The fundamental philosophy Traditional Chinese medicine is to seek balance. TCM is a natural medical system that has withstood thousands of years of practice and results. We look at each person as a complex and individual system, which means each person, is treated uniquely based on his or her constitution, lifestyle and symptoms. TCM is empowering in that it tells your body how to heal, it directs your body to areas that need healing and allows the innate intelligence of your system to complete the process. You truly heal yourself.
TCM can treat much more than you think. From injuries, to skin conditions, digestive imbalances, weights loss and mental health. TCM is capable of aiding the most stubborn of ailments (see below for a full list from the World Health Organization). The many modalities include acupuncture, moxibustion, chinese herbs, cupping, gua sha, tui na (massage) and lifestyle and dietary counseling.
The focus of my practice includes:
pain and injuries
mental health and insomnia
skin and anti aging
My journey started with a fundamental yoga practice followed by completing an honours degree in Kinesiology, to becoming a yoga teacher and certified personal trainer. Lastly I completed a 5 year diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine including an internship at the Tsu Chi hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Research on TCM:
Acupuncture for chronic pain: click here
Functional MRI showing correlation between acupoint and corresponding part of the brain: click here
Acupuncture for weight loss: Click here
Female infertility: Click here
Modern scientific explanation of traditional acupuncture theory: Click here
The following is a non exhaustive list from the World Health Organization, of the conditions that TCM can benefit:
High Blood Pressure
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Post Stroke Paralysis
Attention Deficit Disorder