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Michelle Hughes

Michelle HughesMichelle attended the University of British Columbia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. Michelle then chose to study Chinese medicine and graduated in 2000 from the acclaimed International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After graduation Michelle interned at the Anhui Acupuncture hospital in Hefei, China where she gained valuable experience in acupuncture and herbal medicine from the hundreds of patients that she treated. Michelle is a Registered Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Columbia. Michelle is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Medicine as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Oriental Obstetrical Medicine.

Michelle has trained with some of North America’s foremost health experts in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive medicine, sports medicine and motor point therapy. Michelle has traveled to Houston, Texas to train with Dr. Randine Lewis author of “The Infertility Cure”, and New York City to train with Mike Berkley, founder of the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness and Women’s Health. She has also taken birth coaching and doula training. Michelle has also trained in motor point acupuncture in San Diego with Matt Callison, author of the” Sport’s Medicine Acupuncture Handbook” and in Calgary with Whitfield Reeves, author of “Acupuncture Handbook for Sport’s Injuries & Pain”.

Michelle believes in a complimentary approach to health care, combining the many benefits of western medicine with traditional Chinese medicine. She loves to help people on their health journey, guiding them to be the best that they can be.

Michelle is the founder of Comox Valley Acupuncture clinic in Courtenay, B.C., which opened in 2004 and a clinic in Whistler, B.C., which opened in 2017. Michelle continues to see patients in both her clinics.

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