Joel earned his diploma of acupuncture from the CCAOM in Victoria BC and is a registered member in good standing with the CTCMA. In addition, a degree from the UVic in Pacific and Asian studies has enriched his understanding of Taoist philosophy, a central tenet of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Having pursued an active lifestyle, Joel is keenly interested in body mechanics, the cause,
prevention and treatment of repetitive strain and acute and chronic pain. As a teaching tennis pro over the past 20 years, Joel understands how poor technique in athletics often leads to injury, and has made it his goal to reduce stress and strain in the body and improve performance.
After a diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis, Joel discovered the pain and healing techniques of acupuncture and was hooked immediately. As a result he has been able to continue coaching and playing tennis and enjoy an active life.