Please note, currently, Owen Parnell, R. Ac. is on vacation in Japan, visiting family, and learning new skills to bring to the clinic. Owen will return mid January 2023. In the meantime, please book with our locum practitioner, Ilana Moon for any of your acupuncture needs. She is practicing from the same treatment room at Refined Health Clinic.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the stimulation of significant points of the body with sterile, single-use needles. They are used to benefit circulation, reduce inflammation, relax muscles, trigger the release endorphins and endogenous painkillers, regulate hormones and soothe the central nervous system. These effects help the body to coordinate it's innate healing response without undesired side effects. Ad... Read More

Acupuncture is the stimulation of significant points of the body with sterile, single-use needles. They are used to benefit circulation, reduce inflammation, relax muscles, trigger the release endorphins and endogenous painkillers, regulate hormones and soothe the central nervous system. These effects help the body to coordinate it's innate healing response without undesired side effects.

Adjunct therapies may include acupressure, photobiomodulation, cupping, massage, range of motion exercises, guasha, moxibustion, TDP heat therapy, supplement recommendation, lifestyle modification, and exercise instruction.

Given acupuncture's holistic mode of action, it's applicable to an incredibly broad range of conditions including:
pain, limited movement, stress/emotional, digestive, skin conditions, sense organs, internal organs, blood pressure, weight management, smoking cessation and many more.


Massage

There are many massage methods within the scope of traditional eastern medicine. Tuina (twee-naa) is a system of massage which works on similar principles to acupuncture. Points and channels are stimulated with specific massage methods, to benefit flow and circulation thereby correcting illness and easing symptoms. This may look include acupressure, back-walking and range of motion exercises. ... Read More

There are many massage methods within the scope of traditional eastern medicine. Tuina (twee-naa) is a system of massage which works on similar principles to acupuncture. Points and channels are stimulated with specific massage methods, to benefit flow and circulation thereby correcting illness and easing symptoms. This may look include acupressure, back-walking and range of motion exercises. To the same effect, guasha, moxibustion, TDP heat therapy, reiki, lifestyle modification, home-care advise, and exercise instruction may also be applied where helpful.


Free Consultation

This is a meeting to answer any questions you may have, and discuss your health goals, and how best to reach them This will help you get an idea of how acupuncture may help, what other therapies or lifestyle modifications may be beneficial, and what kind of results you can anticipate if you choose to get treatment. There is no obligation for a paid follow-up treatment. This service is offered ... Read More

This is a meeting to answer any questions you may have, and discuss your health goals, and how best to reach them
This will help you get an idea of how acupuncture may help, what other therapies or lifestyle modifications may be beneficial, and what kind of results you can anticipate if you choose to get treatment. There is no obligation for a paid follow-up treatment. This service is offered for free one time per person.
The consultation can be held in person or over the phone.

Owen Parnell

is an Acupuncturist born raised and educated here in Victoria, BC. His interest in health and desire to build a meaningful career helping others inspired him to enroll in Oshio College’s Acupuncture Program. Owen has studied Dong Han Korean Acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Martial Arts Since 2011, but he was introduced to eastern healing arts as a child, by his mother’s practice of Jin Shin Do (Japanese Acupressure)

Pain relief, emotional stress and it’s physical manifestations are Owen’s forte, and he produces affirming results in a broad range of conditions. He uses martial arts and meditation as tools for sharpening his awareness. This improves his ability to provide pleasant treatments with great results

Owen is committed to professional integrity, and is always intent on giving the most effective treatments possible, and helping patients recover their health with as few treatments as necessary.

Owen doesn’t view acupuncture treatment as a magic bullet for healing the body, but a tool to help the body to heal itself. We all know our bodies have amazing self-healing abilities. Sometimes our bodies are just faced with circumstances that they can’t work out on their own.

In the treatment room, Owen integrates massage and acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, TDP therapy, and range of motion exercises. Knowing how well different modalities can work together, he is pleased to ally with many other health professionals, to further benefit your quality of life.

Outside of Owen’s work as a healer, he is blessed to live with his wife and young daughter. He has a background in visual arts, mostly drawing and painting, but also sculpture and graphic design. He maintains a variety of hobbies, including taichi, qi gong, iaido, kendo, juggling, and percussion.

To see some of his art, click here: Owen Parnell Art

Owen Parnell is an Acupuncturist born raised and educated here in Victoria, BC. His interest in h... Read More

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