Brian Kushniruk, RAc

Brian is a Registered Acupuncturist who has practiced in Vancouver since 2002. He has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), German Auricular Medicine and Laser Acupuncture Therapy, while he is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) trainer. His combination of TCM, auricular and laser acupuncture approaches allow for the treatment of a wide range of issues including chronic and acute pain, and concerns related to mental health, addictions and PTSD. Besides training in Canada and USA, he has also travelled and studied extensively in China and speaks Mandarin.

Besides having a private practice at a Broadway Wellness, he has worked with Vancouver Coastal Health since 2002 (presently at Onsite, Vancouver Detox and Vancouver Daytox) treating patients with complex mental health, pain and addiction issues. He also has worked at Chakra Health since 2017 where he works with a team that includes Dr. Soma Ganesan (former head of psychiatry for Vancouver Coastal Health in Vancouver) and Dr. Venu Karapareddy (Concurrent Disorder Lead at Vancouver Health), dealing primarily with patients with physical and emotional trauma, substance abuse issues and histories of suicidal behavior.

Brian’s wholistic approach to healing, compassionate heart, and dedication to ease suffering establish a safe environment for the return of physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Treatments are personalized for each patient, where for example, laser therapy can be used successfully for clients who have an aversion to needles. His extensive studies in qigong, meditation, martial arts and yoga also allow him to guide patients to work with individualized mental and physical techniques to aid in their ongoing wellbeing and health.

Common applications of acupuncture or laser acupuncture in Brian’s practice include but are not limited to:

  • Acute or chronic pain (head, neck, back, sciatic, shoulder, abdominal, etc.)
  • Mental health issues (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.)
  • Lifestyle issues (insomnia, stress, etc.)
  • Addiction problems
  • Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Digestive concerns
  • Post surgical / injury scar tissue issues

Brian is be available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays and Wednesdays (2:15-8:15pm)

Please click here to download and complete the intake form prior to your first appointment with Brian.