Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of ailments. At Total Health Clinic, we offer solutions to pain, allergies, disorders, infections, and more by using the modalities of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Serving Kamloops and the surrounding area, Total Health Clinic is proud to have Dr. Kent Farnsworth as our resident acupuncturist.
Contact us today to book your appointment with Total Health Clinic.
Acupuncture can be used to treat the following:
Pain (i.e. frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle spasm, headache, arthritis, fibromyalgia)
Neurological (sciatica, numbness, neuritis, nerve pain, migraine headache, recovery from stroke, paralysis, Bell’s palsy)
Allergies (asthma, hay fever, food allergies, rashes)
Digestive disorders (gastritis, colitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation)
Disorders of eyes, ears, nose, throat, and internal organs
Emotional imbalances (anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, depression, heart palpitations, irritability, anger)
Gynecological (painful periods, PMS, menopausal symptoms, abnormal bleeding patterns/irregularity, infertility)
Infections & Inflammations (i.e. upper respiratory, common cold, shingles)
We are able to utilize these methods to treat your pain:
Acupuncture for pain (headaches, injuries, digestion)
Acupuncture for physical conditions (tendonitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis)
Acupuncture for mental conditions (stress, depression, anxiety)
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Chinese herbal formulas
NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique)
Born and raised in Kamloops, I have chosen to remain in my hometown with my wife Jane and daughter, Abby. I value having a balance between family and work. I enjoy many outdoor activities with my family and friends. I appreciate working with my colleagues at the Total Health Clinic.
My father, who was a Doctor of Naturopathy and Chiropractic successfully, integrated acupuncture into his practice. I had my first acupuncture treatment from him when I was a twelve. I am happy to follow my father’s path as a healthcare professional. He would say, “There are few rewards greater than helping to improve another person’s health.” So after 18 years as a plumber, I went to Victoria and studied Acupuncture at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I have found my father’s words to be very true and use them as a guide in my work as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
I have a general Acupuncture practice treating headaches, sore neck, shoulders, hips, knees and sciatic pain, but I’m passionate about helping people who are feeling overwhelmed with the high stress, anxiety, and emotional imbalance that has become more prevalent in the last two-to-three decades. I have also had success in treating people with airborne, food and environmental allergies.
1997: Graduated from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Victoria with a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
1996 – 1997: Student board member for CCAOM.
1997 – present: Member of BC ATCMA (and its affiliates)
1999 – 2005: Founding board member of the Kamloops Complementary Health Society (KCHS). A nonprofit group interested in educating the general public on the various complementary health modalities available in the Kamloops area.
1996: Acupuncture came under the Health Act umbrella in BC.
2000: Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with the newly formed governing body, the College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C. (CTCMA)
2003 – 2006: Board member of the Kamloops Infant Development Services (KIDS)
2003 – present: Registered as a Doctor of TCM with the BC CTCMA
Our Appointment Types and Price Plan
New patients are required to fill out our Acupuncturist Forms.
*Some restrictions apply.
Initial Acupuncture visit = $100
Subsequent Acupuncture visit = $80
Subsidized MSP Patient fees:
Initial Acupuncture visit = $77
Subsequent Acupuncture visit = $57
Pre-Paid Treatment Packages*:
6 treatment package = $450
($550 including Initial visit)
10 treatment package = $700
($800 including Initial visit)