My interest in Chinese medicine developed from a long standing interest in Chinese culture and language. In early adulthood, I took classes in tai chi (the slow-moving martial art originating in China) and was amazed at how such a gentle exercise could be so beneficial to one's health and sense of well being. A few years later, that same interest led me to work as an ESL teacher at language schools in Taiwan and mainland China during which time I had the opportunity to study basic Mandarin as well as travel extensively throughout China.
A strong desire to help others, along with my own positive experiences receiving treatments eventually led me to study Chinese medicine formally. I attended two TCM colleges in Victoria and Vancouver and graduated with a four-year Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner diploma. My extensive clinical training included a six-week externship treating mental health patients at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.
I see the mind and body as one integrated whole, and I feel that health challenges may be due to any combination of physical and mental-emotional factors. I am passionate about Chinese medicine and believe it can be an excellent complementary therapy to conventional Western medicine and other therapies.
Education & Qualifications:
Canadian College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Victoria, BC
International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vancouver, BC
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario