About Us

Hi, I'm Erin

 

Hello, I'm Erin Alexander, a registered practitioner with the CTCMA and ATCMA. My journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine began at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Pacific Rim College, where I immersed myself in the study of this ancient healing art.

Having gained valuable experience at some of Victoria's finest acupuncture clinics, I took over as the owner of Spring Wellness in August 2023. It has been an honor to continue providing exceptional care to my clients.

My passion lies in the field of healing and Chinese Medicine. I strongly believe in treating the whole person, focusing on restoring balance to both the body and mind while emphasizing prevention. Growing up surrounded by the beauty of nature, I developed a profound respect and love for its intricate workings, which Chinese medicine beautifully embodies.

In my practice, I utilize various techniques, including traditional needling, cupping therapy, tui na, gua sha, auriculotherapy, yang shen, and herbal medicine. Over the years, I have helped patients find relief from a wide range of conditions, such as headaches, insomnia, chronic and acute pain, bipolar disorder, depression, and digestive complaints. I also have a special interest in addressing emotional/mental health, women's health concerns, and providing support during pregnancy and early childhood.

I firmly believe in the remarkable capacity of our bodies to heal themselves. By combining my knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine, along with intuition and a compassionate heart, I strive to uncover what your body and spirit truly need.

When I'm not practicing at the clinic, you can find me embracing the elements while sailing or hiking, finding stillness through Tai Chi, or chasing after my spirited daughter. It is these experiences that further fuel my commitment to promoting wellness and balance in every aspect of life.

I would be honored to walk alongside you on your journey towards optimal health and well-being. If you're ready to discover the transformative power of Chinese Medicine, please contact me to schedule an appointment. Together, let's embark on a path of healing and restoration.

Meet our team

Karin Beviere

R.TCM.P 

 

Karin’s intent is to bring the best of traditional and modern energetic therapies to help people empower and heal themselves in alignment with nature.

She’s successfully treated hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, degenerative disease, digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety and depression, mothers to-be, injuries and chronic pain.

Karin practiced Homeopathic Medicine for well over a decade before becoming registered as a TCM Practitioner. She uses acupuncture, East Asian herbs, cupping, homeopathics and lifestyle rituals to gently nudge the body towards a greater expression of health.

Karin splits her time between Victoria and Salt Spring, is the proud mother of a 21 year old daughter and she speaks French. This year she’s branching out her love of the wilderness by learning how to sail.

 

 

 

Andrea Penagos

R.TCM.P 

 

Andrea Penagos is an RTCMP, Medical Herbalist, and Reiki Master registered with the CTCMA, the California Acupuncture Board, and the NCCAOM. She holds a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles and a Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) from Pacific Rim College in Victoria.

Andrea is passionate about helping patients improve their wellbeing and quality of life through the tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, lifestyle medicine, and individualized holistic care. Her practice is based on the understanding that the body innately knows how to heal itself and its potential can be optimized through acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, movement, and everyday habits. Other modalities in her toolkit include cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, tui na, and energy healing.
 
Andrea treats a range of conditions including acute injuries, chronic pain, sciatica, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and fertility challenges. Andrea is bilingual and offers her services in Spanish when requested.
 
Outside of the clinic, Andrea enjoys forest walks, swimming, meditating, cooking, medicine-making, dyeing textiles with plants, and the occasional adventure abroad.

 

 

 

Wilkens Y.K. Yau – BChinMed, R.TCM.P.

Founder

 

Please note: Dr Yau will be returning to Hong Kong for a few months to look after family but is hoping to be back in the winter and will be treating patients at Spring Wellness then.

Wilkens Y.K. Yau is the founder of the Spring Wellness Clinic of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, in service to Victoria since 2008.Mr. Yau has a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine degree from the University of Hong Kong’s School of Chinese Medicine. He is licensed with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) as a Registered TCM Practitioner, practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

 

He is also one of the few practitioners in Victoria to be licensed with the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong as a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner. His practice focuses on pain management, whether acute or chronic. Sport injury or other soft tissue damage on such areas as the neck, shoulder, lower back, knee or ankle are skillfully treated with acupuncture and a special herb oil/pack freshly prepared in-house. He also practices Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, insomnia, PMS, infertility, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, asthma, common cold and many others.

 

10
Years in Services
300
Satisfied Customers
5
Star Ratings
3
Employees

Our vision

At Spring Wellness, we envision a world where individuals are empowered to take charge of their health and experience true well-being in all aspects of life. Our vision is rooted in the belief that optimal health is not just the absence of illness, but a harmonious balance of physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Our mission

Our mission is to help our clients embrace the concept of self-empowerment and become an active participant in their own healing. We work with our clients, empowering them with knowledge, tools, and support for their own unique needs and nurtures their well-being.

Spring Wellness Clinic
2604 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4E4
info@springwellnesstcm.ca