Our People

Amanda Roth R.Ac, RMT, FABORM

Clinical Director,  Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist
Fellow, American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM)

As a practitioner of three complementary health practices — Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbology, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy — Amanda Roth takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients.

Amanda has extensive experience treating a wide range of health concerns, but currently her practice focuses on two areas of specialization: Women’s health and fertility (encompassing everything from PMS to menopause) and sports acupuncture (both prevention and the treatment of pain and injury). Every patient she encounters receives the utmost compassion and respect, and a treatment plan customized to their unique health needs.

A leader in the field, Amanda is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and sits on board of directors of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). As a sessional instructor at MacEwan University, Amanda teaches courses on the practice of acupuncture (including its use in gynecology) and supervises internship students. She has also contributed to several university research projects, including the first in-patient Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) trial in North America — the Pediatric Integrative Medicine (PIM) Trial — at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

A thirst for knowledge and a commitment to patient care drives Amanda to expand her understanding of her chosen professions and the mechanisms of the body. In addition to on-going professional development courses, she is earning a Bachelor of Science degree at Thompson Rivers University.

amanda@meridianhealthcentre.ca

Jennifer Kowerchuk RMT

Jennifer Kowerchuk RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 7 years, employing her modalities of deep tissue, active isolated stretching, Reflexology, hot stone therapy, and cupping therapy to help her clients through a variety of musculoskeletal issues. Having a background in spa massage, Jennifer believes in combining relaxation with therapeutic massage, so the client always leaves feeling serene, even after intense muscle work.

Jennifer is also completing her Acupuncture training at MacEwan University this year, and is looking forward to adding this to her growing repertoire. She plans on continuing her work in musculoskeletal issues, by combining acupuncture with massage for the best possible treatment for each client.

Jennifer has also been a Holistic Health Practitioner for 11 years; this is a position to educate and advise clients on a variety of Holistic modalities which assists them in choosing the best practise to suite their health needs.

By employing her background of skills, Jennifer believes in treating the individual as a whole, rather than treating people as a collection of parts and diseases. She appreciates that people are taking responsibility for their personal wellness and is proud to be the trained and experienced professional to help them on their path.

jennifer@meridianhealthcentre.ca

Jon McDonell R.Ac

Jon McDonell R.Ac

Acupuncturist

Jon has been working at Meridian Health Centre for five-years and practicing as an Acupuncturist for two. He is working hard to create a safe space for the LGBT+ community here at the clinic. Jon longs to create a place where communities that are too often neglected by the healthcare system can seek treatment without fear of judgement or bias. Jon has particular interest in applying Chinese medical theory to Queer men’s health, and Transgender health.

Jon believes in helping people take charge of their own health; He believes in helping people listen to and trust in their own bodies. The modalities TCM can offer are very powerful – but the true healing happens when patients begin to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes, and healthy ways of thinking outside of the treatment room. His areas of interest include the Andrology, Male Factor infertility, psycho-emotional health, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, urogenital disorders and gastrointestinal disorders; He is constantly trying to improve his skills in these areas through self study and continuing education.

Herbal Medicine is also a special area of interest for Jon and he has now begun offering herbal prescriptions to patients who are already seeing him for Acupuncture.

jon@meridianhealthcentre.ca

Darren Tellier

Darren Tellier B.A, D.TCM, R.Ac 

Clinical Director, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Darren has 18 years experience practicing complimentary medicine. Along with Traditional Acupuncture, Darren employs Dry Needling and Trigger Point therapy to provide effective recovery from injuries, strains, and pains; whether they are from a car accident or an athletic pursuit. As Chinese Medicine herbalist he uses the compounding dispensary at Meridian Health to create patient-specific herbal prescriptions for the unique healing needs of each individual.

Darren has a special interest in adapting and using acupuncture to treat trauma and PTSD, chronic stress, and anxiety related disorders.

Outside of the clinic, Darren has served as the President of the (former) Acupuncture Society of Alberta, Executive Director of the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor for the acupuncture program in the Department of Allied Health and Human Performance at MacEwan University Acupuncture, where he lectures on a broad range of topics ranging from diagnostics to clinical modalities.

darren@meridianhealthcentre.ca