Meet Dr. Katie

How it all began

After finishing my first degree from the Canadian Centre of Behavioural Neuroscience, I began the road to becoming an acupuncturist. My desire to understand the body and how it works has always been of huge fascination. During my undergraduate degree, I learned some of the most eye opening knowledge about brain and behaviour. I learned my ways around a research lab, and more importantly, I also learned I wanted more. Visions for myself in the future wanted to be more hands on in helping others. As my university studies ended, my search to find a career that would quench my passion to heal and help others took a strong hold. I looked at many different options and found myself finding great comfort in the idea of becoming an acupuncturist. And this is how it all began.

Educational Background

I attended the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated with both a diploma of Acupuncture and a diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During my studies, I had spent a great deal of time volunteering in a busy Chinese Herbal shop and had the opportunity to do my internship with a Chinese doctor specializing in woman’s health and internal medicine. Since then, I have had the chance to practice and learn from many worldy and elite acupuncturists. I worked along side the late Dr. David Chu for 3 years, learning and observing how acupuncture and herbal medicine are key in treating many complex cases including cancer, MS, muscular dystrophy, post polio, and terminal illnesses. I have since focused my studies and practice to the field of Master Tung acupuncture, one of the most effective and result driven form of acupuncture.


Work Experience

From 2008 to 2013, I was the acupuncturist in a leading health center that focused in women’s health. There, I became good colleagues with an amazing team of midwives, where I had the honor of collaborating with and closely working with pregnant women. This is one of the greatest experiences I’ve had to date, as an acupuncturist. I also developed good relationships and collaborated with a handful of very experienced and busy chiropractors. The wealth of knowledge and expertise of a chiropractor has given me a great understanding of how the body works from their perspective. The experience of using both acupuncture and chiropractic care has successfully brought relief to thousands of my patients and for a variety of conditions. My experience at this busy center gave me a solid foundation in understanding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps and alleviates many ailments of the body. I have witnessed first hand the healing of pain conditions and disease, I have helped hundreds of couples with fertility difficulties, and I have treated many, many pregnant women.

 

I truly believe this medicine is key to keeping you healthy and active.

 

Although the study of Chinese medicine is a life long endevour, I have learned so much from my patients and mentors and bring knowledge, skill, and experience to my practice. I currently practice in Airdrie, Alberta and invite you to come visit me at Airdrie Acupuncture. Are you ready to start your journey to better health?