May is Bring-a-Friend (or your mom) Month!

Book yourself + a friend Community Acupuncture sessions on the same shift & each session is $25/person! (+ $10 paperwork fee for NEW clients) - each person needs their OWN appointment

At the end of the booking process, there is a section for “Reason for visit”, please include the name of friend you are booked with

####Our $25 Cash Happy Hour is available MONDAYS 12:30 – 2:15pm & THURSDAYS 4:30 - 6:15pm!

  • We have medically vulnerable staff & clients - MASKS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. If you forget yours, we have medical masks available for $2.

  • Our front door will be locked & we will be letting you in at least 5 minutes before your appointment time.

  • We are appointment-only, no walk-ins.

  • If you do not see the timeslot you require add yourself to the wait list. Click on the service you need, you will find it at the BOTTOM LEFT. Remember to set the TIME FRAME you require.

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early! Clients who are 5+ minutes late will be subject to a $2 late fee.

  • We are accepting cancellations/rescheduling up to 12 HOURS BEFORE your appointment. Missed appointments or late cancelations (less than 12 hrs) are subject to a $35 fee. Please review our cancellation policies.

  • RETURNING clients, if your last visit with us was before to March 18, 2020, we will require updated intake forms. Our online booking system will automatically email this to you, please complete these forms prior to your next appointment!

Questions or you would like to send us additional information in advance? Reach us, info@heartandhandscommunity.ca | 250-590-3185

Community Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatments offered in a supportive group setting, in comfortable zero gravity recliners, at sliding scale rates. Community acupuncture = affordable and accessible holistic health care. Treatments involve providing distal points (arms, legs, head, ears). Please wear or bring loose fitting clothing for your treatment. Sessions are 30-50 minutes, at $30-60 sliding scale rates ... Read More

Acupuncture treatments offered in a supportive group setting, in comfortable zero gravity recliners, at sliding scale rates.
Community acupuncture = affordable and accessible holistic health care.

Treatments involve providing distal points (arms, legs, head, ears). Please wear or bring loose fitting clothing for your treatment.

Sessions are 30-50 minutes, at $30-60 sliding scale rates ($10 paperwork fee for NEW clients).


Cupping & Gua Sha

Cupping and gua sha are both therapies used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi.
Both techniques are wonderful compliment to acupuncture!

Sessions are 30 minutes, at $40-70 sliding scale ($10 paperwork fee for NEW clients).
*This service is in a private, one-on-one setting.

Jade (she/her) is a white, trans woman settler who came to Chinese medicine after 8 years of work in activist communities. In them she honed collectivist values and observed a shared need to address our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies alongside liberation work for the social body.

Jade studied Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at Pacific Rim College starting in September 2017, completing a Diploma of Acupuncture in December 2020. Licensed since December 2021, she is interested in the ways in which Daoist philosophy underpinning Chinese medicine makes space for identities, bodies, and hearts unrecognizable to Western culture.

As a practitioner Jade is especially curious how she can intervene in the world of often-inaccessible and expensive transgender medical care, a community that has overall lower earnings and less access to stable employment. She has focused her education on interrogating the unique ways Chinese medical modalities can be used to supplement many of the medical interventions trans people receive for gender-affirming care.

She is also deeply passionate about the role acupuncture - and community acupuncture in particular - can play in helping communities and individuals to be more engaged in their own health care. Jade finds the accessible, gentle, and effective medicine we practice to be a radical intervention in the health of our culture as a whole.

Jade (she/her) is a white, trans woman settler who came to Chinese medicine after 8 years of work... Read More

Jade or JO (she/they) is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and TCM practitioner R.TCMP.). In 2021 Jade completed a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner program at Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences on the unceded territories of the Sinixt, Syilx, and the Ktunaxa peoples (Nelson, BC). Studying both acupuncture & East Asian Herbal medicine. Shortly afterwards in 2021 they completed the NADA Acudetox Certification.

Jade came to studying acupuncture and TCM with an interest in providing accessible care and working in outreach. They believe acupuncture and TCM can be a powerful tool to build resiliency, restore a sense of connection and safety within the body and can help support and manage a diverse range of conditions.

Jade is passionate about providing compassionate, weight-inclusive care and practice from a HAES (Health at Every Size) approach. They believe deeply in body liberation, and that everyone has a right to exist in their bodies and the world free from shame, blame and stigma. Jade looks to have deeper, more radical and expansive conversations around health and wellness outside of the dominant cultures ideas about what it means to exist and occupy a body. They strive to provide a safe, inclusive environment that is affirming to all genders, orientations, abilities, ages, bodies and beings!

Jade has an exciting year ahead of studies and personal development including taking the Balance System foundations with Dr. Sonia Tan, and a year long Body Trust Certification program offered by the Center for Body Trust. They look forward to offering their expanding skills at Heart & Hands!

After a year living on the East Coast, Jade landed on Lekwungen Territories last fall and have been keeping life pretty simple these days. They like playing the banjo, cycling around the city and would love to get another dog companion in the next few years.

Jade is excited to meet folks and be part of the Heart & Hands community!

Jade or JO (she/they) is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and TCM practitioner R.TCMP.). In 202... Read More

Christina (she/her) is a Community Acupuncturist, community organizer, educator, rider of many things with 2 wheels, martial artist, immunocompromised lupus survivor and high functioning spoonie. In 2006, Christina became certified as an National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA) provider. Then, in 2009, she completed her training as a Registered Acupuncturist at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Victoria, BC.

Christina is a Balance Method practitioner, training in the system since 2010, initially with the late Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, Si Yuan Balance Acupuncture based in the EU and in November 2023, completed the Balance System Acupuncture certification with Gold Level certified Dr. Sonia Tan, based in Vancouver, BC.

She has practiced her craft in a variety of settings including at the Vancouver Daytox, Indigenous Wellness Week at UVic’s First People’s House, Motherfest at Mothering Touch, Fernfest, Victoria’s Annual Anarchist Book Fair and AIDS Vancouver Island.

Active in the community, she is passionate about using acupuncture as a tool for positive social change through providing outreach, increasing accessibility and bringing the practice back to its traditional roots. She continues to explore her own personal experiences as a woman of colour living with chronic illness, community organizer, and founder of an unorthodox social enterprise in Lekwungen Territories, otherwise known as Victoria BC.

Christina (she/her) is a Community Acupuncturist, community organizer, educator, rider of many th... Read More

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Located at: 851 Cormorant Street, Lekwungen Territories, Victoria
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