Suzanne Herchak, R.Ac
Registered Acupuncturist (CTCMA)
Diploma of Acupuncture (Pacific Rim College, Victoria B.C.)
Suzanne has long been interested in cooking and using whole foods to heal. However, it wasn't until her own struggles with her health that she found diet changes alone were not enough. Following a friends advice Suzanne tried acupuncture. The results with her health were so positively profound that she became intrigued with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and decided to pursue it as a career.
In 2007 Suzanne enrolled in the 3 year Diploma of Acupuncture program at Pacific Rim College of Complementary & Integrative Medicine (PRC) in Victoria, BC. She graduated from PRC and became a registered acupuncturist (R.Ac) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA).
A natural and intuitive healer, Suzanne ensures her patients feel supported, comfortable and relaxed during their session. Applying a virtually painless technique and a hands on approach, she is able to gently yet powerfully influence and encourage healthy changes within the body.
Her interests include aiding those with digestive concerns, mental health and emotional support including grief, depression and anxiety. As well, Suzanne enjoys the area of woman's health including fertility and pregnancy. She has also treated everything in between from pain, eye disorders, detox, cancer support and so much more.
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR QI
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, our vital energy or Qi (pronounced chi) flows throughout our bodies along energetic pathways called meridians. When blockages or imbalances occur within these meridians, symptoms of illness or disease develop. To free the blockages and reestablish balance, a select group of acupuncture points are chosen based on each individual’s personalized diagnosis. Micro-thin disposable needles are then painlessly inserted into these points, allowing the blockages to clear and harmony and balance to return. Treatments may also include cupping, gua sha, massage or moxibustion, depending on the patient’s needs or requests.