About Us

Edward Sanderson has always been interested in health. In 1983 he began his studies in Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, acupressure, qi gong, and herbology. He has a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Edward has studied acupuncture techniques which were developed for treating specific conditions, such as acute and chronic pain,  digestive disorders,  issues arising during pregnancy, circulatory, neurological and psychological disorders.

Edward taught acupuncture at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC, and has taught acupressure, qigong, and stress reduction techniques, privately. Edward’s continuing studies have focused on chronic pain, with an emphasis on structural and energetic balance.  Edward is a registered acupuncturist with the CTCMA of BC.

“I wanted to thank you again for all of your help in Powell River. I had been struggling with pain for almost four years and experienced a wide array of health care techniques. Never before has the pain virtually instantly disappeared and have I been able to continue with full use of my left arm immediately. I also appreciate the amount of interest you took in getting me healthy. It is so rare to find someone who goes above and beyond to help people live their lives pain free. I would never have been able to play that second concert without your help.”
Jacqueline Fay

“The atmosphere you have created here is truly healing and humane. The communal aspect is a brilliant way to counteract our isolatation and to unite our spiritual and human energies for healing and for unity. I love the authenticity and poetry of the Chinese way and the harmony of your creation. Thank you for giving this gift to Powell River.”
Julie Bellian

“Since 2012 I have been utilizing the amazing acupuncture treatments from Edward at Powell River Healthworks. What used to take weeks and multiple prescriptions for pain killers, now only takes one or two Acupuncture appointments. My family and I have also used these treatments to handle allergies, digestion issues and improving energy levels and sleep patterns. The community healing method of multiple people receiving treatment at the same time in the same room is wonderful. I love going with my daughters together and the fact that everyone there is on a healing path brings that energy in even stronger”
Monique Roadknight

“Early this spring I sought out Edward’s assistance in dealing with neuropathy-related pain and loss of function in my arms and hand.  I’ve had phenomenal results; and continue to get better and better with every treatment.  So, I have to admit that when he introduced the idea of community acupuncture sessions, being the creature of habit that I am, I was dubious to say the least.  I worried that I would be at risk of compromising the benefits if there was an interruption to the pattern I was accustomed to.  I also wondered if I would be self-conscious, or if the presence of others around me would disturb the healing process.  My worries were unfounded.  In fact, quite the opposite occurred.  With three other people in the room, the space was very serene, and the energy was calm.  Rather than detracting from it, the presence of others seemed to enhance my experience.  During my regular acupuncture treatments I often see lovely soft golden and red colours behind my closed eyes.  I think the synergy of the room contributed to the beautiful rainbows and healing white light that swirled around my inner vision.  That alone was a gift!  (Smile).  I will happily continue my acupuncture treatments in community sessions, along with my “friends”.  We are getting better together; I like that.”
Malerie M.

“What a terrific experience. Eight treatments in and aches and pains of forty plus years are greatly relieved as are the tense muscles. I will certainly maintain treatments here. Eighty-three years old and still learning.”

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