Late Summer Phase Update Dear Copper Mountain Community

We are ready and confident to assist and support you in optimal health within the safety guidelines given by the Provincial Health Officer and our regulatory colleges and WorkSafeBC.

All practitioners are available for sessions. NEW OFFERING: Kevin Yee-Chan is leading Qigong classes: 3 hour one-time Qigong Foundations and Earth and Sky 6-part series. You can check it out by clicking on his name!

Coming from a medical background, searching for more holistic care, Frances has explored Pranic Healing, Energy Medicine, acupressure, ‘Tapping’, Tai Chi, and Dao Yin and Medical Qigong. She practices Tai Chi and Qigong daily to clear, focus and balance thoughts and emotions. In sessions, whether using physical (acupressure) or energetic (medical qigong) touch, she starts where you are, using active listening and intuition to get at root symptoms of dis-ease. Her classes include tai chi and qigong exercises and forms (sequences of movement) to encourage heart opening and healthy Qi circulation. In her free time, she likes to hike, garden, and play marimba.

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Bryan will effectively assist you to restore and maintain your health. He is trained and experienced in successfully treating musculoskeletal, digestive, ciculatory, neurological and hormonal conditions. He is particularly trained and experienced in working with psychological conditions, assisting clients to establish mental/emotional well being, using classical 5 elements and channel systems. Addressing acute and chronic stress and trauma related disorders, sleep issues, anxiety, depression and substance abuse conditions.

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Rebekah is a classically trained acupuncturist and East Asian medicine practitioner. She is a registered clinical counsellor (MPCC) and her background includes more than a decade as an ambulance paramedic, a paramedic trainer for 23 years with St John Ambulance.

More than twenty years ago, when her job as a paramedic began affecting her health, Rebekah experienced such a powerful healing effect from acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine that she went back to school to train for a career in Oriental medicine and since then, her life has never been better!

In gratitude and service, Rebekah dedicates herself to helping others feel good, look good and to build a meaningful life. Rebekah’s experiences as a childhood survivor of the streets and foster care system, and as a long-time advocate of women’s health and empowerment inform her perspective and make her a powerful and empathetic healer.

As part of her lifestyle of health cultivation Rebekah practices daily meditation and qigong. She is a long time student of karate and aikido, a permaculture design consultant, an avid gardener and a budding choir director, with a great love of singing her way through life’s challenges.

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Kevin is an acupuncturist, yoga/qigong practitioner, and social justice artist who has been fascinated by the functions of the body in health and community for as long as he can remember.

His practice weaves global, modern science with lineages of Chinese medicine and yoga. He is continually in awe of these tools and their ability to expand upon our intrinsic creative nature; offering the opportunity to design embodied, healthful presence in life and in community. Through movement, bodywork, and meditative breath, his humble, spacious, and direct ways of being invite the warmth of curiosity and the spark of living medicine within.

Kevin spends most of his time in Lekwungen Territories/Victoria, British Columbia where he co-leads yoga teacher training programs and is continually deepening his studies of Chinese medicine. When not in the clinic or studio, you can find him flexing his creative muscles in the kitchen, or soaking up the breath of the ocean and forest.

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Noah provides a warm space for patients to be heard and to heal, placing importance on patients’ understanding of acupuncture treatments and encouraging participation in their own healing process.

Noah’s passion for acupuncture began fifteen years ago with experiencing its therapeutic successes first hand while studying in Asia. He returned to live in China and study Mandarin, Chinese massage, and qigong. Later he completed graduate studies in human geography, researching environmental health in indigenous communities, and went on to study Chinese medicine at Pacific Rim College. He remains amazed by the ways that different understandings of people and place support deeper insights into medicine and health.

Along with many other health issues, Noah often treats acute and chronic pain, children and moms, digestive and genito-urinary disorders, and emotional health. He loves hiking, gardening, and raising a family, and feels honoured to have the opportunity to help you and your health.

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Sydney graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa with an advanced diploma and has been registered since June 2016. She has also graduated with honours from the Fitness and Health Promotion Program as a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor in 2018. With these professions, she believes she has a thorough understanding of the human body and can help people reach their health and wellness goals. Pain relief, client education and client centred care are key aspects to her treatments. She is energetic, friendly and passionate about caring for others and helping them understand and maintain healthy lifestyles. Sydney can offer a wide variety of massage treatments and she takes a special interest in:

Deep tissue Headache and migraine relief Posture correction Relieving joint stiffness Correcting whiplash and TMJ impairments Ultimately promoting relaxation

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Whitney Horstman has been practicing holistic health for 17 years, first with massage and Reiki, and for the past nine years with acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is currently a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and is on a lifelong quest to help others feel better and live happier. Combining years of massage experience with all the tools Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer, she addresses complaints with a multi-therapy layered approach that is both extremely effective and relaxing. She describes her manual style as light-handed with the needles and heavy-handed with the bodywork, with frequent use of cupping, guasha, and moxa. Herbal medicinals and food as medicine are strong areas of interest for her. She gets excellent results with conditions such chronic pain, injury, surgery recovery, autoimmune related symptoms, fibromyalgia, digestion conditions, headaches, anxiety/depression/trauma, and insomnia.

Whitney hails from the US, growing up in Colorado and living for significant periods of time in Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Minnesota. She relocated to Victoria in 2019 with her wife and their mini-bunnies named Bun Snuggles and Nova Explosion, and is blissfully happy to be here. Outside the clinic, Whitney is an outrigger canoe and tall ship enthusiast, world traveler, trail tromper, and lover of all things art, history, and food.

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Chinese Medicine came as a surprise to Maggie through her curiosity and research about her own health. After studying Chinese history, art and design. Maggie found Chinese Medicine to be the perfect synthesis of Taoist wisdom and direct practical application that nourishes her love of Chinese metaphysics and the innate drive to use touch as a form of communication with people. Along the way it became clear that Chinese Medicine was not only a study but her vocation.

To learn more about Maggie, please go to our website at www.CopperMountainCentre.com

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Marisa was born and raised in Mexico City. She studied Veterinary Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. After graduation she spent 15 years as a Veterinarian, working in Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand and Australia.

Before attending university, Marisa worked as a volunteer, teaching literacy to adults living in small, poor, rural Mexican villages. She discovered that many of the elders in these villages used herbs and traditional remedies for addressing health issues, in an environment which often lacked access to conventional mainstream medicine. It was apparent that these traditional methods were very effective in the healing process. Marisa became interested in human health issues, and holistic ways of healing as well.

After have been working at an acupuncture clinic in Mexico City, she became interested in Chinese Medicine. While still at university she attended a 2 week workshop on veterinary acupuncture. She decided to come to Canada in 2008 and study Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated in 2014 from her diploma in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, from Pacific Rim College.

Marisa finds Traditional Chinese Medicine as one of the most complete methods of healing. It combines acupuncture, massage, herbs, cupping, gua sha (skin scrapping), food therapy and lifestyle advice.

On May 2019, Marisa became a Certified Qi Beauty Practitioner. A technique for face and neck lifting through the use of micro-magnets to bring vitality and nourishment to the skin and subcutaneous tissues reducing aging marks.

Marisa also combines acupuncture and Qi beauty treatments to treat some disorders like bell’s palsy and trigeminal neuralgia.

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