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My name is Andrea Penagos, and I’m a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Victoria, British Columbia.
I’ve been working in health and wellness since 2010, beginning as a yoga instructor then holding a private practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist in Los Angeles from 2015 to 2020. Coming from the non-profit sector, the inspiration to effect positive change in people's lives led me towards a career in wellness.
I’m passionate about helping patients improve their health and well being through the tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine, lifestyle medicine, and individualized holistic care. My greatest joy is witnessing my patients feel better, increase their quality of life, and live symptom-free.
My 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 my toolkit include cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, tui na, and energy healing.
I treat a range of conditions in my practice including acute injuries, chronic pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and fertility challenges. I’m bilingual and offer services in Spanish when requested.
Traditional healing, herbal medicine, energy medicine, whole foods nutrition, mindful movement, and meditation are the life-giving practices I know and trust. I have worked in wellness for nearly a decade and have witnessed the impact of natural medicine not only in myself, but in the patients I have helped live fuller, healthier lives through these modalities.
We all have an innate capacity to heal and live vibrant, dynamic, creative lives, and it's my mission to support you in that process.
I offers services in Spanish if needed. Se habla español.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy forest walks, swimming, meditating, cooking, medicine-making, dyeing textiles with plants, and the occasional adventure abroad.
Diploma of Phytotherapy (Summa Cum Laude), Pacific Rim College, Victoria, British Columbia (2022)
Master's in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yo San University, Los Angeles (2015)
Bachelors in International Relations (Cum Laude), Univeristy of Southern California, Los Angeles (2009)
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA)
Licensed Acupuncturist, California Acupuncture Board
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Andrea Penagos R.TCM.P., L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MATCM, Dipl. Phyto. is a Registered TCM Practitioner (British Columbia), Licensed Acupuncturist (California), Medical Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher with over a decade of experience in the health and wellness field. Andrea guides her patients towards radiant health through the tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Herbalism, lifestyle medicine, and individualized holistic care.
Andrea holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University of Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Since 2015, Andrea is an active Board Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California and is certified by the U.S. National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In August 2023, Andrea became a Registered TCM Practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of British Columbia, Canada.
In June 2022, Andrea graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pacific Rim College's Phytotherapy Program, expanding her knowledge of herbalism from East Asian Medicine into Western Herbal Medicine.
Andrea is also a Reiki Master Teacher trained under Reiki Master Teachers Syd Yang in Los Angeles and Ma Gyan Suveera in Rishikesh, India.
Andrea treats patients in Victoria, BC at Spring Wellness clinic in Quadra Village. Book an in-person appointment with Andrea.
She also offers online herbal consults and distance Reiki sessions to clients in Canada and the United States. Book an online consult here.
Andrea offers services in Spanish if needed. Se habla español.