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ACUPUNCTURE NORTH VANCOUVER

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rapid relief from acute and chronic pain,
and sports injuries.

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Reach your true potential

and experience rapid relief from acute and chronic pain, and sports injuries

Book an Appointment

Acupuncture

The North Vancouver Pain Clinic uses acupuncture as one of our main therapeutic methods in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and sports injuries. The reason we rely so heavily on acupuncture is because it is a time-tested, safe, all-natural, drug-free and extremely effective treatment for pain of all types.

Acupoint injection therapy

Acupoint injection therapy, or trigger point injection therapy, was developed by Dr. Janet Travell, MD, a pioneer in the development of myofascial pain therapies. We have found that the overwhelming majority of cases of musculoskeletal pain are due to these myofascial trigger points, and by removing the trigger points there is profound pain relief.

PROLOTHERAPY

Prolotherapy is another type of injection therapy, but differs from trigger point injections because in the case of prolotherapy the target tissues are the tendons and ligament attachments of the joint (as opposed to the muscle). Substances utilized are typically procaine, dextrose, and methylcobalamine (vitamin B12), and the purpose of the therapy is to strengthen weakened tendons and ligaments, and relieve pain.  

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Like acupuncture, herbal medicine has been used safely for thousands of years in China, and by billions of people worldwide! North Vancouver Pain Clinic utilizes Chinese herbal medicine in some cases. Acupuncture tends to have a more direct effect on the level of the meridians, whereas herbal medicine works more at the level of the organs.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic taping method that utilizes a specially-designed elastic tape to enhance the function of many different tissues and physiological systems. It is designed to be worn for periods of 3-5 days, and is therefore perfectly suited to those patients where continued therapeutic benefit between clinical visits is desired. It can be used in acute or chronic conditions and also to prevent re-injury.

Are you struggling with acute or chronic pain or sports injuries?

Pain. It’s probably the most universally experienced health complaint in the world. In most cases it goes away, but sometimes it unfortunately becomes chronic or is so acute it is unbearable.

You are likely here because you are ready to experience greater physical or emotional health. Maybe you’re an athlete experiencing fatigue or low energy and your training just isn’t at the level you’d like it to be.

DO YOU FEEL LIMITED IN YOUR ATHLETIC TRAINING OR YOUR DAILY LIFE?

Perhaps you are dealing with a nagging sports injury, or other chronic injury that is limiting your enjoyment in your life. If any of this is true for you, you are like many of our patients, and you are looking for effective, minimally invasive, long-lasting solutions that offer more than just pain medications. You are ready to experience better energy, less pain, and a heightened sense of overall wellness right now.

Are you ready to be pain-free and enjoy the level of optimal energy ?

Our North Vancouver pain clinic has helped thousands of people from North and West Vancouver, and the metro Vancouver area. Using acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, as well as some cutting-edge therapies such as acupoint injection therapy, and prolotherapy, we’ve helped patients just like you. We understand that your health is your most valuable asset, and we recognize that there is nothing more important than getting proactive about your health.

Since 2000, our clinic has helped thousands of people with issues such as:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain / Frozen shoulder
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica / Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Menstrual pain
  • Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis / Tendinosis
  • Tendon / Ligament strains and partial tears
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fatigue / Low energy
  • Athletic enhancement
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain / Frozen shoulder
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis / Tendinosis
  • Tendon / Ligament strains and partial tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica / Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Knee pain / Injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fatigue / Low energy
  • Athletic enhancement

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Testimonials

I’ve been a patient of Dr. Matthews for 10+ years and that time has spanned many moves – regional and international – but regardless of where I’ve been based, he has always been my “go to” for any tweaks, tune-ups, or general wellness concerns. Dr. Matthews’ ability to alleviate pain is wonderful and his success-rate speaks for itself but what I am most grateful for is his appreciation of his patients’ athletic lifestyle. He knows that many of us are going to keep beating up our bodies in pursuit of our recreational passions and rather than try to deter us from that, he works with us to heal as quickly as possible, educates us on training and wellness options, and does it all with a comfortable, open bedside manner. Many of my friends and family also see Dr. Matthews and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

-Lynn, Vancouver

When I first met Dr Brad Matthews at the initial consult I felt instantly comfortable around him. He has a very caring and genuine quality that really just put me at ease. I knew that I could trust him with my path to recovery. Brad is wonderful at what he does and I am grateful for the help he has given me thus far. Furthermore, he understands what it is like to be an athlete and to face physical challenges. Sometimes going through scary health issues it is easy to feel alone if people around you don’t understand what you are going through. I somehow do not feel that way around him so it’s a really nice feeling. Keep doing what you are doing Brad, because it is obvious you were put on this earth to help people.

Kerri, North Vancouver

Thanks Dr Brad! After a bike crash left me with a broken pelvis and in a significant amount of pain, I came to Brad for treatment. After explaining the various treatment options, Dr Brad performed Injections and Acupuncture. In a short period of time, my pain decreased significantly, I stopped my pain meds and I was able to start training again. I would recommend Brad to any athlete looking to recover quickly from an injury. Thanks Dr Brad!!

-Glynis Webster

Before meeting Brad I didn’t believe acupuncture to be an affective healing technique. A few sessions with Brad changed my opinion completely. I had an old rugby injury and was suffering from constant pain in my upper back and neck. I historically reacted very well to deep tissue massage but this injury needed something different and acupuncture was the answer. Treatments with Brad consistently over a few weeks helped diminish my extreme nerve pain and brought me to a range of motion I thought I may have lost permanently. Brad is a competitive athlete himself so he fully understands the stress anyone can put on their body. I would recommend his services to anyone and will continue to do so as long as I’m working in the fitness industry.

-Garth Prouse, Owner, Northwestern Athletics

Dr. Matthews is highly experienced, kind, caring and compassionate. I have been a patient of his for about 9 years and have found that he has been able to help me with many different sports injuries. I have recommended him to many friends and family members over the years.

-Jennifer, North Vancouver

At the age of 40 I decided that I would make an attempt to become a triathlete. I soon learned that injury from many hours in the saddle or on the road was part of the process. Through the last 5 years I have come to Brad with injuries ranging from neck pain to lower back trouble and a few others in between. I experienced a great deal of success from his treatments, especially the injections, as my body was getting worn out and tired from all the training. I have always felt that I am in good hands when I enter his practice and I am assured that his knowledge will assist me with any health troubles I may be experiencing. It is important to me to pass along to others in my community the benefits of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I like sharing my positive experiences and how Brad has helped me over the years. If I have any troubles in the future it is safe knowing that I have a place to go for help with any health related issues.

Yours truly
-Bruce Mackenzie, N. Vancouver

Dr. Matthews is very knowledgeable and the fact that he is a good athlete himself greatly helps in the diagnosis and discussion around any physical problems I may have. I have experienced excellent results following his treatments and have no hesitation in recommending him to other people.

-Paul B., North Vancouver

I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Matthews for 10+ years! Originally I began seeing him for muscle pulls and bumps and bruises associated with playing competitive rugby. My body responded very well to his acupuncture treatments and as my confidence in him grew so did my willingness to discuss other day-to-day challenges. Over the years, Brad has helped me with depression issues, detoxification, weight loss & tendonitis. He was also able to help my wife with sleep issues and I never hesitate to refer friends/family to see him for whatever ails them! I continue to see Brad for treatments 6-10 times/year and I always leave his offices feeling better then when I walked in. Dr. Matthews is a true professional who takes great pride in helping his patients improve their quality of life.

-R. Snowden, North Vancouver

Dr. Matthews was extremely thorough during the initial consultation and he immediately went to work with his acupuncture needles. After just a few sessions I felt my lower back muscles all of a sudden relax – it was like they exhaled with a big sigh and said “ahhhh”. Shortly after I was back training on my bike and was able to race. I was satisfied and especially impressed with the level of knowledge, experience and success of Dr. Matthews’ treatment. If you’re experiencing pain or other health issues I would recommend seeing Dr. Brad Matthews and trying Traditional Chinese Medicine.

-J. Weinman, North Vancouver

Testimonials

Jennifer, North Vancouver

Dr. Matthews is highly experienced, kind, caring and compassionate. I have been a patient of his for about 9 years and have found that he has been able to help me with many different sports injuries. I have recommended him to many friends and family members over the years.

Bruce Mackenzie, N. Vancouver

At the age of 40 I decided that I would make an attempt to become a triathlete. I soon learned that injury from many hours in the saddle or on the road was part of the process. Through the last 5 years I have come to Brad with injuries ranging from neck pain to lower back trouble and a few others in between. I experienced a great deal of success from his treatments, especially the injections, as my body was getting worn out and tired from all the training. I have always felt that I am in good hands when I enter his practice and I am assured that his knowledge will assist me with any health troubles I may be experiencing. It is important to me to pass along to others in my community the benefits of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I like sharing my positive experiences and how Brad has helped me over the years. If I have any troubles in the future it is safe knowing that I have a place to go for help with any health related issues.

Paul B., North Vancouver

Dr. Matthews is very knowledgeable and the fact that he is a good athlete himself greatly helps in the diagnosis and discussion around any physical problems I may have. I have experienced excellent results following his treatments and have no hesitation in recommending him to other people.

R. Snowden, North Vancouver

I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Matthews for 10+ years! Originally I began seeing him for muscle pulls and bumps and bruises associated with playing competitive rugby. My body responded very well to his acupuncture treatments and as my confidence in him grew so did my willingness to discuss other day-to-day challenges. Over the years, Brad has helped me with depression issues, detoxification, weight loss & tendonitis. He was also able to help my wife with sleep issues and I never hesitate to refer friends/family to see him for whatever ails them! I continue to see Brad for treatments 6-10 times/year and I always leave his offices feeling better then when I walked in. Dr. Matthews is a true professional who takes great pride in helping his patients improve their quality of life.

J. Weinman, North Vancouver

Dr. Matthews was extremely thorough during the initial consultation and he immediately went to work with his acupuncture needles. After just a few sessions I felt my lower back muscles all of a sudden relax – it was like they exhaled with a big sigh and said “ahhhh”. Shortly after I was back training on my bike and was able to race. I was satisfied and especially impressed with the level of knowledge, experience and success of Dr. Matthews’ treatment. If you’re experiencing pain or other health issues I would recommend seeing Dr. Brad Matthews and trying Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Lynn, Vancouver

I’ve been a patient of Dr. Matthews for 10+ years and that time has spanned many moves – regional and international – but regardless of where I’ve been based, he has always been my “go to” for any tweaks, tune-ups, or general wellness concerns. Dr. Matthews’ ability to alleviate pain is wonderful and his success-rate speaks for itself but what I am most grateful for is his appreciation of his patients’ athletic lifestyle. He knows that many of us are going to keep beating up our bodies in pursuit of our recreational passions and rather than try to deter us from that, he works with us to heal as quickly as possible, educates us on training and wellness options, and does it all with a comfortable, open bedside manner. Many of my friends and family also see Dr. Matthews and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Kerri, North Vancouver

When I first met Dr Brad Matthews at the initial consult I felt instantly comfortable around him. He has a very caring and genuine quality that really just put me at ease. I knew that I could trust him with my path to recovery. Brad is wonderful at what he does and I am grateful for the help he has given me thus far. Furthermore, he understands what it is like to be an athlete and to face physical challenges. Sometimes going through scary health issues it is easy to feel alone if people around you don’t understand what you are going through. I somehow do not feel that way around him so it’s a really nice feeling. Keep doing what you are doing Brad, because it is obvious you were put on this earth to help people.

Glynis Webster

Thanks Dr Brad! After a bike crash left me with a broken pelvis and in a significant amount of pain, I came to Brad for treatment. After explaining the various treatment options, Dr Brad performed Injections and Acupuncture. In a short period of time, my pain decreased significantly, I stopped my pain meds and I was able to start training again. I would recommend Brad to any athlete looking to recover quickly from an injury. Thanks Dr Brad!!