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Meet Our Practitioners
Dove Sprout, R.TCM.P
Graduating the year of 2007 from a four-year intensive training program in Nelson BC, Dove received the Deans' Award during her last year of studies for highest academic achievement. She is now in her 15th year of practice and takes each day as an opportunity to learn something new.
Dove has always had a passion for helping others and takes a patient centric approach when providing acupuncture and TCM treatment. She believes that we are all born with the innate ability to heal our own selves and enjoys assisting clients return to their natural state of health and vitality. Since each individual is unique, so is each treatment – this is what continually motivates and inspires Dove in her practice.
Paul Gaucher R.TCM.P
Paul earned a diploma in the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program, graduating in 2006. This 5 year full time program involved intensive studying of acupuncture, herbalism, diet, nutrition, and emotional health. Paul is now in his 15th year of practice, and is grateful to be part of the Creston community. In addition to his clinic, he's an instructor of acupuncture techniques and Chinese Medicine, at the Kootenay Columbia College in Nelson, B.C.
At a young age, Paul had a fascination with nature, and biology. This innate curiosity of life inspired him to study alternative medicine. Paul has a passion for bringing people to their full health potential, and he is genuinely motivated to help individuals with a wide range of health challenges.
"I believe in myself, the wisdom of my body, and my ability to return to my natural state of health"
Acupuncture & TCM
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "qi", that circulates through energy pathways, or "meridians," on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian system manifests as the start of disease or pain. Acupuncturists insert sterile, filiform needles into specified points along meridian lines to restore balance to the flow of qi. Once the flow of qi is restored, health and vitality return, and pain is diminished.
A TCM treatment may consist of any combination of acupuncture, moxibustion/heat therapy, electro-stimulation, cupping, gua sha, dietary recommendations, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbal supplementation.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs have been utilized in Asian cultures for over 5,000 years. The fundamental idea of living in harmony with nature and the environment forms the basis for the use of Chinese herbs as well as the traditional Chinese approach to health. Traditional Chinese Herbs are very different from the western scientific approach we are accustomed to. Chinese health experts promote a healthful balance of yin and yang – two forces present in all of nature. When yin or yang forces or qi/energy levels are off-balance in the body and spirit, health problems arise.
Chinese herbs and herbal remedies are used to help realign an individual’s yin or yang balance in order to improve overall well-being. Chinese herbal formulas include hundreds of popular organic ingredients that work in harmony to produce the desired effects in a person’s body.
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PO Box 730
219 10th Ave N
Creston BC V0B 1G0