Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes both Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, is an ancient method of health care. It has been used over 4000 years as a safe and effective means to holistic health and overall well-being. Rather than perceiving the human body as a simple assemblage of various organ systems, Chinese medicine regards the human body as a non-decomposable unit. Within the unit there are many pairs of balanced forces, general known as the YIN and the YANG, that determine our state of health. When the YIN and the YANG are in balance, we feel healthy and energetic. However, when there is an imbalance between them, we feel ill.
Acupuncture is one of therapeutic methods of TCM, which helps to improve the flow or quality of the life force, and to re-balance body energies. During an acupuncture treatment session, fine stainless steel needles are inserted into the skin at very specific points. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the ability of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat over 43 commonly encountered clinical disorders. It is also used as a preventative measure because it strengthens the body's immune system. The acupuncture needles are sterile and they are disposed after each treatment.
About Wei Wang, MN, RN, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Nurse Practitioner, Registered Acupuncturist & Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Wei Wang has been practicing integrative medicine in her gynecological and nursing practice for over 20 years. Wei was clinically trained as a physician in China incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western Medicine. After immigrating to Canada, she completed her Masters of Nursing Degree at the University of Toronto and worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with high risk pregnancies. She specializes in women’s health, specifically the treatment of irregular menstruation, dysmenorrheal, menopausal disorders, infertility, and more recently weight loss and diabetes management.
Wei is passionate about helping her patients develop a better understanding of themselves and their bodies. She believes that it is essential to collaborate with her patient’s in determining treatment goals and to empower them to maintain good health. Wei also believe that there is no “magic pill” and that the road to optimal health is prevention, treatment and maintenance.
Wei currently works as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Weight Loss and Diabetes Management.