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Welcome to Traditional Healing Centre


I specialize in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) , which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Cupping, Moxibustion. These are tools we use to bring you back into balance (of yin and yang).

Similar to Allopathic (Western) medicine, a diagnosis is required which is based on the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine. A clear diagnosis will better lead to a positive outcome.

If you are interested in learning about how Chinese Medicine works from a layman's perspective, please download my free E-book, by entering your email to the right.

Toronto Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic

 

New Patients                                                                            All new patients must first get an initial diagnosis.   This will allow us to collect the right information which will guide your entire treatment.  We are offering a free diagnosis and treatment to help people become aware of Chinese Medicine and gauge whether it is right for them.
Free E-book    Before your phone consultation, please download our free guide to Chinese Medicine.   This will set the stage for your understanding on how treatments work.
 Digestion is our Focus We focus on digestive concerns including IBS, Crohn’s, diarrhea, bloating, upset stomach, acid reflux, etc.   We also treat a wide variety of other health concerns, so please speak with us if you have other issues such as pain, skin conditions, menopause, etc.  We perform Cosmetic Acupuncture!

You Are Most Likely Constipated

I ask people daily about their bowel movements. Yes, sounds a bit shitty, but it’s a very important subject. The characteristics of your bowel movements provide valuable information about your overall health. H14780721691_6b85ac1ff3_oaving proper digestion can mean the difference of having lots of energy or no energy at all.   If you are constipated, and not having at least one bowel movement per day, then something is not the way it should be.

The subject at hand is Constipation, and I believe you are most likely constipated right now, because most people are. Not everyone, but at some point in everyone’s life, they may become constipated. People actually believe that if they are going three times a week they are regular.   I’ve had patients come into the clinic believing that their ‘once a week poop at 5am on Sunday morning’, was all they needed. Why you ask? “Because that’s how its been all my life,” is the most common answer.   My response is that its been wrong the entire time, and its time to change that.

If you want to know how often you should be taking a number 2, it should be at least once a day, if not twice, and if you are lucky three times.   Once per meal is the best it can be. And I’m not talking about eating 6 small meals a day, and you should be having 6 bowel movements, I don’t believe that is going to happen. What everyone should strive for is one good bowel movement per day.

What is the perfect one?   I may have some people out there disagree with me on some of the characteristics, and that’s ok, but what I aim for in practice is the following;

  • Solid/Formed
  • Easy to Pass
  • Medium Brown – or close to this colour
  • Not too thin – like a pencil or soft serve ice cream.
  • No Pebbles
  • No Blood
  • No Food
  • No Mucous
  • No Pain
  • Not very stinky, should smell good/pleasant

 

The following is for educational purposes only. If you have a serious bowel issue such as IBS, Crohn’s Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, please speak with me or seek medical advice from your family doctor.

 

 

Too Dry and Hard
If your stools are too hard, then you most likely have a lot of stress, and you have more heat in your large intestine. Heat dries things out

 

Diarrhea or Very Soft
There is too much water in your bowels, and we call this water ‘dampness’.   Dampness is usually the result of an underactive digestion.   This may also coincide with thyroid problems.

 

Smell Horrible
Can you clear a room? If they smell really bad, you are not digesting your food properly.  You have too much of the wrong bacteria in your gut, and in terms of Chinese Medicine you have too much dampness. You most likely have soft bowel movements which require a lot of wiping.

Very Dark
Very dark usually goes with too hard, and its generally due to excess heat in your large Intestine.  If they are soft and dark, it means you have excess water in your bowels along with heat.   

Very Light
Very light means weakness and cold.   If your stools are too light you may be feeling cold all the time, and you need to eat warming food, or take warming herbs.  You are lacking energy and need an immune boost. 

Pain
Most common pain comes from stools, which are too hard and dry to pass, or from hemorrhoids, which can be from the result of pushing too hard which makes the muscles protrude.Pain could be from a number of different reasons, and a more thorough diagnosis and evaluation is recommended.

Pebbles
This is caused by excessive stress. Stress does not have to equate to anger, but it can also mean just having too much on your plate.

Blood
If fresh blood, most likely a hemorrhoid, it could be internal or external
If un-fresh dark blood, can be something more serious, I would call your family doctor immediately.

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Why do you get seasonal allergies and other people do not

Do you ever ask yourself the question, why do I get seasonal allergies and other people do not?   We are all living in the same atmosphere, breathing in the same air!    It is very simple, some people have stronger bodies, which can keep those nasty allergens out!    But if you are experiencingContinue Reading

Get your Pumpkin Fix

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  There are pumpkins everywhere at this time of the year.  As I stroll up to my local grocery store, pumpkins are scattered everything waiting to be bought.  It reminds me when I was a kid ( or last year for that matter), stripping the pumpkin seeds from the sides of the pumpkin, just beforeContinue Reading


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Toronto, Ontario
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