Our acupuncture and TCM practitioners have more than 150 years of combined experience (on average 25 years each). Each of the Chinese practitioners has a rich family history in traditional Chinese medicine. They have received training in such countries as China, Australia, Japan and Canada. In addition, our practitioners are leading professors in their respective fields.
Each of our practitioners focuses on infertility, women's health including hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, fibroids, male factor infertility and acupuncture. Dr. Eevon Ling is our Naturopathic Doctor specializing in women's health, lifestyle management and alternative treatments such as hypnosis.
In China, Chinese medicine practitioners require two degrees to qualify for practice; one bachelor level degree in medicine and acupuncture and an advanced degree in another area of specialization such as herbal prescriptions. Practitioners of Chinese Medicine in China, for the most part, have educational backgrounds in both Western (conventional) medicine, as well as Chinese medicine. Our practitioners have all attained at least one bachelor and one master's level degree in traditional Chinese Medicine in China, in the following areas: western conventional medicine (MD in China) and Chinese medicine, gynaecology, herbal prescriptions, and physiology. This educational foundation must be combined with practitioner experience and a desire to help people achieve optimal health.
Our Acupuncture practitioners are among a select few in Toronto who are fully trained in custom herbal prescription formulas (raw herbs, concentrated powder herbs and 'patent' herbal pills).
The ability to properly prescribe herbs requires years of education and experience. Prescribing patent herbal pills is not a substitute for proper custom herbal prescriptions. While acupuncture can be performed by various allied health professionals, it is our belief that complete education and understanding of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbs, tuina massage, and diet, is essential to proper patient treatment.
Presently in Canada, no schools or universities offer degree level courses in Chinese medicine. The highest level of education a locally trained student can hope to achieve is a diploma level course from a private school.
Total Wellness Centre supports the effort to bring university degree level courses to Ontario so that locally trained students can achieve the same high level of education and medical ability as those in China trained and registered as Doctors of Chinese Medicine.
In addition, Total Wellness Centre supports the efforts by the community and the government to regulate the profession of traditional Chinese medicine in Ontario.