Raeghan Siemens & Dr. Spence Pentland

Raeghan Siemens, R.Ac.

"I want you to be well." This is how Raeghan Siemens sums up her motivation as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist. "When mind, body and spirit are in balance, things shift, healing begins. I want to help people find that balance."

Raeghan's practice home is in White Rock where she works primarily with women in their childbearing years. She supports women at all stages of the experience-- from enhancing fertility, through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. "It's very satisfying to empower women at this time in their lives-- when they want to build solid, healthy foundations for themselves and their families." Treatments are offered in an environment that is respectful and nurturing, reflecting both Raeghan's medical skill and the TLC mastery she gained from past experience working in a spa setting.

Recognizing that other professionals have unique gifts to bring to the spectrum of client care, Raeghan frequently works collaboratively with caregivers such as physicians, midwives, chiropractors, doulas, massage therapists, and naturopaths. "I like to think that I work at a 'virtual clinic' where we're all there to support the individual on his or her path to health."

When Raeghan first encountered Traditional Chinese Medicine, she was at university working toward a career in Western medicine. Drawn to the holistic philosophy and long track record of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she chose to apply her intellect and passion to the pursuit of a medical practice that reflected her own beliefs about the intricate interplay of body, mind and spirit. She's as excited about her work now as when she first began. "People come to me with their questions, fears, stress. I get to come alongside and nurture them on a path to wellness. They leave feeling empowered, confident in their choices, confident in their bodies. I love my job because I get to see that kind of transformation again and again."


Credentials:

  • Graduate of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Victoria, BC), 2003
  • Registrant in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Columbia since 2002.
  • Member of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia

Specialized TCM Training:

  • obstetrics and gynecology (fertility, pregnancy support, labour and birth support, breastfeeding support, post partum concerns); trained and mentored by Raven Lang, respected acupuncturist and midwife; specialized training by Randine Lewis
  • physical assessments
  • Motor Point Acupuncture
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Facial Rejuvenation

Complementary Skills & Training:

  • Professional Labour Support (Douglas College Perinatal Programmes, Doula training)
  • Reiki
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Jin Shin Do
  • Certified Aromatherapist



Spence Pentland, Dr. TCM, FABORM




Mission & Vision: 'optimize the health of my clients, increase a couples chances of healthy conception, build happy families, and help cultivate a healthy fertile world.'

Since 2004, Dr. Spence Pentland TCM, has focused exclusively on treating reproductive health stress & pain including infertility, IVF support, endometriosis, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. After pursuing undergraduate studies in botany, herbology and horticulture, he went on to graduate with his doctor of TCM from the acclaimed International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC before completing his internship at Anhui Hospital of TCM, Hefei City, China. In 2008, he obtained certification with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

Dr. Pentland is founder of The IVF Acupuncture Group of Greater Vancouver, available 7 days a week for on site embryo transfer and acupuncture treatments at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) and Genesis Fertility Centre. “The integrated relationship I have established with these clinics is something that I value very much as it expands my knowledge, gives me the opportunity to reach more people, and helps me better understand how to support women on their journey toward family.” says Dr. Pentland.

Further demonstrating his commitment to reproductive health, he is a devoted member of IAAC (Infertility Awareness Association), CFAS (Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society), and ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine).

As the former president of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia and the provincial BC TCM quality assurance committee, Dr. Pentland is well respected by peers and patients alike. He remains actively involved in educating healthcare colleagues and the public on the powerful benefits of Chinese medicine & acupuncture, working steadily on the integration of ancient Daoist wisdom into modern western life as a way to build awareness about reproductive health. This compassionate expertise is reflected in patient testimonials.

When not helping others start their families, Spence can be found spending time with his own--his adoring wife Chantal and their two beautiful sons. “I am very proud to be part of the team of professionals at Yinstill. We are all dedicated to raising the bar in the field of complimentary and alternative reproductive medicine. Nothing is more important than family,” he says.

Professional Development Certifications
  • Acupuncture during Pregnancy: safe and ethical practice - Claudia Citkovitz
  • Treating Irregular Menstrual Bleeding - Sharon Weizenbaum
  • Management of High Risk Pregnancy Conditions - David Bray
  • Physiology & Pathology of Gynecology - Giovanni Maciocia
  • Treatment protocols for Menopause and Endometriosis - Kiiko Matsumoto
  • Chinese medicine approach to the treatment of Poor Ovarian Reserve - Brandon Horn
  • Clinical problems and solutions in Oriental Reproductive medicine - Dr. Daoshing Ni
  • Treatment strategies for PCOS, Weight Loss, & type 2 Diabetes - Sharon Weizenbaum
  • Allergic and Autoimmune diseases - Mazin Al-Khafaji
  • Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth - Debra Betts
  • Treating Infertility with Chinese medicine - Bob Flaws
  • Masters class in Diagnosis - Bob Flaws
  • East meets West in Reproductive medicine - Mike Berkley
  • The Infertility Cure - Chinese wellness program - Randine Lewis
  • Men’s Health and Fertility - Peter Deadman
  • Integrating acupuncture and IVF - Diane Cridennda and Dr. Paul Magarelli
  • Treatment of Infertility with Chinese medicine - Jane Lyttleton
  • Yang School lecture series Part 1 - Dr. Liu Fang
  • Advanced acupuncture in pregnancy - Jean Levesque
  • Certified Western herbalist - Packard School of Nutrition
  • Courageous conversations - Justice Institute
  • Biology of Empowerment - Dr. Lee Pulos
  • Secrets of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis - Bob Flaws and Honora Lee Wolfe

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