Dr. Andrew Kerr, Dr.TCM 03653
Andrew has worked at Dragonfly Community Acupuncture in the Comox Valley for almost 3 years. He moved from Vancouver 3 years ago where he worked as both teacher and practitioner of Chinese Medicine for 6 years. While practising in Vancouver, he specialized in sports medicine and worked with professionals from various disciplines, such as chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered massage therapists. He also studied Chinese Martial Arts (Bagua Zhang) where he learned additional therapies from his teacher who was also a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine.
Andrew is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) and co-owner of Dragonfly Community Acupuncture. He is also a certified Backpacking Guide with the assocation of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Andrew has had an interest in natural medicine and the outdoors since he can remember. Now a resident of the Comox Valley, he continues to share his knowledge of natural medicine, nutrition, and classic therapeutic exercises (Qi Gong) to help others maintain optimal health.
Brittany Allinson R.Ac. 04908
I am a Registered Acupuncturist as well as Dragonfly Community Acupuncture’s co-owner. I completed my acupuncture studies in October 2015 at PCU College of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby, B.C.
I began my post secondary education studying classical flute at Capilano University for 2 years when I decided that I did not want to have a professional career in music and decided to take 2 years off of school and focus on working.
I first became interested in acupuncture while falling very ill and having limited choices in treatment due to my allergies. This led me to an acupuncturist that treated me with ear acupressure, which uses seeds instead of needles. I found immediate relief after only one treatment and began to go regularly for the next few months where I naturally found my passion. During my treatments, my acupuncturist began teaching me basic concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine until I decided to begin practicing ear acupressure, not only on myself but also on my family with amazing results. Seeing how much I could help myself and my family, I realized that my next step was to begin studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at a post secondary level.
After completing my acupuncture studies, I moved to the Comox Valley in 2015. I was drawn here by the sense of community, local foods and beautiful outdoors and am excited to now call the valley my home. In my spare time I enjoy playing music, hiking and greeting any dog I come across.