Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CTCMA, BC. 2015)
Registered TCM Herbalist (CTCMA, BC. 2015)
Registered Acupuncturist (CTCMA, BC. 2010)
B.A (McMaster University, Ontario. 2005)
Meet Verena McCrae
In 2005, after finishing her BA at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, Verena began her slow journey towards the west coast. She stopped and explored the mountains and valleys of Jasper, Alberta for a couple of years, before yearning to live close to the ocean and mountains again - as she did growing up close to the Caribbean Ocean. Once she reached Victoria, BC, she was enrolled at Pacific Rim College to complete her 3 year Diploma in Acupuncture.
Verena’s passion for Chinese Medicine was evident when she went on to add 2 more years of studies to continue on and complete the 5 year program Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After 7 rigorous exams, Verena first became and Acupuncturist in 2010 and then a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2015, giving her the ability to now practice both Registered Acupuncture and Registered Chinese Herbal Medicine in her practice.
Her love for Chinese Medicine is partly due to the fact that it provides benefits for such a wide variety of conditions - and she loves seeing and helping this variety of health concerns in her practice. However, having used and benefited from Acupuncture throughout both her pregnancies, she began to really appreciate it’s advantages in Women’s Health - especially relating to fertility, menstrual health, pregnancy support, labour preparation, postpartum care and Family Health.
In Verena’s practice, she also offers the opportunity for an entirely natural experience of Facial Rejuvenation care. These treatments help bring vitality and glow from the inside out through the use of Acupuncture and Gua Sha - with a unique opportunity to learn techniques for home care.
Other treatments Verena especially enjoys are for:
Verena just loves to be working at Mandala Center for Health and Wellness, enjoying the beautiful space it provides both for patient and practitioners. She is thrilled to be a part of the exceptional healing team that Mandala has created.