Meet. Dr. Paula

Like most people living their divinely inspired purpose, my passion found me.


I was initially introduced to acupuncture while going through a divorce, raising a small child, and running my own glass-blowing business. Stretched to the max, angry, exhausted, and completely overwhelmed, that first experience connected dots and answered questions I had been asking for years. You mean to tell me the body and mind really are connected? That the emotions I am feeling are affecting how I feel physically? An insatiable curiosity set in and for the first time in a long time I felt relaxed and grounded.

Becoming a Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

After completing a 5-year Chinese Medical program, which included time in China with rotations in multiple departments, I was burnt out. I couldn’t bear the thought of spending the next however many years of my life talking about Qi (The Chinese word for Life Force/Energy). In an extreme measure to leave the past behind, I sold everything and moved to Ontario.

During this time I was introduced to various self-development methods including plant medicines. Over time I could hear Chinese Medicine calling me home. After 2.5 years I came back and settled in Kelowna, BC, and finally became the Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine I had trained for.

Since then I have been fortunate enough to train with some of the top teachers in North America. With their guidance, I have been encouraged to find a personal expression of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that encourages depth and meaningful connections. To see a list of what we have been successful at treating click here.

Treating this beautiful community (Kelowna, BC, and area) has been a great gift. Your experience matters, the things you have an inkling about, a sense of, they matter. Recently I’ve begun to offer Introduction to Chinese Medicine courses for those of you who are curious to understand more. 

At Acupuncture Kelowna we treat all of you; body, mind & soul.

I look forward to being in this unfolding with you.



Are you ready to work with Dr. Paula?