Registered Acupuncture Clinic in Richmond BC

Located in Steveston Village, we provide Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture services to help our clients with their healing process.

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Our Mission Statement

To provide a healing, therapeutic and relaxing experience with the use of acupuncture.

To help people move forward in their healing process and balance the mind, body and spirit.

Our Services

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

TCM focuses on the human body as a whole.

When there is disease, TCM does not focus on treating symptoms but takes in to consideration environment, diet, emotional state and external/internal influences.

TCM mainly involves the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat disease.


Acupuncture involves the use of fine needles to stimulate precise points in the body.

When the acupuncture needles are inserted into the body, they are manipulated to activate Qi (energy), which restores the balance of Qi in the body.

As the balance of Qi is restored, it promotes the body's natural healing processes.

Acupuncture Rates

Initial Acupuncture Treatment
60 min - For new patients. Review history, main complaint, diagnosis and treatment.
Subsequent Acupuncture Treatments
45 min - Review main complaint and progress, diagnosis and treatment.
Facial Acupuncture
75 min - Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

* By Appointment Only


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How Does Acupuncture Work?

The theory of acupuncture is based on the belief that there are many intricate channels running throughout the body, and Qi flows through these channels like water flowing through a river or stream.

A disease or ailment occurs when there is blockage in the channels obstructing the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. Patients will often feel numbness or heaviness at the point of needling.

The needles used in this clinic are stainless steel, “one time use”, disposable needles.

As part of our acupuncture services, we also practice Moxibustion and Facial Acupunture. Click below to learn more:


About Us

At Healing River Acupuncture Centre, we use acupuncture therapy to restore and rejuvenate the health of our clients by activating their body's own ability to heal itself. To compliment the acupuncture treatments, we often provide Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy to supply the body with the nutrition and resources it needs to heal. The combination of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal therapy has been known to successfully treat a wide range of chronic and acute conditions that Western medicine has had difficulty treating effectively.

Healing River Acupuncture Centre was established in Steveston Village in 2009 by Bobbi Hayashi and has been operating from the same location where it is today ever since. The clinic was transferred in 2018 to Chrystal Malapas, who continues to operate and manage the Richmond acupuncture clinic. All acupuncturists on staff are very experienced, well-trained and certified.

Chrystal Malapas

Reg. Acupuncturist, B.Sc., R.Ac.

She is a graduate of the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at PCU College of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby, BC. Chrystal also did training in Acupuncture at the Western Canadian Institute of TCM Practitioners in Richmond, BC.

Chrystal also has additional training in Japanese Meridian Therapy with Ikeda Masakazu sensei and Edward Obaidey sensei.

Chrystal obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biology under the Pre-Med Program from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. A last minute decision to take an elective TCM class in her final year of university transformed her outlook. After finding success in the treatment of a lifelong condition by TCM, Chrystal decided to dedicate her life to TCM.

Inspired by experience, Chrystal is passionate about helping others regain their health.

Workdays: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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(604) 277-5550
Address & Location

3571 Chatham St #105, Richmond BC

We are located in Steveston Village at Chatham St and Third Ave.

Free parking is available in our parking lot or on the street.

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Clinic Hours
Monday10am – 6pm
Wednesday10am – 6pm
Friday10am – 6pm
Saturday10am – 6pm

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Richmond Acupuncture Reviews

Chrystal is an attentive acupuncturist. She listens well to your concerns and is able to deliver top notch service. She is gentle and is very considerate of your comfort level especially if it's your first time getting acupuncture. In my case, I had pain on my wrist due to carrying my heavy baby and after my first visit with Chrystal, I already felt better and her treatment was able to alleviate most of the pain. Her space is also very clean and very relaxing.
Chrystal is phenomenal. Her calm and comforting demeanor along with her great knowledge of chinese medicine and acupuncture has got me hooked. Because of her I cannot live without regular acupuncture appointments.
Chrystal is an amazing acupuncturist! She is very knowledgeable and has a calm bedside manner. She helped me with various injuries and helped improve my immune system. She also was able to help me when my baby was breech and overdue. Her clinic is clean, well maintained and peaceful. I highly recommend her!
Chrystal is a registered acupuncturist who is very knowledgeable in both traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She was friendly and helpful in answering my questions. She alternates between this acupuncture clinic in Richmond and another in Vancouver, so if you are located in Vancouver or you have a hard time scheduling an appointment, you may want to check her schedule when she is in Vancouver (Kitsilano area). The Richmond acupuncture clinic in Steveston Village is well maintained, neat and clean. There is free parking on the street and a few spots in the parking lot. Her acupuncture rates are very reasonable and well worth it.