Welcome to Twin Cedars Holistic Health. The cedar tree or Tree of Life has been revered as a symbol of immortality and elevation for thousands of years. Its wood was used for sacred temple doors and cedar was thought to house eminent gods, and to be an entrance to higher realms. The English ‘cedar’ comes from the Hebrew ‘qatar,’ meaning to smudge, indicating that cedar wood was used in purification rituals. In the Himalayas, cedar is called ‘deodar’ from the Sanskrit ‘devdar,’ meaning ‘timber of the gods.’
Cedar plays an integral role in spiritual beliefs of coastal Indigenous Nations as a symbol of strength and revitalization. Old growth cedar is a vital part of BC’s coastal rainforest, closely linked to healthy salmon streams. Coast Salish and Tlingit shamans had cedar ‘spirit assistants’ to protect them and cultures around the world believe cedar promotes peaceful thoughts and helps to interpret messages from the inner self.
Here at Twin Cedars Holistic Health, we work together with you toward peak health and allow for your body-mind’s intrinsic wisdom to unfurl. We employ acupuncture, Chinese herbal botanicals, moxibustion, gua sha, cupping therapy, Chinese dietary therapy and lifestyle principles alongside yoga, meditation and postural alignment to undercover and tackle the root cause of physiological and psychological disharmony and empower individuals to manifest their health goals.
Huangdi Neijing, Su Wen, Chapter 5
ABOUT TWIN CEDARS
Twin Cedars Holistic Health was founded by Agni and Gavin Larsen, a wife-husband team of Registered Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners. We acknowledge that we learn, live and work on the territories of the Lekwungen People of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nation as well as the SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations.