Heart & Hands acupunk dream team (left to right: Christina Chan, R.Ac., Veronica Palmer-Jones, R.Ac., Susan Shields, R.Ac., Sarah Strohan, R.Ac. & Jenica Geisler, R.Ac.

About your acupunks


Christina Chan, R.Ac.

Christina is a Community Acupuncturist, educator, rider of many things with 2 wheels, and lupus survivor. In 2009, she completed her training as a Registered Acupuncturist at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Victoria, BC.

She has practiced her craft in a variety of settings including at the Vancouver Daytox, Indigenous Wellness Week at UVic’s First People’s House, West Coast College of Massage, Victoria’s Annual Anarchist Book Fair and AIDS Vancouver Island.

She is also a certified Cranial Sacral Therapist, completing her training through the Department of Holistic Health Studies at Langara College in Vancouver, BC and in 2005, completed a Master’s in Health Sciences, specializing in Cardiovascular Cell Biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation at Simon Fraser University.

Active in the community, she is passionate about using acupuncture as a tool for positive social change through providing outreach, increasing accessibility and bringing the practice back to its traditional roots. She continues to explore her own personal experiences as a community organizer, a woman of colour and as a founder of an unorthodox social enterprise in Victoria BC.


Brewster Scott, ND, R.TCMP.

Dr. Brewster Scott, ND is H&Hs resident naturopathic physician who focuses on patient-centred care and patient education.  She graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and currently is pursuing further education in traditional Chinese medicine.

Brewster uses least force measures to help foster change in her patients. She focuses on education and personal responsibility in her treatments. She always considers the long term health of her client and how a patient can take an active role in his or her health.

Brewster is also passionate about the versatility and accessibility of community acupuncture and she has subbed for the H&H acupunking team in the past. We look forward to having her join our team again starting this summer!


Cydney Smith, R.Ac.

Hours coming soon….

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