Candace Kakowchyk,B.A.Hons, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. RMT
Osteopathy (Manual Practice)
Acupuncturists & Herbalists
Lancy is a Canadian born Chinese who is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She grew up on Vancouver Island where she attended the University of Victoria. At UVIC she studied psychology and Chinese literature. After a personal life-changing encounter with TCM she decided to attend PCU College of Holistic Medicine to pursue a career in helping others with the medical system that worked so well for her.
As a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lancy has over 9 years of clinical experience. She believes the reason for her success is because in her practice she places a strong emphasis on open communication as well as building health and wellness goals together with her patients. Lancy also believes that TCM and conventional Western medicine can work hand in hand to bring about a healthcare system where patients get the best results and outcome.
Acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, gua sha, cupping, acu-point injection/trigger point injection therapy are just some of the modalities Lancy uses in her practice. On a daily basis Lancy will treat pain, stress, sleep, digestion, skin issues but treating fertility, pre-natal/post-natal care, pediatrics and women’s health are among her favorite conditions because the outcomes are impressive.
In her spare time, Lancy loves to spend time with her son, taking him to the park and aquarium. But her favorite thing to do on a day off to de-stress and re-charge is getting treatments such as a massage, reflexology, acupuncture etc… “Practice what you preach!” she says.
Carrie Lee, RAc. R.TCMP
Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Carrie is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner of British Columbia. She studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed the program at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. She has always had a passion for healthcare. After graduation, she is dedicated to continuing education. She spent 7 months interning at a clinic in Taiwan, and also trained with a well-known traditional Chinese medicine doctor in Los Angeles. With a compassionate heart and the passion to heal, she truly cares about her patients and puts people at ease.
She focuses treatments on health and wellness especially by addressing the internal root cause underneath aggravated symptoms to help patients achieve their highest quality of life.
Carter Hsiao was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Vancouver when he was grade 9. Growing up having his father and grandfather as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Carter Hsiao was exposed to Acupuncture and Herbs at a very young age. Carter attended Kwantlen polytechnic university where he studied Health Sciences and graduated from PCU College of Holistic Medicine with a Diploma in Traditional Chinese herbs and acupuncture.
Having more than 4 years of clinical experience, Carter Hsiao had the opportunity to work with different people. Having training with his father and other masters in Taiwan and Los Angeles, he has the ability to treat patients of all ages. Such an opportunity allowed him treat many patients from all over the world and acquired amazing results in Pain, Stress, digestive issues, weight loss, respiratory problems, cardiovascular , women’s health and many more.
In Carter Hsiao’s practice, he uses Acupuncture, Bloodletting, Chinese herbs, Cupping Therapy and other TCM theories as his treatment protocol for best results. He also uses pulse diagnosis, ear diagnosis, and hand diagnosis to analyze and detect patient’s conditions and needs. He has a strong understanding of human body to achieve homeostasis (balance). Because everyone is different, he will carefully learn the patient’s life style in order to create best treatment plans.
During his spare time, he enjoys biking, snowboarding, traveling, and watching movies.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Carter Hsiao, RAc. R.TCMP
Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Lily Wu, MPT, CAFCI
Certified in Acupuncture
Amanda obtained her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University. She is a health and fitness enthusiast who is passionate about active living and achieving an optimal quality of life. She believes in treating the cause of your injuries, and not just the symptoms, to ensure an effective recovery and to minimize the risk of re-injury. In her treatments, she uses a combination of treatments, which may include manual therapy, movement analysis, education, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercises. As a former kinesiologist/rehabilitation assistant, Amanda has acquired expertise in therapeutic exercise rehabilitation. She has experience treating a wide range of injuries, including musculoskeletal injuries, cardiorespiratory diseases, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, and neurological injuries such as spinal cord injuries and stroke. She is fluent in English and conversational Cantonese.
When not working, Amanda likes to spend her time playing ice hockey, badminton, squash, and ultimate Frisbee. She also enjoys expressing her creative side by playing music, photography, and performing improvisational comedy. She understands the importance of giving back to the community and has been volunteering with St. John Ambulance for the past 11 years, where she provides medical assistance at local community events, as well as at concerts and Vancouver Canucks hockey games at Rogers Arena.
Dr. Lancy Cho, RAc. R.TCM
Registered Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor
Candace received her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.) and herDiploma in the Science of Osteopathy (D.Sc.O.) from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, ON, in 2015 after five years of study plus a research thesis and defense. Her thesis focused on a specific cranial technique and examined the effects it had on physiological factors involved in stress and immunity as measured by bloodwork. Prior to this she received her Registered Massage Therapy license in Ontario in 2009, and a university degree in Philosophy with a minor in Science from the University of Waterloo in 2006. Candace is currently in the process of obtaining her RMT license in British Columbia.
Candace understands how the body and the individual respond to the physical and emotional demands of stress, everyday life, and injury. Her understanding has developed, and deepened, through her own personal experiences with osteopathic treatment, as well as the individualized care she has provided her patients with passion,empathy and presence. Utilizing her extremely in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, in addition to her refined sense of touch and powerful intuition, Candace artfully aligns and rebalances the body by gently working with every system, including bones, soft tissues and ligaments, the nervous system, vascular system, and various organs of the body. She works with everyone from newborns to adults, addressing a variety of health concerns ranging from headaches and low back pain to digestive problems, chronic ear infections, immune system dysfunction, anxiety and depression,and much more. The youngest person she has treated was 5 days old!
Candace also works with patients who are dealing with concussion from a variety of causes, and has attended courses in Montreal, Quebec, to learn how to treat the specific physical and emotional complaints concussions have on the individual.
Candace believes in educating her patients about what is happening within their body, the link this has with their overall health status, and makes referrals to respected practitioners of other healthcare fields based on patient needs and presentation. Through this multi-disciplinary approach, her patients have consistently improved their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, as well as understand their body, and self, on a deeper level.
In her spare time Candace enjoys yoga, hip hop dancing, running, reading, travelling, watching health documentaries, and laughing with friends.
Amanda Wong, MSc. PT
Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor
Jennifer was introduced to yoga 10 years ago and quickly developed an appreciation for the physical benefits yoga brought to her active lifestyle. Years later after hitting a low point in her life she discovered the incredible power yoga had to heal the soul. Adding to a personal passion for health and wellness, Jennifer brings these concepts together to share in her teachings.
Her classes encourage connection of the mind, body and soul through gentle sequences, self reflection, breath work and meditation. She currently teaches Hatha style yoga designed to calm the mind and create space for your true potential to shine through in todays busy lifestyle. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher, completing her formal 200 hr training in 2016. An advocate for personal empowerment, she believes in investing in oneself on a quarterly basis.
Outside of yoga, Jennifer is an enthusiastic student of the world having visited over 30 countries and lived in England, China and Taiwan. She can often be found experimenting with healthy recipes, learning a new language or enjoying a cup of tea.
After finishing her undergraduate studies, Lily continued to pursue further education in the field of healthcare, and obtained her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia.
Post graduation, Lily has taken numerous continuing education courses focusing on a wide variety of topics including the low back, lower limbs, neck, and shoulder. She is certified in assessing and treating various vestibular conditions (dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, etc.). She is also excited to add acupuncture and dry needling as a treatment option for suitable patients. She is able to speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
In the private clinic setting, she has treated mostly sports related injuries, work related injuries, and motor vehicle accidents related injuries but also has some work experience with children and adults with neurological conditions. Her experience include working with Special Olympics BC as a fitness coach. She has over 12 months of international work experience in Southeast Asia, China, Australia, and New Zealand and volunteered with various sports teams and rehabilitation specialists to advance her own skills and knowledge.
During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, playing recreational squash or badminton, indoor cycling, cooking new healthy recipes, going to boot camp or working out at the gym, and travelling around the world. She has a special passion for running so she is a regular participant of running races and long distance events.
She has treated mostly sports related injuries, work related injuries, and motor vehicle accidents related injuries and vestibular conditions. She aims to decrease her patients’ level of pain, improve their movement patterns, increase their quantity of movements, improve their strength, and allow them to achieve optimal function.