ABOUT DAVID ARNOLD:
David Arnold began with the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC. Since then, he has also had the privilege of an intensive internship in China at the renowned Cheng Du University TCM Hospital, working in Pediatrics, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Respiratory, in both Internal Medicine and Acupuncture Departments. Further professional studies include graduating from the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine in Portland, OR and having been designated a Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine. David is a currently a Registered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (R.TCM.P) and therefore licensed in the province of BC to use Acupuncture and prescribe Herbal Medicine.
Prior to his studies in Chinese Medicine David graduated from the Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine and has been running a successful practice as a Classical Homeopath for many years. He has also completed the 3 year post-graduate Luminos Master Clinician Course.
David remains very active within the both the TCM and Homeopathic communities. He is dedicated to elevating the standard of medicine within the TCM profession and is pioneering the use and support of organic and lab-tested herbs. He is a Registered Member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC, the British Columbia Association of TCM & Acupuncture Practitioners, as well as both the Canadian Society of Homeopaths and the BC Society of Homeopaths.
Before his studies in Medicine, David had a career as a Mechanical Engineer. After receiving an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, he travelled the world for almost three years. He learned about the healing modalities and medicines of many other cultures. He was inspired to take various courses in Massage, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Iridology, Reiki, and had also become a Certified Reflexologist.
David’s passion for promoting good health and helping the well being of others has always been paramount. He is dedicated to a life-long of learning in his field and continues to expand his knowledge and skills through various courses, seminars and conferences.
ABOUT THE CLINIC:
David currently shares his practice with an incredible team of doctors at the Pan Health Clinic located downtown at 1620 Government Street (between Fisgard St and Pandora Ave).
WHAT CAN WE TREAT:
The strength of an Acupuncturist, an Herbalist or a Homeopath is that we are treating the whole person, not just the ‘symptoms’ or the ‘disease’. Everything is connected. We carefully differentiate the variations of symptoms and the constitution of each individual, to then find the underlying pattern of disharmony.
To give an example: Ten patients may suffer from chronic migraines, but they each may be treated with completely different medicines. This is because they are all unique and for treatment to be effective they must be treated as such.
We can treat any symptom, but our focus is always to get the root of the problem. The goal is a complete and long-term elimination of all current symptoms and susceptibilities. Our focus is to work with the body, not against it. To revive and enhance the body’s healing potential, rather than simply suppressing signs and symptoms. From this perspective it is easy to see that we can treat almost any condition.