Joleen Kraft, Spa Owner, Herbalist, & Reiki Practitioner
“It is important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” -Hippocrates
Joleen is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and reiki practitioner. She offers needle-free acupuncture (LLLT / laser acupuncture), medical herbalism, and Reiki treatments.
While waiting to writer the provincial board exams in acupuncture, Joleen is offering appointments in needle-free acupuncture (LLLT acupuncture, laser acupuncture). Laser acupuncture offers the same benefits as regular acupuncture, only without the insertion of a needle into the skin. It is a great alternative for children or individuals who are not fond of needles. During a laser acupuncture appointment, you may receive cupping, gua sha, or dietary/herbal advice as warranted. Joleen has over 500 hours of acupuncture clinical experience, and has taken special training to be able to offer laser acupuncture.
As a herbalist, Joleen crafts unique herbal medicines for each person’s unique situation; to achieve this, a thorough intake and history is an important part of the process. Any diagnostic testing from an MD or specialist is also considered. Once the patient’s story begins to emerge, appropriate herbal formulas will be developed and may take the form of tinctures, teas, creams, capsules, and so on.
Joleen has also begun practicing Reiki. Channeling energy into the body works to reestablish connections between the chakras or energetic areas of the body and encourage the body’s own natural healing and well-being.
Joleen’s educational history: After completing a BA, and then working and travelling abroad, Joleen completed an MA in English Literature at Concordia University in Montreal, and subsequently worked as a copy editor and tech writer. Life eventually brought her to Victoria, where she decided to attend Pacific Rim College to formally study herbalism and then acupuncture. She has completed her training as an Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, and is now offering treatments in both areas at VCA.