Growing up in a family of health professionals, Emily always felt innately drawn to the health field. However, it wasn’t until she saw an acupuncturist for back pain that her path became clear. Shortly after her treatment, Emily woke up pain-free and realized that acupuncture and Chinese medicine was the direction her life would take.
Emily received her doctorate from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver (now named Tzu Chi International College of TCM), and is a registered acupuncturist. She also interned at the China University Hospital in Taiwan, completing rotations in pediatrics, oncology, internal medicine, and the acupuncture department. Emily has provided acupuncture to the UBC track team and has presented at workshops on chronic pain, fertility and pregnancy, and MS.
Emily enjoys treating patients with a variety of health conditions, but her areas of special interest include men’s and women’s reproductive health, insomnia, digestive disorders, depression, and musculoskeletal issues. She especially likes working with people who have fertility issues. The joy of seeing a client move from the helplessness of infertility to the joy of pregnancy is deeply moving.
Emily is drawn to Chinese medicine because of its gentle nature and its ability to address the root of a health problem. She embraces the philosophy that each person is a holistic being and that both the physical and emotional aspects of their health need to be addressed for complete healing. Emily stands out as a practitioner by her ability to easily connect with her clients and her genuine care for their well-being. She offers a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive place to heal, where the lines of communication are always open.
When she’s not in the clinic, Emily’s love of the natural world takes her outdoors; camping, travelling, and spending time in nature. She loves being a mom to 3-year old Lauren, time with friends and family and getting out for walks with her two frisky dogs Ruby and Bruno.
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