Island Community Acupuncture, Naturopathic and Private Clinics

An accessible and affordable approach to Holistic Medicine


In the Spring of 2015, we introduced an affordable community based model of Acupuncture to Salt Spring with the Island’s first Community Acupuncture Clinic.  For more information on these clinics visit our treatment descriptions

Offered on a Pay-What-You-Want, this model provides access to effective, holistic health care to the entire community. No questions asked.

Island Community Acupuncture


Mondays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm with Alinka Porebska R.Ac

Tuesdays from 10:00am to 3:30pm with Adam Cappuccino R.TCM.P

Wednesday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm with Isabelle Ma R.Ac

Thursday 1:00pm to 8:00pm with Adam Cappuccino R.TCM.P

Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm with Adam Cappuccino R.TCM.P

Please note that the last appointment is booked 60 minutes before closing.

What is Community Acupuncture?

In a community acupuncture setting patients receive treatment on reclining chairs sharing a comfortable, clean, and calm environment with other patients. Because acupuncture meridians run all along the body from the extremities to the core and back again to connect all the various organ systems and substances, the points on the arms and legs can be used to access all corners of the body. Along with the hundred or so points on the head, face, and ears, anyone in shorts or loose-fitting pants and a t-shirt is perfectly dressed to receive a complete acupuncture treatment, regardless of their health concerns! More on Why Community Acupuncture?

Community Naturopathic Clinic

Dr. Brad Dunstan, N.D.

Fridays 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Community Naturopathic Clinic

Building on the Community Acupuncture Concept, this Community Naturopathic Clinic is also offered on a “Pay-What-You-Want” scale from $20 to $50. Each session offers a 15-minute consultation in a private setting. This consultation can include herbal or pharmaceutical prescription filling, supplement reviews, or general advice from a Naturopathic Doctor.

This service is also covered under our direct billing to MSP for those who are on premium assistance.

Private Community Clinic

In continuation of the success of our other affordable and accessible clinics, we are now offering a variety of private clinics in an effort to increase the accessibility of holistic therapies as a treatment option. Call us at 1-250-900-1125 or email at to book an appointment. Pre-booking is recommended.

Wednesday – 12:30 – 4:30pm Fascial Stretch Therapy with Shal Friesen

Thursday – 3:00pm to 7:00pm Deep Tissue Massage with Tina Simpson

Friday – 12:00pm t0 4:00pm Naturopathic Clinic with Dr. Brad Dunstan

Holistic Nutrition Consultation with Laila Crosby – By appointment only

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Please call the office at 1-250-900-1125 ext 2 to make an appointment