Chinese Herbal Medicine

chinese-medicinePlants have been used as medicine for approximate 100,000 years. The first written record about Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM) dates back to 1600 BC and by the second century AD it was a well organised and clear system of diagnosis and for improving symptoms. Chinese Herbal Medicine is the second most prescribed medicine and the most widely researched complimentary medicine in the world today.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

The diagnosis and improvement system of Chinese Herbal Medicine is unique. There are basic formulas for all kinds of disorders. However, each patient’s formula is different. When you are receiving a TCM, the practitioner would look at your tongue and check your pulse and then a formula would be prescribed based on the information collected. The dose of the herbs and the formulas could be different each week depending on your condition.


I have a particular interest in working with patients using Chinese Herbal Medicine for the following conditions:

•  Insomnia and fatigue
•  Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
•  Constipation and diarrhoea
•  Irritable bowel syndrome
•  Common cold and influenza
•  Chronic headaches
•  Skin disordersancient-chinese-script-acupuncture-school-toronto
•  Fluid retention
•  Anxiety, depression and stress
•  Allergies
•  Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
•  Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
•  Excessive menstruation
•  Infertility
•  Impotence and prostate disorders
•  Disorders associated with menopause