My name is Martin Perras (yes that is a French Canadian last name!) and I am a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. I am very blessed to be the co-owner of Oaktree Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – one of busiest acupuncture clinics in Canada, and we just opened a second location. I have three active young kids and an amazing wife, Dr. Emilie (Chiropractor) who is my partner in all that I do. I enjoy doing things that feed my soul like spending time in nature, running, cycling and gymnastics. Another passion I have is nutrition and I spend time learning more about this and ensuring my family eats whole foods based meals.
As like most people, it’s a struggle to balance work, family, sports and life. Sometimes I don’t get enough sleep because I’m trying to do it all. Sometimes I get tired and I just want to eat chips and watch Netflix! But long ago, I made the decision to play full out, be “all in” and to have the life that I know that I am meant to have. I want a life full of joy, energy and the strength to go after my dreams and CREATE the life I want for myself and my family. I am also passionate about helping people return to health, remember what life is like without pain and learn to live life to the fullest too!
Getting to this point has been a gradual process. My life wasn’t always centered around health like it is now. At the age of 25, I had hit the jackpot. I was the owner of a very successful company and I had clients all over Canada and the US, including companies like Microsoft, Coke, Boeing, Ford and many more Fortune 500 companies. I had great employees and life was good. Business was amazing, yet something was missing.
My fire was slowly dimming; I wanted a career that was more about serving and helping people. I decided to sell it all and look for a career with new meaning. With the influence of my wife, I started to look into natural forms of health care, as I had always been very passionate about health. After careful consideration, I chose to study Chinese Medicine because of the principles, the effectiveness, and depth of what it offers. Now that I’ve been in the field for many years, I love what I do and love seeing patient’s lives transformed. I have a vision to help make acupuncture more know and mainstream so it can help the masses. For this reason, I now sit on the board of The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, and coach other acupuncturists.
Chinese Medicine is all about prevention – a principle which is very important to me. There was a time in China where the Chinese Medicine practitioners would only get rewarded financially when their patients were healthy. This encouraged them to focus on getting the patients well and then keeping them well through prevention.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has helped people for over 3000 years. It can help with a wide variety of physical and emotional conditions such as: Addictions, Arthritis, Cancer, Depression/Anxiety, Diabetes, Digestive Issues, Headaches, Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Fatigue, Fertility, Menopause and Weight loss. I’m excited about what acupuncture offers with a holistic approach: mind, body, and soul. My areas of most interest are pain management, eye care, weight loss, nutrition coaching and fertility. I’ve helped many people in Ottawa and I’d love to help you!
Martin Michel Perras, R. TCMP, R. Ac