I’m Angela and I’m here for you. I’ve always had a curious mind and a great love of nature, from the wide open beaches of Tofino, to the rich deep abundance of Vancouver Island’s rainforests and understood healing had a great deal to do with the resources that nature gives us. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer you as I am both an acupuncturist (2002) and pharmacist (1988).
I graduated with a BSc(Pharm) from UBC in 1988 and practised pharmacy for about five years before I started looking for an alternative style of medicine that was hands on and holistic. I wanted to give my patients something safer that I could put my heart into, far away from the stresses of conventional health care. I wanted to help people return to their natural state of contentment.
When I discovered Traditional Chinese Medicine I discovered my passion, and I would like to share it with you. To be able to do so, I enrolled in the 4 year diploma of TCM program at CCAOM where I also worked as a teacher’s assistant. I wrote the board exams and became a registered acupuncturist in 2002. If you want to know more about me, please check out an interview with Angela Berscheid, and my credentials and accomplishments.
I began my acupuncture practice in the Cowichan Valley and have recently relocated to the Westshore, sharing space with the wonderful massage therapist, Lindsay Buchanan. I now live in East Sooke near the park and am enjoying being back in the big forest near the big waves. I’m happy to be part of such a vibrant community at work and at home.
When it comes to my philosophy of providing health care, I look to Green Tara. She embodies the feminine strengths of great caring and compassion, quickly coming to the aid of those who need her.