Maddie is a Registered Acupuncturist credentialed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (CTCMA) in British Columbia.
Her passion for holistic medicine began over 10 years ago when, as part of her undergraduate program, Maddie was introduced to the complexity and potency of the traditional medicines of worldwide indigenous cultures. This introduction to different healing approaches encouraged her to combine coursework in the biomedical field with the wisdom of ancient forms of healing. In 2014 she graduated from a comprehensive 3-year diploma program in Chinese medicine, completing over 2,000 hours of course-based learning and clinical practice.
In her practice, Maddie blends traditional Chinese medical wisdom with modern anatomical acupuncture techniques. She has a strong interest in the treatment of acute and chronic pain related to myofascial restrictions, arthritic conditions, sports injuries, pelvic misalignment, disc bulge or herniation, scoliosis, and pre/post surgical rehabilitation. In addition to acupuncture, Maddie utilizes manual Tui-na massage therapies, and adjunctive modalities of cupping, electrical stimulation, auricular acupuncture, and nutritional guidance to help the body heal faster and move better. She also offers aromatherapy to enhance treatments. Her intention is to provide effective relief for her patients, as well as to give them the confidence and tools to empower themselves to take control over their own healing path.
Maddie is dedicated to the practice of Chinese medicine and maintains the best quality of care by keeping current with on-going research and participating in specialized courses. She has pursued training in distal treatment methods, has received certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, and is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). In addition, she was motivated to expand her knowledge of botanical medicine by completing a 10-month herbal apprenticeship program.
Maddie is an avid athlete herself, having participated in competitive sports throughout her life. In her spare time she enjoys running, swimming, surfing, skiing, canoeing, and hiking, and has a strong passion for living an active lifestyle in the outdoors.