I was intrigued by natural healing modalities at the young age of 12 years old. My father suffering with Ulcerative Colitis and after being told that his only option was to remove his colon, he reached out to alternative therapies and natural medicine. With strict compliance to his treatment plan, he had a complete turn around with his health in just one year and has not suffered from ulcerative colitis since! After witnessing the dramatic changes and increase in quality of life I knew I would follow the path of natural healing as a career.
Knowing how important diet is to our health and well-being I first obtained my degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta. After exploring wellness concepts, I found myself drawn to Eastern Medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine spoke to me in that it seemed not to be a surface solution, but focused on the whole person in order to discover the root cause of the issue.
Today, I am a Registered Acupuncturist and a member of the British Columbia regulatory body for acupuncturists (CTCMA). I graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After which I was accepted into an internship at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
I continue to feed my desire for learning by attending seminars and training workshops to advance my skills and knowledge. I have a special interest in sports acupuncture, and treating acute and chronic pain. I am trained in the Extore assessment and treatment system, as well as other sports acupuncture motor point techniques.
I believe the world is a better place when people are enjoying life to the fullest and are living their best life. Whether its training for your race, hiking to the mountain peaks, playing competitive sports, or wanting to play with your kids pain-free, my goal with treatments is to get you back doing the things you love as quickly as possible.
Outside of the clinic you can find me living my best life exploring new places locally and around the world, trying new recipes, tasting wine at local wineries, hosting gatherings with family and friends, enjoying views from the peaks of the mountain tops with my beautiful pup Zoe, training for my next crossfit competition, trail running, on the mat, or simply enjoying the sunshine.
I am passionate about health wellness and fitness and I look forward to meeting you soon and being part of your health and wellness journey!