Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)
I graduated from Kathmandu University, Nepal in 2011 with a B.A. in Buddhist Studies and Himalayan Language. In 2017 I completed my 5 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma with great distinction at Pacific Rim College and am a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). I am also a member of the British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practitioners (ATCMA), a teacher and clinic supervisor at Pacific Rim College, and co-owner of Twin Cedars Holistic Health, my home-based Chinese Medicine Practice in Maplewood, Saanich.
I believe that acupuncture and Chinese Medicine add value to society by addressing growing healthcare 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.
I have a special interest in outreach acupuncture, mental and emotional health, addictions, autoimmune conditions, eating disorders, pain modulation, dermatology, digestive health, optimal nutrition and Chinese botanicals. I love working with people to balance hormones, regulate menstruation, improve fertility, and support all three trimesters of pregnancy. I have additional training in AcuSculpt and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, including facial rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. To learn more about me and my style of practice visit my website: www.twincedars.ca I am a long term student of Tibetan Buddhism and a Yoga Teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Outside of the clinic, you can find me painting, meditating, brewing potions, writing spoken word poetry, practicing qi gong, and curling up with a mug of tea and a sci-fi novel.