She began working in natural health care along side a group of Naturopaths in 1990 assisting patients with nutritional and digestive concerns. Her experiences lead her to further her studies in natural medicine and healing techniques and in turn to study and graduate from Canada’s first full time TCM school, The Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in Victoria, in 1993.
Having trained in 1989 as a fitness instructor with BCRPA and then participating in several triathlons and a marathon, she was inspired to increase her training in specific techniques to address musculoskeletal pain, muscle imbalance and sports injuries. Her passion for the mechanics of our body continue to inspire her interest and ongoing study with many of the world’s greatest teachers.
In 2000, she trained as a Doula and worked with midwives and maternity physicians supporting and attending numerous births in Victoria. She and a group of colleagues were the first to introduce acupuncture into the hospitals in Victoria where she combined her skills and compassion as a labour assistant, acupuncturist, and mother of three. Her interest and prolonged experience in obstetrical care, pediatrics and women’s health issues remains strong and gratifying as she continues to experience how effective this medicine can be.
Lisa lived and practiced in Victoria for 19 years and is now grateful to be practicing in the Comox Valley. She lives on Denman Island with her husband, 3 children and all their critters where she enjoys being surrounded by the beauty of her natural environment. In her spare time, she loves to garden and grow things both beautiful and delicious, stay fit and balanced with yoga and long runs, and laugh often and hard with her family and friends.
Lisa has been in private practice as an acupuncturist since 1996 and is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in good standing with government of British Columbia.
She has a passion for life and a desire to share a sense of well being with others.