My passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine began at age 14 when I began studies in Kung-Fu.
I graduated from Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2007 with a diploma in Acupuncture and an honourary diploma in TCM. Upon successfully passing Alberta acupuncture board examinations, I moved to Nova Scotia to open a practice and teach.
I have taught for two colleges, was a guest lecturer at Acadia University, and was requested for seminars by yoga instructors, the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia, as well as Nova Scotia & Saskatchewan Naturopathic Conferences.
I have written for AcupunctureToday.com, Qi Journal, Kung-Fu Tai Chi magazine and Wing Chun Illustrated.
I run TCM Graduate TV - an online educational tool where I mentor up-and-coming acupuncturists and Naturopathic Doctors through Facebook Groups, Instagram, Youtube and podcasts.
Acupuncturist at Motiv Fitness
Digital Communications, Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists
Owner of Harbour Health Clinic – two clinic locations
Vice President, Digital Communications, Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists
Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bedford, Nova Scotia – acupuncture and Chinese medicine instructor
Eastern College, Halifax, Nova Scotia – acupuncture and Chinese medicine instructor
Registered Acupuncturist (AB, NS)
Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Calgary, Alberta – Diploma in Acupuncture, Honorary Diploma in TCM
New Patient Visit - 45 minutes
A comprehensive intake is completed, along with traditional tongue and pulse diagnosis. All health systems are questioned as Traditional Chinese Medicine looks for patterns when creating treatment protocols.
After the intake is finished, the appointment includes a treatment plan, acupuncture treatment, as well as any herbal, dietary or lifestyle suggestions.
Download the INTAKE FORM HERE
Book your appointment ONLINE
Follow-Up - 45 minutes
Acupuncture follow-up includes a review of all pertinent signs and symptoms, tongue and pulse diagnosis and a treatment.
Wing Chun & Non-Classical Gung-Fu - 45 minutes
Lessons in Wing Chun and Gung-Fu can be done in a private or semi-private setting - a group may share the rate. My Wing Chun lineage comes from Ip Man, Moy Yat, Sunny Tang, Joe Boychuk, Dave Harris. My Non-Classical Gung-Fu lineage comes from Bruce Lee, Jesse Glover, Suki Gosal. Workouts are demanding.
RATES (NO HST!)
NEW PATIENT VISIT - $59.
Intake & acupuncture treatment.
FOLLOW-UP - $75.
Review of signs and symptoms & acupuncture treatment.
Wing Chun & Gung-Fu Training - $60.
Learn the traditional Wing Chun Kung-Fu system and the Non-Classical Gung-Fu punching and sticking process.
Safety is King / Bedside Manner is King / Results are King
In that order. Confidence in treating patients is something that is built up over time, but I know the process can be sped up. It happened to me. With the right mentorship and knowledge I believe a practitioner can become an expert in the field in about a year.
I have conversed with many acupuncturists who feel their education was sub-par. Also, they feel they weren’t prepared for the realities of running their own business. As you will have heard in my first podcast episode, I had a top education followed by mentoring for over a year. When I started to hear the horror stories of many college and university students I wanted to help. No one should be made to feel they are lacking anything when pursuing a career in a healing field. Instructors should not be afraid to talk about what acupoints are truly effective in practice, and how budding acupuncturists might have to get a part-time gig to initially support their full-time gig.
The Strength of TCM Workbook and podcast were born out of compassion - for any practitioner that feels they are lacking the knowledge of disease treatment protocols. The digital downloads are designed to answer the many questions that I get: “How do I improve bedside manner?” “How many times should I treat a condition?” “What is a good way to interview a new patient?” and “What does the behind-the-scenes of running a practice look like?”
For some practitioners, new and aged, they are hitting plateaus in their practice. Because of this I have created the Acupuncture Plateau Buster. The ABP is basically a one-hour, no-holds barred, fired-up chat with me - your personal mentor, with all my years experience - in order to help you bust through any business plateaus, and, ultimately, help more people in your community.
Lastly, I love to speak. If you’d like me to speak for your next conference or association meeting talk to your regulation body. Get in touch with me. I am well versed on topics from ‘Heavy Hitting Acupoints’ to ‘Business Management.’ My speaking opportunities are lively and no questions are off limits. Would you like to see me speak from the comfort of your own home, and receive some CEU’s in the process? Visit my online school with Thinkific.
I am here to help. You can always contact me via the contact form on this website, or send me a DM on Instagram.
Would you like an appointment? Looking for martial arts training? Would you like to hire me to speak?
Please, drop me a line!