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Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities including Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training and Integrative Health.

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Ali Jopp

Ali Jopp, born and raised in Victoria, decided to pursue studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine after personally experiencing its potency. She is concurrently enrolled in the DTCM program and pursuing a B.A. in Pacific and Asian Studies with a focus on China. She regularly practices Yang style Tai Qi Chuan, Qi Gong and meditation.


Cielo English

Cielo English has been a devoted student of Yoga for over half her life, and she continues to study with masterful teachers across the globe. Cielo comes to her students ripe with knowledge and experience, passion about her practice, and a willingness to support students to refine, renew and reveal unique gifts. She provides practical …


Krista Poulton

Krista Poulton, BKin, Dip. Phyt. (RHT), graduated from Pacific Rim College in April of 2014 with the highest of honours and joined the Administration team at Pacific Rim College in the summer of 2014. Krista balances working with the Administrative team at Pacific Rim College with starting her Herbal Medicine clinic, operating in Fernwood Square …


The Practicing Herbalist

The 3rd edition of The Practicing Herbalist by PRC Visiting Professor Margi Flint is now available. This incredible textbook is a must have for any practicing herbalist. For over thirty years Margi has worked as a labour coach, polarity therapist, and herbalist.


The Fallacy of RICE

by Todd Howard For more than a decade I have maintained the position – to patients and audiences – that the typical RICE prescription (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) for physical injuries is not only counter-intuitive but also harmful to the healing process. During my university studies, as both a varsity athlete and an Exercise …


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The Art of Percolation

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Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Upper Extremity

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Homeopathy 101

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Herbal Medicine and the Human Microbiome

Mar. 28-29

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Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Disease

Apr. 4-5

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Pediatrics and Gynecology in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine

May. 9-10

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The Feeding Ground

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