Ivana Nikolic, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist
Ivana is a Registered Acupuncturist and a graduate of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program from Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA)
Ivana is focusing her practice on mental health, women’s health, and pain management/sports injuries.
She uses techniques such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui Na massage, and suggestions regarding diet and lifestyle changes to help patients achieve and maintain optimal health.
Her academic career started at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) where she studied Comparative Literature and Psychology. This knowledge and journey through humans' minds and souls throughout history, is the main reason why Ivana educates patients as a focal point in her treatments. Every treatment is individually customized to address the root of the disease not only current symptoms.
Her goal is to help patients understand their body and mind abilities and teach them how to recognize the signs of illness.
As Ivana’s journey in Traditional Chinese Medicine began she discovered that Chinese medicine is limitless and timeless.
This has lead her to continually upgrade her skills following different teachers and taking further coursework such as:
-Shen /Hammer Pulse-taking Course
-Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
-Acupuncture for Cancer Patients/Memorial Sloan Kettering Center
-Volunteer work for the Canadian Cancer Society
-Following the work of Dr. Debra Betts in fertility and pregnancy field
When not at the clinic or with a book, Ivana spends time with her two amazing teenage kids - guiding them and also learning so much from them.
She is also spending lots of time on her yoga mat or in some sort of training ( fitness instructor)
Ivana is fluent in English, Serbian/Croatian, Russian