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Keith Tong, B.HSc., HHP

Co-founder of Pure5 Wellness Hub

Effective Healthcare depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
– Ivan Illich.

Keith Tong is a graduate of the international Quantum University for Integrative Medicine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Health Science. He is currently a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, and continues to increase his skills and expand his knowledge in the Masters Degree program at Quantum University and eventually the Doctorate program and his Ph.D. in Integrative and Natural Medicine. Keith has said, “This approach to healthcare is where I have found my life’s work.”

In the world of business, he is first and foremost an entrepreneur. He spent many years in various industries in Canada working for someone else. But after meeting his wife, Helen, they not only became husband and wife, they became business partners. Together they struck out on their own to open a pharmacy. They were young and full of energy and idealism, but more than that they were doing something they loved and believed in. One pharmacy was not enough for them. When they saw how well their business plan was working they opened another store. Within 6 years, we successfully opened three pharmacies. At the peak of their endeavors, the pharmacies were grossing over $5 million dollars in revenues, employed over 40 staff members, and filled a thousand prescriptions per day. Of course they experienced daunting challenges, but they were determined to succeed and their entrepreneurial spirit helped them meet those challenges.

Nine years into their business ventures the BC government newly reformed policy changes became a challenge they couldn’t surmount. They decided to take a whole new path for helping people with health issues. Rather than prescribe drugs to ease the symptoms of disease, they want to prevent disease all together. This desire led them to open a fresh new business with a more personal line of services; and they called it Pure5 Wellness Hub. Pure5 Wellness Hub is a beautiful health clinic that is more than a place to be pampered. It’s a place to receive natural health care solutions through a wide range of therapeutic methods; thereby, allowing the body to do what it is designed for – to heal itself. The areas of healthcare they offer are: Halotherapy (Salt Cave), Acupuncture, Massage, PEMF Therapy, Mind-Based Wellness Sessions, Naturopathic Doctor, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, and Organic & Vegan Full Body Services. The quality of services and the caliber of therapists form exactly what the name describes – a wellness hub.

Keith states, “My mission is to educate, empower, and inspire individuals and families to take control of their health rather than suffer with unnecessary illness or disease.”

Helen T.M. Tong, RphT, B.HSc., HHP

Co-Founder of Pure5 Wellness Hub

Helen Tong is a graduate of the international Quantum University for Integrative Medicine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Health Science. She is currently a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, and continues to increase her skills and expand her knowledge in the Masters Degree program at Quantum University and eventually the Doctorate program and her Ph.D. in Integrative and Natural Medicine.

Helen has worked in the pharmacy industry since 1988, spanning the retail trade from medical clinic dispensaries to national chain drug stores. She taught classes in a Pharmacy Assistant Program for a renowned college called MTI Community College, and later became a successful outside sales representative for a national pharmaceutical company. She continued broadening her career by enrolling in a newly launched profession called the Regulated Pharmacy Technician Program. She graduated from the British Columbia College of Pharmacists and was certified by the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada – all while becoming a wife, mother and business partner with her husband, Keith Tong.

Helen and her husband Keith began their entrepreneurial ventures by opening their own pharmacy. When they saw how well their business plan was working they opened another store. Within a span of 6 year, we had three pharmacies under our umbrella. At the peak of their endeavours, the pharmacies were grossing over $5 million dollars in revenue, employed over 40 staff members, and filled a thousand prescriptions per day.

Helen has said, “If we have one main core belief, it’s that we have a strong moral obligation to help people create value in their lives through our community, our staff members, and our customers. This is the foundational belief of any business system we develop.” This desire led them to open a fresh new enterprise with a more personal line of services; and they called it Pure5 Wellness Hub. Pure5 Wellness Hub is a beautiful health spa that is more than a place to be pampered. It’s a place to receive health care solutions through a wide range of natural therapeutic methods; thereby, allowing the body to do what it is designed for – to heal itself. They offer Halotherapy (Salt Cave), Acupuncture, Massage, PEMF, Naturopathic doctors, Full Spectrum Infrared Saunas, IV Therapy, Mind-Based Wellness, Live Blood Analysis coupled with Iridology, and Bio-Feedback. The quality of services and the caliber of therapists form exactly what the name describes – a wellness hub.

Dr. Diane Blackburn

Dr.Diane has been involved in the field of Integrative medicine for 30 years. She participated in extensive international relief work in Thailand, China and Japan where she acquired valuable insights into the universal nature of the human soul. In Diane is a practitioner researcher and teacher in the fields of Iridology and Live Blood Analysis and their application in Integrative Medicine. She has published a PhD thesis on Iridology and Quantum Hematology, demonstrating that a Quantum Leap of Creativity can be recorded during a Live Blood Analysis session.

She is co- founder along with her husband John Blackburn of Qwest 4 Health in Vancouver, BC an innovative clinic where she practices Iridology, Nutritional Microscopy and Biofeedback and Qwest 4 Health Academy where she teaches advance Iridology and Live Blood Analysis courses.

Dr. Diane is currently working in co-writing the Quantum Hematology course for her university: International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine ( IQUIM) to include her work on the Quantum Nature of the blood.

Dr. Diane Credentials

  • -Board Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and PhD
  • -PhD She has published a PhD thesis in Iridology and Quantum Hematology, demonstrating that a Quantum Leap of Creativity can be recorded during a Live Blood Analysis session.
  • -Certified Iridologist, Member of the International Iridology Practitioner Association (IIPA)
  • -IIPA iridology instructor
  • -Certified Nutritionist with the CEBHCP.
  • -Registered member of the North American Board of Natural Medicine Doctors & Practitioners (BNMDP).
  • -Certified Live Blood Analyst

John Blackburn

In the first 20 years of his life John has been involved in numerous humanitarian and volunteer organization in 1st and 3rd world countries where he has acquired a great sense of understanding the need of human nature at the physical, mental, emotional and social level. The next 20 years were consecrated here in British-Colombia in pursuing and studying everything concerning natural medicine and health. Co-Founder of Qwest 4 Health and Qwest 4 Health academy with his partner Dr.Diane Blackburn he has completed a master degree in Natural Medicine at the International University of Integrative Medicine and is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree (PhD) He is full time practitioner of integrative medicine and instructor in Nutritional Microscopy from the basic to the advance level. He is also a Biofeedback specialist with more than 10 years experience.

John Blackburn Credentials

  • PhD Candidate
  • BA in Holistic Health Science, Bc.H.H.Sc.
  • Co founder of Qwest 4 Health
  • Master in Natural Medicine, Ms.N.M.
  • Certified Live Blood Analyst
  • Certified Biofeedback Specialist

Olga Brough, RMT

Touch is one of the principle elements necessary for the successful development and functional organization of the central nervous system and is vital to our existence as food, water and breath.
Prior to graduating from Registered massage therapy and Sports injury therapy at Canadian
therapeutic college in Burlington Ontario in 2008, Olga become Certified Shivananda yoga instructor in 2000.
Olga believes that massage combined with active life style and home care can really benefit a patient recovery both physically and mentally. She uses her knowledge of working with the tissues of the body in conjunction with her fitness experience to support clients to maintain their functionality and doing things they love.
She is experienced but not limited to: deep tissue therapy , relaxation massage, swedish massage, sports massage, and prenatal and postnatal massage

Dr. Lindsey Jesswein, ND

Dr. Lindsey Jesswein is a licensed Naturopathic doctor who is passionate about helping her patients live, feel, and look their best. Dr. Lindsey is a “health detective”. She believes in identifying the root cause of imbalance then combining evidence based medicine and functional lab testing with the unique biology of the individual to create a custom plan to optimal health. Her integrative approach to wellness focuses on anti-aging medicine through optimal nutrition, digestive health, chronic disease management, and hormone balancing.

Areas of focus:

  • *Optimal Adrenal Health
  • *Hormone Balance
  • *Thyroid Health
  • *Optimal Nutrition
  • *Gut Health & Food Sensitivities
  • *Brain Health
  • *Stress, Fatigue, & Sleep Support
  • *Functional Lab Testing

Susan Jung, Registered Acupuncturist, B.Sc

Susan graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree
and completed the 5 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program (Acupuncture
and TCM Herbs) at The International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of
Vancouver.

With an interested in the human body since childhood, Susan pursued her studies in Biology at SFU. While participating in various volunteer positions, like at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Ontario, she interacted with many long-term care patients and came to the realization of the huge importance of the maintaining one’s health. This realization switched her studies to Traditional Chinese Medicine, as these types of treatments help many people with chronic and complicated diseases, catching them straight from the root. With her enthusiasm in TCM, she also attended the clinical study and observation program at The Korean Medicine Hospital of Kyung Hee University, Korea.

Susan uses diverse TCM techniques based on each client’s condition, such as acupuncture, facial, scalp and ear acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, acu-pressure, cupping, and moxibustion. Her treatments address a broad range of conditions/illnesses including musculo-skeletal pain, traumatic injuries, digestive issues, gynecological problems, sleeping disorders, emotional disturbance, and facial rejuvenation. Her ultimate goal is to help every patient’s better health condition and finally find a balanced life.

Stephanie Running, RMT

Stephanie Running grew up in the Fraser Valley, her personal interests included, family gatherings, friends, travel and competitive Irish dance. While dancing Stephanie found massage therapy to be the most effective way to maintain her health and deal with injury.

Stephanie moved to Vancouver and began attending Langara college where she dabbled in some general studies but her heart always came back to massage and health. Stephanie is very proud to have been a part of Langara’s first class to graduate from Langara’s Registered Massage Therapy program. She acquired her RMT diploma in December of 2015 and passed her board exams the following spring. During the program she had an opportunity to work with athletes, those with traumatic spinal cord injuries as well as the general public, including the elderly and hospice patients. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge base and meeting patients of every kind! Stephanie believes that finding the balance between therapeutic treatment and relaxation is paramount to creating the most effective health care plan for every patient.

Stephanie looks forward to building her knowledge and giving back to the profession that she is so proud to be a part of! Pure5 Wellness Hub is proud to have her as our newest member to our family to help serve you.

Erin Arneson

Erin enjoys learning about nutrition and natural ways to enhance the skin and preserve a youthful healthy glow through natural synthetic free products and diet. She also likes doing yoga and traveling abroad and learning about different cultures. She grew up in California and after getting her bachelors in Anthropology at San Diego State in 2008, she then attended Beauty school and achieved her Esthetician license in Santa Barbara, California. To further her training in natural beauty products and ingredients she went to Hawaii for 3 years to work and learn about other natural modalities of organic facials and body treatments and nutrition. Her interests is finding a healthy way to enhance beauty from inside out, with nutrition but also about with nutrients that can enhance and heal the skin and the body. Her belief is what you put in your body is as important on what you put on the outer surface as well. And by naturally enhancing beauty through nutrient dense foods and nutrient dense products it can lead to a healthy and youthful and lasting preserved glow.

ADVANCED TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE
Erin graduated in her esthetics program in 2010 trained in Santa Barbara Ca. JB Lashes, certification course Eyelash extension certification Licensure Date: April 2013

*Eyelash extension certification
*Trained by JB lashes on eyelash extension application
• Training of chemical peel, including Jessner (Image skincare and Eminence)
• Thorough knowledge of Grades of Acne (1-4)
• Pressure point protocol (suitable for clients with grade 1-4 acne)
• European facial cleanse
• Understanding of Galvanic, High Frequency, and Ultrasonic
• Knowledge of skincare ingredients or consult and retail (trained in Eminence
skincare)

318 Gilmore Ave,
Burnaby, BC V5C 4R1

CONTACT INFO

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Telephone: (604) 428-8682
Fax: (604) 428-8683
Online Booking
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OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 10-6pm
Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: Closed

318 Gilmore Ave Burnaby, BC V5C 4R1 Canada

318 Gilmore Ave Burnaby, BC V5C 4R1 Canada