Bear Path Healing Arts
About Bear Path Healing Arts
Dr. Gagné is a licensed naturopathic physician and a 2003 graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus on Ethnobotany and Medical Anthropology from the University of Victoria in 1999. He became a Yoga Teacher in 2010 and a Reiki Master in 2012. Dr. Gagné has clinical experience in all naturopathic modalities with special interests in mind/body medicine and lifestyle counselling. Other services include nutrition counselling, herbal medicine, physical medicine – including Therapeutic Ultrasound, acupuncture and homeopathic medicine. Dr. Gagné is very interested in how other cultures practice medicine; an interest due to his own indigenous heritage. He is fortunate to have learned from Elders, Traditional healers, shamans and mystics of many cultures. Dr. Gagné gained invaluable experience during time spent working at the Anishnaabe Health Centre in Toronto. More of his experience in traditional knowledge was gained from the Akha of Northern Thailand, the Quechua and Shipibo of Peru, the Anishnaabe of Eastern Canada, the Coast Salish of Vancouver Island, the Japanese art of Aikido and Reiki, the Chinese art of Qi Gong as well as the Indian practice of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga.A core philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to support the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae, an innate self-healing ability common to every living being. His focus is to facilitate changes that allow one to regain balance in all aspects of life to become whole in Body, Mind and Spirit.Some of his other interests are Hiking, Dancing, Sailing, & Meditation.Dr. Gagné is a certified Reiki Master and can provide Reiki healing sessions by donation. Dr. Gagné is a certified Yoga Teacher and can provide personal yoga instruction also by donation. Dr. Gagné provides naturopathic medicine services on a sliding scale based on the ability to pay..