Sally Horne, R.TCM.P

Sally is a registered acupuncturist and herbalist and member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). She is a graduate of the five-year Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) from Victoria University in Australia. Further studies took Sally to China for her clinical internship at Shandong Hospital, where she studied under experts in various fields including orthopedics, gynecology, gastroenterology, dermatology, endocrinology, rheumatology, and cardiology.

Sally has a particular interest in the mind-body connection and how mental and emotional states impact health and behaviour. In addition to Chinese medicine, she holds qualifications in psychology. Her thesis examined how mental and emotional states, such as stress, depression and anxiety, impact the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. One of her main areas of expertise is therefore acupuncture for mental and emotional imbalances, and for physical issues which have an underlying psycho-emotional component. 

A consultation with Sally will take a holistic look at symptoms, medical history, diet and lifestyle. Treatment may include a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and practical lifestyle and dietary advice. Sally treats a wide range of mental and physical health conditions, including:

  • Mental and emotions issues

  • Musculoskeletal and pain conditions

  • Digestive and respiratory disorders 

  • Women’s health and fertility issues

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Sleep issues, fatigue, and poor concentration

Health & Wellness and Life Coaching

Sally is also a health, wellness and life coach, who is committed to helping her clients optimize their health and wellbeing and supporting their personal and professional development. She holds Graduate and Postgraduate Diplomas in Psychology and a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology (in progress). Sally takes an evidence-based approach, drawing on a variety of solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and strengths-oriented models and techniques. She uses such tools to help her clients overcome unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, achieve their work and life goals, enhance their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, and create a life of meaning and purpose aligned with personal values.

Sally incorporates a holistic approach into her coaching practice, taking into consideration the mental, emotional, interpersonal, and contextual factors which prevent her clients from achieving their goals and factors which support their goals. With extensive experience working in the health and wellness industry, along with qualifications in health science and mindfulness, Sally places a strong emphasis on wellbeing in her coaching practice.

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Training

Sally is also a meditation instructor and integrates mindfulness and self-compassion techniques into her coaching practice to help her clients develop self-awareness, manage their stress, regulate their emotions and behaviour, and cultivate a kinder attitude towards themselves. She holds certifications in mindfulness and compassion-based programs, including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour, and Cultivating Emotional Balance programs, which she teaches in the format of individualized coaching and small group trainings. She has also been involved in research examining the effects of mindfulness meditation on mental and physical health and well-being, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

About Sally

Sally is committed to her own personal health, wellbeing and development. She is a long-term meditator within the Buddhist tradition and has lived, studied and worked in Buddhist communities and institutes in India, Nepal, and China. She regularly attends retreats and maintains a daily meditation practice. Sally is also an enthusiastic long-distance runner who enjoys pushing her personal boundaries on mountain trails, and enjoys hiking, travelling, and creating art.


  • Master of Science in Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney, 2021 (in progress).

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, University of Melbourne, 2012.

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Deakin University, 2011.

  • Bachelor of Health-Science (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine), Victoria University, 2008.

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013.

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013.

  • Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training, Santa Barbara Institute of Consciousness Studies, 2013.