Kalmeren is probably not a word you are used to hearing in general conversation, at least not in North America. However, on the streets of Amsterdam, this might be a word used in general conversation. Kalmeren is the Dutch word for calming. So why did I choose a Dutch word as the name of my practice? The first reason is that I wanted the name to reflect the serenity and tranquility of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and acupuncture therapy. Kalmeren rolls out of my mouth like a smooth stream. Waterways and flow are used extensively in TCM as analogies to describe processes in the body. Secondly, Kalmeren reflects the origins of my last name - Elgersma. While uncommon in this area, the -sma ending is common in Friesland, a northern provence of the Netherlands. My husband’s parents both immigrated to Canada as small children with their families after the Second World War.
To bring strength, health, comfort and joy to our animals, providing them the highest quality of life each deserves.
Dedicated to improving pet health through the highest quality of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and acupuncture care.