Janine (she/her) is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. She graduated with cum laude honours from the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine diploma program at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. Janine gained over 800 clinical practice hours and completed the doctoral program in 2023. She is now integrating Japanese acupuncture into her practice, a gentle technique that relies on palpation to help diagnose conditions.
Before deciding to study East Asian medicine, Janine obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Food, Nutrition, and Health from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.
Beginning her career as a nutritionist, Janine recognized conversations focused on body dissatisfaction and emotional eating. She knew something was missing from her education, leading her to study intuitive eating in 2017. Since then, she has been helping folks overcome disordered eating behaviours and make peace with their bodies.
It’s been a long-time goal of Janine’s to create an LGBTQIA2S+ friendly and weight-neutral healthcare practice. She’s a Health at Every Size® provider, which means accepting that all bodies are worth receiving proper care. Her main philosophy is searching for the root cause, developing customized treatments, and believing that patients are the experts of their bodies.
Janine loves that East Asian medicine is grounded in a mind-body connection and treats both emotional and physical patterns. She focuses her practice on mental health care which includes:
- Eating disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- Emotional support (overthinking, irritability, guilt, grief, etc.)
- Sleep conditions
- Digestive health
Janine has completed additional training in:
- Japanese acupuncture
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Moxibustion, cupping, gua sha
- Tui na (Chinese massage)
- Trauma, PTSD, and recovery in TCM
- Intuitive eating and body image support
- Motivational interviewing and lifestyle practices
Janine enjoys all things outdoors, dancing, and being horizontal with a good book. She has relocated to Campbell River and acknowledges that she practices an ancient medicine that is not a part of her ancestry while working on the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations. As a settler, she is committed to learning what it means to have unearned privilege.