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Pacific Rim College is a Designated Private Training 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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Meghan Rebecca-Joy Rekis

Meghan is embracing her third year at PRC with the objective of obtaining a Diploma in Phytotherapy. She hopes to combine her herbal background with studies in Acupuncture and offer a diverse range of modalities in her future practice. She is passionate about plants, likes to forage, and to create medicinal cacao treats. She is …


Dr. Jin Tripp (Jin Zhao)

Dr. Jin Tripp is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with 11 years of training in Western and Traditional Medicine areas and 30 years’ experience working in Canada and China. After graduation from Jin Zhou Medical University (China), Dr. Tripp worked and taught in China for over 20 years. During that time, she became a …


Amy Ritchie, NNCP

Amy graduated from the Diploma of Holistic Nutrition program with Summa Cum Laude honours and is practicing in her hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Amy is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Professionals and currently working for the Live Better division of Janzen’s Pharmacy, a progressive local pharmacy which integrates holistic wellness …


Nourishing Destiny

Nourishing Destiny, first published in 1999, has now become a classic text in the field of Chinese Medicine and is in use as a core text by schools of many traditions throughout the world. Nourishing Destiny examines Chinese medicine as a science pertaining to the evolution of consciousness.

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PRC Fall 2016 Course Schedule released!

The Fall 2016 diploma Schedule of Courses is now available for viewing.


Jason D. Robertson »

Channel Examination and Diagnosis: An exploration of classical acupuncture technique

Oct. 22-23

Robert Rogers »

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

Oct. 29-30

Sabine Wilms »

Women’s Health from the Perspective of Classical Chinese Medicine

Nov. 5-6

Sajah Popham »

Medical Alchemy, Spagyrics and Astrology

Nov. 19-20

Paul Bergner »

Insulin Resistance: Pathophysiology and Natural Therapeutics with Diet and Herbs

Nov. 26-27

Chanchal Cabrera »

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 1)

Jan. 21-22

Dr. Reuven Freesman »

Clinical Toolbox: Maximizing Treatment Effectiveness

Feb. 4-5

Heather Pace »

Raw Food Celebration: Sweet and Savoury Recipes

Feb. 25-26

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