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Katelyn's Bio

Our Practitioners

Dr. Katelyn Campbell, RAc

Dr. Katelyn

Katelyn's studies led her to China, where she underwent training at Yunnan provincial teaching hospitals. This experience deepened her understanding of how Eastern and Western medical practices intersect.

 

Her ongoing commitment to continuous education is reflected in her consistent efforts to expand her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Katelyn's ultimate aim is to assist patients in identifying the underlying causes of their health concerns.

Her goal is to support them in achieving holistic wellness through an array of effective modalities, including acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and personalized TCM dietary recommendations. By seamlessly integrating these approaches, Katelyn strives to enrich patients in their pursuit of improved health.

Jessica's Bio
Cochrane TCM Acupuncture

Dr. Jessica

Hello, my name is Jessica Antonsen, I am a Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor. I successfully completed the four-year program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver and ACATCM in Calgary.

In 2018 I interned at the Beijing International Training Hospital. My time in China not only furthered my education, but it also gave me an unforgettable life experience.

My journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) stemmed from my passion to work with the body and not against it. This began with obtaining my Holistic Nutritional Consultant Certification. In conjunction with my own health issues I began to further my knowledge in how amazing the human body is and its ability to heal itself without the use of medical drugs. It was in this time that I was inspired to pursue a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Using a holistic approach, I am passionate in educating others and actively work with their individual needs to treat illness and ailments as well as help to prevent sickness and disease.

 

I am committed to helping my current and future patients achieve their utmost physical, mental and spiritual health. I do this through the healing tools of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Eastern Holistic Nutrition and lifestyle counselling.

Treating a wide variety of pathologies, I have a special interest in fertility issues, auto-immune diseases, digestive issues, allergies, pain management and mental health.

I am thrilled to offer my care in Cochrane. The hometown feel and sense of community that Cochrane offers is something I am excited to share with my patients.

Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that aims to promote the body's natural healing process by addressing imbalances in the flow of Qi, which can result from injury, stress, or illness. By inserting fine needles into specific acupuncture points, practitioners aim to stimulate the body's endorphins, which are natural painkillers, and increase blood flow and oxygenation to the affected area. This can help to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and support the body's natural healing mechanisms. Acupuncture is also believed to have a positive effect on the immune system, which can help to enhance the body's defenses against illness and disease. The selection of acupuncture points is tailored to the patient's individual symptoms and diagnosis, and the retention time for the needles is typically between 25 to 30 minutes.

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

Digestion
Acupuncture
Digestion

Stomach pain, ulcers, acid reflux, indigestion, heart burn, chronic diarrhea, constipation, IBS.

Women's Health
Women's Health

Hormonal imbalance, menopause, PMS, painful/irregular periods, IVF support, infertility, endometriosis, low libido.

Detoxification
Detoxification

Lymphatic drainage, increased liver and kidney function.

Chronic & Acute Pain
Chronic & Acute Pain

Tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, nerve pain, joint/muscle pain, TMJ issues.

Emotional Wellbeing
Emotional Wellbeing

Stress, depression, anxiety, substance issues and cravings. 

Fatigue

Adrenals, exhaustion, issues with sleep.

Chronic Fatigue
  • Men's Health (Prostate issues, infertility, muscular tension)

  • Women's Health (hormonal imbalance, menopause, PMS, painful/irregular periods, IVF support, infertility, endometriosis, low libido)

  • Labor Induction (Helps to prepare the body and baby for labor)

  • Neurological Disorders (body temperature regulation, numbness/tingling, post shingles pain, facial paralysis, tics/tremors, bladder dysfunction, stroke recovery, ADHD)

  • Chronic & Acute Pain (tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, nerve pain, joint/muscle pain, TMJ issues)

  • Headaches & Migraines (dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus 'ringing in ears')

  • Digestive Disorders (stomach pain, stomach ulcer, acid reflux, indigestion, heart burn, chronic diarrhea, constipation, IBS, weight loss)

  • Anxiety & Depression (emotional well-being)

  • Detoxification (lymphatic drainage)

  • Respiratory Disorders (Sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurring chest infections, common cold, allergies, chronic cough)

  • Stress & Tension

  • Immune Dysfunction (autoimmune diseases, frequent colds/flus)

  • Water Retention & Edema (Supports kidney function)

  • Chronic Fatigue (Supports adrenal function)

  • Cardio Dysfunction (high/low blood pressure, poor circulation, blood clotting disorders, varicose veins)

  • Skin Health (rosacea, acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives)

  • Sleep Disorders (sleep apnea, insomnia)

  • Miscellaneous Conditions (fibromyalgia, addiction support)

TCM Theory

The concept of Yin and Yang is a foundational principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that describes the balance and harmony between opposing forces in the body. All physiological processes are interdependent and in constant interaction with one another, reflecting the idea of Yin and Yang. These two complementary yet opposing forces can be understood as the body's homeostasis.

Homeostasis is the body's ability to maintain a stable and balanced internal environment, similar to a thermostat in a house that regulates temperature regardless of outside conditions. The body continually adjusts to maintain balance, and disruptions to homeostasis can result in illness or disease. In TCM, restoring the balance between Yin and Yang is essential to achieving good health.

TCM uses various techniques such as Acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy to restore balance between Yin and Yang. Practitioners believe that by restoring this balance, the body can reach a state of equilibrium where all functions work harmoniously together. 

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