I have been exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2008, when I decided to go back to school to add more tools to my RMT skill set. Though curiosity originally drew me to acupuncture, the relief of symptoms and overall calm I experienced after treatments inspired me to stay.
I am motivated by the contentment that comes from simply feeling good - in balance.
In my practice, I strive to maintain and simplify health. I use traditional diagnostic methods and inquiry to discover the underlying causes of complaints and I customize each treatment based primarily on the constitution. Treatment goals and realistic timelines are discussed to ensure that we are in collaboration.
I utilize a combination of :
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- Myofascial release
- Food Cures
- Swedish Massage and Tuina
- and Gua-Sha
to achieve effectual and beneficial results
I am a Registered Acupuncturist and Registered Massage Therapist in the Province of British Columbia and a Member in Good Standing in both the CTCMA and the CMTBC. I have a R.TCM.P diploma and am currently studying to write the Chinese Herbal Board Exam
When I have the opportunity to feel relatively caught up on everything, Yoga is my go-to place for calm. My favorite classes are Vinyasa Flow and Power. When I practice regularly, I do everything else in life better.
Hugo, Frankie, Derek, Olive and I frequent the Spanish Banks Dog Park, especially at low tide when it feels as though you can walk halfway to West Vancouver and we visit the Aquarium as much as we can. We also have been exploring the city's playgrounds for the best slides, cafe's for the best pain au chocolate, and farmers markets for mostly anything green!
In any other free time I may occasionally find, I love reading design blogs and finding nutritious food that a five year-old AND a one year-old will eat.