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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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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. Jaime de Melo

Dr. Jaime de Melo is a Naturopathic Physician and Educator. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has a special interest in treating disorders of the Respiratory and Digestive Systems. Dr. de Melo is the founding Naturopathic physician for the Healthy for Life program at …


Carmen Bedard-Gautrais

Carmen’s passion for health care began over 15 years ago. She commenced her journey studying traditional medicines from around the globe during her undergraduate program as a Davis Scholar in the United States. There, Carmen combined course-work in the biomedical field with the study of herbal medicine practices in Mexico, France and Kenya. During this …


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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Post Graduate Interview – Carmen Bedard-Gautrais

Name: Carmen Bedard-Gautrais Program Graduated: Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Location: Parksville/Denman Island Website: Parksville Physiotherapy: parksvillephysio.ca LIFT Education: http://lifteducation.academy Question – What do you value most from your education experience at Pacific Rim College? At Pacific Rim College, we were taught many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, from 5 elements to orthopedic …


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