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Body centred,

land based medicines

that honour and respect 

the wisdom of the body.

Hello, my name is Jennifer Apedaile.

With gratitude, I acknowledge that I am a settler honoured to be

living, working and learning to be a good guest

on the unceded (stolen) territories (tribal regions) of the Coast Salish,

Nuu Chah Nulth (New chan lulth), Kwakwak'wakw (Kwak wak ya wak), 

Stl'atl'imc (Stat liem) and Nlaka'pamux (Ing-khla-kap-muh).

I am grateful to my TCM teachers; Dr.Yin and Dr.Hu

and to my Five Element Acupuncture teacher, Neil Gumenick.

I raise my hands in gratitude to my IFOT teachers;

Shirley Turcotte and Alannah Young

and to the Elders who support me in a good way.


I am a woman, sister, mother, and child of this earth. 

I long to live in the wild places, of which there are few.

I continue to grow with and learn from

the trauma I experienced throughout my own life.


I am deeply committed to empowering health and wellness,

prioritizing individuals and communities who live with the impacts of trauma.

Classical Five Element Acupuncture and

Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy

are some of the tools I use to help support 

the discovery of your innate capacity to heal

and live a self-directed life.

It would be an honour to work with you.




 Constitutional acupuncture supports

the body, mind, heart and spirit

using acupuncture points

to access

the body's energy,

 restoring foundational

balance and wellbeing.


Learning the importance of honouring

our body’s wisdom.

Learning how to make space from

the collective and the vicarious. 

Valuing our implicit connection to the land.

Discovering the medicines each of us

and the territories around us carry.

Empowering healing in our daily lives

and in our communities. 


Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy

honours every individual

as their own territory,

with their own medicines.

Rooted in the Land, IFOT helps us

honour the wisdom of our bodies

and find our way home.



Deeply supporting and caring for 

the physical, mental, emotional


spiritual well-being

of every birthing person

before, during and after

any and all pregnancies


to book an appointment

please contact


jennifer apedaile

registered acupuncturist

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