Leigha Calladine, R.Ac
Leigha Calladine R.Ac. completed the Registered Acupuncturist program at Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences (KCCIHS) graduating in 2019. She completed over 2000 hours of academic studies and 500 clinical hours. Leigha went on to develop a research paper on “The Advantages of Incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine into Modern Day Treatment of Patients Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma”. After which she was successfully board certified as a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA.
Leigha is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment to heal. She is passionate about mental health and wellness, the connection between the mind and physical pain, and women’s health. She understands that healing is a journey and is not a one size fits all model. She loves to work with her patients to find the best treatment that is both manageable and beneficial.
Before living in Vancouver, Leigha was in Nelson B.C. for 11 years. During her time in Nelson, she experienced a wide variety of healing practices as well as got to know the Western Medical system more intimately. She ran her own Acupuncture practice in a Medical office where she worked alongside family doctors, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, and social workers.
Leigha provides therapies such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Electroacupuncture (the application of electrical stimulation to acupuncture needles), Tui Na & Gua Sha (Chinese massage and soft tissue manual therapy), TCM food and lifestyle recommendations.
In her free time, Leigha enjoys spending time outdoors, doing yoga, playing music, and spending time with her cat Phoebe. She looks forward to practicing at Elements Wellness Centre and continuing her education in disciplines complementary to Acupuncture to provide holistic health services.
Leigha would like to acknowledge and thank the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations on which she is practicing today. She is grateful to be able to heal and live on this land.