Our Practitioners

Linda Hongchao Xu, 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)

Dr. Linda Xu at Total Wellness Centre, Toronto Linda Hongchao Xu (pronounced Linda 'shu') has nearly three decades of experience in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She has a special interest in women's health and infertility. She focuses her practice on hormonal imbalances, infertility treatments, stress management, and preventive treatments for general well being. In addition, Xu treats early menopause, skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and related hormonal issues, heart and lung issues, digestion problems, anxiety, insomnia and many other ailments.

Xu studied traditional Chinese medicine at Hunan University of TCM. She was the chief physician in the teaching hospital in that region of China. Xu has a degree in medicine (MD) from China as well. In 1991, Xu began practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After several years Xu and her family moved to Toronto, where she now practices TCM.

Xu has been a lecturer with Michener Institute for Applied Health Science in Toronto, and an acupuncturist at private clinics within the city. She now practices with Total Wellness Centre. Linda Xu has been recognized as a leader in her field and has been featured on the Women's Network and also on CBC radio Metro Morning, and CBC Television.

As a caring, experienced practitioner, Xu has received top honours at each of the institutions where she has practiced. Xu is a member of the Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Xu's spouse, David Bai, is also a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine at Total Wellness Centre, and has sit on the Interim Council of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Ontario.

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

Xu is a welcome addition to our caring team of senior professionals at Total Wellness Centre.


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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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