Doctor of TCM.,
B.Sc. Pharm., RPh.
Being a licensed pharmacist since 1989 together with her diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture, Florence is finally fulfilling her life-long dream of being a well-integrated practitioner of both Western and Eastern medicine.
In order to follow her heart and foster her passion in life, she moved to Calgary from Manitoba to study Chinese Medicine. She is now a licensed Acupuncturist and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Alberta. In order to advance herself, she has also studied Motor-Points needling (muscle resetting), Post-Traumatic Vital Alignment for PTSD (physical and emotional trauma) and finished Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
She has special interest in treating various diseases especially chronic illnesses. Some of the examples are:
• Whiplash, Physical injury at work and Sports
• PTSD Vital Alignment (physical and emotional trauma)
• Chronic Pain, Arthritis
• Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Sport Performance Enhancement
• Immune System Booster
• Women’s health such Menopause, Irregular menstruation, Dysmenorrhea, Amenorrhea, PMS
• Gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD, IBS, chronic constipation/diarrhea/bloating, etc.
• Anxiety and Depression
• Bell’s Palsy, Post-Stroke
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a system of medicine at least 23 centuries old, aims to prevent or promote healing of disease by maintaining or restoring yin-yang balance.
Rooted in a philosophy known as Taoism, TCM is based on the theory that all the body's organs mutually support each other. Therefore, in order to be healthy, an individual's organs (and their functions) must be in balance. This balance is attained, in part, by harmonizing yin and yang, two opposing but complementary energies thought to affect all life.
In essence, a person is healthy when harmony exists between these two forces; illness, on the other hand, results from a breakdown in the equilibrium of yin and yang.
Another theory in TCM is that vital energy (called qi or chi) flows throughout the body via certain pathways (or meridians and collaterals). According to this theory, disease and other emotional, mental, and physical health problems develop when the flow of qi is blocked, weak, or excessive. Restoring the flow of qi is considered essential to balance the yin and yang and, in turn, achieving good health and wellness.
In addition, some studies have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving the body's immune function by increasing white blood cell and T-cell numbers, with results lasting up to a month after treatment. Hence a regular maintenance acupuncture treatment like once a month warrants strong immunity & good health.
She has arthritis since she was 17. Nonetheless, she ran her first half-marathon at age of 49, after only running for 3 months. She keeps her condition well under control with less and less flare-ups by using Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment. She has also gone through a long journey of gastrointestinal disorder with food allergies. It will be truly her honor to guide you to your own journey of health and wellbeing.