Dr. Tahmineh Nikookar

Dr. Tahmineh Nikookar

Lions Gate Acupuncture

Working to bring your body and mind into healthy harmony. 

Dr. Nikookar’s patients can enjoy a range of treatments from acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Bio Feedback/EPFX, thermal massage, hyperbaric oxygenation, CranioSacral Therapy, aromatherapy to facial rejuvenation acupuncture. She has helped many with treatment for depression, aches and pains, sports and auto injuries, arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as other ailments.

  • “I’ve been seeing Dr. Nikookar for a few years now with great results from regular Facial Acupuncture. This is an amazing non invasive treatment and Dr. Nikookar is an expert! When I started my sessions, friends and colleagues were commenting on how refreshed and relaxed I looked. I highly recommend her and this treatment.”

  • “I have been receiving acupuncture treatments from Dr Tahmineh for the last 15 years.  Dr. Tahmineh has a wealth of knowledge, is kind with a great attitude, has a great sense of humour and is professional.  I recommend her to anybody interested in acupuncture.”

  • “Dr Nikookar is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She brings this passion for excellence to all her treatments and is the best acupuncturist I have ever used.  After a session with Dr Nikookar I feel much more relaxed and less stressed. I have also experienced amazing results with her facial acupuncture and regularly have people think I am 10 to 15 years younger than I am. I would highly recommend Dr Nikookar. Her work is magical.” 


  • “I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. Tahmineh Nikookar by a girlfriend. I was looking for a natural alternative to synthetic fillers or toxins to reduce the signs of aging. For the last 2 years I have been seeing Dr. Nikookar and with ongoing treatment sessions my skin has definitely responded!

    My skin is firmer and more youthful, and my neck elasticity has improved which previously had been a tough area to treat. Overall my skin is much firmer with good tone and GLOWS! I am a firm believer in Facial Acupuncture and hooked on the results. It works!”

  • “In the 22 years that I have regularly attended Tahmineh’s clinic I have felt that my physical, emotional, and spiritual health were in intelligent, caring, and skilled hands. 

    Tahmineh uses a variety of therapies in addition to acupuncture and I always leave her clinic feeling balanced, recharged, and ready to face life’s next challenge.”

  • “I have been seeing Dr. Nikookar for nearly 8 years. I had relief from the 1st treatment and even more with each consecutive treatment. My health concerns included low grade recurring bladder cancer, interstitial cystitis (IC), osteoarthritis in my hands and severe acne rosacea. Dr Nikookar and I worked on all these issues one by one and it has been 9 years since my last bladder surgery. The pain from IC is remarkably reduced. My arthritis has been a non-issue as my fingers are less crooked and have more flexibility. My long life battle with my skin has stopped (no medication). I do use Dr. Nikookar’s own skincare products which I love. 

    By seeing Dr. Nikookar I gained strength, capability and the confidence to live a balanced and normal life. I am so grateful to have met her.” 


Dr. Tahmineh Nikookar

With an extensive background in Chinese medicine, Dr. Nikookar was trained in the application of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Chinese massage and Qigong. She has operated Lions Gate Acupuncture clinic on the North Shore for over 23 years.