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Tayler Schmitz, R.Ac

Tayler is a Registered Acupuncturist who graduated with honors from the award-winning Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. She is currently registered and in good standing with the College & Assn of Acupuncturists of Alberta.


Tayler is passionate about using Traditional Chinese methods to provide a supportive environment for her clients to relax, be heard, and optimize their health. With a gentle, holistic approach, Tayler primarily focuses her practice on gynecological health, mental and emotional wellbeing, digestive health, and complex pain conditions. She practices with honesty and clarity, providing insight and knowledge to empower her clients.

Tayler aims to assist her clients in creating more balanced, healthy lifestyles through mindful practices and Traditional Chinese nutritional advice. Tayler is knowledgeable and passionate about the importance of digestive health and nutrition, our food is one of the main building blocks for our health and well-being. Tayler looks to incorporate both Traditional Chinese knowledge about food therapy and modern western medical nutrition to create and sustain health for her clients. 


“Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principal of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one feels thirsty”.

-Huang di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine), 4th Century BC

Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for more than 3,000 years. Many treatment modalities are used within TCM including herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, massage (Tui Na), cupping, food therapy, scraping, and more. Treatments harness the body's natural healing abilities, restoring balance to the system while strengthening the body and increasing vitality. 

Holism refers to treating the whole person, recognizing the interconnectedness of systems with in the body, taking into account our physical, emotional and mental state when treating illness. In Chinese Medicine there is the recognition that we are not separate from our surroundings or the natural world around us, there are many factors to dis-ease that often can't be simplified down to one system. 

In Chinese Medicine, health is more than the absence of disease. Great importance is put on maintaining health and preventing dis-ease through adequate sleep, proper digestive function, meditation, supporting mental health, movement and exercise. Practicing various forms of self-cultivation creates a harmonious balance between mind and body. 

Chinese Medicine

The traditional term "yǎng shēng" - means "to nourish life" - and refers to the acts of self-cultivation that help one live in harmony and health. The most important practices are referred to as the "four limbs of a chair" as they have the greatest impact on our wellbeing, they include cultivation the mind and emotions, regulating diet, balance between activity and rest, and sleeping sufficiently. If all four limbs of the chair are strong, the chair is stable and supported. Bodywork, herbal medicine and acupuncture are all useful tools, but are thought to be secondary to the 'four limbs' in cultivating and maintaining health.

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