Pacific Rim College
Featured InstructorCameron Moffatt, DO, is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and a member of the Society for the Promotion of Manual Practice Osteopathy. He has been a marathon and triathlete competitor and for the last 20 years has studied traditional Japanese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He holds a second degree Black belt and has taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong in several locations. In his clinical practice he brings this knowledge into his treatments and home care. Dr. Moffatt is an osteopath at Victoria Osteopath in Victoria. more>>
Featured StudentJoey Chan was born and raised in Vancouver and recently moved to Victoria to finish her last 2 years of her Dr.TCM studies at PRC. She graduated from UBC with a human kinetics degree before studying Chinese medicine. The philosophy and holistic views of Chinese medicine attracted Joey to study TCM. She is fascinated by the complexity of Chinese herbal medicine and how it interacts with the human body. Besides TCM, Joey loves rock climbing, snowboarding and kiteboarding. She will leap into any chance she gets when it comes to traveling. She is currently volunteering as an acupuncturist in Nepal through PRC's Global Outreach Program.
Featured AlumniIn 2011 Amber earned her Diploma of Acupuncture from Pacific Rim College graduating with high honours. A background in community healthcare and development informs her approach to integrative medicine. She began her formal study of TCM in 2005 in Nelson, BC; under the direction of Dr. Michael Smith, DTCM, she trained in Taoist and indigenous approaches to cultivating health with an emphasis on Qi Gong, massage and nutrition. Her passion for somatic psychology led her to study movement and meditation in California and Colorado. She enjoys living in Victoria with her fiance and son. Please visit www.amberwoodacupuncture.ca.
Books of the MonthThis month PRC's Bookstore is featuring Wheat Belly and Wheat Belly Cookbook by Dr. William Davis. Even if you think you know a lot about gluten and healthy nutrition, you should read Wheat Belly. Each very readable chapter is filled with what could be life-changing information for the reader. This is not a diet book and most definitely not a fad diet book. The author makes very compelling arguments for why wheat has become such an inseparable component of the modern diet and how detrimental it can be to health. In the past 2 centuries, wheat has undergone radical genetic modifications and common wheat barely resembles its primitive ancestors any more that we resemble amoebas. Potential reader be warned: if you are not willing to give up excessive weight, chronic rashes, intestinal disturbances, constant fatigue, foggy thinking, diabetes, rabid hunger cravings, and acne, do not read this book. Wheat Belly and the Wheat Belly Cookbook are available from the PRC Bookstore for 20% off the publisher's price. more>>
Workshops and Events
Stephen Harrod Buhner to present at PRC. more>>
Community Acupuncture workshop in Fall 2013. more>>
Jason Robertson returns to present Channel Palpation. more>>
Author Will Maclean to present. more>>
Peter Deadman to present in 2014. more>>
Continuing Education in natural medicines. more>>
New and Noteworthy
April 2013 - Pacific Rim College is now Bullfrog Powered. more>>
February 2013 - Summer 2013 Schedule of Courses. more>>
January 2013 - Diploma of Phytotherapy now recognized by Ontario Herbalist Association! more>>
November 2012 - Holistic Doula Certificate announced. more>>
May 2012 - PRC gains EQA recognition. more>>
April 2012 - Diploma of Holistic Nutrition approved by NANP. more>>
March 10 - Receive unlimited Acupuncture and Herbal treatments for $1.30/day. more>>
March 09 - Douglas Magazine names PRC one of "10 to Watch" amongst Victoria's businesses.