Meet the Team
Laurel Irons, R.Ac., ADS
Laurel is a Registered Acupuncturist, Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and Clinical Herbalist. Her professional qualifications include the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctorate Diploma, Wild Seed School of Herbal Medicine Intermediate Program, and Small Business Management. With clinical education and experience spanning over 20 years, Laurel continues to study new and exciting ways to treat people with traditional and natural medicine.
Laurel works with a diversity of physical and mental health concerns. Areas she treats include acute and chronic pain, stress and mental health, sleep disturbances, addictions and smoking cessation, and internal diseases including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive health. She particularly enjoys finding and treating the underlying patterns within complex and stubborn conditions.
Her acupuncture training includes TCM and Japanese style acupuncture and moxibustion, cupping, Qi Gong, Tui Na Massage, Tung and Tan style (Balance Method) acupuncture, Koryo Hand Therapy, and NADA acupuncture for addictions and mental health.
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 has also provided services for dozens of non profit organizations around the province. Currently these include Pacific Community Resource Society (Ashnola At The Crossing residential youth treatment centre), and First Nations Health Authority.
She is available for private contracts around BC, where she works with many communities, 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
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