Pamela Moore R.Ac.
Registered Acupuncturist (AB)
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) Member
- 4 YEAR Honours Diploma Acupuncture (Michener Institute University Health Network,Toronto)
When I graduated from Nursing here in Regina in 1975, we were entering a “modern era” where science would “cure most diseases and eliminate pain”. The Western medical model was the answer to everything that “ailed” us and I believed it.
I worked as an RN in many areas of nursing for over 20 years. In spite of amazing and wonderful developments in Western science and medicine, we have created a different form of chronic illness due to improperly used antibiotics, poor diet and lifestyle and seem no further ahead in managing pain.
About 20 years ago, I began studying Chinese Medicine Acupuncture based on a medicine whose primary goal is health preservation and disease prevention, with an amazing ability to deal with pain.
I graduated in 2001 with Honours from the 4 year Chinese Medicine Acupuncture program at the Michener Institute in Toronto and wrote Acupuncture Registration exams in AB.
Being a Registered Acupuncturist means we are continually held to a high level of continuing education and exploration of our profession. My courses have included instruction in Five Element Theory, Kiiko Matsumoto style Acupuncture, KHT (Korean Hand Therapy), Gua Sha and the more Classical Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey Yuen and Suzanne Robidoux.
Since I graduated not a day goes by that I am not amazed by what acupuncture can accomplish in the context of Chinese Medicine theory and function. And as for the Western science/medicine component, more and more of the observations and fundamental theories in Chinese medicine are being validated and confirmed. Far from being an ancient outmoded practice, it is has proven to be an adaptable and progressive profession.
A Chinese Medicine practitioner is continually learning and expanding their skills. They can only do that effectively when they learn from their clients. There is a mantra used by Chinese Medicine Practitioners at the beginning of each day, “What can my patients teach me today?”
It would be my pleasure to introduce and guide you through this wonderful approach to health and well being.