White Bear Medicine is owned and operated by Mareena Dufault.


I work with acupuncture, self-heal coaching, and spirit medicine to improve the overall well-being of my clients. I am passionate about biology, "the study of life," especially as it pertains to understanding the stressors that create illness and finding the recipe for optimal health for each individual. I provide trauma-sensitive care and hold compassionate, positive space for all clients. I contribute actively to my local community through several ongoing health and safety projects, including five years of service on volunteer Search & Rescue crews. I have worked in healthcare since 2004. 


Formal training

Mareena completed her Diploma of Acupuncture at Pacific Rim College and two degrees in health sciences at Queen's University. These were all awarded with high honours. She has taken several additional courses and workshops to complement her practice.

Mareena offers a very safe space for me to process sensations and feelings in my body. At the same time, she speaks true wisdom during our sessions making her visits very full of insight.
— A, age 23


  • A Comprehensive Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labour, and Postpartum, Debra Betts at Pacific Rim College, 2015
  • Mai Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Dr. Martha Lucas at Pacific Rim College, 2015
  • Critical Incident Stress Management, Justice Institute BC, 2013

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