& Health & Wellness Blog


Hello Salt Spring Islanders and all those who choose to visit or learn more about this magical place! We are Chantal (the ‘feeler‘) & Spence (the ‘healer‘) Pentland, the hosts of ‘The Island Talks‘ podcast, and writer of the wellness blog posts.

Because we want to know, connect, and become a part of this fabulous community, we decided to find all the wild and wonderful people and get the scoop on all the incredible things they are doing, as well as acquire and share classified intel on the ‘what’s what’ of SSI. 

The blog posts are intended to shed light on common health issues and the ways that I (Spence, the one on the right) approach these conditions with a blend of ancient wisdom, modern evidence-based treatment solutions, and my 20+ years practicing medicine. 

Please let us know if there is something or someone you would like us to highlight in future episodes or posts. We hope you enjoy!


Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum Care on Salt Spring Island

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine For over 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has provided specialized treatment for women during preconception, pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Today this care is becoming increasingly popular and is used by acupuncturists all over the world. Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery

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Is pain taking the spring out of your Salt Spring?

Acupuncture Provides Effective Rapid Relief from Acute and Chronic Pain   Pain affects more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Physicians know that conventional options to manage pain leave much to be desired and that more evidence-based treatment options are needed. Patients

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