Vivien has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for over a decade. She graduated from the Canadian College of Oriental Medicine in 2011. She has an extensive history of working with patients with a wide range of pathologies including acute and chronic pain from muscular-skeletal injuries, sports injuries, MVA, concussions and other physical ailments.
She has found many of her patients have benefited from acupuncture for stress induced mental-emotional imbalances as well as moving patients through transitional stages such as grief or chronic pain due to an accident or physical injury, infertility, pre/post partum and career or relationship transitions.
Treatments based on the release of tension through trigger and motor point therapy can alleviate pain patterns. Alternatively, Chinese Medicine provides a deeper scope, diving into internal patterns to heal from the root of the issue.
Since graduating in 2011, Vivien has trained with Matt Callison L.Ac the founder of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification, Whitfield Reaves OMC, L.Ac a leader in orthopedic and sports acupuncture, Virginia Doran L.Ac founder of Luminous Beauty the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture protocols. She has also done multiple certifications in myofascial release with Dr. Rod LeBlanc and is currently completing her Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College since 2020.
Vivien has been continuing her studies in receiving her Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2020. To utilize herbs and draw from a wider knowledge base from advanced needling techniques for internal medicine as well as Orthopedics for the physical body to continue to treat patients as holistically as possible under all branches of Chinese Medicine.
Vivien is currently practicing between Vancouver, Sooke and Victoria in the Southern area of Vancouver Island. In her spare time, Vivien is working on building a retreat space with her fiance Nile, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, climbing, hiking, and weightlifting.