Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)
I am a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. I completed my 5-year Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. I was first exposed to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as a child by virtue of my Chinese heritage and through my mother, who worked for an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in Saskatchewan.
I believe that acupuncture and Chinese Medicine add value to society by addressing growing health care needs and offering an effective and natural approach to health. In addition to acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion, gua sha, Tui Na massage, acupressure and prescribing botanical medicines, I teach individuals to become ambassadors of their own health through dietary and lifestyle changes. My goal is to provide an inclusive space where health care needs will be listened to and to create a collaborative, personalized treatment plan to help individuals achieve their health goals through holistic, empowered design.
As a TCM health care practitioner, I am as eager to treat the common cold as I am to address digestive issues, allergies, dermatological concerns, anxiety, stress, pain and trauma, and chronic degenerative conditions. I have a special interest in mental health, addictions, eating disorders, autoimmune conditions, sports medicine and rehabilitation and optimal nutrition. I am interested in working with women to balance hormones, regulate their reproductive systems, and support all three trimesters of pregnancy. I have additional training in AcuSculpt and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. To learn more about me and my style of practice visit my website: www.twincedars.ca
Outside of Chinese Medicine, my passions include meditation, yoga, visual art, cooking and sharing delicious food, exploring both beautiful BC and far-off destinations, and curling up with a novel and a mug of bone broth.