Andrea is passionate about helping others to live their lives free from health barriers. With her gentle spirit and compassionate nature, she strives to help each person in achieving their physical, mental and emotional goals toward wellness.
Andrea has experience in working with an array of health conditions including migraines, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression, upper respiratory infections, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, menstrual disorders, insomnia, infertility, etc. She particularly enjoys the areas of internal medicine, women’s health, psychiatry and healthy lifestyle changes for those seeking help to lose weight.
Treatments are designed to improve the flow and balance of energy throughout the body by treating the root cause of illness and disease as well as the symptoms. “I feel it is a privilege to help patients find harmony, balance and peace of mind through Oriental Medicine. Seeing patients achieve good health and well-being is my main goal.”
Treatment Techniques: Acupuncture, Acupressure Massage, Fire Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Qi Gong, Facial Acupuncture, Reflexology and Life Coaching.
- Acupuncture Diploma: Canadian College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (CCATCM)
- Total 2200 hours of instruction, including 660 hours of clinical practice
- Acupressure Massage Level 1, 2,3 Certification
- Atsuikuroishi (Japanese) Hot Stone Massage Therapist
- Auricular Therapist
- Reflexology Certification
- Medical Qi Gung Certification
- Life Coach, Certification
- Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of NS (ATCMANS) member
- Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) member
As many of us do, I once lived a stressful life, never taking time to slow down always on the go, working 40+ hours a week and solely responsible for raising my child, I felt lost with myself, stressed and exhausted. I didn’t stop.I soon discovered firsthand how import it was to take care of myself and take time to breath. I was more tired than usual and lost a significant amount of weight. Too busy to notice, too busy to care. Until I found a lump. I was given less than a year to live, and my chances of surviving stage 4 cancer were slim to none. I had to stop.I have always had an interest in finding natural ways our bodies can heal, now more than ever I needed to dig deep within and turn this interest into knowledge, this knowledge into power. I underwent my chemo, graciously appreciating Western medicine, but I also felt strongly that my body would survive, despite what I was told. I was then introduced to Eastern medicine through the hospital. When your power is taken away, you do what you can to fight for it back. And I did. I found that, although my body was not meant to survive, it did. My spirit not broken, my mind more intrigued than ever. I started fresh.I quit my job, I enrolled in school and discovered how my interest, was now my passion. I need to do my part and help others prevent from getting sick, keep connected with themselves and heal with preventative care through living a balanced life. My hematologist told me the cancer would return, I am happy to say, I am seven years cancer free. I attribute this to living a balanced, peaceful life filled with natural preventative care.I practice Qi Gong and meditation regularly and take time to live in my moment. I feel happy and I choose to live with peace, love and joy over stress and chaos.