Gigi began her studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. After living there for over 4 ½ years, she was drawn to Victoria to complete a five year Doctor of TCM program at the International College of TCM. Gigi later returned to China to complete an internship at Zhejian University Hospital in HangZhou.
She has successfully challenged the Acupuncture and Herbal Board Exams and is currently a Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist under the College of TCM in BC. Gigi has over fifteen years of clinical experience in Acupuncture, Herbology, TuiNa Massage, Moxa, Cupping, Reflexology and GuaSha. Her experience and practice of Yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and Meditation bring a soothing sense of peace to her patients. Gigi is very excited to be teaching Yoga and Meditation to a group of keen Montessori Teachers. She received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate from the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga.
Gigi has been exploring deeper inside herself to bring forth more of her truth. “Facing my fears”. She has been lecturing on the topic of The Tao of Montessori to The Vancouver Island Montessori Association. Here she is, this past November in the beautiful Omega High School Classroom at Maria Montessori Academy.
Gigi has experience treating many diseases and ailments ranging from Kidney Disease to Allergies. Traditional Chinese Medicine is able to treat most if not all diseases because it is based on symptoms and patterns of the individual person. Gigi has a broad scope of practice with a special interest in Internal Medicine, Chronic Illness and Pain, Injury and Trauma Care, Mental/ Emotional Health, Addiction Care, Hormonal Imbalances,Pregnancy and Pediatrics.
The inspiration to study Chinese Medicine was a result of the many interactions Gigi shared with TCM Doctors while living and working in Taiwan. The Chinese culture and Taoist way of life had a forceful impact on her.
“When there is no more separation between ‘this’ and ‘that’ it is called the still-point of the Tao. At the still-point, in the centre of the circle, one can see the infinite in all things.” Zhuang Zi – Taoist Philosopher
The wonders of the human mind, body and spirit continue to feed her passion.