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 many 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 physical health, and vice versa. In addition to her qualifications in health science and Chinese medicine, she holds graduate and postgraduate diplomas in psychology. Her thesis for her studies in psychology examined how mental and emotional states, such as psychological stress, depression, and anxiety, impact physiological systems engaged during the body’s response to stress, such as 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 symptom presentation, medical history, diet and lifestyle. Treatment may include a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and practical life-style advice. Sally treats a wide range of mental and physical health conditions, including:

  • Psycho-emotional issues, such as stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Musculoskeletal and pain conditions

  • Digestive and respiratory disorders 

  • Women’s health and fertility issues

  • Immune disorders

  • Sleep issues, fatigue, and poor concentration, amongst other health issues.

In addition, Sally has rained as an instructor for a number of mindfulness-based programs, which including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Cultivating Emotional Balance, which she offers in the format of one-on-one and small group formats. She has 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. Her interest in Eastern philosophy and meditation has taken her to India and Nepal where she lived, studied, and worked in Tibetan Buddhist communities and institutes. 

In her spare time, Sally is pursuing a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology. She is a long-distance runner and has recently taken up trail running and is loving exploring the North Shore mountains on weekends. She also enjoys hiking, travel, and painting and drawing.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney (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