Our Practitioners

David Depei Xi , GP-R.TCMP (ONTARIO)

Short Bio: Foreign education and registration: Chinese medical doctor and Doctor of Chinese medicine (C.M.D. and D.Ac) (in CHINA), medical doctor (MD) (in CHINA)


David Xi at the Total Wellness Centre, Toronto
David Xi in Yokosuka, Japan. Xi was a treating acupuncturist to the Grand Yokosuka Sumo Wrestling team.
David Depei Xi (pronounced David ‘C’) has both taught and practiced acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine around the world. He has over 28 years of experience in clinical practice, research and academic settings.

Xi received his degree in Chinese Medicine from the Shanghai Career Medical College. He then received an advanced degree including an M.Sc. in Acupuncture from the Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medical University. Xi has completed the requirements for his Ph.D (ABD) in Physiology from Nippon University in Japan. Xi also has a degree in medicine (MD) from China.

Xi worked for 12 years in the Yueyang Hospital, Shanghai University of TCM, where he was involved in all aspects of the medical clinic, teaching undergraduates and international students, and research in immunology, physiology, and gynaecology (including infertility).

During his tenure at Yueyang Hospital, he specialized in treating gynaecological conditions such as irregular menstrual cycles and infertility, with rotations in other areas of medicine including pain and pain management, sports injuries, rheumatoid arthritis and neurological diseases.

Xi has many published studies in various traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture journals. Among his works include, “Acupuncture procedures in treating rheumatoid arthritis”, and “Acupuncture-facilitated ovulation – 50 clinical studies”, which were selected and honoured at the “The Annual Conference of Acupuncture Studies”, and “The World Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference” respectively. Both studies received prestigious awards of excellence.

Xi was invited to Indonesia to teach local acupuncture doctors, and direct the treatment of various complex medical conditions. Among Xi’s many patients was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia. Xi was recognized and published in the local newspaper dedicated to the treatments that he provided while in Indonesia.

Xi spent time working in Japan where he treated many Olympic Judo, Sumo and marathon athletes. At the same time he was involved in research to improve physical health by using traditional Chinese medicine. He was also invited by various health clubs to provide treatments using both traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for hormone level adjustments (which include infertility and menopause), and for cosmetology and weight loss.

Xi is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Xi has lived TCM for his whole life; Xi's father is a world renowned Doctor of traditional Chinese with many published textbooks on TCM currently in use in universities today. Xi is a member of the Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada. Also, Xi's wife, Katty Cao is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Xi is pleased to be working with Total Wellness Centre, where he brings his wealth of knowledge and experience, along with his passion for treating people.

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Custom Herbal Prescriptions

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.

Education, Training & Regulation of TCM

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.

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