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Owen Parnell, R.Ac.
I’m an Acupuncturist raised and educated on Vancouver Island. My interest in health and desire to enjoy a meaningful life inspired my career choice. I was first introduced to eastern healing arts as a child, by my mother’s practice of Jin Shin Do (Japanese Acupressure). In adolescence, I developed an interest in martial arts which is with me to this day. I enrolled in Oshio College’s Acupuncture Program in 2014 and later became an instructor at the school.
I routinely treat a broad range of conditions, and enjoy the process of treating simple and difficult conditions alike. It’s my goal to help relieve and prevent suffering, and to help people find a sense of freedom and empowerment, both in their health and in all aspects of their life. Through study and practice, I continue to hone my skills and gather new tools to provide pleasant treatments with great results.
I’m committed to professional integrity, and always intent on giving the most beneficial treatment possible. I consider acupuncture as a tool to help coordinate the body in healing itself. We have all witnessed our own amazing self-healing abilities. The goal of my treatment is to simply tip the scales in your favour.
In the treatment room, I integrate laser PBMT (photobiomodulation therapy) massage and acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, toksen, etc. and basically whatever we figure will be most helpful and appropriate for you. I feel honoured to help my patients to reach their health goals and improve their quality of life.
Outside of the clinic, I am blessed to live with my wife, Mika, and our young daughter. I have a background in visual arts, and maintain a slow but steady visual art and martial arts practice.