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Kathleen McLaughlin-Elder, R.Ac., B.Sc.

Kathleen graduated with her Diploma in Acupuncture from pacific Rim College. She offers over 10 years of experience in the field of health care including a B.Sc.degree in Nutrition. Kathleen began her practice in Victoria at the Pacific Pain Treatment Clinic, during which she worked with sensitive clients and developed a gentle needling technique. She has also been trained in Dr. Tanís Balance Method which has become very famous for effectively treating pain.

Through her clinical experience, Kathleen has developed her skill at the NADA protocol, ear acupuncture, which she has used to treat post traumatic stress disorder in veterans. She is known to put people at ease and she places great emphasis on offering her clients optimal comfort during treatment. Kathleen has successfully treated a variety of conditions including acute or chronic muscle and joint pain, sciatica, headaches, menopause symptoms, anxiety, insomnia, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, fatigue, high blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, digestive issues and respiratory issues. Over the past three years, she has also honed her skills in Tui Na Massage, Cupping and Moxabustion techniques. In addition, Kathleen has been trained in the Community Acupuncture model and is an advocate of offering affordable acupuncture to the community.

Kathleenís area of interest is Chinese food therapy which she combines with her acupuncture sessions. In Chinese Medicine, the digestive system produces the blood and this is essential for Qi, the energy of the body, to flow smoothly.

Kathleen believes that the body is truly amazing and she has studied the mind body connection extensively. She believes that with the right mindset, the body can heal itself. Chinese medicine is powerful in that it treats the root issue instead of just the symptoms because it looks at the person as a whole. It is also a beautifully simple medicine that has worked for 5,000 years.