Areas of Expertise

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

The practice of Traditional Chinese herbal Medicine originated with the use of herbs, and remains as one of the primary forms of treatment. Unlike other forms of herbal medicine, the spirit of TCM lies within the synergy of a blend of herbs, and this is done with a precise prescription. A thorough, in-depth assessment is first performed, gathering all the information necessary to diagnose the syndrome of the complaint, or in other words, to "identify the root of the problem".  In accordance to the differentiated syndrome, a detailed herbal formula will then be prescribed. The herbs will either be in raw form, where the patient is required to decoct at home, or in powder form, and taken by dissolving in warm water. In certain cases, TCM herbal pill will be prescribed as well. Due to my expertise in Classical Diagnostics & Prescriptions, the "formula-syndrome" differentiation method allows me to directly diagnose a syndrome with a formula (much like a lock and key pair), greatly increasing the effects of treatment while delivering results in a short period of time.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is another primary form of treatment in TCM, and involves an extensive meridian system containing numerous acupuncture points. The treatment is performed by inserting fine, sterile needles into acupoints on the body to invigorate and regulate the qi and blood circulation in the meridians. Upon insertion of the needles, the acupoints are stimulated, and the patient will experience what is called a “de-qi” (pronounced “duh-chee”) sensation, which refers to feelings of numbness, distention, or electrical tingling either locally or radiating along the meridian. The needles are then retained for a period of time, allowing the body to activate its natural healing mechanism and interact with the inserted needles. Acupuncture is proven to be most effective for pain and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as other illnesses including, but not limited to, neurological, respiratory, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and cardiovascular illnesses.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion can be considered as the “trusty sidekick” of acupuncture. Often combined with acupuncture during treatment, this method involves the use of burning compressed forms of mugwort, often in sticks or cones, called Moxa. The moxa stick is first lit then hovered above an acupoint or along a meridian, and, being mindful not to burn the skin, maintained for a period of time. Another application method is to place a piece of ginger over an acupoint, and set a moxa cone on top. The cone is lit and remains until the patient feels hot in the area. The role of moxibustion during treatment is to tonify and warm the body, and is applied to conditions such as pain disorders, gynecological illnesses, and gastrointestinal problems.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is a secondary treatment method used mainly to dispel local blood stasis and restore proper qi flow through the meridians. It may also be used to treat respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and common cold. This form of treatment is performed by creating a vacuumed suction on the patient’s skin using cups, usually by quickly placing a flamed cotton ball into the cup and then immediately placing the cup on the skin. Another variation of cupping includes bleed cupping, which is used to enhance the effects of dispelling blood stasis and invigorating blood circulation. Unlike acupuncture, cupping therapy is not suitable for everyone. Hence, it is in the discretion of the practitioner to determine whether a patient requires this form of treatment.

Corporate Acupuncture

Corporations looking to provide health and wellness services to their employees directly at the workplace will benefit from this service. Employees who experience stress and tension due to work will certainly appreciate having on-site acupuncture services for immediate physical relief. They may also inquire about personal health concerns, and I can provide dietary recommendations and lifestyle adjustments. All that is required is a partitioned space or a room large enough to fit several chairs, and the rest will be taken care of. Better yet, the service plan will be tailored to fit your company’s needs. The exceptional health service your employees will experience will definitely boost morale and efficiency within your company. For further details and pricing for this service, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Other Modalities

Gua Sha

Auricular Therapy

Food Therapy

Celestial Moxibustion (San Fu Tie)

Rates

Herbal Medicine

Initial Consultation - 45 min

Follow-up Consultation - 30 min

Cost per day

Acupuncture

Initial Consultation & Treatment - 90 min

Single Treatment - 60 min

4 Treatments Package​

10 Treatments Package

Corporate Acupuncture

 

70

40

12 to 14

 

110

90

320​

700

To Be Discussed

All Prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice is appreciated for rescheduling or cancelling your appointment. This allows me to fill your appointment slot as well for others to schedule an appointment. A cancellation fee equivalent to that of one Acupuncture session will be applied if 24 hours notice is not given.

No-Show Policy:  A fee equivalent to that of one Acupuncture session will be applied for those who fail to show up for the appointment without prior notice of 24 hours.

Late Policy: I understand that sometimes unexpected circumstances can make patients late for the appointment. However, to ensure fairness to all patients and allow enough time for me to go through your assessment, it would be kindly appreciated to arrive on time for the scheduled appointment. If you arrive late, I will likely not be able to extend your visit to respect the patient visit ahead of you. For those who are more than 20 minutes late, I reserve the right to treat the appointment as a no-show, and the corresponding fee will apply.

All prices subject to change without notice.

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