After completing her Bachelor of Physical Education (HONS) cum laude at Laurentian University, Natalie moved to British Columbia to embark upon her journey into TCM. She completed her first two years of a 5 year Doctor of TCM program at the International College of TCM in Vancouver. She then transferred to Victoria where she completed the later 3 years at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Natalie is a Registered TCM Practitioner in Ontario with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
In 2009 Natalie had the opportunity and pleasure of going to China to do advance TCM studies and a hospital internship at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Its affiliated hospital. While there she observed numerous cases at different stages of a disease and treatments, as the hospital had an inflow of 4000 outpatients per day, and 2000 inpatients. A large portion of the study revolved around the use of Chinese herbs. The hospital produced on average 10,000 prescriptions per day. In Chengdu she worked with modern medicine Doctors and Dr.s of TCM, and came to understand better how these practices compliment each other, and where one practice is stronger over the other.
Natalie strongly believes in TCM theories and in treating the mind, body and spirit together. Finding the root of each health concern and correcting it is an important part of alleviating branching symptoms. TCM can make sense of many complex diseases and discomforts, and often draws connections between symptoms, emotions and disorders.
Natalie loves spending her free time with her husband, Steve, and children, Rosie, Sophia and Fraser. She is passionate about practicing Yoga, meditation and eating nourishing food. She is also energized by spending time in the outdoors, and by experiencing other cultures and landscapes through travelling the globe.
It is Natalie's passion to share her knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine in the Greater Sudbury community.