Testimonials

"Aaron is an accomplished and perceptive practitioner. I enjoy his frank manner, attentive listening and compassionate heart. A highly knowledgeable and great appreciator of Chinese medicine and its philosophies, Aaron’s insights and wisdom aim for the core of the problem while his hands and needles bring welcome relief to the body/mind/spirit. To be on his table is a gift."
Marcia W., Pender Island

"I was suffering from a chronic, unrelenting pain in my head that went from the base of my skull on the left side, up the left side of my head, and radiated further to the top of my head. It was a very specific and direct pain, at times immobilizing. I had tried chiropractic adjustments, massage treatments, and acupuncture treatments with no relief. 
The six treatments Aaron gave me freed me of this particular pain, and it has never returned."
-Miriam N., Victoria

“I had persistent TMJ (Jaw) pain for 3 years.  I had spent 1000’s of dollars on many kinds of treatment and nothing helped.  I was cycling the maximum doses of several pain-killers just to stay functional, and only eating liquid food.After my first session with Aaron, I was able to cut my use in half.  Within 3 months, I was nearly off painkillers and could eat normally.”
-Tom E., Shawnigan

"The thing about Aaron is that he subscribes to the school of impeccability, meaning his actions and his speech are always the result of conscious and precise consideration. This characteristic allowed me to trust him immediately from our first appointment. I initially started to see Aaron for hormone balancing after the birth of my child and he zoned in on unresolved grief that I had been carrying for over a decade. Once stuck in that grief, I have now been able to allow changes in myself that come with grief (for I feel grief transforms us). I have also been seeing Aaron for chronic anxiety, for which any diet changes or supplements previously had been a band-aid solution. Aaron's careful counselling ear and skillful use of multiple modalities have resulted in a calm within me that I am not sure I have ever felt before – this has been his biggest gift to me. At the beginning of each appointment, Aaron provides space to discuss what is going on in my life. He always respects my process in a supportive way, and provides counselling that is grounded, caring, intuitive, intelligent and understanding. This process encourages my personal authority and makes me feel like Aaron is not simply treating me as his patient, but that we are rather working together."
-Wendi S., Victoria

“After breaking my arm and spending a day in the emergency ward at the hospital I was sent away with a prescription for morphine and a possible appointment with an orthopedic surgeon in 2 weeks time.  After a week I decided to call Aaron Banfield.  One hour later I walked out of Aaron's office with almost complete mobility back in my arm.  Not only did he relieve the muscle tension that had occurred from my broken ulna, he also gave me information on a liniment that I could apply to my arm to help speed the healing process.  Three weeks later my arm is healed and I feel great.”
-Aaron M., Victoria

"I went to see Aaron for my regular neck and shoulder tension tune-up, but that day I was also having severe menstrual cramps.  I told this to Aaron and he said he could help with that too.  By the time I walked out of his office I was completely pain-free, and stayed that way through the rest of my cycle."
-Yuumi N., Victoria

 "That is probably the best treatment I have ever received, and I've had quite a number of treatments from highly skilled practitioners.  After running a half-marathon, I couldn't bend my right knee.  Immediately after the treatment, there was significant improvement- and by the next morning, complete recovery."
-Robin A., Vancouver

“I had a sleep disorder lasting several months. I went days at a time without sleep. On top of this, I felt cold all the time. I needed to wear a jacket in the office in summer.
Aaron identified the root cause of my sleep disorder, and determined what was needed to resolve the issue. I slept well for the first time in months after receiving his first treatment. After seeing him another few times and receiving further treatment, I feel completely recovered. Now my sleep  is problem-free, and my body temperature is normal.”
-Hui T., Victoria 

"I had fallen down and broke my fall with my hand/wrist. I didn't have pain until the next day and it hurt to give people massages. Aaron walked by, happened to have needles in his pocket (is he prepared,or what??!) and poked my wrist. The sharp pain diminished and after a day of rest I am able to work again."
-Andrea Kober, Massage Practitioner, Victoria

"I have recently completed a series of treatments with Aaron Banfield, and I found his intuitive sensitivity and insight brought a new dimension to the already powerful paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine.  Together we worked with the energies of the meridians to re-balance my system, and I first found relief from the symptoms of insomnia, then the causes of those symptoms, and finally a refreshed enthusiasm for life: that third level of Chinese medicine known as ‘nourishing the destiny’.
For anyone seeking a natural, integrated approach to health, and a skilled physician in the Chinese system of medicine, I can give Aaron a whole-hearted recommendation."
-Mark B., Sooke

"This is incredible.  Right now I'm even trying to move my foot in ways that I know cause pain, and there isn't any.  I've lived with this pain for 17 years, and it's like a whole new experience of life being without it.  Aaron is a miracle worker."
-Kary M., Victoria