Jill Truscott is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia, and the Education Coordinator for Red Tree Wellness Inc. Jill graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC.
She believes that healing takes place on many levels – physical, emotional, and mental – and also through the compassionate connection between a patient and their therapist. It is in this connection that Jill has formed a trusting relationship with her patients. She strives to educate her patients in the mechanisms of acupuncture in both an eastern and western medical perspective, so that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be more clearly understood. Her scope of acupuncture treatments covers all ailments and conditions, with a focus on musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, insomnia, and digestive issues.
My path to wellness
Jill has incorporated acupuncture and eastern medicine into her own health and lifestyle for the past decade, which led her to study this intriguing medicine. When she was 14 years old, she suffered from chronic migraines, which were so severe that she had to continue much of her high school studies from home. She was referred to a neurologist, and tried many different medications, however nothing offered long term relief of her symptoms. This is when a doctor at her mother’s work suggested acupuncture, as nothing else had seemed to work for her. Jill’s first appointment with an acupuncturist led to a lifelong relationship of trust and gratitude, with her practitioner eventually also acting as a mentor in her own pursuit of TCM studies. It was the first time that she felt that someone was trying to find the root of her migraines, finally giving her hope that she would truly find relief of her symptoms. After weekly sessions for two months, Jill was migraine free, and continues to be to this day. For years after, she referred other people to acupuncture, and continued to hear all of the amazing healing benefits people were having.
After graduating high school, she decided to take time off to travel. Throughout spending two years traveling back and forth to Asia, she fell in love with their traditions and philosophies – the harmony between people and nature, the balance of mind, body, and spirit, and the holistic approach to life and our own health. Upon returning home from her extensive travels, which also took her to Europe, Africa, and South America, she studied Humanities and Development Studies for four years at the University of Calgary. In 2012, her passion for wellness and health led her to Vancouver to complete her studies as a Registered Acupuncturist.
She is grateful to have found her path in acupuncture, and to be able to educate and offer others a medicine which allows us to achieve internal balance and heal ourselves through natural means. Through Jill’s holistic and patient-centered approach to healthcare and lifestyle, she hopes to help guide you to achieve your greatest level of health.
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- Jill’s treatments are focused, precise, gentle, professional and most importantly, incredibly effective. Her kindness and patience makes for a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. more>
- I recently saw Jill for my first ever acupuncture treatment, and I couldn’t have had a better experience! Will definitely be returning to Jill more> -- Kirsty M.