Meet the Team
Laurel Irons, R.Ac., ADS
Laurel is a Registered Acupuncturist and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and Clinical Herbalist. She completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctorate Diploma Program in 2004, and Wild Seed School of Herbal Medicine Intermediate program. She continues to study new and exciting ways to treat people with acupuncture and botanical medicine.
Laurel has extensive training and clinical experience in TCM and Japanese acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion, Tung and Tan style Balance Method acupuncture, Koryo Hand Therapy, and NADA acupuncture for addictions and mental health.
Laurel works with a diversity of physical and mental health concerns. Areas she treats include many kinds of injury and pain, stress and mental health, sleep disturbances, smoking cessation and addictions treatment, and internal diseases including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive health. She particularly enjoys finding and treating the underlying patterns within complex and stubborn conditions.
With a background in front line support and outreach work, social justice and environmental stewardship, she advocates for accessible holistic health services, community centered care and treatment on demand.
Laurel is owner, registered acupuncturist, and clinical herbalist at Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture and Holistic Health in Keremeos and Osoyoos.
She also provides services for Pacific Community Resource Sociaty at Ashnola At The Crossing, and First Nations Health Authority. She is available for private contracts at local health conferences and wellness events. Please enquire for more info.
Her line of custom and traditional remedies is Amphoterica Botanicals (http://amphotericabotanicals.com).
The following professionals are not directly affiliated with Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture, but provide their services at our clinic. Together we aim to bring high-quality integrative care to the community.
Scott Fisher, DOMP (Osteopathy)
Wellness In Motion
Kyla Mathieson, RMT (Registered Massage Therapy)
K Mountain Massage
Bonnie Butler (Massage Specialist)
Elisabeth Pazdzierski, R.Ac. (Registered Acupuncturist)
Cougar Mountain Therapy Centre