Joy is Registered Acupuncturist specializing in Advanced Acupuncture while also offering an array of services with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Breann has always wanted to work in healthcare, and from a young age would answer help people” when asked what she wanted to do when she grew up. After her time at , she moved to Halifax to attend Dalhousie School of Occupational Therapy, graduating in 2014 with her Masters.
She is also a registered member and former Secretary of the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists.Carolyn also has a passion for teaching and was previously an instructor at Eastern College, teaching the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture program for three years, as well as her own herbal courses.
Dr. Astley is the past President of the Association of Complementary & Integrative Physicians of BC, and helped organize two successful conferences on Integrative Medicine held at the University of Victoria as well as The Art & Science of Somatic Meditation retreat at Royal Roads University.
The NSAA was formed in 1992 when a small group of Nova Scotia acupuncturists met with the purpose of promoting acupuncture in Nova Scotia, educating the public, and ensuring that everyone would have access to ethical and fully qualified professionals.
Dr. Achuff has taught anatomy and physiology, as well as western clinical medicine, to massage and acupuncture students in California and Oregon, and takes great pleasure in creating a juicy learning environment for students to expand their sense of knowledge, their sense of self, and their own capacity as healthcare providers.
After completing a 4-year Masters Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, she began her teaching career in Newfoundland Cupping Antigonish where she wrote the bulk of the curriculum for a 3-year acupuncture program and served as the Acupuncture Program Director.
Celina has also enriched her clinical experience with internships at Survivors International in Oakland, California using Acupuncture to treat a population of refugees and immigrants who had survived torture and war trauma in their home countries, working with acupuncture to help rehabilitate stroke patients on the stroke ward at The California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and volunteering as a Chinese medical practitioner at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a non profit clinic in Oakland California that offers free complementary medical treatments for underserved women with cancer.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Before Toronto, Jenn spent four years at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Study in those areas eventually led him to discover Chinese medicine, and within himself a natural talent for acupuncture.