Martha Colorado López
TCMP, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner,
R. Acupuncturist. R. Herbalist, B. Psychology
My name is Martha Colorado Lopez; I am originally from Colombia, graduated as Psychologist with studies on Philosophy, History, and continued education through the years on Women and Gender issues. In Canada, I graduated as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. I got my registration as Acupuncturist and Herbalist (Registered TCM practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of British Columbia -CTCMA).
Back in Colombia, I worked as a Psychotherapist, human and women’s rights activist. I was part of the social movement for Peaceful negotiation of the army conflict in Colombia for many years. After arriving to Canada, and while studying TCM, I worked with women support groups and as a researcher in the project “The Forced Migration of Colombians: A Comparative Study on Fear, Historical Memory and Public representations” which was coordinated by Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcala, professor at the School of Social Work and Family Studies, at UBC.
I decided to study Traditional Chinese medicine with the idea of helping myself, my family and my community. My personal mission as practitioner is helping patients on their own healing process. I believe each person is a unique human being whose body/mind/spirit/emotions have connections with his/her suffering/illness/dilemma/syndrome.
I traveled to China in 2008, Hefei (Anhui province) to do an Internship with Anhui University of TCM at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During this program, we rotated in the TCM Gynecology Department, Orthopedic and several other areas of the hospital where we acquired valuable insights, and knowledge in the different areas of rotation
My practice has been with focus more on women and the psycho-emotional impact of migration and refugee struggles on their health because most of my practice has been related to new immigrants and refugees issues as I came to Canada as a refugee myself. I integrate to my practice the experience as psychotherapist, community and social researcher. I profoundly believe that injustices, inequality, poverty and violence affect human health and limited the option of those affected by these problems.
I am also a mother of three and a grandmother of four grandchildren, these experiences have been deeply transformative on understanding the cycles of life and nature and the necessity of slow down to be able to enjoy the here and now.
For Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Cupping, Tuina, Gua Sha, Qi Gong, Moxibustion,
Micro Auricular, Electro Acupuncture, Acupoint Therapy, Food Energy Therapy,
please contact Martha Colorado at:
Phone: (778) 892-7207
My personal aim as practitioner is helping patients on their own healing process. I believe each person is a unique human being whose body/mind/spirit/emotions have connections with his/her suffering/illness/dilemma/syndrome.
I have been working with focus on the bio-psycho-emotional impact of migration and refugee struggles. I integrate to my practice my experience as psychotherapist, community and social researcher. I profoundly believe that injustices, inequality, poverty and violence affect human health and limited the option of those individuals and communities affected by these problems.