Christine Fung, 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).
Caroline Prodoehl, 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.
Annie has been teaching TCM in since 2002. She is currently teaching Acupuncture, Herbology, Gynecology of TCM, and Pediatrics of TCM at School of Osteopathy Mississauga.
Andrew Chun Nien Chang, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Andrew initially went to university for Computer Science but his passion for ancient literature and history ultimately led him to the study of Chinese Medicine. He went to Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first founded Traditional Chinese Medicine school in Mainland China, in 2003. His study consisted of a 5 year undergraduate program and a 3 year postgraduate program. During his study, he learnt from several TCM professionals in treating respiratory diseases, digestive diseases and postoperative cancer treatment. After graduation, he worked as a TCM doctor in Nanjing Post Hospital and a private clinic for 3 years before returning to Canada in 2013.
Andrew is a registered member of The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMAO) and is qualified to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in the province of Ontario. He is experienced in treating various conditions using combination of acupuncture and herbs. During his practice, he has success treating cold and fever, coughing, sore throat, vertigo, indigestion, irregular bowel movement, insomnia, tinnitus, headache, shoulder pain, back pain and sciatic pain.