Dr. E. Pamela Hutchison BSc, ND
Pamela has operated a thriving naturopathic practice in Victoria since 2001. She is the Owner and Clinic Director of Acacia Integrative Health and is thrilled to be working with the skilled professionals in Acacia’s team. Pamela was one of the first 177 naturopathic physicians in Canada to gain prescriptive authority. She can prescribe medications and natural substances that are prescription only.
Pamela has a special interest in natural treatments for mental and emotional health concerns, neurological disorders, neurobehavioural disorders and ADHD. She frequently works with adults and children with health concerns such as: depression, post-partum depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar mood disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, addictions, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, sensory processing disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, early cognitive decline, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's dementia.
In her general practice, she often helps people with health concerns such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia and other sleep disorders, allergies, eczema, endocrine disorders (including ovarian, thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary concerns), and stress.
Dr. Hutchison completed her pre-medical studies at the University of Guelph with a focus on human biology, nutrition, and pharmacology. Pamela is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she completed 4 years of rigorous training in general medical science (anatomy, histology, pathology, pharmacology, etc.) and holistic medical treatments (nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, etc.). As part of a year-long clinical internship, she spent eight months working at a community clinic serving mainly low-income populations such as recent refugees and people with mental health concerns.
Dr. Hutchison regularly upgrades her skills and knowledge base and has completed extra training in the following areas:
- Clinical Training in Mind Body Medicine at the Harvard School of Medicine.
- Acupuncture: various courses including NADA Acudetox for treatment of addiction.
- Advanced prescribing in homeopathy (Luminos School)
- IV nutrient therapy (American College for the Advancement of Medicine)
- Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome
- BioIdentical Hormone Therapy
- Pharmaceutical prescribing though Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and UBC's School of Pharmacy
- IV Chelation Therapy for removal of stored toxic heavy metals and treatment of atherosclerosis.
She is licensed to practice acupuncture, IV Therapy and Chelation Therapy by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia.
Dr. Hutchison gives community talks and workshops throughout the year. She is available to lead workshops on a variety of health topics, including stress reduction, for local businesses and organizations. She has been interviewed for a variety of papers (Times Colonist, News Group) and magazines (Chatelaine, Boulevard). She has been a guest on A-Channel’s morning television program and various CFAX radio shows.
Pamela is an active member of the CNPBC, BCNA, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Research.
When she is not at work, Dr Pam is a cycling and running enthusiast and an engaged community member who takes part in many local causes. She is a wife and a mother of two young children who inspire her to make this world a better place.