Stephanie Curran graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver in 2000 with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma. Stephanie furthered her studies with advanced acupuncture training in China, where she completed a hospital internship program.
Stephanie has been in private practice in Victoria since 2000 and founded the Elements of Health Centre in 2006. She has devoted much of her practice to treating women’s health issues and has completed many specialized courses in the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating reproductive and pregnancy conditions. Stephanie obtained her fellowship with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2009 and is one of eight Canadians holding this designation.
Stephanie is open in sharing her own personal experience with infertility, click here to read more about her journey.
Passionate about working with women throughout their pregnancies, Stephanie has completed doula training as well as extensive TCM course work in obstetrics. During the years that she attended births, Stephanie integrated acupuncture and labour support in both home and hospital settings.
Stephanie has a strong background in treating musculoskeletal conditions and spent the first three years of her practice working at the Cedar Hill Sports Therapy Clinic. Stephanie is a past instructor at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, where she taught a course in blending both eastern and western sciences to treat sports injuries and soft tissue pathologies.
As a long-time practitioner of meditation and yoga, Stephanie threads mindfulness teachings into her treatment sessions. Along with maintaining a daily practice, she attends annual meditation retreats and meets weekly with a meditation group in her community. Stephanie completed a 7-day teacher training course with MBSR founder, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and is passionate about sharing mindfulness awareness through leading a variety of workshops and courses - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Touching the Earth, Listening Mothers and Mindful Mamas. She has completed training with Mindful Schools to teach mindfulness to children and is also in the process of becoming certified to teach Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting. Stephanie is on the board of directors with the BC Association of Living Mindfully (BCALM) and is passionate about leading presentations and supporting mindfulness initiatives in her community.
Stephanie and her husband Chris, a registered massage therapist, have traveled to East Africa and Venezuela to volunteer and provide health services in rural, third world communities. When not working, Stephanie enjoys playing guitar, windsurfing, camping and exploring the beach with Chris, her daughter Shae and their lovely dog Tosca.
In accordance with provincial regulation, all therapists at the Elements of Health Centre are licensed and in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) or College of Massage Therapists.