About Falko Kriel Acupuncture

Falko Kriel, R.TCMP

Falko Kriel holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, with extensive training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, qi gong, food therapy, auricular medicine, moxibustion (heat), cupping (myofascial decompression), tuina (Chinese medical massage), and guasha (friction). In addition to clinical work, Falko offers Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes to empower others to develop a personal practice of healthcare with these incredible longevity promoting exercises.

He began his journey with the Chinese arts when he was introduced to his Kung Fu and Tai Chi teacher, Master Julian K. Duran, at age 12 while living in South Florida. After two years of undergraduate education studying philosophy at UBC in Vancouver, Falko decided to return to the Asian arts. He enrolled in the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, one of the youngest to attend a school for Traditional Chinese Medicine in North America.

While living in Florida, Falko also began an intensive period of training with his Kung Fu teacher, living with him and undergoing a mentorship program in a variety of martial and internal arts. During this time, he became sick with encephalomyelitis and was paralyzed from the waist down. His involvement in the Chinese arts played a key role in allowing him to make a full recovery, and to gain more understanding of what people with chronic or severe medical issues go through daily.

After graduating in 2012, he began his practice in Florida and Spokane, Washington until ultimately deciding to relocate back to British Columbia to be closer to family and back to what felt like home. He enjoys having a general practice and assisting in a wide variety of health conditions as Chinese Medicine focuses on supporting the body and balancing patterns of disharmony. However, he also has a clinical focus in pain management, sports and orthopedic medicine, and mental health.

He has experience with acute and chronic pain, sports injuries, chronic fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraines, ear nose and throat conditions, immune system health, digestive health, cardiovascular health, auto-immune diseases, and neurological illnesses such as stroke recovery. He is a certified acupuncture detox specialist, having trained in substance abuse recovery settings to help those suffering from high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, or addiction, having worked with a variety of substance abuse recovery programs such as Freedom’s Door and KARIS society in Kelowna.

With over 20 years of experience in martial arts, Falko is the owner and head instructor of Tiger Claw Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Kelowna where he offers classes in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. Outside of his clinical work, Falko can be found with his wife and three kids hiking in the mountains and forests or growing their own food.

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1708 Dolphin Ave #200B,
Kelowna V1Y 9S4
(Landmark 2 Building 2nd Floor)


Mon : 1pm -7:30pm
Wed : 8am -4pm
Fri    : 8am – 4pm