Founder of Apotheka, Michelle is a Medical Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist.
She explores the broader context and whole person, involving the patient’s community support and other practitioners.
Michelle has 20 years of experience in researching digestive imbalances and autoimmune conditions. Personal triumph over these issues, helps her connect with people who are experiencing similar health challenges.
Michelle completed her 5-year program of Phytotherapy and Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College, which included over:
She has nutritional knowledge in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and modern dietary therapies. This complex and extensive training in ancient medicine and modern medical sciences has given Michelle a deep, intimate understanding of the human body, health conditions, and medicinal therapies. She continues to learn and grow as a practitioner to ensure her patients receive the best and most up-to-date treatments and care.
Avery is a Registered Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, born and raised on the incredible Vancouver Island. She is now living in Victoria, BC after graduating with honours from Pacific Rim College and obtaining her Diploma of Phytotherapy in 2015, and Diploma of Acupuncture in 2019. Avery studied Western Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture. These programs included in depth learning of biomedical sciences, herbal energetics and nutrition.
Avery uses a combination of Western Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, philosophy and holistic nutrition in her practice to assess and treat each person based on their constitution. She studied Ayurveda under her teacher in Kerala, India throughout 2012-2016.
Avery enjoys working with all types of health concerns but takes a special interest in clients struggling with; digestive upsets, chronic pain, gynaecological conditions, chronic stress and mental-emotional disorders.
Avery's other passions include, traveling, gardening, camping and volunteer Harm Reduction work.
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