Tiffany Brien R.Ac, Dipl. A.c. n.d.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Cosmetic and Cellulite Acupuncture
Tiffany Brien's passion for wellness, and dedication to a holistic health path has inspired both her academic and professional life.
Tiffany Brien received her Diploma in Acupuncture (Honours & Outstanding Student Award) through Eastern College in 2009, after studying at Memorial University. Tiffany was certified by the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMAANL), through an intensive national-level examination, administered by the Alberta Chinese Medicine Association. Tiffany's studies included such specialties as Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Theory, TCM nutrition, Qi Gong, moxibustion, cupping, Tui Na Message, Gu Sha, Bloodletting, and Electro-Acupuncture.
In practice since 2009, Tiffany has concentrated in women’s health, in particular infertility. She did a complete course in infertility and acupuncture with world renown Chinese medicine doctor Jane Littleton, attended the Integrative Fertility Symposium in British Columbia many times, completed a course in mastering Basal Body Temperature with TCM plus and is currently doing a mentorship program in Integrative Fertility and Reproductive Medicine with Laura Erlich R Ac, FABORM via Healthy Seminars. Fertility and women’s health issues are really her passion. Outside of fertility she has completed a certificate training with Shali Rassoulo (Toronto) specializing in cosmetic acupuncture, and courses in nutrition, pain, digestion and mental health to name a few.
Tiffany spent 10 years practicing in a holistic health clinic alongside well known Doctor of Medical Helkunst Molly Graham. It was there that her knowledge and passion of integrative holistic health grew. Throughout those years she was also practicing out of a Western Medical Clinic with Dr. Peter Seviour which brought her knowledge of the effectiveness of Acupuncture with western medical treatment was obtained. These yin and yang of practices helped make Tiffany more of a well rounded practitioner understanding the advantages of TCM acupuncture with eastern and western modalities.
Today Tiffany works out of Elements Massage Therapy in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. She continues to fuel her passion of TCM acupuncture.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
- Lao Tzu
Heather Barnes, BBA, D.Ac, R.Ac
Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University in 2008. In 2011, she graduated with honours from the Acupuncture program at Eastern Academy. With a history as a synchronized swimmer and coach, this transition to a profession in health care felt seamless.
Believing in the importance of finding what is right for you on your healing journey, Heather brings to her practice an integrative approach to mental and physical health care, supporting and encouraging treatment from multiple types of practitioners and modalities.
Working in a multi-disciplinary setting has supported this, allowing continuous learning through team-work with colleagues.
In her 11 years of practice, Heather has enjoyed seeing how her clients’ health progresses. She has developed a love for various types of treatments, including gua sha, cupping massage, anxiety, grief, digestion, gynecology, and various areas of musculo-skeletal complaints. There is no better feeling than seeing somebody heal and find the missing piece of the puzzle towards better health. She is passionate about helping others through both the positive and negative times in their lives, and creating a sense of community through healing.
When she isn’t working, Heather spends her free time with creative projects, yoga, and experimenting with cooking. She loves spending time with friends and family, especially when good food is involved! She strongly believes in taking what she learns in her personal life to her practice.
Heather has been practicing in St. John’s since 2011 as a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the Newfoundland- Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP), the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland- Labrador (CTCMPANL), and the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC).