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Your body holds the innate wisdom to heal itself, but we could all use a helping hand from time to time. Using acupuncture, bodywork, and Chinese herbal medicine, we give your body support and guidance to initiate its healing process.
The guiding philosophy for my practice is to provide a safe, inclusive, compassionate, and empowering space for individuals to be seen and heard, to decompress, and to blossom into their greatest vision for themselves. It is my hearts joy and honour to be a holder of space, a relentless cheerleader, and a gentle guide, but ultimately a witness to your personal journey.
"If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.
The same is true of time. When you touch one moment with deep awareness, you touch all moments."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese medicine is a form of healthcare with a several thousand year history. Acupuncture and herbal medicine compose two branches of Chinese medicine; they are used to prevent disease by maintaining a good state of health, and to treat acute or chronic disease. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of energy (qì 氣) and Blood (xuè 血) to restores imbalances and alleviate pain. Chinese herbal medicine utilizes classical formulas, often modified to suit one's individual condition. Rooted in Daoist philosophy and observations of nature, Chinese medicine provides an ancient outlook on today's modern problems.
"The leaves of the tree are many, but the root is one.
When the root is firm the branches flourish."
- Chinese Proverb
Kylie (she/her) is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.), registered in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of British Columbia (CTCMA). She graduated with summa cum laude honours from the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine diploma program from Pacific Rim College. After spending 14 years living on the West Coast, she has happily returned home to the Okanagan Valley to support and nurture the communities near and dear to her Heart. In Kylie's practice she aims to collaborate with you to achieve your health goals. She has general practice which tends to focus on digestive health, mental and emotional wellbeing, gynecological health, stress, fatigue, pain, and the maintenance of good health.