When Experience Matters

About Jill McCubbin Clare

Kingston Acupuncturist Jill Clare

Jill McCubbin Clare

In the early 1980’s, I was drawn to healing and medicine after my Father suffered a massive stroke and became incapacitated in his early 50’s. He was the picture of health and I made a vow to try to understand how to prevent a pathology like stroke. After attending the Mandala Health Conference in San Diego, I was hooked into the concept of Holistic/Wholistic Medicine and how leaders in the field were bridging their research into Western Medicine. I left Canada in 1982 and started studying with mentors such as Dr. Evarts Loomis who co-foundered the AHMA American Holistic Medical Association and Bernard Jensen, the Father of Iridology and whole food growing and preparation. During my Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology, I studied with many leaders in the Holistic disciplines who were writing the popular books. This was an amazing education for me and shaped how my practice would end up.
I enrolled at the Pacific College of Osteopathic Medicine and was inspired to be an Osteopathic Doctor from my prior awakenings in Holistic Medicine. To fund my schooling, I started working at an Acupuncture Clinic with Nobuyoshi Asano a Japanese Acupuncturist. This was to be an auspicious union that would also shape my destiny towards Acupuncture. I saw how he was helping people and often they felt it was miraculous. Over a few years, Nobu talked me into Acupuncture as the future of medicine and I found myself enrolled at PCOM in San Diego. I spent 20 years in CA and practised from 1993 onward until I left for Canada to be with my ailing Mother. During that time, I got married and had a daughter who is now 22.

My passion is helping a patient understand the “root and tree” theory as it pertains to their body/mind/spirit. When they come in, often they present a symptom: the leaf, branch of the tree. Why is the leaf/branch suffering? What is going on at the root level? We discover this together and build a treatment plan custom designed for the individual. There is never a “one fits all’ approach. Each person is unique in body/mind and spirit. It is a joy to be on a journey with someone who really wants to embark on this depth of understanding about themselves and to learn how to self-regulate towards balance and harmony. Any disorder or pathology can fit into this presentation. I have had some patients for 15 years and some for just a few weeks. Some choose to make well sessions as a preventative approach to staving off illness.

I look forward to meeting you and delving into what has brought you to seek Acupuncture treatment.



Education

Registered With The College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioners OF Ontario
(CTCMPAO Registration #2991 - Since May 11, 2017)
Registered Acupuncturist R. AC.
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner R.TCMP
www.ctcmpao.on.ca

Formal Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM) 5 year graduate program 3,337.5 credit hours of theory and clinical practice
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) San Diego, CA
www.pacificcollege.edu

Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of CA Lic. Ac. 4542
Diplomate of Acupuncture with National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. (NCCAOM) Dipl. 840
Primary Health Care Physician under the law of Workman’s Compensation
California Worker’s Compensation Institute
www.cwci.org

August 1, 2017 Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Certified Yoga Therapist Member #45905515
www.iayt.org

Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology University for Humanistic Studies (U.H.S)
San Diego

Ongoing study towards Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)
at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) San Diego, CA

The Intake and Assessment

During the assessment process, Jill acts as a detective, uncovering the root causes of any pain or imbalance. Jill warmly and sensitively interviews her clients about their health, listening thoughtfully to gather and consider the information. Jill then takes a “tongue and pulse” to assess the flow of Qi. Jill will then collaborate with the patient on an agreeable treatment plan, encouraging them to play an active role in their health and wellness.

Treatment

Jill may use needles or lasers to activate specific points on the body that correlate to different emotions and physical conditions. Jill stimulates the movement of Qi throughout the body to encourage healing. She also draws on her counseling skills to help move her patients toward positive changes to maintain and promote energy in all areas of their life.