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Welcome to Nettle,

A space for somatic healing, chronic illness recovery & nervous system regulation

Somatic: Meaning "of the body", somatic healing reconnects us with the ways our physical body is holding energies, emotions, and memories, and allows us to tap into our capacity to heal by listening to the body.

Nettle: A powerful tonic, the stinging nettle brings strength to the physical and emotional body, teaching us how to transmute life experiences into personal change and growth.

The Stinging Nettle

A gentle, yet powerful plant. Nettle nourishes and tonifies the entire body. In TCM, Nettle is seen as a Yin tonic - facilitating one's capacity for receiving nurturance and nurturing oneself.

Hello, I'm Erin Thorpe

So happy you found this space

I am a Registered Acupuncturist, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and Birth/Postpartum Doula located in Nanaimo, BC. Serving both Nanaimo and Gabriola Island.


Through the various TCM modalities I offer, my aim is to support your journey back to self - to a connection and safeness within - in a way that reminds your body and spirit of it’s innate ability to heal.

Want to learn more about me and how I practice? 


Erin's areas of focus include (but are not limited to):

Mental/Emotional Health

Women’s Health

Facial Acupuncture

Stress & Tension

Nervous System Dysfunction

Hormonal Imbalance


"The healer you have been looking for
is your own courage to know and love yourself completely"

Yung Pueblo

What Patients Say

Erin at Nettle Acupuncture is incredible! From her holistic approach to her compassionate care, every aspect of my session seriously exceeded expectations. Her thorough questioning, precise acupuncture treatment, along with invaluable tips and resources, left me feeling supported and heard on many levels

Monika A.

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