Our intention is to provide whole body health care in a relaxed and nurturing environment. The aim as a healthcare practice, is to aid clients towards a greater awareness of what optimal health means to them. Acupuncture and Traditional Medicines have the ability to heal on many levels and the journey towards health is unique for every individual. It is my hope that through education, a supportive environment and an open mind, that every client will find new growth in his or her life.
I started this clinic in Kamloops 15 years ago and I am proud to be able to offer services to this beautiful community.
My studies in Traditional Medicines have included five years of training at Victoria’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM) and the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). I was also awarded the opportunity to attend the Tian Jin University Hospital of TCM in Mainland China for an extended internship program. During my training in the hospital, I gained valuable insight and knowledge firsthand, from Traditional Chinese Doctors in the departments of Internal Medicine, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Dermatology. I have 15 years of clinical experience in Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, Moxibustion, Cupping, Electro-stimulation, Reiki, Acutonics and Shamanic Healing.
Post-graduate studies have gained me additional training and certification in: Healing Community Trauma in Crisis with AWB (Acupuncturist Without Borders) Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation Masters Degree in Reiki Healing, Level 2 Acutonics Practitioner Chinese Diet Therapy Shamanic Initiation in the Traditional Inkan Lineage.
Kristina Adams graduated from Pacific Rim College in April 2017 and became a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA of British Columbia shortly after. Her interest in alternative health care began at a young age when she experienced various health issues that western medicine just didn't seem to have the answers to. Chronic pain, low energy, and ulcerative colitis were just some of the mountains she was set to conquer on her journey to health. She began her studies in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine after acupuncture was her only method of pain relief for a lower back injury she sustained while snowboarding.
She is most passionate about the treatment of musculoskeletal imbalances and pain, stress, and anxiety. She utilizes what she has learned in chinese acupuncture, orthopedic evaluations, tuina massage, cupping, guasha, and traditional chinese medicine theory for the treatment and dissolution of pain, whether that be physical or emotional pain. She has also studied craniosacral therapy, shiatsu massage, and is a registered yoga instructor, so she enjoys sending you home with lots of stretches!
Her top priority is to ensure you leave the clinic with little or no pain, have clear plans on how you are going to get better, and most importantly, a restored sense of hope.
Yanna graduated from the esteemed Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3 year diploma program, as a professional Registered Massage Therapist certified in BC in 2009. She is also a certified spin instructor (stationary bike-cardio/endurance training) and group fitness instructor.
Yanna has always had a passion for health, healing and an interest in the human body, cultivated while growing up in the beautiful Shuswap lake area. Her parents and peers taught her the importance of looking at the body as a whole with every element being connected. At the age of 12, Yanna completed her Level 1 Touch for Health course, she later went on to study massage therapy in Edmonton while working as a full time fitness consultant. While she enjoyed a couple years in Edmonton, in 2006, she came back to BC where she completed her professional studies and graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3000 hour program.