I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM) who will be joining the collaborative healthcare team at Empower Health this Fall season in September 2022. I am moving my full-time Chinese Medicine practice from Victoria, BC to Vancouver and am delighted to be based on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver, a vibrant diverse multicultural district and my long-time favourite neighbourhood in the city. I am passionate about making Chinese Medicine accessible to everyone, including POC and the LGBTQIA2S+ community, in a supportive and transformative environment. I look forward to contributing to integrative patient care alongside the other experienced clinicians at Empower Health. 2022 is an exciting time to be in the field of healthcare in Canada as Chinese Medicine, allopathy and other integrative health practitioners co-collaborative effectively to provide positive outcomes for patients.

My practice is focused on working considerately alongside my patients to enable them to realize health and wellness goals. Over a course of treatment, I devise a treatment plan unique to each individual, to address their primary concerns, patterns of imbalance and constitutional tendencies through a diagnostic Traditional Chinese Medicine lens and adjunct treatment principles and techniques. I consider myself fortunate to address growing healthcare requirements with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and to offer a highly effective and holistic approach to health.

Some of the tools in my arsenal of Chinese Medicine treatment modalities include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy (Fire Cupping, silicone cupping)
  • Guāshā 
  • Moxibustion (heat therapy)
  • Chinese Medicine Diet Therapy
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
    • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
    • Cellulite Reduction & Body Sculpting
    • Abdominal Detoxification
    • Microneedling

I have a special interest in addictions and outreach acupuncture, autoimmune conditions, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, acute and chronic pain modulation, seasonal allergies, insomnia, ameliorating the side effects of chemotherapy, dermatology, cosmetic acupuncture and scar reduction, digestive health, hormonal balancing during menstruation, menopause and transgender transitioning, fertility, IUI/IVF Collaboration, pregnancy and labour induction.

Chinese Medicine is a strong discipline with a large scope of practice and has something to offer nearly everyone. I enjoy introducing patients to its powerful effects on conditions they were unaware it could treat, since it is probably most famously used for pain-relief and during pregnancy, but there is so much else that acupuncture, cupping, and the full spectrum of Chinese Medicine modalities treat.  I very much look forward to being your advocate and a knowledgeable resource as you explore the world of Chinese Medicine on your journey to better health.

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–Agni Larsen is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM), in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). She founded and co-owned Twin Cedars Holistic Health, a Chinese Medicine clinic, in Victoria, BC from 2018-2022. Agni relocated to Vancouver to grow her practice on Commercial Drive alongside the team at Empower Health. Agni acknowledges that she is practising and living on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Agni is a member of the British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practitioners (ATCMA) and a course instructor at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC.