sara irving, registered acupuncturist at columbia integrated health centre

Sara Irving

Registered Acupuncturist

Clinic Hours

Tuesday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sara Irving is a Registered Acupuncturist who trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine style Acupuncture at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. She is registered in BC with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists. Sara has special interests in treating Pain Management, Digestion, Women’s Health, Pregnancy and Stress.

Sara has pursued ongoing acupuncture education throughout her years in practice and has a range of techniques at her disposal. This allows her to tailor a treatment to fit the needs of each individual patient. To treat all types of muscle pain and sports injuries, she uses a variety of additional modalities such as electro acupuncture and cupping to provide quick relief. She also frequently draws on a technique known as the “Balance Method”, an approach which allows her to treat muscle pain anywhere on the body without having to needle into the problem area. This is especially relevant for patients who are in significant pain. Sara also has a passion for Women’s Health – helping her patients manage their cycles and assisting them with fertility, pregnancies, births and the management of menopause symptoms.

The versatility of acupuncture combined with the whole body approach of Chinese medicine means that there are many different ways to treat a problem and it is often possible to address more than one issue during each treatment. An acupuncture treatment does not add to or take away from the body, rather it provides time, space and direction for the body to work towards healing itself.

Throughout her travels Sara took advantage of the opportunity to meet and visit a myriad of different acupuncture clinics around the world. In 2013 she worked with the Global Acupuncture Project to teach simple acupuncture protocols to rural health care workers in Uganda. These students continue to practice out of the newly established acupuncture wing at the Kisoro public Hospital in western Uganda.

“My passion for acupuncture has been matched by my passion for travel. Both at home or away, I am inspired to explore new communities, gain insights into different walks of life and do my best to help people on their way. Travel has exposed me to an eclectic range of people and points of view. I strive to make my practice an approachable, inclusive space for all my patients to come and focus on their well being.”

Sara’s video demonstrates 2 acupuncture techniques that are commonly used in her practice. Please watch the video to learn more about Cupping and Electro Acupuncture.