The practitioner’s clinic is a full service alternative health clinic that includes Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Massage Therapists, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Holistic Nutritionists, Iridologists, Health and Wellness Coaches, and a Community Acupuncture Clinic. You can learn more about each of the clinic’s practitioners below.
For up to date information on practitioners and hours that are solely in the community acupuncture clinic, please visit the Community Acupuncture page directly.
Otherwise, please contact the individual practitioners directly for more information about their hours of availability or book online below. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Roncesvalles Community Acupuncture Clinic Practitioners
Chris Pickrell, Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist
Focusing on total wellness and health promotion, I primarily use botanical medicine, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, and counselling to support a person as they move towards achieving true balance in all aspects of their lives. Addressing root cause, treatment often begins by optimizing digestion and absorption, while working to balance stress, sleep, and the fostering of a sustainable healthy lifestyle. My practice philosophy is one of supported independence: In any individual treatment plan, my goal is to help someone re-discover the tangible, practical, ways to regain balance in their lives with the minimum amount of intervention.
For more information or to book an appointment, please visit www.chrispickrell.com
Laura Burns, TCMP (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner)
Laura is a Registered Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with a Diploma of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine from the Institute of Traditional Medicine.
Laura found her way to traditional medicine through a personal quest to improve her well-being (physically, emotionally, spiritually) and deepen her connection to the natural world. Now, she is fuelled by a desire to empower others in improving their own health and vitality – with a particular interest in treating digestive conditions, women’s health concerns, stress and anxieties. Laura also offers cosmetic acupuncture combined with Traditional Chinese Medical acupuncture – for a natural glow from the inside out.
Laura brings to her practice years of experience working in the creative arts. Merging her passions for both the healing arts and creative arts, Laura operates on the belief that a fundamental aspect of health comes from an authentic expression of who we are.
Laura is also certified in Acudetox from the National Acupuncture Detoxification, and holds certificates in Ayurveda Self-Care, Ayurveda for the Psyche, and Yoga studies.
Tehseen Meghji, Naturopathic Doctor
My philosophy involves integrating the pieces of a patient’s unique story with a supportive environment and evidence based medicine, to create a picture of optimal health, well-being and individualized care. My goal is to walk alongside my patients through their healing journeys and to provide tools that enable them to feel empowered and knowledgeable about their health. I value building a trusting patient-practitioner relationship where patients feel heard and can comfortably express their concerns. My passion lies in using the healing power of nature to promote harmony, awareness and balance within the mind, body and spirit.
Emily Rotella, Naturopathic Doctor
I firmly believe it is crucial to understand the root cause of why you are not feeling your best in order to optimize your health. I will do this by actively listening to your unique health story with the aim towards understanding what your symptoms may be saying about your health and the underlying causes of imbalance. Together we will determine the best treatment options for you and your lifestyle. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I utilize comprehensive lab testing, nutritional guidance and supplementation, botanical medicines, acupuncture, bio-identical hormones and lifestyle modifications to help you take charge of your health.
I began my health education journey at the University of Toronto where I received an Honours Bachelor degree, double majoring in Health & Disease and Psychology. I furthered my education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where I received my Doctorate of Naturopathy.
Yan Yen Loo, Naturopathic Doctor
I am a licensed naturopathic doctor, focused in the mental wellness of patients. This includes stress, anxiety and mood imbalances. I believe the mental and emotional state of an individual is a foundational pillar to health. My approach is to minimize your symptoms, while we work to tackle the underlying cause to prevent recurrence. This always involves practical lifestyle solutions. When extra support is required, I will use various treatment tools including herbal medicine, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
I have a passion for teaching. Health education is empowering. It ultimately allows patients to take control of their own well-being. When working with patients, I always doctor as teacher. Outside of patient appointments, I co-lead the Eco-Health Walks at the Tommy Thompson Park, along with workshops at the Herbal Clinic and Dispensary. I am available for one-on-one naturopathic appointments. I also offer cosmetic acupuncture to complement my naturopathic services. Oftentimes the way we feel on the outside can greatly impact our mental wellness. For more information or to book an appointment, please visit www.yanyenloo.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Rogowska, RMT, Diploma ST (Honours), CR, Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist and Reflexologist
I am a registered massage therapist, certified in both Europe and Canada, who is passionate about health and wellbeing. I have 14 years clinical experience and I enjoy using my skills in shiatsu, massage therapy and reflexology. I am an Honours graduate from The Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo, it is the highest level of training outside of Japan. I am also a certified in reflexology in both hands and feet and have taken post graduate studies in Myofascial Integration, Suikodo and deep tissue massage. Each treatment is customized to each of my clients’ individual needs with a goal of improving every facet of your life. Whether you are healing from injury or just looking for effective stress management, my treatments will suit you. For an appointment please call 416-435-4409 or visit www.roncesvallesmassage.com
Arlene Dubier, Naturopathic Doctor
As a practitioner, I am interested in helping to educate and motivate individuals towards balanced lifestyles. My mission is to advocate for each person to put themselves and their health first by identifying health goals, barriers and determining a plan that is maintainable and long-term.
My treatment may initially involve nutritional supplementation with discussion of lifestyle and dietary changes. I also love to incorporate botanical medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture where it may fit. Through practice, I have discovered a special interest in digestive health, female health, allergies, skin health (including facial rejuvenation acupuncture) and family planning, although I love helping anyone who wants to take control of their well-being.
Suki Hon, Naturopathic Doctor (she/her)
I believe everyone deserves a chance to become a healthier and better version of themselves. I am passionate about creating equal health opportunities through increasing accessibility to naturopathic care and through conscious awareness of the many factors that lead to health inequality and biases. In taking into consideration the physical, mental, environmental, socioeconomic, cultural, and racial aspects, I strive to help BIPOC find sustainable healthcare solutions that work for them.
By addressing the key pillars of health (nutrition/digestion, movement, stress, sleep), I believe we can build the foundations you need to lead a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. Through the use of herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and lifestyle counselling, we will support and restore balance in the body. Together, we can optimize your health so you can feel your best.
Let’s discover how you can take control of your wellness in a sustainable and accessible way.
For more information or to book an appointment, please visit www.sukihon.com.
I am also certified in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Malwina Biczysko, Certified Nutritional Practitioner (C.N.P.)
I believe in a holistic approach to healing that encompasses nutrition, connection to oneself, connecting to community and self-empowerment. I specialize in digestive wellness as this is foundational in having optimal health and the work that I do comes from a place of integrity and true understanding. Through clinical and personal life experiences I have learned to approach healing through an investigative approach, using both intuitive and scientific-based knowledge to get to the root cause of health issues. I am also deeply passionate about bringing awareness to the menstrual cycle and promoting health and empowerment to women on their healing journey. I work with women to heal their menstrual irregularities while teaching them to connect to their cycle and learn how to move through the phases of their month. My goals are to empower women to see the beautiful uniqueness and intricacies of their bodies, and with this restore their bodies back into a state of optimal health. I firmly believe that accessibility to whole foods, and education on natural healing is primal in empowering folks to take control of their health, therefore I prioritize educating clients on financially sustainable ways to lead a healthy life, with the support of herbal medicine and supplementation if required.
Malwina is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner C.N.P. who graduated from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition with honours in 2017. She has been running her private practice since 2018 specializing in digestive health, women’s health and menstrual cycle support. She believes that natural medicine and a healthy lifestyle should be accessible to all and trusts in the power of food as medicine to help heal the body back to balance.
Ashton Shearer, R.TCMP, R.ac
I’m an artist and medicine person, licensed acupuncturist, and herbalist practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine. I believe Chinese Medicine is a powerful holistic medical system that yields profound results, improving a multitude of conditions within the mind, body and spirit.
My medicine practice is community focused. I care deeply about providing affordable care so that anyone, regardless of their economic position, can overcome their health challenges. I’ve spent years working in the arts sector with marginalized communities and use the tools I’ve learned to help those navigating systemic barriers.
During treatment we address the manifesting symptoms as well as the root cause of the issue. We will focus on improving sleep, digestion and exercise, while also exploring other factors like environment, connection with the natural world, relationships, creativity—all of which are central to maintaining health goals in the longterm.
I offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, and cupping (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at affordable sliding-scale rates. I run a NADA AcuDetox acupuncture circle at Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre and at community events in the city. I’m also a co-organizer of The People’s Healing Fund, a collective that provides funds for BIPOC practitioners to better serve their communities.
For more information please see www.NightHawkMedicine.com
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