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ABOUT BRENT


My approach to keeping you healthy

​My philosophy on health is pretty simple. If we eat well, exercise and stay flexible, and live a balanced life, everything should work fine. But of course when life gets busy, those things can be easier said than done, and it’s easy to get a bit ‘out of balance’. We eat too much, take on too much at work or in our private lives (even stuff we love), are not as flexible as we used to be, don’t sleep as soundly as we’d like, etc. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help you identify these imbalances and correct them. Back in balance, you sleep better, you heal faster, your sex life is better, and you just feel happier overall.

And I love making people feel healthier and happier!

A bit about me

Originally from Vancouver, I lived in Japan for 15+ years, working in management consulting and people development before returning to North America, where I did a 4-year master’s program at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California. After returning to Vancouver, I interned under a master acupuncturist in Vancouver several days a week to further my specialization in Japanese-style acupuncture and moxibustion heat therapy. I speak Japanese, English, and conversational Spanish. In my spare time, I like to build and fix stuff (lots of woodworking, and I am constantly trying to ‘upgrade’ my rental apartment), volunteering, salsa dancing, tinkering with my motorcycle, and learning anything new. I recently inherited my grandmother’s banjo, so I am toying with the idea of learning that. The family apparently traded someone a horse for it!

Why a black sheep?

I have always done things a bit differently. I spent years away in Japan, have backpacked through Central and South America, danced the cha-cha, barrelled across the country on a motorcycle that has seen better days, and left an established career (when I was closing in on 40...) to start again in something completely different, acupuncture! So I guess I just feel that life is short, and we should take personal responsibility for our own happiness, not being scared to make changes when something doesn’t feel quite right. Sometimes this raises eyebrows, but I am a happy person because of it. So I am a bit of a black sheep of the family – not in a bad way at all – I just think I’m that eccentric uncle that dances to the beat of his own drum. I hope to have bushy eyebrows when I get old.

 

Qualifications:

- Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist (BC and California)

- Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner

- BA Asian Studies, MBA