About me

Coming from a background in social justice work, I have a deep passion for building accessible health care within communities. I have spent the past 7 years in community outreach with mental wellness, addictions, women in transition, folks experiencing chronic homelessness and youth at risk. I have been fortunate to participate in numerous low barrier clinics around Victoria and internationally with the Flying Needle Project. 

 In addition to recieving my Diploma of Acupuncture, I completed a clinical intership in the teaching hospitals of Liaoning University of TCM in Shenyang, China and undertook 5 years of clinical mentorship in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Meridian Therapy. I am a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia and committed to on-going education in integrative health sciences. 

What I truly love about Chinese Medicine is the holistic perspective on health and healing. We acknowledge that our bodies are in constant relationship with our emotions, our spirit, our environment, social circumstances and personal relationships, and that illness can arise when any one of these factors is out of balance. My hope is to offer space for people to connect more deeply to themselves and that through our individual healing, we in turn can strengthen and offer hope and healing to our relationships, our families, our communities and our planet. 

Carmelle offers a standard of trauma-informed care that is difficult to come by. I often leave Carmelle’s office with a feeling of gratitude. She is knowledgeable, skillful, listens compassionately, and engages thoughtfully with my wishes and concerns. She is a true therapeutic ally, and a gifted care provider.
— M.M