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Village Acupuncturists

When you meet us at the Village, or online in a virtual visit, we want you to feel like you’re coming home. We’re local entrepreneurs and acupuncturists devoted to creating a welcoming and healing space for YOU. 

We feel so lucky to be doing this work in the vibrant and diverse community of Hastings-Sunrise. All of us are committed to making the Village a safe, body-positive, nurturing, and gender-inclusive space. Wherever you are in your healing journey, we welcome you with open hearts. 

If you’re wondering which one of us specializes in your needs or condition, the answer is: all of us. If we specialize in anything, it’s in retuning your whole body-mind to function in new and healthy patterns. Plus, we all have lots of experience treating many different conditions. So, whatever’s troubling you, bring it in and we’ll do our best to help. 

Sara Ward R.Ac.

OWNER, ACUPUNCTURIST

Sara’s a problem solver who gets right to the heart of things. Intuitive, vulnerable, and empathetic, she approaches life with a wild sense of humour — so, be prepared to laugh AND cry. Sara is fully present, walking the healing journey WITH you. She’ll make you believe you’ll get through your rough patch even when you’ve lost hope. If you need further help, she’ll tap into her many contacts and build you out a team. Before you know it, she’ll be checking in and doing a little happy dance on her rolly chair to celebrate your first of many milestones. 

Lisa Matsuzaki, R.Ac., R.TCM.P

ACUPUNCTURIST & HERBALIST

Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Lisa is a perceptive, empathetic, and intuitive acupuncturist who rocks up to your side with a bright, welcoming smile. She meets your needs with an exceptional treatment plan that distills your goals and leads to meaningful change. She delves deep, empowering you with knowledge and a path to move forward. Whether an ally to laugh with or a shoulder to cry on, she’s a strong presence holding space in tough times. Her exceptional quality of care will help you realize your potential and guide you on your journey to overall wellness. All that, plus being a knitter, bread-baker, list-maker, lipstick enthusiast, and momma.

Sharyn Turner R.Ac.

ACUPUNCTURIST

Our wonder from Down Under, Sharyn has travelled a path that you couldn’t make up even if you tried. Originally trained as an engineer, she made the switch to studying the human body because what more amazing machine is there? Sharyn combines her deep-rooted belief that our bodies know how to heal themselves with her healing tools and knowledge to help you restore balance and get your zing back.  Having had personal experience with conception struggles and pregnancy loss, she is uniquely equipped to journey beside you, to hold space for you and to believe hard for you when you need some extra support. Don’t be shy in saying hello if you see her out and about in the hood. As a local mama, Sharyn is a big fan of building up community and supporting small local business.

 

Happy Clients

“ Most effective acupuncture I've ever had (and I've had lots). ”
“ Always really pleased with my acupuncture treatments, the helpful conversations with my acupuncturist, and the cozy/relaxing environment at The Village. ”
“ I am very happy and grateful, thank you so much for the whole experience, and for listening so patiently and giving feedback as well. The procedure helped immediately and the environment was beautiful and comfortable. I felt welcome, heard and held. ”
Marial
Marial
Vancouver, BC
Robin
Robin
Vancouver, BC
Elin-Sofia
Elin-Sofia
Vancouver, BC