Welcome to Vancouver Island Integrative Medicine. VIIM is Victoria BC’s most comprehensive and premier pain care clinic. We use an integrative approach to health including Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Physical therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. We have a special focus in treating Migraines and Headaches, but we also treat a wide variety of chronic pain conditions ranging from neck and back pain to arthritis and joint pain. We are here to guide you to achieve pain free living naturally. At VIIM we practice natural medicines that focus on assisting your body to improve and recover back to its normal function all while treating the body as a whole. We are dedicated to facilitating you in your path to better health, and we are deeply committed to providing you with exceptional care, ensuring your time with us is comfortable and relaxing. Through a detailed assessment we listen to your concerns and create a comprehensive treatment plan customized to address your individual needs to get you back to living pain free in the shortest time possible.

Does magnesium help prevent migraines?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that we get from food, but most people usually don’t get enough of it through their diet. This important mineral is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It plays important roles in energy production, muscle contraction, neurological function, and much more.

Nearly 1 out of 10 people suffer with migraines and many

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Is Acupuncture effective for improving Fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a condition involving widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, mood disorders and sleep disturbance without any known cause. In western medicine, symptoms are usually treated individually. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we look at the root cause of problems and focus on bringing the body back into balance.

 

In TCM, we understand that pain is a symptom. Pain tells

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Can Acupuncture help my Migraines?

In my practice I hear this question a lot, “Can acupuncture help my migraines?” I always explain to patients that all of us are different and that results vary with everyone.

In my experience however, the answer is yes!

Not only is this answer supported by various clinical studies identifying acupuncture as an effective therapy for migraines, but clinically I

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