image: bags full of dried moxa plant Chin. Ai Ye, Jap. Mogusa (artemisia crop, Japan 2018, Yamashoo Factory)
Dr. Katrine B. Hegillman is a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Oriri Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Centre where she strives to benefit and support the community by delivering services of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Japanese Acupuncture,
and Functional Medicine (www.ifm.org).
Dr. Hegillman's journey to becoming a Practitioner started at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (4.5 years of study of Agriculture Engineering and Human Nutrition). During which, she became inspired by “outside of the box” Professor Gorny who was teaching Ecological Methods of Food Production and introducing to his students the studies of Rudolf Steiner, the theory of Yin and Yang, Plant Neighborhood knowledge, and so many more interesting teachings. She studied Nutritional Science at the Agriculture University of Warsaw for 3 years until 1995.
From 1995 Dr. Hegillman studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at ICTCM in Vancouver, B.C.
Upon graduating from Chinese Medicine College in 1999, she underwent a practicum in Anhui Hospital of Acupuncture in Hefei, China.
After her studies and experience in China, in 1999, she started her TCM practice and served patients in Kitsilano Vancouver, BC, for 10 years.
In 2005 Dr. Hegillman took a seminar in San Francisco, and began to study Japanese Acupuncture by Master Ikeda Masakazu.
In 2009, she moved to Morocco, Marrakesh where she had an official practice and served the expatriate community, as well as Moroccan patients, for 3 years.During this time she was training in the Neurological Integration System, a method developed by Dr. Allan Phillips D.O.(2005-2009), and Psych-K, a method developed by Robert Williams and Dr. Bruce Lipton Ph.D. (2003-2008). Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei’s style of Acupuncture, has been part of the techniques she uses since the 2010 seminars in London UK. Later, Dr. Hegillman studied in Portland Oregon, USA with Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei and Monika Kobylecka L.Ac. Finally in 2012, Dr. Katrine Hegillman moved to settle here in Victoria B.C. and open her licensed practice Oriri Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Centre treating children and adults, and in 2015 she completed her Advanced KMS (Kiiko Matsumoto Style) Japanese Acupuncture Training.
Dr. Hegillman's passion for knowledge and for helping the community never ceases, she spends her free time in learning seminars honing her skills in many fields, teaching Qi Gong and Sotai Hō to improve health and wellness, singing in a modern polish folk band, volunteering at schools, centres and retirement homes giving free talks on Japanese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and most importantly spending time with her family, may it be learning violin with her two children, ballet with her daughter, hiking with hubby and the kids.