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Dr. Katrine B. Hegillman, Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Oriri Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Centre strives to benefit and support the community by delivering services of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. "In the Chinese Medicine Philosophy we do not focus on eradicating a disease – we support the body and strengthen it, so it combats the disease through its own ability to heal. We are encouraging the body to heal its ailments through the gentle support and guidance of Japanese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine." The Acupuncture needles are not like injection needles, they are much thinner making the treatment a gentle and pain free experience.

Katrine's journey of becoming a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine felt as though it was her destiny. As a teenager, she would read books on holistic health, experiment with different diets (like the Macrobiotic diet and Vegetarianism) or try new exercise regimes such as Yoga.

In 1991 to 1995, she studied Nutritional Science at the Agriculture University of Warsaw. After 1.5 years of Agriculture Engineering she transferred to Nutrition which she studied for 3 years. There, she became inspired by a professor named Gorny who was teaching Ecological Methods of Food Production. People would say his lecturing was often “outside the box” he would introduce to his students, in reference to Agriculture, Studies of Rudolf Steiner, the theory of Yin and Yang, Plant Neighbourhood knowledge and so many more interesting studies, that now, would probably also be called Permaculture.

Since 1995 Dr. Hegillman has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at ICTCM in Vancouver, B.C. Upon graduating from Chinese Medicine College in 1999, she underwent a practicum in Anhui Hospital of Acupuncture in Hefei, China. After her studies and experience in China, in 1999, she started her TCM practice and served patients in Kitsilano Vancouver, BC, for 10 years.

In 2005 Dr. Hegillman took a seminar in San Francisco, and began to study Japanese Acupuncture by Master Ikeda Masakazu.

In 2009, she moved to Morocco, Marrakesh where she had an official practice and served the expatriate community, as well as Moroccan patients for 3 years. During this time she was training in the Neurological Integration System, a method developed by Dr. Allan Phillips D.O.(2005-2009), and Psych-K, a method developed by Robert Williams and Dr. Bruce Lipton Ph.D. (2003-2008).

Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei's style of Acupuncture, has been part of the techniques she uses since the 2010 - seminars in London UK. Later, Katrine studded in Portland Oregon, USA with Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei and Monika Kobylecka L.Ac.

Finally in 2012, Dr.Katrine Hegillman moved to settle here in Victoria BC and in  2015 she completed her Advanced KMS (Kiiko Matsumoto Style) Japanese Acupuncture Training


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