Erica Smurthwaite B.Sc, R.Ac

Erica was born and raised in the Kootenays. She moved to Vancouver Island to receive her B.Sc in psychology from the University of Victoria. Upon completion she spent time traveling and ended up in India, where she completed her yoga teacher training; It was during this time she developed passion for an energetic, hands on healing approach.

Upon returning to Victoria, Erica attended Pacific Rim college for acupuncture and nutrition. Since receiving her Diploma of acupuncture in 2015 she has practiced in Los Barilles, Mexico and Victoria, BC. Her family has recently relocated to Nanaimo and is looking forward to settling into the area and being closer to the Mountains.

During her spare time, she can be found with her husband and son, hiking, running, working on her house or garden, or in the yoga studio. Erica strongly believes in a well-rounded lifestyle approach to healing, drawing from acupuncture, yoga and nutrition.

Her practice has involved treating many physical ailments such as back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, stiff neck/back, frozen shoulder, and general body aches, pains and injuries. She has also focused on treating fertility and menstruation issues, allergies, digestion, sleep issues, stress, and depression. Erica also offers facial cosmetic acupuncture.