Practitioners


Fiona Lampman R.TCM.P: Registered Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Reiki Practitioner (level 2), and Trained Doula (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and every other Saturday)

In my experience, life leads you along certain paths for a reason. I truly believe that the way I fell into my passion for acupuncture and energy healing is proof of this. I grew up in Northern Ontario roaming through forests and swimming in cool waters with no knowledge of acupuncture. It took moving abroad to South Korea to open my eyes to this new way of seeing life in its continual flux of yin and yang and the struggle to maintain balance no matter what the universe might throw your way.

After studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for four years at the ICTCMV in Vancouver and achieving my goal of Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, my journey continues.  Every day I am learning further my studies particularly in the field of acupuncture for prenatal and postnatal care.   

I feel so lucky to have opened Gathered Roots Community Acupuncture in beautiful downtown New Westminster. I moved to New Westminster in 2007 and fell in love with this amazing community.  In my spare time I am an active member of the Downtown New Westminster BIA.  It has been a dream of mine to offer affordable acupuncture to my community making it easier for others to continue on their own life path.

To sum it up, I am a passionate Acupuncturist and TCM Herbalist, aspiring energy healer, waning earth archetype, wannabe photographer, community activist, new mother, and lover of all things vintage.

Specialised Studies:

Maternity Acupuncture: Developing Confidence and Credibility with Debra Betts
Maternity Acupuncture Care: Problem Solving Through Clinical Scenarios with Debra Betts, Claudia Citkovitz, and Sarah Budd 
•Using Acupuncture during Pregnancy, Labour, and Postpartum with Debra Betts
•Nurturing the Fetus with Debra Betts and Sabine Wilms
•Acupressure for Birth and Beyond with Debra Betts and Tom Kennedy 
•Practical Skills for a Successful Fertility and Pregnancy Clinic with Jani White
•Birth Doula Certificate (DONA International) with Virginia Towers 
•Integrative Fertility Conference 2015 (multiple speakers over four days)
•Advanced Channel Theory: Detecting Channel Qi Aberrations with Janice Walton-Hadlock
•Classical Five Element Acupuncture: Spirits of the Points with Neil Gumenick
•Detecting and Removing Energetic Blocks with Neil Gumenick 
•Advance Techniques in Tradition Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy with Ilkay Chirali

Read Fiona's interview on AcuTake.

Recipient of a 2013 Next Up Award!



Jane Castillo B.Sc., RN, R.Ac. (Alternating Saturdays)
Jane Castillo is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia.  She completed a 3-year Acupuncture program and received her Diploma from International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver in 2013. Before her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), she graduated from University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Jane is also currently a Registered Nurse at Vancouver General Hospital working in the Intensive Care Unit.

In addition to her schooling, she has had the opportunity to take advanced studies with Chinese Medicine practitioners such as Jeffrey Yuen, Dr. Wei-Chieh Young, Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, Susan Johnson, Debra Betts, Whitfield Reeves, Lonny Jarrett, Brandt Stickley, Dr. Janice Walton-Hadlock, Neil Gumenick, and Samantha Jennings. 

Early in her TCM training, Jane suffered a sports related injury with a fractured vertebra. The practice of Chinese Medicine was central to her healing process and pain management. She is very grateful for the opportunity to be back working at Gathered Roots and is looking forward to share her knowledge and experiences and to be part of each patient’s healing journey.

When she is not working, she continues to take further studies in the field of Chinese Medicine and explores other healing modalities with energy, sound, and plant spirit medicine.  
She loves spending time with her husband, two cats, family and friends and enjoys meditating, yoga, snowboarding, hiking, and coffee.



Katie Tang, Registered Acupuncturist (Fridays and Alternating Saturdays starting in July 2017)

My father is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine so I was fortunate to grow up experiencing and observing all aspects of TCM treatments. I have always found it fascinating to learn about alternative ways to treat different medical conditions. I developed a passion for TCM and knew following my father’s footsteps was the right way to go.  

After receiving my undergraduate​ at Simon Fraser University, I continued my education at PCU College of Holistic Medicine where I completed the TCM Practitioner Program. While I studied for my license exam, I had the privilege of working at a naturopath and midwifery clinic in Surrey where I gained experience in prenatal and postnatal care in both a professional administrative and clinical setting. 

I have a special interest in women’s health. I have studied and researched infertility, pregnancy, menstruation, PMS and menopause, and have the genuine desire to continue to gain more experience in these areas. I plan to partake in the 2018 Integrative Fertility Symposium. My goal is to be part of the process of helping patients create their families and also ensuring they have a healthy pregnancy experience from beginning to end.

In my spare time, I enjoy going on different hikes in Vancouver such as Quarry Rock, Squamish Chief, Cypress Falls, and Garibaldi Lake. 

I provided services in both English and Mandarin. I am in good standing with CTCMA and also a member of ACTCMA.


Marni Banks Master Reiki Practitioner and Instructor (Alternating Fridays and Saturdays)
OOOOH this is really happening!! When Fiona asked me if I wanted to be part of Gathered Roots as a guest practitioner, without hesitation or thought, I said YES! I am honoured to be part of this Community Clinic and am excited to be working with other wonderful and talented practitioners.
I started my journey to Reiki in a roundabout way. As a child and young teenager, I always had what I called “hot hands” and it wasn’t until I had a Tea Leaf reading in my early teens that I got some insight as to why; my tea leaf reader said that I had “healing hands” and was very intuitive (in tune with other people’s auras and energies). Through my teen years, I found some friends at school who also seemed to be interested in the same type of mind/body connections that I was and it was through these friends where I learned little more about healing energies, the tip of the iceberg, which eventually lead me to seek more information about intuitive arts and “healing” via energy and body/mind connections. 

Many years later and lots of research into intuitive arts I happened upon Reiki. I was trying to find a way to use my “healing hands” to help my mom with her osteoarthritis pain and a friend at work suggested that I look into Reiki. I had heard a little about Reiki before and had experienced it a little myself, so was definitely determined to find someone who could teach me. It was through my Chiropractor that I was able to find a great teacher and was certified as a Level 3 Practitioner in November 2013. Reiki has helped channel the energy of my “healing hands” so it has a lasting and even more beneficial effect. 
Reiki has had a profound impact in my life, in more ways than just energy healing. It has a broad reach & not only do I use Reiki as a solo practice in energy healing but I also use it when doing intuitive work. Reiki opens up your Chakras (unblocks stagnant energy) which allows your natural energy to flow through your body with ease, creating better health, physically, spiritually and mentally.

Marni is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Instructor. She is available for Reiki sessions, aura cleansing, and chakra balancing.
For more info about Reiki in her own words, have a look at Marni's blog posting and her website.