Vital Point describes a state of health when the body reaches its full potential.

Our intention at Vital Point Acupuncture & Holistic Health, Kamloops & Sun Peaks, is to provide holistic health care in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Traditional Medicines have the ability to heal on many levels, and the journey towards health is unique for every individual. We address all levels of the body - physical, mental, and emotional for a truly holistic approach to healing. Through education, a supportive environment, and an open mind, our goal as a healthcare practice is to aid patients towards a greater awareness of what optimal health means to them. 

Kristina Adams

Registered Acupuncturist

Kristina graduated from Pacific Rim College in April 2017 and became a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA of British Columbia shortly after. Her interest in alternative health care began at a young age when she experienced various health issues that western medicine didn't have the answers to.

She studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC, and later at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. Here she learned directly from Doctors of Chinese Medicine, studying gynaecology, dermatology, internal medicine, paediatrics, tuina massage, and advanced orthopaedic acupuncture.

After graduating from Pacific Rim, Kristina travelled to Japan where she had the amazing opportunity to train in Shiatsu massage, enjoy plenty of powder skiing, and immerse herself in Japanese culture and customs. From Japan she moved to Australia, where she mentored for one year at a fertility acupuncture clinic on the Gold Coast.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic healthcare has truly grown into a passion for her. She is continually learning, growing, and finding ways to better assist people on their healing journeys. She is currently studying to become a registered herbalist and is very happy to be serving the communities of Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort.


 

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Yanna Hall

Registered Massage Therapist

Yanna graduated from the esteemed Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3 year diploma program, as a professional Registered Massage Therapist certified in BC in 2009. She is also a certified spin instructor (stationary bike-cardio/endurance training) and group fitness instructor.

Yanna has always had a passion for health, healing and an interest in the human body, cultivated while growing up in the beautiful Shuswap lake area. Her parents and peers taught her the importance of looking at the body as a whole with every element being connected. At the age of 12, Yanna completed her Level 1 Touch for Health course, she later went on to study massage therapy in Edmonton while working as a full time fitness consultant. While she enjoyed a couple years in Edmonton, in 2006, she came back to BC where she completed her professional studies and graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3000 hour program.

Since moving to Kamloops in January of 2010, Yanna has had the pleasure of working in a couple different clinics which has allowed her tremendous opportunity to grow and thrive in her practice. Yanna is currently booking registered massage therapy in Kamloops
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Natalie McLennan

Registered Massage Therapist

Natalie graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College in August of 2022 and is thrilled to begin sharing her passion for massage therapy with others. 

Natalie has always had an adventurous lifestyle which included many sports and outdoor hobbies. This led her to pursue environmental sciences at Douglas College. Over time, she noticed that the drive to help others with a more direct and hands on approach had a stronger calling. From personally experiencing the benefits of massage therapy in her own injury rehabilitation, she decided to switch career paths and pursue the RMT program. She loves sharing what she has learned with others in order for them to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Natalie recently moved to Kamloops from the lower mainland and is excited to explore the area around her new home. When not in clinic, you can find her hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and 4x4ing. She is thrilled to be a part of the Vital Point team where she hopes to grow as an RMT and help others on their journey to better health.  Natalie is offering registered massage therapy in Kamloops

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Jessica Lavelle

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Jessica is passionate about educating her clients in order to empower them to make lifestyle changes that bring balance into their lives for long lasting results. She believes in addressing the root cause and simplifying the process so healthy eating feels more intuitive. Her priority is to help her clients heal and achieve their health goals.

Having developed hormonal and digestive issues in her early twenties, Jessica was called to deepen her knowledge of nutrition and seek further education. Through her own experience, she has an understanding of the difficulties of implementing those changes to your lifestyle and believes in the value of having the proper guidance.

Jessica completed a 3 year diploma from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, which is the most comprehensive on-site program in North America. She studied both Western and Eastern food philosophies and resonated with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic diet therapy due to their recognition of everyone's unique constitution.  

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Dr. Michelle Poirier

Chiropractor

Dr. Michelle Poirier comes to Kamloops after studying and practicing Chiropractic Medicine in Oregon since 2019. As a former Registered Dietitian and competitive athlete she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her background to her patients.

Her focus is to help you restore and maximize your mobility, reduce pain and get you back to enjoying the activities you love most.

Her treatments incorporate a variety of techniques with focus on muscle, ligament and tendon applications, various physical therapy modalities, strengthening, and chiropractic manipulation.

In her spare time, you will often find Michelle on trail runs, hiking, camping, gardening and enjoying the outdoors with her two pups.

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Chyanne Carlisle

Registered Acupuncturist

Chyanne completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta.

Being raised in the integrated community of Nelson, BC she learnt from a young age how important it is to prioritize health and wellness. After having a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic in high school, Chyanne turned to alternative medicine to help recover and heal her body, which inspired her passion in the field of Eastern Medicine.

She prioritizes finding the root cause of dysfunction within the body, starting with a detailed intake to tailor a treatment plan specifically to your individual needs. She is passionate about holding an open space of communication to thoroughly understand your health goals and takes a holistic approach in clinic incorporating treatments that support you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Her goal is to educate and support her patients along their journey in healing, restoring balance and harmony within the body. She is continuously taking new courses, learning more techniques and expanding her knowledge on conditions. Alongside acupuncture she utilizes cupping, gua sha, electrotherapy and/or diet and lifestyle recommendations when needed.

Outside of clinic she enjoys spending her time outdoors, hiking and camping with her australian shepherd pup, golfing in the summers and in the gym strength training and taking hot yoga classes in the winter.

 

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Cheryl Kinshella

Physiotherapist

Cheryl Kinshella completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2008 after compeleting a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia. She pursued additional training since completion of her degree and uses that knowledge to provide an integrative Physiotherapy experience. She continues to study trauma, the nervous system, social justice, integrative medicine, yoga, and mindfulness practices.

She treats in a holistic manner, utilizing Physiotherapy assessment in collaboration with movement therapy, lifestyle management, sleep hygiene, injury recovery, chronic disease management, and trauma. Cheryl understands each person has a different path to healing and customizes each treatment plan to the individual. She schedules all appointments on an hourly basis (unless otherwise discussed) with time between sessions to allow you space and time to receive a unique, holistic, patient-centered approach.
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