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About John Stan

John Stan is the founder and co-owner of Eastern Currents Ltd., the Vancouver Canada based manufacturer of the Acufast needles. Eastern Currents is also an importer and national distributor of acupuncture/natural heath products. John is also a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine with over 30 years of experience.

Say no to Acu-Trash! The Acufast Story

As practitioners of TCM, our health model is closely linked to Nature and its myriad systems of inter-relationships. Thus, it is understandable that you may feel a pang of guilt at the end of the day when you look at the waste produced from needling. I know, I did and decided to do [...]

By |2020-02-26T15:58:10-08:00February 26th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments


Vancouver based medical device manufacturer takes on global pollution with their new eco-friendly acupuncture needles. The new needle brand offers a biodegradable package made from sugar cane fiber, reduced and recyclable plastics, and optional tubes that are sold separately. If only 1000 practitioners switch from individually tubed needles to the new [...]

By |2020-02-04T08:50:15-08:00February 3rd, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

Reduction of Acu-Waste now possible with Eco-Friendly Acupuncture needles!

Multiple studies on acupuncture have proven the use of a thin solid needle to be an effective technique for the reduction of pain and stimulation of the immune system. The increase in popularity of acupuncture has resulted in a corresponding increase in acu-waste. With more than 10 million acupuncture sessions being offered annually, the amount [...]

By |2019-10-11T00:42:01-07:00October 10th, 2019|Press Releases|2 Comments