“I believe that true health encompasses mind, body & spirit. If one gets affected the others lose their balance and the wheel of health starts to break down. Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the patient as a whole. I help my patients by giving them the individual care and treatments that they need while giving them tools and lifestyle advice that can help them live in a healthy balance.”- Dr. Dominique Vallée
Dr. Vallée has been exposed to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) most of her life. She started utilizing the benefits of TCM as a professional snowboarder & Olympian to help with her injuries and quickly felt the incredible benefits it had on her overall health from boosting her immunity to releasing stress. After 11 years of competing for the Canadian Snowboard Team, she discovered a growing passion for medicine. The individual approach and being able to treat the root of the problem instead of the symptoms are what attracted Dominique to pursue her studies in TCM here in Vancouver.
Dr. Vallée assesses each patient by connecting with them personally, by asking specific questions while taking the pulse and looking at the tongue for a complete understanding and diagnosis before starting the treatment. She combines acupuncture, personalized herbal formulas, cupping, diet & lifestyle advice as a complete treatment plan.
Dr. Vallée is well versed and has special interest in:
- Well-being and Performance: Whether you are super women, a professional athlete, work hard or are a stay at home parent, everyone deserves to feel their best. You don’t need to have a specific pain or symptom to come in for a treatment. A good time to come in is during the change of season to ward off common-colds and others bugs to boost your immune system and balance your body. Think about it as a regular tune-up for your body to maintain general health, reduce stress and feel great.
- Women’s Health & Fertility: Prenatal & Postnatal Care (cervical ripening prenatal treatments), Infertility, PMS, Menopausal Symptoms, Menstrual Irregularities, PCOS, Repeat miscarriage, Dysmenorrhea, Establishing a cycle post BCP use, Chronic Fatigue, Acne.
- Musculoskeletal: Chronic Muscle/Joint Pain & Weakness, Sprains & Injuries, Sciatica Pain, Back Pain, Bone Fractures, Concussion, Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel, Numbness & Pain of all sorts.
- Gastrointestinal: Constipation, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Ulcers, Nausea, Vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Acid Reflux, Bloating, Gas, Stomach Pain.
- Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Facial Paralysis, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Post-Concussion Syndrome.
- Emotional: Insomnia, Depression, Nervousness, Anxiety, Stress, Burn out.
- Respiratory: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Cold, Bronchitis, Asthma.
- Urinary Tract Health: Recurrent UTI’s, Frequent urination, Interstitial cystitis
Training & Experience:
Graduated the Doctor of TCM program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver
Medical Internship at Tzu Chi Taiwan Hospital
Advance pulse diagnosis with Dr. Brian La Forgia, Shen-Hammer Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis.
S.A.I.T Society of Acupuncture Injection Therapy Module 1 & 2
Dr. Vallée treats many professional athletes in various sports. She was also the in-house lululemon TCM Practitioner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Initial visit: 50 minutes – $115
Subsequent visits: 50 minutes – $115
Trigger Point Injection Therapy: 50 minutes – $155
+additional cost of herbal formula.
Techniques & Treatments:
- Traditional acupuncture
- Individually formulated herbal medicine (powder or pill form)
- Electro-stimulation acupuncture
- Topical herbal ointments
- Dietary therapy
- Auricular acupuncture
- Scraping (gua sha)
- Fire glass cupping
- Silicone cupping
- Trigger-Point Injection
- Trigger Point Injection Therapy
Please visit her website at www.ahealthybalance.ca for more in depth information on TCM, herbal formulas, acupuncture, FAQ’s and blogs.
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Dave G.
“…treats me holistically, factoring in all the things happening in my life…”
Dom is a one stop shop for me, I’m so grateful to her and I always leave our sessions feeling lifted physically, mentally and spiritually. Dr. Dom is very skilled in Traditional Chinese Medicine and provides real honest and helpful feedback with no judgement. What I love most about her is that she truly cares for her patients and just loves life.
As a very active person who travels a lot for work and likes to get things done, be very social and sometimes not sleep enough……… I seem to always be recovering from an injury or trying to get my life back on a healthy path. Dom has been so helpful in helping me recover from a variety of past and present injuries. She was very helpful in helping me recover from hip surgery, cracked ribs and a concussion. Dom has also been able to help my digestion, increase my energy levels while slowing my busy mind and increasing mental clarity. She always treats me holistically, factoring in all the things happening in my life and every time I leave a session I feel incredible and have a renewed sense of hope and optimism for how good I can feel.
Thank you Dr. Dom!!!
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Michelle D.
“…such an asset to our team in Rio treating athletes…”
I highly recommend Dom to friends, family and athletes – for me she is an example of someone who has found their true calling. She is so passionate about connecting with people as individuals and determining the right course of action whether it be acupuncture, herbs or hugs. She was such an asset to our team in Rio treating athletes and bringing good vibes; we would take her anywhere in a heartbeat
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Dale.
“…proven to be a kind, caring and very empathetic…”
Over the past 13 years I have searched exhaustively for natural solutions to my menopausal symptoms. Every new fad or suggestion from others was tried and proven ineffective. My sleep was severely disrupted and I was chronically exhausted and low on energy. Being a very busy and high energy person normally, this was a real problem.
Having my daughter who is a doctor always on the lookout for any new non hormonal medications gave me the chance to explore those options as well. However, they all gave me side effects that were totally unacceptable and I gave up on that option.
In searching for alternatives, I met Dominique and she immediately made it a mission to help. Even though hot flashes and lack of sleep are not seemingly big concerns, she immediately grasped what a huge effect it was having on my life. With some trial and error using acupuncture and Chinese herbs things have improved greatly. I still have symptoms but they are at a manageable level and my quality of life has shot up 100%. Apart from her success she has proven to be a kind, caring and very empathetic Chinese Doctor. She is a credit to her profession and has made believers of us all!
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Helen S.
“…you leave feeling nourished and rejuvenated.”
I’ve seen Dominique many times for so many different ailments; neck issues, sleep and stress problems, adrenal fatigue. First off, she has such a calming presence, you feel so comfortable being around her and speaking your mind. Her ability to read your body and your mind is incredible. The treatments are so in-depth and you leave feeling nourished and rejuvenated. I wish I could have her in my back pocket:) I have had acupuncture, cupping and scraping (gua sha) with Dominique.
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Jacques
“…treatments that did a world of good.”
As an active 73 years young, I tore my rotator cuff 7 months ago. I had physiotherapy which helped but did not give me the comfort I needed. As I have been treated by Dominique for 2 years now I decided to go see her for this issue.
She was patient, listened and we started moving cupping and scraping, it hurt but I did feel much better after. What I found was her approach is soft but firm and she also helped with my other ailments. She also treated digestive problems, neck problems, chronic cough and a other small issues I had. Acupuncture does it all and Dominique’s experience as a high level athlete makes her aware of injuries like the one I have. I also had herbal treatments that did a world of good.
Combined with physiotherapy, acupuncture is a perfect way for my age group to feel better, yet we must not forget that we are in our 70’s.
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Christian
“…extremely gentle and knows exactly what to do…”
Dominique is an amazing practitioner. She forms a connection with the patient and listens extremely well. This helps her to figure out exactly what is going on and why. I have a phobia of needles (some may call me a fainter) but with Dominique, she is extremely gentle and knows exactly what to do. I now use acupuncture regularly because of her. The results I have seen are quite unbelievable, she treats everything from digestion, psoriasis and other skin issues, chronic cough, to energy levels, to sleep, to muscular and skeletal issues. She compliments the acupuncture treatments with cupping and herbal formulas. I now love taking Chinese herbal powder at home. Herbs have helped me gain better digestion as well as more sound sleep. As an athlete I’m very picky with my body and what I do with it, I only trust the best and can’t afford mediocre results when it comes to my health. This is why I trust Dom, she is above and beyond the best I have ever seen.
Dr. Dominique Vallée, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. Reviewed by: Megan N.
“…treatments provide me with immediate and lasting relief.”
I am a competitive athlete that has struggled with shoulder and neck pain for the past year. Dominique’s combinations of cupping, guasha and acupuncture encourage my body to heal itself. Her treatments provide me with immediate and lasting relief. I no longer have trouble getting to sleep at night from my shoulder burning! Dominique is warm and optimistic. She is enthusiastic in her practice and provides much clarity during treatment. She’s also a fantastic coach – and gives plenty of at home remedies and things I can do for prevention, maintenance and recovery. Bravo Dom!
Dr. Dominique Vallée
…Clients feel Dr. Vallée is calming and knowledgeable. out of 5 based on 6 reviews