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img_0320Teresa Nieman , TCM.P, R.Ac, Manual Osteopath

I pursued a career in Chinese medicine following a lifetime of playing sports and receiving treatments from many different modalities. As a varsity athlete at the University of Victoria, where I received my undergrad in Bio-Psych, I developed the intricate and powerful connection between wellness and elite performance. Through Oriental medicine I learned how to help the body heal, by treating it as a whole and getting to the root cause of the physical symptoms. Through manual osteopathic techniques I have learned how to assess misalignments and malpositioning in the musculoskeletal system. This allows me to diagnose and treat the body in it’s entirety.

As an Acupuncturist and a manual therapist in downtown Vancouver for over 10 years I have treated many professional athletes including: the Canadian Women’s soccer team, the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the BC Lions. I also worked with the 2014 Grey Cup winning team, the Calgary Stampeders and with the band U2 when they come through town on their tours. In addition to soft tissue treatments, I am passionate in treating a wide variety of conditions including: allergies, stress, digestion, addiction, sleep disturbances, depression, gynaecological/menopausal issues, anti-aging facial work, and hormonal imbalances.

Leanne Brown, BA, MQT
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Leanne has been passionately contributing to the health, wellness and fitness field for over 25 years as a fitness, health and wellness instructor, trainer and leader. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leisure Studies from UVIC, which involved studies related to human performance, wellness, recreation and health education. Leanne is a certified Medical Qigong Therapist and studies with Wendy Lang from Empty Mountain Institute and the IIMQ (International Institute of Medical Qigong). She begins her studies towards her Masters in Medical Qigong in 2015. Medical Qigong is a 5000 year old form of Chinese Energetic Medicine, and these studies combined with Leanne’s certification as a Medical Exercise Specialist, allow her to take a unique approach to her healing classes, workshops and treatments. To Learn More About Qigong at Bare Roots Click Here.

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