About us

Chrystal Malapas, B.Sc., R.Ac., is a Registered Acupuncturist. She is a graduate of the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at PCU College of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby, BC. In addition to attending this program, Chrystal also did training in Acupuncture at the Western Canadian Institute of TCM Practitioners in Richmond, BC.

Chrystal also has additional training in Japanese Meridian Therapy with Ikeda Masakazu sensei, and Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal(TM) with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield.

Prior to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chrystal obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biology under the Pre-Med Program from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. During this time, a last minute decision to take an elective TCM class in her final year of university transformed her outlook. After finding success in the treatment of a lifelong condition by TCM, Chrystal decided to dedicate her life to TCM.

Inspired by her experience, Chrystal is passionate about helping others regain their health.

Contact Chrystal directly at 604.780.3614 or book appointment online



Avery Yackel, B.A.Sc., R.TCM.P., offers Traditional Japanese acupuncture, moxibustion & shiatsu massage in Vancouver - Kitsilano as well as White Rock - Surrey.

As a Registered TCM Practitioner (Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist), he provides gentle and non-invasive treatment using Toyohari acupuncture, effective in treating a wide variety of conditions and helping to restore vitality and balance to the health of his patients.

For more information about Avery, please visit www.ayacupuncture.com

Contact Avery directly at 604.671.4682 or book appointment online



Peter Wood, Dr. TCM, BPE

Through participation in a local Vancouver Qi-Gong class, Peter became aware of and fascinated by the idea of Qi, or life force/energy.

His curiosity led him to the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. He completed his Residency at the Anhui hospital in Hefei, China in February of 2007. Peter has completed 8 years of training & clinical practice and examinations (written & practical) and now holds the most senior designation in this field: Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, (Dr.TCM.)

Dr. Wood also holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE), obtained from the University of Manitoba. Peter served (2007-2010) as the President of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia.

Peter is fostering and forwarding the deserved recognition of the Profession of TCM, with a personal commitment to "health care with integrity" while pioneering opportunities in the Traditional Chinese Medicine industry.

Peter is looking forward to assisting you in obtaining your ideal health. His clinical experience and focus has been on musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and he is particularly interested in treating the atopic conditions of Asthma, Allergies and Eczema.

For more information about Peter, please visit www.drpeterwood.com

Contact Peter directly at 604.723.1509 or book appointment online