Acupuncture, Herbs and Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine Virtual Consultation
Laurel is a Registered Acupuncturist and certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. She successfully completed her Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctorate Diploma Program in 2004. Her post graduate training includes Chinese medical philosophy and metaphysics, Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, Tung and Tan (Balance Method) styles of acupuncture, Koryo Hand Therapy, and NADA acupuncture for addictions.
Laurel is also a Clinical Herbalist who draws from her formal education and ancestral traditions in Eastern and Western herbal medicine. She completed the Intermediate herbal program with Jasmyn Clift at the Saltspring School of Herbal Medicine. She is an avid wildcrafter and medicine maker with a dedicated apothecary. She works with traditional formulas, custom blends, and her own line of over the counter botanicals.
Laurel works with a diversity of needs including injury and pain, stress, sleep disturbances, smoking cessation & addictions treatment, and internal medicine including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, and hormonal & reproductive health. She especially enjoys finding 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, intersectional, and resilience-based health care.
Aside from her practice, Laurel loves to spend time in her garden, a swim in the Similkameen, an evening by a fire with friends, the first ripe cherries of the season, her daughter, niece and nephews, and her fluffy chow Jake.
Laurel is owner, acupuncturist, herbalist and educator at Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture in Osoyoos and Keremeos BC, on the traditional unceded territories of the Syilx and Smalqmix nations. She serves the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley, and is available by invitation throughout BC.