Jill Mccubbin-clare


Registered Acupuncturist

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine | Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Diplomate of Acupuncture with National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists |
Certified Yoga Therapist

Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology | University for Humanistic Studies

Ongoing study towards Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine | Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

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 (Preventive 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.


THREEBESTRATED Acupuncture Kingston 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.