Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

with Lesley Ormiston, Practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Valentina Romanov, Registered Acupuncturist

Lesley Ormiston brings 15 years of dedicated practice and study to support her clients’ towards greater wellness. Her work is inspired by the use of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Yoga. The treatments she offers aim to address the complexity of each person’s health challenges so as to effect change at the root of physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

In her practice, Lesley uses all of her skills to support the varied needs of her clients. She welcomes individuals of all ages and addresses a wide range of issues including: pre and post natal health, gynaecology, digestive imbalances, pain and injury, chronic conditions, depression, anxiety and psychosomatic related issues.

Please check out her first article post on our website: Supporting Post Partum Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Valentina Romanov, born and raised in Russia, was originally exposed to alternative medicine through her grandmother and mother who practiced chiropractic, massage, and herbal therapies. After moving to Canada, she spent her teen and young adult years involved in sports, where her passion for health and wellbeing became more evident. She completed a personal fitness trainer diploma, which was a field that she stayed in for over 10 years. During this time, she met an acupuncturist who helped her resolve her own health issues, and open her eyes to the beautiful world of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This experience brought on a desire to expand her knowledge, and she enrolled at the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she completed both the Acupuncturist and Herbalist programs. Valentina uses an empathetic and caring approach where she utilizes acupuncture, cupping, tuina, gua sha, moxibustion, as well as food and herbal therapy as a part of her well rounded practice. Conditions she treats include but are not limited to acute and chronic musculoskeletal, neurological, gastro-intestinal, mental-emotional, gynecological, and respiratory issues. In her free time, Valentina enjoys lifting weights, exploring foodie and coffee establishments, traveling with her family, and spending time by the ocean.

To book an acupuncture appointment with Lesley or Valentina, please visit our Online Booking.

*Acupuncture and TCM are covered by most extended benefit plans. 

Acupuncture Therapists

Valentina Romanov

R.TCM.P. - R.Ac.

Lesley Ormiston

R.TCM.P - R.Ac

Soma West - Kitsilano


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