Welcome to The Point Acupuncture and Counselling
Rebekah Demirel is an expert on health and wellness, with over thirty years of patient care experience. She is a classically trained, registered acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and master practitioner of clinical counselling (MPCC), specializing in critical incident, post traumatic stress and substance use disorder. Her background includes fifteen years as an East Asian medicine practitioner and acupuncturist, eighteen years as a mental health counsellor, fourteen years as a BC Ambulance paramedic and over twenty two years as a paramedic trainer for St. John Ambulance. She is an author, international workshop presenter, public speaker and social rights activist with much energy to do good in this world.
Acupuncture is and counselling covered by most extended benefits programs through your employer Direct billing for acupuncture can be applied for ICBC claims. Please contact me for more information.
" Rebekah is gentle, skilled and knowledgeable in so many areas of healing. Her treatments have made a clear and positive difference to my energy levels and sleep patterns. She is a true healer."
-Eileen McGann, musician & painter
"Rebekah is a warm empathetic practitioner and her Facial Rejuvenation sessions are pure bliss that leave you absolutely glowing! ... looking forward to my next appointment!" - CG, Victoria, BC
"I have completed 12 session facial rejuvenation acupuncture with Rebekah, feeling very pleased with the results. My eyes are lifted, jaw line tighter, neck and cheeks smoother and lifted. My appearance is fresher and brighter and more youthful. I recommend this!"
- Shirley McLeod
"Rebekah is a very special person. I started seeing her after I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she has helped me immeasurably. She is so calming and thoughtful. Rebekah is a professional, she is very knowledgeable about acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutrition, meditation technique's, how to have good qi and so much more. I always feel better after I have seen her." - Colleen
About what we do
Rebekah loves helping women feel their best and look their best! You can have relief for all types of pain, hormonal conditions, stressful lifestyle, chronic conditions and so much more. Rebekah is one of the few acupuncturists, specially trained in the ancient art of facial rejuventation acupunture, to help erase years from your face and make you feel wonderful!
"I recently saw Rebekah for a facial rejuvenation treatment. I found her to be friendly, compassionate and very professional. The acupuncture session left me feeling invigorated and more energized. My face was glowing. I am very much looking forward to my next treatment with Rebekah."
-Dr. Angela Burns, MD.
The Point Acupuncture is a health resource to educate and provide support for all types of health issues as well as offering the a unique combination of clinical counselling and auricular (ear) acupuncture to soothe the nervous system, while emotional issues are discussed, using the NADA protocol. (See more about NADA on this site)
"I came to Rebekah when I was feeling that I would never feel healthy and happy again. I was anxious, stressed, dizzy and was tired of living with psoriasis. Rebekah immediately put me at ease with her calm and warm disposition. We connected right away, probably because being English I understood her Canadianisms! She is a healer and after only a couple of months of care I feel on the way to being alive and healthy again. She is also a counselor by training which has helped me tremendously and I found the combination of acupuncture and talk therapy has helped me so much. I feel so blessed to have found Rebekah and would not hesitate to refer her to my friends and family". -Sally
The Point philosophy is deeply rooted in the gentle, holistic and ancient healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture, in particular can be an essential part of health care management for both prevention and treatment of many conditions. With the inclusion of the other “limbs of Chinese medicine” such as herbal medicine, moxa, tui na, cupping, gua sha, feng shui and dietary therapy, Chinese medicine is a wealth of knowledge to help women live long and live well.
"I went to see Rebekah for the intense burning pain in my back that had plagued me for a year. After going to a few doctors without relief, one doctor suggested acupuncture. Thank heavens I found Rebekah! Besides benefiting from her caring and calming energy, the acupuncture relieved the burning pain after only two treatments! And three weeks later, still very minimal pain and some days - No pain at all. I am so excited and grateful.
-Amazed and Happy, Diane Nissen
The Point also firmly believes in the intrinsic value and beauty of all individuals and has at the root of its philosophy the commitment to reveal and reflect these qualities to all people. In this respect, The Point promotes community health and social change through addictions programs and mental health support including auricular detox acupuncture and five element theory, as well as Chinese herbal preparations for re-balancing from emotional trauma and substance abuse.
"It's such an incredible gift to know and be working with someone of your depth and skill, but I feel especially lucky to be honored by your generosity of heart and spirit. Thank you for all of your healing help and restoration. Your tremendous care and heart mean so much to me and are helping to restore a very weary traveler. "
Optimal health is a body, mind and spirit combination and that all of these facets of human health need nurturance and careful attention to fully bloom. And that no matter where you are at now, it is never too late to begin feeling better. With the right guidance and help, health can be possible for anyone.
"I had heard a lot of positive things about the effects of acupuncture, but I was still quite skeptical. After my first session with Rebekah, I felt like a new women. I have had trouble with sleeping and problems with anxiety for years, but after going to Rebekah about twice I started to have regular sleeping patterns and was able to handle stressful situations in a much more effective matter. My friends noticed a positive difference in my demeanor, some of them even started to see her after they saw my results!
I am a believer in acupuncture and Rebekah."
- Tanya Peacock
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I look forward to meeting you!