Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist
Today, people of all cultures are seeking for alternative and natural forms of treatments and, ultimately, many turn to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The efficacy and benefits in which this ancient form of medicine brings upon are what convinces people to follow through with their treatments. Acupuncture, one of the major treatment methods in TCM, is used to regain balance of the body’s energetic flow (Qi) and restore harmony between the body, mind, and spirit. The holistic approach will effectively enhance one’s general health condition, and reinforce the body against potential pathogens. If you are currently suffering from a health concern or if you would like to learn more about your general health condition, book now for a consultation.
Areas of Expertise
Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping Therapy and more...
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system originating from China that dates back to approximately 5000 years ago. The uniqueness of TCM lies in its seamless combination of art and science. While the foundations of TCM may stem from abstract concepts such as the yin yang and five elements theories, its methodology is comprised of a vast knowledge in physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology. The definition of maintaining optimal health in the perspective of TCM is achieving harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.
TCM also views each person as a unique being, and, due to this, a differential diagnosis is performed individually, and the corresponding treatment method will be tailored to each case. The major forms of TCM treatment are acupuncture and herbs, with accompanying methods such as cupping, tui-na, tai-chi, and food cures. As a form of medicine practiced for an abiding length of time in history, it is effective in treating a broad scope of illnesses, and can undoubtedly help improve one’s health condition.
A table of illnesses that have been recorded to be treatable by TCM can be found in the Q&A section.
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As a TCM Doctor and an advocate of ancient Chinese culture, I have developed an admiration and respect towards tea, both as a beverage and as a culture. Tea drinking began in ancient China, and has since become a staple drink within the culture due to its medicinal and ceremonial values. In Chinese Medicine, tea therapy continues to be a major component of dietary therapy, as the brewing of herbs and tea leaves are used to achieve therapeutic effects. While culturally, tea ceremonies remain integral to rituals often performed during special occasions such as weddings, elders’ birthdays and even funerals.
This spring has been unlike any other spring we've experienced, and with a health crisis toppling over the usual flu & allergy season, I was inspired to innovate a series of herbal tea blends to strengthen Lung Qi, calm allergies, and boost general immunity, in an effort to assist our bodies through these rough times. After spending weeks to perfect the formula and refine the taste, I am proud to announce that they are officially ready to be pre-ordered at @paragontearoom ! I promise that they will be a flavourful addition to your daily beverage rituals, and will support your body through these hardships.
Love from our friends
"Whether you are experiencing severe, chronic issues, or just looking for health maintenance and wellness longevity, Dr Adrien Ip can deliver RESULTS.
I truly cannot say enough good things about him; as someone who has seen holistic practitioners for about 20 years, I feel that I have had reasonable expectations for my homeopath, NDs, chiropractor, etc. and always assumed I needed to see different specialists for different issues.. But Adrien has all but eliminated my need for anyone else! He has treated me for skin issues, anxiety, TMJ/neck strain, digestion issues, pain, and much, much more! I have recommended him to so many people, and everyone has had the same amazement at how effective he is at getting directly to the root of any problem. Although his modalities are TCM based, he has an incredibly comprehensive understanding of western medicine, and he is the best diagnostician I have come across. Ever.
He has a very kind and professional disposition, great bedside manner, and really makes you feel heard and respected. He has always included me in building my treatment plan, never makes me feel like I should come in for more treatments than necessary, and goes above and beyond in helping accommodate my schedule. His clinic is cozy, chic, and very clean. And his staff are very friendly and helpful. I always leave feeling calm and refreshed!
------------- Danielle D.
Whether it's a question about TCM treatment, appointment bookings, or if you just wanted to drop a line to say Hi, feel free to do so using any of the following contact methods. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
204-1529 W 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3251 Chatham St
Richmond, BC V7E 3K1
Monday: 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday: 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm