Allison is a licensed Acupuncturist and a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. She began her studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City and went on to complete the four year practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. Allison is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She has also completed Vancouver's YYoga 200 Hour Teacher Training program with the intent of supplementing her Acupuncture practice with the knowledge of body movement, alignment, and basic Ayurvedic and Buddhist principles. Allison is also a certified laser therapist, bringing her knowledge of low level laser therapy (photobiomodulation) into her practice.
She was published in Try Acupuncture magazine in its Spring 2016 issue, explaining the benefits and wide range of therapeutic treatments that encompasses TCM. As an avid believer in affordable health care, Allison has volunteered for numerous years at various community acupuncture clinics in Vancouver including Poke Community Acupuncture, and The Village Community Acupuncture.
Allison has experienced tremendous success in treating a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional concerns including PMS, fertility and irregular menstrual cycles, depression, anxiety, digestive issues, chronic and acute joint and muscle pain, stress, fatigue, and much more. Allison believes in truly understanding the holistic picture of every individual’s health in order to provide exceptional care that surpasses the boundaries of the physical, mental, and emotional levels. She believes that each patient is a unique case that requires understanding, skill, and above all else, compassion.
"I have been receiving cupping therapy from Allison for shoulder tension and headaches. Allison is polite, professional and very knowledgable. I always feel better after a treatment with Allison and would definitely recommend her."
"Allison is a gifted TCM healer. I have gone to her when I am frustrated, sick, coughing my lungs out, burnt out, or with more vague concerns of feeling like something was off-balance, but not knowing what. Patient, loving, and kind, Alli is gentle with me. Direct, detail-minded, and pragmatic, Alli gets to diagnosing immediately, and does the appropriate technique for what I am in need of. I’ve been receiving regular cupping and acupuncture treatments from her for a year, and I recommend her to anyone who would be curious about TCM, healing, specifically the practice of cupping, or acupuncture. Sea of Qi is awesome!"
- Heidi Nagtegaal
"Allison's approach to healing comes from a deep concern for people's wellbeing and a strong understanding of TCM. I have received both acupuncture and cupping from Allison to treat anything from general anxiety, weak digestion and colds, to knee and back pain. Most recently, after a cupping treatment on my back, my mind was set at ease while my body felt warm and relaxed. Her assessments are accurate and in all cases her work has been effective in terms of relieving pain and discomfort in my everyday life. After treatments she offers practical and insightful advice to ensure I maintain balance between treatments, such as through dietary tips etc. Through TCM she demonstrates gentle, thoughtful, and focused attention. I suggest to anyone who experiences physical or emotional difficulties to visit Sea of Qi Healing and schedule a treatment with Allison."