Christina Chan, R.Ac.
Christina (she/her) is a Community Acupuncturist, educator, rider of many things with 2 wheels, martial artist 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, Mothering Touch‘s annual Motherfest, Fernfest, Victoria’s Annual Anarchist Book Fair and AIDS Vancouver Island.
She is also a certified Cranial Sacral Therapist, completing her training in 2011, through the Department of Holistic Health Studies at Langara College in Vancouver, BC. In 2005, completed a Master’s in Human Physiology, specializing in Cardiovascular Cell Biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.
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 Lkwungen Territories, otherwise known as Victoria BC.
Brewster Scott, R.TCMP.
Brewster (she/her) a Registered TCM Practitioner who completed her TCM studies at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. She has been have been a Naturopathic Doctor since 2011, and a Registered TCM Practitioner since 2019. She is also a mother, sister, daughter and life partner.
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!
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Cydney Smith, R.Ac.
Cydney (she/her), studied Acupuncture and Moxabustion at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine from 2015 to 2017. She recently moved to Vancouver Island in 2020 and is living in the Traditional Territories of the Costal Salish Peoples, specifically the Pauquachin First Nation and Tseycum First Nation. Cydney is originally from Toronto, ON, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Her first experience in a community acupuncture setting was in 2018, at Toronto Reproductive Acupuncture Clinic, working with IVF and IUI, labour induction & cervical ripening, and other reproductive health issues. Currently she is studying the Si Yuan Balance Method, that will help her clients with pain, digestive problems, and many other diseases.
She is also certified Thai massage practitioner through the International Massage School in ChangMai, and proficient in Zen Shiatsu, Tuina, and Gua Sha all studied at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine graduating in 2017.
Personal interests include cosmetic acupuncture and facial gua sha, having taken courses in cosmetic acupuncture & facial gua sha. She also loves going paddle boarding with her dog, Molly and yoga on the beach.
Hours coming January 2022!
Sarah Strohan, R.TCMP.
Sarah (she/her) has spent the past 5 years studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College, in Victoria BC. Her journey with acupuncture has helped her through her own personal struggles with reproductive health, digestive problems, chronic pain and stress. She has been both an avid acu-napper and volunteer at Heart & Hands and is ecstatic to join the acupunk team!
Originally from Saskatoon, Sarah has been a member of the Victoria community for 12 years. Passionate about accessible health care, she has worked in a variety of community clinic settings, including the student clinic at Pacific Rim College and The Victoria Native Friendship Centre. She believes holistic health care should be accessed by those who need it, and not just those who can afford it.
Sarah has a special interest in pregnancy and reproductive health. She will be working at The Midwives Collective in Victoria, in addition to Heart & Hands. She will be furthering her skill set through the Maternity Acupuncture Mentoring & Peer Support Program with expert practitioners in the field of pregnancy and acupuncture.
When she isn’t studying TCM herbs or poking she enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, going to movies and being outdoors.
Hours coming Spring 2022…