BRIANNA SMART R. AC
Brianna is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). After completing her training at the International College of Chinese Medicine in Vancouver (2013), she was compelled to deepen her practice and pursued a Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma at Pacific Rim College in Victoria (2016). She furthered her post-graduate studies under some of China’s most renowned doctors in the field of stroke rehabilitation and paralysis at the First Teaching University Hospital in Tianjin, China. Seeing people recover from life altering trauma solidified in her mind that when a patient is given the appropriate attention, treatment and guidance, recovery is attainable.
Brianna is passionate and dedicated to using a balanced approach to healing. By viewing the body as a whole and taking into consideration many aspects of one’s life, such as emotion, digestion, physical health and lifestyle, she empowers her patients to optimize their health and facilitates their healing process with comprehensive treatment plans. Treatments may include Nutrition & Lifestyle Recommendations, Cupping, Trigger Point Muscle Release, Moxibustion, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture.
Using these therapies Brianna treats a wide range of concerns such as: digestive imbalances, emotional stress, acute & chronic pain, impaired range of motion and sport injuries.
When she’s not seeing patients, you can find Brianna spending her free time hiking and exploring the many wonders of the West Coast of British Columbia.