Jill Moran, Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
While at University of Guelph, completing her degree in Bio_Medical Science Jill was introduced to acupuncture and Chinese philosophy. Before embarking out West to follow her curiousity in both the West coast and Acupuncture she completed a diploma at George Brown College in Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician interning as Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Realizing that this was not her passion she moved to Victoria BC to study Acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed a five-year diploma in Doctor of Chinese Medicine and in 2004 she completed in internship at the #1 University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of HeiLongJiang, in Harbin China.
Jill has continued her education in ear acupuncture, musculoskeletal conditions such as Matt Callison's Motor Point course and Women's health training with the likes of Debra Betts, Ravine Lewis and Jane Lyttleton. She has studied Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with Virginia Doran, and Shonishin - Pediatric Needleless acupuncture. Jill is currently studying to become a fellow with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
When not in the clinic you will find Jill exploring the diversity of the West Coast, trail running in the wild, surfing in the waters of Jordan River or stretching and breathing in her dedicated practice of 17 years of Iyengar Yoga.
Malakai Button, Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
Malakai strives to create a supportive and safe space for you to cultivate wellness and reconnect with your body's innate healing capacity. Passionate about helping women struggling with hormonal and reproductive issues, she offers a holistic approach to helping women achieve hormonal balance and healthy pregnancies. Malakai has specialized training in Acupuncture for Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum, Women's Health, Fertility and Paediatric Acupuncture. She lives with her husband and son, their dog Teddy, and four chickens.
Malakai is a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. She graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Specialization in Therapeutic Recreation. Malakai then went on to complete her acupuncture training at the International College for Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver and Pacific Rim College.
During Pregnancy, acupuncture offers drug-free treatment for a wide range of conditions including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Threatened Miscarriage
- Back and pelvic pain
- Headaches/Migraines and sinusitis
- Fatigue, insomnia and restless legs
- Anxiety and Depression
- Varicose veins
- Edema and swelling
- Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
- Breech and posterior positioned babies
At the end of pregnancy, acupuncture can provide a gentle way to
- ripen the cervix
- induce labour
Many extended health insurance providers offer coverage for acupuncture. If you have coverage, we can give you a receipt for each treatment which you can then send on to the insurance provider for appropriate reimbursement. For MSP beneficiaries who have a family income less than $28,000/year and are receiving premium assistance, MSP contributes $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits each calendar year for acupuncture.
Postpartum issues commonly treated with acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine:
- Breast Feeding Problems
- Blocked Ducts and Masitis
- Insufficient Lactation
- Back Pain, Body Pain, Abdominal/Pelvic Soreness
- Postpartum Depression
- Uterine Prolapse
- Urinary Incontinence & Retention
- Bowel Irregularities
- Fatigue & Exhaustion
Acupuncture - Initial Consultation and Treatment - 1h15 - $80 - $95
Acupuncture - Follow-up treatment - 1h - $70 - $80
Birth Preparation Package - $250
(three cervical ripening treatments + one postpartum treatment)
Acupuncture for Babies & Children - Initial Consultation & Treatment - 1 h $75
Acupuncture for Babies & Children - Follow-up Treatment - 45min - $60
Chinese Herbal Consultation - 30min - $40