Christine Fung, Clinic Director, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Growing up and nourished in a family which has been practising Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the past 3 generations, Christine has always been pursuing her interest in seeking balance and natural in everyday life. Christine still remembers her grandmother used to teach her about herbs and let her touch and smell them when she was a kid.
Christine's studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture have included 4 years of training in Canada as well as postgraduate studies in Mainland China. Over the years her experience has been remarkable and notable accolades, including fulfilling the requirements of The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMAO) and is qualified to practise Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in the province of Ontario.
In November 2010, Christine became a Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist accredited by National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She was trained for their world wide known detoxification protocol which is proven to be effective in providing physical and emotional relief associated with unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, anxiety and cravings/urges to use substances. It’s also effective in alleviating symptoms of depression (includes teenager depression), sleep disturbances, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, postpartum depression, body aches, headaches, nausea, sweating, and muscle pain.
As a female practitioner and a mother of two children, Christine is particularly interested in treating infertility (both men and women), and children health conditions such as epilepsy, ADHD, autisum, Tourette syndrome (tics).
Christine is actively giving back to the community. Since 2006, she has been facilitating holistic health related programs. She was a former chair of the Bathurst-Finch Women's Committee and a facilitator at North York Women Centre. She also enjoys writing holistic health related articles and posts (see details on www.balanceandnatural.blogspot.com).
Sanjana Asnani, R.Ac.
Sanjana is a board certified Acupuncturist in good standing to practice in the province of Ontario. She was an engineer by training but left her job with the government to pursue her passion of natural healing therapies. She is a keen believer in living a healthy and full life and strives to help her patients do the same. Her strength lies in her diagnostic ability and her sensitivity towards her patients.
Sanjana’s areas of interest are stress, pain management, infertility and cosmetics. She interned at Dorothy Ley Hospice for 8 months and was able to gain unique experience in treating patients in palliative care as well. She continues to pursue further academic learning and research.
Her lifelong ambition includes volunteering for Acupuncturists without Borders, raising awareness about the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine, and actively collaborating with other healing modalities to achieve complete wellness. She is an avid meditator and enjoys doing yoga and Qi Gong.
Paula Morgado, R.Ac.
Paula is a registered acupuncturist with the CTCMPAO, and educated at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Paula also obtained specialized certification in cosmetic acupuncture facial rejuvenation, including aromatherapy & flower essences with training by Virginia Doran, a renowned US and worldwide expert in the field. Further, she has also taught TCM acupuncture at Georgian College.
In addition to the training in Chinese medicine modalities, Paula hold a University Combined Honours Degree from York University in Psychology and Sociology. She worked in the social services counselling families for several years and later joined the business world where she steadily progressed through the corporate ladder, but always felt that something was missing and decided to completely dedicate herself to her passion.
Paula’s own experiences with chronic pain, thyroid imbalances and the ineffectiveness of western medicine to address her conditions in a healthy, non-medicated manner first lead her to seek alternative acupuncture treatments. She found her initial experience with a western medical Physician trained in ‘anatomical’ acupuncture was not wholly successful. Later, she found a practitioner that not only practiced acupuncture but applied Chinese medical principles to treatments and almost immediately felt pain relief that she hadn’t felt in years. Not only was her pain relieved but overall well-being was enhanced as her underlying imbalance was addressed. Today, her chronic pain is now managed without narcotic medications, and thyroid function has remained in a balanced state for over 4 years without the need for daily synthetic hormone supplements.
Paula so deeply believe in the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture that she decided to make it a mission to empower others about the body’s innate capacity to heal itself, and inspire others about the natural path to life, health and beauty. Her goal is to enable the body’s self-healing abilities through providing traditional Chinese medical modality and acupuncture treatments with compassionate and understanding therapeutic intention, and the highest quality, results-focused healing care.
Caroline Vye, R.TCMP, R.Ac.
Caroline's passion for natural healing goes back to her childhood, growing up with a mother who preferred natural healing and who is also in the natural health care sector. She was drawn to Chinese Medicine specifically because of its history and depth as well as its ability to explain connections within the human body, recognizing that everything is connected.
Caroline is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP). She graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top schools in Ontario, with an Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the highest level of education available in Canada.She has also taken the Contemporary Acupuncture Course through McMaster University, which focuses on relieving pain through stimulating the nervous system using advanced acupuncture techniques. As an educator, Caroline has worked as a clinical supervisor both in a school setting and at a GTA hospice. She has also worked with multiple teachers writing and editing journal articles, course textbooks, and blogging.
Caroline's passion and strength lies in treating psycho-emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress. She has great success in re-balancing the mind-body connection, which Chinese Medicine sees is at the root of many physical conditions. Other conditions treated include pain syndromes such as headaches, shoulder pain, knee pain, back pain, arthritis, and gastro-intestinal upset; women’s conditions such as PMS, infertility, menopause, and menstrual cramps; immune disorders such as seasonal allergies, as well as other common conditions such as low energy, fatigue, and restlessness, just to name a few. More recently, Caroline's interests have leaned towards neurology, specifically neuroplasticity.
Annie Zhu, R.TCMP, R.Ac , NewLife Fertility Centre
Annie is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and acupuncturist with over 18 years of experience. She is a registered member of CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist of Ontario). She was also a registered TCM Doctor in China.
Annie was graduated from Beijing Union University-College of TCM in 1995. She holds a TCM bachelor degree. After graduating, she had been working in one of the largest TCM hospitals, Beijing Hospital of TCM for over 8 years. During those years, she learned a lot from a group of TCM professionals, including TCM gynaecologists, paediatricians, and neurologists.
In 2002, Annie moved to Canada. Over the past 18 years, she had been successfully treating various women health conditions, such as infertility, irregular period, depression, weight gain, and urinary tract infections. She is also experienced in treating children health conditions such as asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, tics-coprolalia, epilepsy, frequent infections caused by low immunity, poor digestion includes irregular bowel movements, bloating and gassy sensation, bed-wetting and teenager depression.