Hi, I’m Angela and I’d like to welcome you to Hoku. I’ve got quite a diverse background being both an acupuncturist and pharmacist. I thus have an in depth working knowledge of modern pathophysiology and treatment of disease. I am also dedicated to the more subtle aspects of healing that draw from the wisdom of the East–including study and practice of meditation, yoga, Jin Shin Do(R) acupressure, pranayama, wholistic bodywork, Taoist alchemy, Reiki, and Qi Gong. I invite you to take part in your own unique path to wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.
Wanting to be in a helping profession, I chose to follow in my mother’s foot steps and graduated with a BSc(Pharm) from UBC in 1988. I 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 also addressed disease from a more natural and deeper level, complementing or even replacing conventional health care. I wanted to help people return to their innate state of contentment.
When I discovered Jin Shin Do(R) acupressure (certified 1998) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (registered 2002) I discovered a whole new passion, and I would like to share it with you. If you are curious about my background, please check out an interview with Angela Berscheid, and my credentials and accomplishments. I am very grateful to all my teachers.
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.