acupuncture advocate. From the moment that you met me you were able to get to the root of my problems both physically and emotionally. From one sample treatment you brought more relief to the health issue that I’d been working on than anyone had been able to in two years of solid effort. When I met you I’d not menstruated in two years and after you gave me a short treatment and showed me where to do acupressure points myself, I began to menstruate that evening. Coming for a visit with you is like going to the spa. Whenever my mother asks what I would like as a gift, my response is always a treatment with you. My anger or anxiety washes away when I am in your care. I recommend you to anyone who is complaining of physical or psychological health issues as I trust you so dearly. Your bedside manner is astounding, as is your intuition. Being in your care has given me a great sense of confidence in my own health. —W. Smythe

Spending time with Fion is a special, timeless, rejuvenating experience.

Spending time with Fion is a special, timeless, rejuvenating experience. She is a warm, attentive healer who compassionately attends to both your physical and emotional concerns in her treatment. With her help, for the first time in over 25 years I was able to enjoy a regular menstrual cycle and eventually conception and pregnancy. I went to see her hoping she would be able to help me with my physical concerns (I was NOT disappointed) – what I wasn’t expecting was that she would be friendly, charming and funny while she did it. Each time I visit, I leave with a smile and feeling better! Fion you are a gift, THANK YOU! –Athena A.

I found my sessions extraordinarily relaxing, completely painless, and Fion to be an experienced and sensitive practitioner.

Jasper and FionI couldn’t be happier with Fion’s services…and would recommend her without hesitation. My partner and I wanted to start a family, but I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) some years ago, and had been on the birth control for approximately 12 years, so I thought that conceiving would be an uphill battle involving fertility drugs and possibly IVF. However, after some research I decided to try acupuncture first and was attracted to the information on Fion’s website and her easy-going and approachable manner. I found my sessions extraordinarily relaxing, completely painless, and Fion to be an experienced and sensitive practitioner. To my complete surprise, I was pregnant within three months, without the need for any western medical intervention! I continued to go to Fion for treatments throughout my pregnancy, and now we have a gorgeous and extremely healthy little boy called Jasper. I can’t thank Fion enough for her treatment and would advise anyone to give her form of acupuncture a try for whatever ails you. Thank you so much. —Kirsty (and Jasper)

She also brings a true humanness to her work. Being easy to relate to, I feel at ease in discovering with her what is happening with my health.

Many medical practitioners both in traditional and complimentary medicine continue to treat our bodies as a mechanical mechanism using standard approaches with drugs, supplements, movements and needles. What I have found distinguishes Fion Chou is she is guided by the context of Chinese medicine while focusing on my individual symptoms. She assesses and treats – me – not an object that gets fixed by performing a prescribed set answers. She also brings a true humanness to her work. Being easy to relate to, I feel at ease in discovering with her what is happening with my health. Lastly, the needles she uses are the smallest available, so it is not only her nature that is gentle the acupuncture itself becomes a pain free, relaxing experience. —B. Bickson

She recommended acupuncture treatment and within a few visits, I experienced significant relief.

This Spring, for the first time in many years, I suffered severe allergies. I was unable to get any relief from the congestion in my sinuses, the unbearable headaches and constant itching/irritation in my nose and throat. Reluctantly, I tried several antihistamine medications and not only were they completely ineffective, they added new symptoms like drowsiness which made me feel worse. Trying several different medications was also very expensive. Years ago, I received some help from Chinese herbal remedies so I was open to trying this approach once again. I am so thankful for finding Fion Chou. She recommended acupuncture treatment and within a few visits, I experienced significant relief. By treating me as a whole person, not just my symptoms, I no longer had the allergic responses but I also received many other benefits to my body. Fion’s expertise and thorough, caring approach has been and will continue to be a valuable part of my health care and well being. –JoAnne Filippone

Seeing Fion and receiving her treatments have significantly improved my physical and emotional health over the past 2 years.

Seeing Fion and receiving her treatments have significantly improved my physical and emotional health over the past 2 years. Fion came highly recommended by a friend and I agreed to see her, albeit reluctantly due to my stubborn refusal to take care of myself and a persistent anxiety of trying new things. Upon my first visit I was surprised to immediately feel so relaxed and comfortable with Fion. Her attentiveness, warmth, humor, and quirky & charming personality made me feel at ease and cared for. In addition to her incredibly skilled and holistic treatments it is her unique and highly personalized care that makes seeing her a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. More than just a practitioner, Fion is an ally to my health and wellbeing. —Jaclyn

A whole new world opened when I went for my first treatment, here was someone that heard what I was saying, cared and was able to help.

Coming from a medical background (Registered Nurse) and being seen by medical practitioners both generalists and specialist that focused on the “diagnosis” obtained through an oral history, laboratory testing etc. and then the treatment usually drugs or “sorry we can’t find anything, can’t do anything”. I was referred to Fion, in 2010 by an Acupuncturist that I met at a diversity health fair in Kelowna. Fion is one of her seniors. A whole new world opened when I went for my first treatment, here was someone that heard what I was saying, cared and was able to help. I felt that she was a “healer” and truly interested that I experience optimal health. She is professional, has a wealth of knowledge and gentle when doing treatments. I have finally found a health professional that cares. –Lynn M.