My practice specializes in pain management, offering exceptional outcomes for a diverse range of conditions such as frozen shoulder, sciatica, and sports injuries.
With extensive years spent studying Chinese medicine in Asia and a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine obtained combines my knowledge and experience to create comprehensive health treatment plans that encompass both Eastern and Western approaches.
My background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UBC and years of working in the mental health field, providing me with a profound understanding of Chinese medicine integrated with Western perspectives, allowing me to address the interconnectedness of the mind and body.
Notably, I have played a pivotal role in establishing a groundbreaking acupuncture detox program for individuals battling addiction in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This highly effective program continues to make a lasting impact today.
I remain a steadfast advocate for TCM locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to her instructional work, she contributes her expertise to the development of TCM policies and practices at an international level, further advancing the field.
I moved to Japan in 1986 after completing a BA in psychology from UBC. Teaching ESL provided an opportunity to immerse myself in Asian culture, and that's when I began my journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine through the study of Shiatsu massage.
I was captivated by the Classical Chinese Medical understanding of health and healing. This drove me to further my studies and delve into acupuncture and herbal medicine. What initially started as a hobby soon became my life's calling as I discovered the power of helping people heal naturally on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.
After studying acupuncture and TCM in Guangzhou, China, I returned to Canada to pursue additional studies. Completing my doctorate allowed me to establish my practice in 1994. To expand my expertise, I dedicated myself to extensive postgraduate training in areas such as pain management, addiction treatment, sports medicine, and women's health.
I believe in taking a holistic approach that considers the whole person. By asking a lot of questions, I aim to truly get to know my patients. TCM offers a wide range of tools and therapies, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage, cupping, gua sha, dietary advice, and lifestyle counselling. This comprehensive approach enables me to address various aspects of their well-being.
The beauty of TCM is its compatibility with Western medical treatments. By combining the two, patients can receive the best of both worlds. This integration allows for a more comprehensive and tailored approach to their health, utilizing the strengths and benefits of both traditional wisdom and modern medical knowledge.