I began my journey as a Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac.) nearly twenty years ago. After studying and working in China, Japan and Indonesia, I returned to Canada to embark upon the opportunity to take over and run the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinic in the Edmonton General Hospital. Here I had a vibrant practice treating patients for 15 years and continue to do so from my hometown of Beaumont.
The combination of my years of clinical experience and the comprehensive perspective that Chinese medicine employs allows me to help people uncover and treat the root causes of disharmony and disease in the body. Along with my own personal journey as a woman, wife and mother of two, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the interaction of mind-body-spirit in promoting and sustaining health and well being. These threads all weave together to create a rich tapestry of knowledge that allows me to offer unique and much needed insight into the health challenges many people face in the world today.
Over the years, I have witnessed both personally and professionally that women often bear the brunt of making day to day health related decisions for their family, and while they love their children, they often have little to no training on how to actually cultivate health and well being in themselves let alone for an entire household. It is an enormous undertaking and responsibility to go along with all the other intricacies that are involved in having and raising a family and let’s face it - there is only so much time and energy to go around.
This is why it has become my mission to concisely share, teach and empower caregivers to employ the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine and the interconnectedness of mind-body-spirit to improve the quality of health and wholeness in themselves and their family. Equipped with this knowledge and support and with its application we can begin making proactive choices that help prevent illness as opposed to continuously treating it reactively. Ultimately it is in this awareness and from this context that we can create a home life in which we can all thrive.