Our Practitioners

David Xiaodong Bai, GP- R.TCMP, RMT (ONTARIO)

David Bai at Total Wellness Centre in TorontoDavid Xiaodong Bai (pronounced David 'bye') is a registered massage therapist. Bai has two degrees in TCM; he completed eight years of study and was granted a Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese medicine, from the Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (formerly known as Hunan College of TCM) in Changsha, China. As with all high standing university level traditional Chinese medical degrees in China, his education is split between conventional western medicine and Chinese medicine.


Bai completed his TCM residency in China and then worked as a TCM physician and instructor at the First Affiliated Teaching Hospital of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine.


Bai also holds a Master degree in Applied Psychology from the University of New Brunswick. Bai was an early member of the Interim Council of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Ontario, the regulatory body for TCM in Ontario. Bai is also a founding member of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Physicians Association of Canada. Bai is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.


Bai focuses in the treatment of stress, anxiety and its effects on infertility. He was one of only a handful of graduate students selected to study gynaecology and geriatric medicine under the late Professor Tan Riqiang, a well-known TCM internist, gynaecologist, and the first President of the Hunan University of Chinese Medicine. This unique opportunity afforded Bai the chance to observe and interact with Professor Tan. Bai learned an enriched set of TCM diagnostic skills and therapeutic techniques originally taught by Professor Tan.


Bai is often sought after for advice within the TCM community. He has taught all levels of TCM in both Chinese and Canadian schools. He has given interviews to Canadian media including the National Post specifically on TCM infertility treatments. Bai authored and translated to English, the TCM Tongue Diagnosis Guide, an invaluable clinical guide to tongue diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine. Given Bai's broad education and teaching background, Total Wellness calls upon Bai to give joint seminars with doctors at LifeQuest and other fertility clinics in the GTA.


Bai has a strong family history and passions for medicine and TCM. Both of his parents were medical doctors at a provincial hospital in southern China. His father was a renowned cardiologist and director of the Internal Medicine Department, and his mother served as a chief physician at the Department for Infectious Diseases. Bai is married to Linda Xu.


His gentle approach and desire to teach enhances patient sense of control and well being. Bai is thrilled to be practicing with the strong team of practitioners and doctors at Total Wellness Centre in Toronto.


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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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