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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is probably the first therapy that patients think of when they consider seeking Traditional Chinese Medical healing. As one of the commonest and certainly one of the oldest types of Chinese medical therapies, acupuncture has gained international recognition in recent decades as western scientific research increasingly corroborates what TCM practitioners have kno... Read More

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is probably the first therapy that patients think of when they consider seeking Traditional Chinese Medical healing. As one of the commonest and certainly one of the oldest types of Chinese medical therapies, acupuncture has gained international recognition in recent decades as western scientific research increasingly corroborates what TCM practitioners have known for millenia – acupuncture is a technique that has provable therapeutic benefits. Acupuncture is actually a range of procedures all of which involve stimulating anatomical points or meridians on the body using different techniques. The most common and well known technique involves delicately piercing the skin with fine, metal needles by hand. However, acupuncture can also include electro-acupuncture in which the needles are stimulated by electrical current, ear acupuncture,cupping, and moxibustionin which the mugwort herb is burned on the end of the acupuncture needles. Acupuncture needles are so extremely thin and tiny that patients experience practically no discomfort when the needles are inserted. Although research is still ongoing to try to understand how acupuncture works, it appears on a physiological level that the insertion of the needles causes body processes and functions to physically change so that energy flows smoothly and balance is restored. The Best of Chinese Medicine offers targeted acupuncture treatments to help correct: joint and muscle pain, fertility and sterility problems, manage weight issues and for facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Norman Allan, Ph.D., D.C.

Dr. Norman Allan graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986, since when he has been involved in practicing, teaching and studying various aspects of complimentary medicine. Here, at Best of Chinese Medicine, he will be principally practicing Craniosacral Therapy and Chiropractic (in particularly, the safe, comfortable and effective sagittal Gonstead Technigue). Before coming to Complementary Medicines, Dr. Allan was a scientist. His Ph.D., in neuroscience (Sussex 1970), was a student of central control of motor behaviour. From 1984 to 1993 Dr. Allan was also engaged in research into a wide variety of topics in Alternative Medicine, at the University of Toronto, including Acupuncture, Bioelectricity, Wound Healing, Food Sensitivity, and Homeopathy. To read more about the services offered by Dr. Norman Allan, please visit the website: http://www.normanallan.com/

Dr. Norman Allan, Ph.D., D.C. Dr. Norman Allan graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Ca... Read More

Emily Babaris, R.TCMP, R.Ac, BES Emily Babaris received her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) certificate in Victoria, BC. Following that she completed her BC Provincial RegulationTests and obtained her licence as an Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She is a member of both the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario) and CMAAC (The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist Association of Canada). Currently, Emily is a TCM Practitioner and Acupuncturist in the province of Ontario specializing in gynaecology & fertility conditions as well as sports traumas, joint & muscle pain, respiratory illness, stroke recovery, emotional and digestive disorders. Emily combines acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui Na (Chinese massage), nutrition, facial rejuvenation and specialized TCM techniques to create a unique treatment best suited to each of her patients’ needs.

Emily Babaris, R.TCMP, R.Ac, BES Emily Babaris received her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicin... Read More

Susan Hu, R.TCMP, R.Ac

Susan Hu completed her Chinese medical degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1992 after 6 years of training. She has worked extensively in the health care system of China, sharing her expertise of internal Chinese medicine as a professor at the BeiJing University of Traditional Chinese medicine. Along with her daily practice in China, Susan Hu was also an attending doctor at the Dongzhimen Hospital, a teaching hospital, for 8 years before she immigrated to Canada. Making Toronto her new home Since 2000, she has been directing her Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic, helping people with their health concerns; furthermore she has been teaching Acupuncture and TCM at several Canadian Universities and Schools (McMaster & Ryerson among others) holding lectures and classes both in Chinese and English. Her clinic, The Best of Chinese Medicine, was the official training site for the Michener Institute during 2001- 2004. She was awarded the certificate of appreciation for outstanding contribution to the acupuncture program in 2004. Susan Hu is a member in good standing with the Chinese Medical Association of Canada and the Canadian Association of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Susan Hu, R.TCMP, R.Ac Susan Hu completed her Chinese medical degree from Beijing University of ... Read More

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