Raeghan Siemens B.Sc. DTCM, Rac., doula. After receiving her B.Sc from the University of Alberta, Raeghan studied Chinese Medicine at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC. Compelled by Chinese medicine’s 2000-year-old history of treating woman’s reproductive disorders, Raeghan pursued postgraduate studies in obstetrics and gynaecology under Dr. Randine Lewis, Debra Betts, Raven Lang, Jean Lesveque, David Bray, and Sharon Weizenbaum and many other world renowned specialists.
Raeghan has been in practice for over 10. She is dedicated to treating all stages of women’s reproductive wellness, from enhancing fertility, through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. By working collaboratively with other health caregivers such as physicians, midwives and doulas Raeghan is able to provide the most comprehensive and effective care for her clients.
Raeghan is the co- founder and board member of the Canadian Association of Obstetrical Oriental Medicine (CAOOM)
Raeghan lives in White Rock with her husband Dave, daughters Ardyn and Natalia, and dogs Lyle and Libby.
Dr. Emilie Salomons’ passion lies in gynecology, fertility and obstetrics. Aside from being a Birth Doula, she has trained under some of the top Chinese Medicine Gynecology, Fertility and Pregnancy specialists in the world. Emilie practices out of Acubalance Wellness Centre, where she is dedicated to helping men and women achieve their dreams of having healthy, happy families.
Emilie is a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC. After graduating from her 5-year Doctor of TCM program, she spent eight months in Beijing, China, doing postgraduate studies at the Dongzhimen University Hospital.
Emilie is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), as well as a co-founder and board member of theCanadian Association of Oriental Obstetrical Medicine (CAOOM).
In keeping with her commitment to work at the community level, Emilie has volunteered several times in Uganda and Nepal teaching Nurses, Midwives and Traditional African Medicine Practitioners, basic obstetrical acupuncture, as well as acupuncture treatments for the debilitating symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. Currently, Emilie also works as a volunteer Acupuncturist at St. Paul’s hospital treating patients in palliative care.
Emilie lives in Vancouver with her husband Courtney and their son Loïc.
Shannon Larson Dr.TCM, BFA, Doula
Dr. Shannon Larson completed a 5 year program in Chinese Medicine and holds a diploma of Doctor of Chinese Medicine from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. Her studies include clinical practice at the China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan. Shannon also completed a 2 year Master’s Mentorship Program with Sharon Weizenbaun at the White Pine Institute and continues to study with the White Pine Institute.
While Shannon’s interest in Chinese Medicine is wide ranging, her passion for women’s health has led her to pursue training in workshops by some of the current leaders in Chinese Medicine for fertility and obstetrics including Sharon Weizenbaum, Bob Flaws, Debra Betts and Jane Lyttleton. Shannon was a partner in Acumamas for 6 years and has extensive hours of experience attending labours both as an acupuncturist as well as a birth doula.