About

Viktor Nedelchev, R.Ac., M.D. (Bulgaria)

Registered Acupuncturist

About Viktor NedelchevIntroduced to the Traditional Chinese Medicine in early 1994, when he started to practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong in his home town in Bulgaria.

Later on, he enrolled in the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, where for 6 years studied the core concepts of western medicine. As a medical student, he started volunteering with Dr. Emil Iliev M.D, who practiced medical acupuncture and was a Head of the Bulgarian Society of TCM for Physicians.

He started his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Military Medical Academy, Sofia, but he realized that without proper training and a deep knowledge of other complementary practices, he would not be able to practice holistic medicine and to combine the best western and eastern practices.

He moved to Vancouver, BC to study at PCU College of Holistic medicine. He was grateful to have highly skilled and experienced teachers from Mainland China, who thought him to the core concept of acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy, clean needle technique and herbal medicine.
This gave him the opportunity to combine his extensive Western medical knowledge and the gentle Eastern approach to health and healing for better helping and empowering his patients.

Dr.Nedelchev strongly believes in the integrative rehabilitation medicine and a patient-centered treatment. That is why in his practice he tried to guide patients to discover their own personal ability and potential to heal by turning his focus of practice on prevention and the study of the body, mind and spirit relationship.
He continues to practice Tai Chi form of William C.C.Chen and Qi Gong on daily basis and teaches some of his patient to improve their lifestyle.

 


Education and Qualifications

PCU College of Holistic Medicine, Burnaby, BC
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Diploma
2005 – 2008
Doctor of Medicine, M.Sc,
University of Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria
1995 – 2001
BCIT, Burnaby, BC

  • OCH&S 3620 Disability Case Management
  • OCH&S 1100 WorkSafe BC Legislation
  • OCH&S 1000 Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals
2009
NIDMAR, Canada
Disability Management and Return to Work Certificate Program
National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) 

  • Module A: Effective disability management programs
  • Module B: Introduction to return-to-work coordination
  • Module C: Physical impairments, rehabilitation services and return to work
  • Module D: Mental health issues, rehabilitation services and return to work
  • Module E: Job analysis
  • Module I: Legislation and disability management
2008
Certificate of Clinical Training of Rehabilitation Medicine – France

  • Cours du DU de Medecine de Reeducation
    – Hospital Raymond Poincare de Garches, Paris, Prof. Olivier Dizien
2004
Certificate of Health Management – Military Medical Academy, Sofia

  • Health Management Postgraduate Program for Managers of Medical Institutions or Hospitals
2004
Certificate of Reflexotherapy – National Sport Academy, Sofia

  • Scientific fundamentals of therapeutic massage
  • Manual therapy, Classical and Therapetic massage, Lymphatic massage, Acupressure
  • Electrotherapy, Laser therapy, Phototherapy and Hydrotherapy, Foot massage
1999

Related Professional Experience

Qi in Motion  Medical Acupuncture and Pain Clinic 2008 – 2013
Residency Training, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Military Medical Academy, Sofia
2003 – 2005
Hospital Cochin – Paris, France – Internship Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Spine and Musculoskeletal rehabilitation internship under supervsion of Prof. Michel Revel and Dr. Francois Ranoux
2004
Free University of Brussels, Belgium – Internship Internal Medicine

  • Scholarship awarded by  European Commision Program – “ERASMUS MUNDUS”
  • Pneumology, Gastroenterology, Emergency Medicine
2001
Medical University of Tunis, Tunisia– Clerkship  Dermatology

  • Professional Student Exchange Program ( AMSB – IFSMA )
  • Dermatology clerkship under supervision of Prof. Ridha Kamoun
2000

Professional Affiliations

Member of Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability 2009 – 2013
Registered Acupuncturist – CTCMA, Canada 2008 – 2013
Member of Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of BC 2009 – 2013
Member of Canadian Medical Association 2005 – 2013
Member of British Columbia Medical Association 2005 – 2013
Association of International Medical Doctors of BC – Canada (AIMD BC) 2005 – 2013
Member of Bulgarian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003 – 2005
Member of Bulgarian Medical Association 2002 – 2013

Professional Development

Certificate of Completion
The Tri-Council Policy Statement(TCPS): “Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans”
2010
Certificate of Completion
National Institute of Health(NIH): Protecting Human Research Participants”
2010
Langara College – Documentary Movie Production Certificate 2010
“Acupuncture treatment of Neck & Shoulder Conditions”, Workshop with Dr. Edward Obaidey, OMD 2010
“Acupuncture Treatment of Pain and common Injuries of the Hip and Lower Extremity”, Workshop with Dr. Whitfield Reaves, OMD 2010
“Acupuncture treatment of Mental and Emotional Illness”, Workshop with Dr. Giovanni Macciocia, OMD 2008