Traditional Oriental Medicine
Welcome to Avery Yackel
Avery Yackel aspires to deliver what he values most in personalized health care - compassion and skill. He is dedicated to creating vitality, health, and balance in the lives of others.
Inspired by dramatic and life changing results from the hands on work of natural health practitioners, Avery experienced the power of alternative healthcare while suffering ongoing health problems early in life. It was in comforting contrast to the decree of conventional western medicine professionals who simply sent him home to live with the incessant pain and disruption to his young life.
This critical early experience found new strength at the University of British Columbia while completing his Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering. A martial arts class he joined to balance his schedule's demands led to an appreciation of the impact of the ancient arts on a person's body, character, and life. Now, over 20 years later, his martial arts training still plays an important role for Avery and his life's work and he currently trains and teaches as a Kaiden Shihan in KoKoDo JuJutsu and is certified in its related healing art of KoKoDo Shiatsu Igaku.
Advanced studies, combined with his personal and professional development, resulted in Avery's achievement of the designation of Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and certification in Toyohari Meridian Therapy Acupuncture. As a Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist, he practices Toyohari acupuncture, a refined system of Japanese meridian therapy calling on pulse diagnosis and fine palpation skills. This gentle approach yields positive results and allows individuals greater access to their own power to enjoy both vitality and health.
Like the masters with whom he continues to study, Avery is committed to a lifetime of refining and offering his skills in acupuncture, moxibustion, and shiatsu massage and currently serves on the board of directors of the Toyohari Association of North America. He endeavours to promote healing and to create balance that will work to ward off illness. He treats people as whole and positive individuals - one person at a time.