FACULTY

Dr. Jin Zhang is world renowned for his expertise in acupuncture and moxibustion, particularly in advanced manipulation techniques. He is currently the chief doctor and professor at the TCM Academy of Heilongjiang Province and a professor at Henan University of TCM and Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine.

Prof. Jin Zhang 张缙

Prof. Jin Zhang 张缙

Ph.D., Honorary Chair
Dr. Jin Zhang is world renowned for his expertise in acupuncture and moxibustion, particularly in advanced manipulation techniques. He is currently the chief doctor and professor at the TCM Academy of Heilongjiang Province and a professor at Henan University of TCM and Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine.
Liang Fan-rong is a professor and supervisor of graduate studies in the field of acupuncture and moxibustion. He is currently the vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM), the chairman of the Sichuan Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and the chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China.

Prof. Fan-rong Liang

Prof. Fan-rong Liang

Ph.D., M.D. (China), Honorary Chair
Liang Fan-rong is a professor and supervisor of graduate studies in the field of acupuncture and moxibustion. He is currently the vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM), the chairman of the Sichuan Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and the chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China.
Prof. Wu obtained his Master of Medicine in acupuncture and qigong from the China Academy of TCM in Beijing and his doctoral degree in Chinese and Western integrated medicine from Hebei Medical University. He is the founder of Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the creator of Wu’s head massage.

Prof. Ben Bin Jiang Wu

Prof. Ben Bin Jiang Wu

Ph.D, R.TCMP, R.Ac, President
Prof. Wu obtained his Master of Medicine in acupuncture and qigong from the China Academy of TCM in Beijing and his doctoral degree in Chinese and Western integrated medicine from Hebei Medical University. He is the founder of Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the creator of Wu’s head massage.
Dylan Kirk has spent his life immersed in traditional East Asian practices. He has done extensive training in baguazhang, taijiquan, gongfu and qigong under Master Chik Qadir Mason from whom he earned the honours of Black Sash. He received further training in acupuncture and TCM from Prof. Bin Jiang Wu at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he is now Academic Dean. He continued his studies, completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and training in classical Chinese medicine (jingfang) with Prof. Suzanne Robidoux. He continues to volunteer for the profession as the President of the Council of TCM and Acupuncture Schools of Ontario (CTCMASO), and Vice President of the Federation of TCM Colleges of Canada (FTCMCC) as well as continuing his own clinical practice at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre, supporting TCM research through the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research, and teaching internal martial arts (neijia) in the Toronto area. He is well known in Canada as an excellent and compassionate practitioner and teacher.

Dylan Kirk

Dylan Kirk

R.TCMP, R.Ac, Academic Dean, Campus Director, Instructor
Dylan Kirk has spent his life immersed in traditional East Asian practices. He has done extensive training in baguazhang, taijiquan, gongfu and qigong under Master Chik Qadir Mason from whom he earned the honours of Black Sash. He received further training in acupuncture and TCM from Prof. Bin Jiang Wu at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he is now Academic Dean. He continued his studies, completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and training in classical Chinese medicine (jingfang) with Prof. Suzanne Robidoux. He continues to volunteer for the profession as the President of the Council of TCM and Acupuncture Schools of Ontario (CTCMASO), and Vice President of the Federation of TCM Colleges of Canada (FTCMCC) as well as continuing his own clinical practice at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre, supporting TCM research through the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research, and teaching internal martial arts (neijia) in the Toronto area. He is well known in Canada as an excellent and compassionate practitioner and teacher.
Melinda Qiong Wu graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM). She graduated from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China with a master’s degree and a doctorate degree respectively. She is currently the Vice-president of the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Director of Marketing.

Melinda Qiong Wu

Melinda Qiong Wu

Ph.D. (China), R.AC, R.TCMP,Vice President
Melinda Qiong Wu graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM). She graduated from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China with a master’s degree and a doctorate degree respectively. She is currently the Vice-president of the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Director of Marketing.
Prof. Yi Ling Zhang obtained her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a bachelor of Science degree in 1985. She has over 30 years of experience in acupuncture treatment for gynecological diseases.

Professor Yi Ling Zhang

Professor Yi Ling Zhang

M.Sc., R.TCMP, Clinic Supervisor
Prof. Yi Ling Zhang obtained her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a bachelor of Science degree in 1985. She has over 30 years of experience in acupuncture treatment for gynecological diseases.
Prof. Chien Hui Yang obtained her Doctor of Pharmacology in traditional Chinese medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and her master’s degree in acupuncture and tuina from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prof. Yang then earned her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine certificate from the Ministry of Health in Taiwan before she immigrated to Canada. Prof. Yang believes that advancing knowledge of TCM scientifically will allow a wider adaptation and understanding of TCM globally.

Chien Hui (Jennifer) Yang

Chien Hui (Jennifer) Yang

Ph.D., R.TCMP, Medicine & Research Development
Prof. Chien Hui Yang obtained her Doctor of Pharmacology in traditional Chinese medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and her master’s degree in acupuncture and tuina from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prof. Yang then earned her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine certificate from the Ministry of Health in Taiwan before she immigrated to Canada. Prof. Yang believes that advancing knowledge of TCM scientifically will allow a wider adaptation and understanding of TCM globally.
Prof. Suzanne Robidoux (苏珊/苏璇) completed her Ph.D. in acupuncture at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in 2007 with a focus on treating neurological disorders and psychological disorders as well as Major Depression Disorder at the psychiatric department. One of these masters was Dr. Lu Qian at the Neurological Hospital (direct lineage of doctor Jiao Shu Fa). She has trans-lated and edited over 20 professional Chinese medical textbooks related to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, during which she had the chance to work with Dr. Shi Xuemin, specialist in neurological disorders and famous for getting the best results with his nee-dling technique. She is now a fellow at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine researching the clinical efficacy of the classical approach of the Zhang Zhongjing’s classical texts “Shang Han Lun” and “Jin Gui Yao Lue” in Beijing.  She also works at the SuicidePreventionCenter in Beijing to contribute to the benefit of society providing acupuncture treatment for severe cases of depression and sui-cidal tendencies. In her free time she continues to research and practice the art of baguazhang and the zhouyi.

Prof. Suzanne Robidoux

Prof. Suzanne Robidoux

Ph.D., Visiting Professor
Prof. Suzanne Robidoux (苏珊/苏璇) completed her Ph.D. in acupuncture at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in 2007 with a focus on treating neurological disorders and psychological disorders as well as Major Depression Disorder at the psychiatric department. One of these masters was Dr. Lu Qian at the Neurological Hospital (direct lineage of doctor Jiao Shu Fa). She has trans-lated and edited over 20 professional Chinese medical textbooks related to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, during which she had the chance to work with Dr. Shi Xuemin, specialist in neurological disorders and famous for getting the best results with his nee-dling technique. She is now a fellow at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine researching the clinical efficacy of the classical approach of the Zhang Zhongjing’s classical texts “Shang Han Lun” and “Jin Gui Yao Lue” in Beijing. She also works at the SuicidePreventionCenter in Beijing to contribute to the benefit of society providing acupuncture treatment for severe cases of depression and sui-cidal tendencies. In her free time she continues to research and practice the art of baguazhang and the zhouyi.
Prof. Chow has a doctoral degree in TCM from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, a master’s degree in acupuncture and tuina from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine certificate from the Taiwan Government TCM Examination Board. Before moving to Canada, Prof. Chow was a highly regarded professor at the Hong Kong Herbalist Association of Chinese Medicine Research Institute.

Prof. Yancy Chow

Prof. Yancy Chow

Ph.D, R.TCMP, Professor, Advanced Clinical Supervisor
Prof. Chow has a doctoral degree in TCM from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, a master’s degree in acupuncture and tuina from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine certificate from the Taiwan Government TCM Examination Board. Before moving to Canada, Prof. Chow was a highly regarded professor at the Hong Kong Herbalist Association of Chinese Medicine Research Institute.
Bin Su, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Visiting professor of College of Bioinformatics Science and Technology at Harbin Medical University; Associate professor of Canadian Academy of Natural Health; Medical Research Specialist of Medicine and health science college at the united Arab Emirates University; Vice President at Canada Martial Art; and Director of the Outreach Division at Chinese Medical Center (UAE). Prof. Su has more than 20 years experience in medical research, teaching at university and college, wrote and published more than 30 academic articles.

Bin Su

Bin Su

Ph.D., Visiting Professor
Bin Su, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Visiting professor of College of Bioinformatics Science and Technology at Harbin Medical University; Associate professor of Canadian Academy of Natural Health; Medical Research Specialist of Medicine and health science college at the united Arab Emirates University; Vice President at Canada Martial Art; and Director of the Outreach Division at Chinese Medical Center (UAE). Prof. Su has more than 20 years experience in medical research, teaching at university and college, wrote and published more than 30 academic articles.
Luquan Chen, associate chief physician, Ph.D. from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,who was the responsible person of Acupuncture Department, Beijing Tongren Hospital, the responsible person of Inheritance Base for Acupuncture-Moxibustion of TCM World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies(WFAS) Beijing, China. Main inheritance person in Xinwu Li Famous and old medical studio. committee member of inheritance work councils in  WFAS,  Proselytizing disciple of Prof. Xinwu Li, good at treating Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology diseases by puncturing sphenopalatine ganglion. Wrote over 10 pieces of papers in 《Scientific Reports》or other Chinese central magazines and joined to write over 10 TCM books. Have got over 10 city level research projects and applied research funds over 600,000 RMB. Average Annual outpatient volume was over 7,000. Worked as Clinical faculty adviser in WHO collaborative Center- China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and English and TCM teacher in the Capital University of Medical Science. Invited to make speech and training acupuncture skill by USA, Russia, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Iran and other countries. Invited to make interviews in some CCTV or Beijing TV programs about Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology diseases.

Luquan Chen

Luquan Chen

Acupuncture & Allergic Rhinitis Expert Ph.D. (China), Visiting Professor
Luquan Chen, associate chief physician, Ph.D. from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,who was the responsible person of Acupuncture Department, Beijing Tongren Hospital, the responsible person of Inheritance Base for Acupuncture-Moxibustion of TCM World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies(WFAS) Beijing, China. Main inheritance person in Xinwu Li Famous and old medical studio. committee member of inheritance work councils in WFAS, Proselytizing disciple of Prof. Xinwu Li, good at treating Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology diseases by puncturing sphenopalatine ganglion. Wrote over 10 pieces of papers in 《Scientific Reports》or other Chinese central magazines and joined to write over 10 TCM books. Have got over 10 city level research projects and applied research funds over 600,000 RMB. Average Annual outpatient volume was over 7,000. Worked as Clinical faculty adviser in WHO collaborative Center- China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and English and TCM teacher in the Capital University of Medical Science. Invited to make speech and training acupuncture skill by USA, Russia, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Iran and other countries. Invited to make interviews in some CCTV or Beijing TV programs about Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology diseases.
Wendy Y. Ding graduated in 1985 from Tian Jin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, P. R. China. She worked in Tian Jin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital as a Paediatrician from 1985-1999. In 1999, she moved to Toronto. In 2007, she received a B.A. In Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University.

Prof. Wendy Y. Ding

Prof. Wendy Y. Ding

M.D. (China) B.A., R.TCMP, Instructor
Wendy Y. Ding graduated in 1985 from Tian Jin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, P. R. China. She worked in Tian Jin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital as a Paediatrician from 1985-1999. In 1999, she moved to Toronto. In 2007, she received a B.A. In Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University.
Prof. Hooman is the Doctor of western medicine (M.D.), Clinical Ph.D. of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture, Post Ph.D. of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.Prof. Amir Hooman Kazemi is the Vice President of the world federa-tion of acupuncture; and Professor of Beijing University of Chinese medicine; He also is the Adviser to Traditional Medicine Office of the Ministry of Health of Iran and Adviser to Iran ministry of health and medical education of Iran for complementary medicine. Prof. Hooman has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine to many students from more than 50 countries in Beijing University of Chinese medicine and Tehran University and delivering Lec-tures about Acupuncture in different countries such as China, Iran, USA, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Netherlands, Turkey, Oman, Russia and he pub-lished 5 books in English and Chinese about acupuncture and published 6 Books in the Persian language about acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Prof. Amir Hooman Kazemi

Prof. Amir Hooman Kazemi

M.D. (Iran), Clinical Ph.D., Post Doc., Instructor, Visiting Professor
Prof. Hooman is the Doctor of western medicine (M.D.), Clinical Ph.D. of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture, Post Ph.D. of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.Prof. Amir Hooman Kazemi is the Vice President of the world federa-tion of acupuncture; and Professor of Beijing University of Chinese medicine; He also is the Adviser to Traditional Medicine Office of the Ministry of Health of Iran and Adviser to Iran ministry of health and medical education of Iran for complementary medicine. Prof. Hooman has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine to many students from more than 50 countries in Beijing University of Chinese medicine and Tehran University and delivering Lec-tures about Acupuncture in different countries such as China, Iran, USA, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Netherlands, Turkey, Oman, Russia and he pub-lished 5 books in English and Chinese about acupuncture and published 6 Books in the Persian language about acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Jing Xu had gained rich clinic experi-ence in western medicine, special for high risk unhealthy children before learned Traditional Chinese  Medi-cine. She then went on to obtain his Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medi-cine and Acupuncture from OCTCM in 2017. After graduating, she started practicing Traditional Chinese Medi-cine and acupuncture, tuina massage. She has become a faculty member as a supervisor at OCTCM teaching clinic. guiding students how to make the best diagnosis and treatment. Students enjoy her style of teaching.Professor Suzanne Robidoux, a fellow at Beijing University, conduct advance TCM workshops, and classes at the Toronto Campus. OCTCM students had the opportunity to attend her Moxibustion workshop as well as Scalp Acupuncture for neurological and psychosomatic disorders.Dylan Kirk, R.TCMP, R.Ac lecturing at the  Traditional Chinese Medicine Continuing Edicuation ConferenceProf. Yi Ling ZhangM.Sc., R.TCMP, Clinic SupervisorProf. Yi Ling Zhang obtained her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.  Graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with bachelor of Science degree in 1985.  She has over 30 years of experience in acupuncture treatment for gynecological diseases.

Lily Xu Jing

Lily Xu Jing

M.D. (China), R.TCMP, R.Ac, Clinical Supervisor & Instructor
Jing Xu had gained rich clinic experi-ence in western medicine, special for high risk unhealthy children before learned Traditional Chinese Medi-cine. She then went on to obtain his Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medi-cine and Acupuncture from OCTCM in 2017. After graduating, she started practicing Traditional Chinese Medi-cine and acupuncture, tuina massage. She has become a faculty member as a supervisor at OCTCM teaching clinic. guiding students how to make the best diagnosis and treatment. Students enjoy her style of teaching.Professor Suzanne Robidoux, a fellow at Beijing University, conduct advance TCM workshops, and classes at the Toronto Campus. OCTCM students had the opportunity to attend her Moxibustion workshop as well as Scalp Acupuncture for neurological and psychosomatic disorders.Dylan Kirk, R.TCMP, R.Ac lecturing at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Continuing Edicuation ConferenceProf. Yi Ling ZhangM.Sc., R.TCMP, Clinic SupervisorProf. Yi Ling Zhang obtained her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with bachelor of Science degree in 1985. She has over 30 years of experience in acupuncture treatment for gynecological diseases.
Shentao Wu holds a Doctor of Medicine. He is the chief physician,
professor, and director for the M.D. and Ph.D. programs at Tianjin Medical University First Affiliated Hospital, where he is also the director of the Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Department. He has been celebrated as an outstanding talent by the Tianjin Health and
Medical System and chairs many professional societies. He has
conducted a number of scientific research studies and has published
more than 80 papers.

Prof. Shentao Wu

Prof. Shentao Wu

Ph.D., M.D. (China), Visiting Professor
Shentao Wu holds a Doctor of Medicine. He is the chief physician, professor, and director for the M.D. and Ph.D. programs at Tianjin Medical University First Affiliated Hospital, where he is also the director of the Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Department. He has been celebrated as an outstanding talent by the Tianjin Health and Medical System and chairs many professional societies. He has conducted a number of scientific research studies and has published more than 80 papers.
Yanhong Gao obtained her bachelor degree of clinical medical science in Beijing Capital Medical Univer-sity and practiced as a general physician for eighteen years in Beijing, China. She received the diploma of TCMP from OCTCM in 2019 and now as an instructor at the school student’s clinic.

Yanhong Gao

Yanhong Gao

M.D. (China), R.TCMP, R.Ac, ClinicalSupervisor & Instructor
Yanhong Gao obtained her bachelor degree of clinical medical science in Beijing Capital Medical Univer-sity and practiced as a general physician for eighteen years in Beijing, China. She received the diploma of TCMP from OCTCM in 2019 and now as an instructor at the school student’s clinic.
Johnny Shi graduated from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) and had been teaching Acupuncture courses since 2016. He instructed to meet the CTCMPAO core Competencies, focused on the acu point combination and acupuncture manipulation technique. By owning extensive knowledge of TCM diagnosis, in-depth study and clinical application in Five Element Theory and Eight Extraordinary Vessel treatments, Johnny Shi applies Acupuncture Manipulation and Acupuncture technique to effective treat chronic and debilitating situations, he practices Acupuncture, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion to meet the patients’ health care needs.

Johnny Ming Lei

Johnny Ming Lei

R.AC, Instructor
Johnny Shi graduated from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) and had been teaching Acupuncture courses since 2016. He instructed to meet the CTCMPAO core Competencies, focused on the acu point combination and acupuncture manipulation technique. By owning extensive knowledge of TCM diagnosis, in-depth study and clinical application in Five Element Theory and Eight Extraordinary Vessel treatments, Johnny Shi applies Acupuncture Manipulation and Acupuncture technique to effective treat chronic and debilitating situations, he practices Acupuncture, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion to meet the patients’ health care needs.
Lihui Guo received his medical degree in 1986 from th e Liaoning College of Chinese Medicine. He was an Associate Professor an  d Vice Chief Physician, teaching and practicing Chinese medicine at th e Liaoning College of Chinese Medicine, its affiliated hospital, and the Liaoning Academy of TCM until 1998.  He has taken on-the-job training programs at th e China International Training Center of Traditional Therapy of TCM, where he also majored in acupuncture, tuina massage and TCM traumatology. Lihui Guo also conducted clinical research on th e effects of acupuncture on high blood pressure. He specializes in acupuncture and tuina treatment of sciatic neuralgia and headaches. He ha  s taught an  d practiced acupunc-ture, tuina massage and Chinese Medicine since coming to Canada in 1998.

Prof Guo lihui

Prof Guo lihui

M.D. (China), R.TCMP, R.Ac, ClinicalSupervisor & Instructo
Lihui Guo received his medical degree in 1986 from th e Liaoning College of Chinese Medicine. He was an Associate Professor an d Vice Chief Physician, teaching and practicing Chinese medicine at th e Liaoning College of Chinese Medicine, its affiliated hospital, and the Liaoning Academy of TCM until 1998. He has taken on-the-job training programs at th e China International Training Center of Traditional Therapy of TCM, where he also majored in acupuncture, tuina massage and TCM traumatology. Lihui Guo also conducted clinical research on th e effects of acupuncture on high blood pressure. He specializes in acupuncture and tuina treatment of sciatic neuralgia and headaches. He ha s taught an d practiced acupunc-ture, tuina massage and Chinese Medicine since coming to Canada in 1998.
Since childhood, Alice ha  s always been surrounded by traditional Chinese medicine, a practice in which her grandparents specialized. Her mother was particularly interested in    nutrition and used he  r knowledge to nourish and teach he  r children. After Alice immigrated to Canada, sh  e became th  e office director for OCTCM for eight years, setting up th e structure of the college with her background in    corporate expositions an  d administrative support. During this time, Alice decided to pursue th e study of Chinese medicine and so fulfill he  r grandparents’ wish for he  r to become a TCM practitioner. After she graduated from OCTCM, she became an instructor at th e college. In 2003, Alice began to study th e hand diagnosis technique. She currently holds workshops on th e topic in Cantonese,  Mandarin, and English.Robert Helmer R.Ac, R.TCMP, Instructor, ClinicalSupervisorRob Helmer originally graduated from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school in Toronto 1998. In addition, Rob has completed his Doctorate of  Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. He has a focus in the use of  Chinese herbal medicine with extensive research and experience with pediatrics, asthma and eczema.  He learned to read medical Chinese and spent many years trans-lating Chinese medical journal articles into English to share with others. He has completed clinical practice/intern-ships in China (four times), Germany and USA.  Rob is a professor of  Traditional Chinese Medicine and has developed and taught post-graduate courses on asthma and dermatology based on his own clinical experience and research. He is a published author and has previously appeared in various TCM journals (Journal of  Chinese Medicine) and published a book by Blue Poppy press in 2006 on the TCM treatment of  pediatric bedwetting. Lastly, he has been a student of  many well respected doctors of  TCM of  many years in different countries including David Lam in Toronto, Bob Flaws and world famous TCM der-matologist Mazin Al-khafaji including working at his clinic in England.Priyal BhattRCRT, RRPr, M.Sc, B.Sc, InstructorPriyal holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Priyal has been teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at a College level in Canada for the past 12 years. She has experience working with clients at several health and well-ness clinics in the GTA and brings with her an eclectic knowledge of health, wellness, and healing.

Bing Ling (Alice) Au

Bing Ling (Alice) Au

R.TCMP, Instructor, Clinical Supervisor
Since childhood, Alice ha s always been surrounded by traditional Chinese medicine, a practice in which her grandparents specialized. Her mother was particularly interested in nutrition and used he r knowledge to nourish and teach he r children. After Alice immigrated to Canada, sh e became th e office director for OCTCM for eight years, setting up th e structure of the college with her background in corporate expositions an d administrative support. During this time, Alice decided to pursue th e study of Chinese medicine and so fulfill he r grandparents’ wish for he r to become a TCM practitioner. After she graduated from OCTCM, she became an instructor at th e college. In 2003, Alice began to study th e hand diagnosis technique. She currently holds workshops on th e topic in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.Robert Helmer R.Ac, R.TCMP, Instructor, ClinicalSupervisorRob Helmer originally graduated from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school in Toronto 1998. In addition, Rob has completed his Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. He has a focus in the use of Chinese herbal medicine with extensive research and experience with pediatrics, asthma and eczema. He learned to read medical Chinese and spent many years trans-lating Chinese medical journal articles into English to share with others. He has completed clinical practice/intern-ships in China (four times), Germany and USA. Rob is a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has developed and taught post-graduate courses on asthma and dermatology based on his own clinical experience and research. He is a published author and has previously appeared in various TCM journals (Journal of Chinese Medicine) and published a book by Blue Poppy press in 2006 on the TCM treatment of pediatric bedwetting. Lastly, he has been a student of many well respected doctors of TCM of many years in different countries including David Lam in Toronto, Bob Flaws and world famous TCM der-matologist Mazin Al-khafaji including working at his clinic in England.Priyal BhattRCRT, RRPr, M.Sc, B.Sc, InstructorPriyal holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Priyal has been teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at a College level in Canada for the past 12 years. She has experience working with clients at several health and well-ness clinics in the GTA and brings with her an eclectic knowledge of health, wellness, and healing.
Professor Leo Fung graduated from Biological Science at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario and obtained Bachelor in Biological Sciences (pass with distinction) in 1984. After returning to Hong Kong, he took a Chinese Medicine program in Chinese Medical Institute and obtained the Bachelor of Chinese Traditional Medicine in 1989. He then practiced as a TCM practitioner and acupuncturists for 14 years before he became a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner in 2003. Professor Fung completed his Doctor of Education program at the University of Leicester in U.K. in 2005 and he was also awarded Doctor of Medicine from the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in 2009. Besides teaching in the Hong Kong Polytechnic as a visiting lecturer, he used to deliver health talks and seminars in various institutes, high schools, community centers, colleges, churches and aged homes in Hong Kong. His major research studies are internal medicine and he specializes in irritable bowel syndromes. After migrating to Canada in 2014, Professor Fung was employed by the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a professor in teaching theories in both Chinese herbs and acupuncture and clinical supervision. He is also a Chartered Biologist of Royal Society of Biology in U.K. since 1991, a reviewer of the Journal of Asia-PacificForum in Science Teaching and Learning, and the Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Association for Computer Education. His publications and papers covered Traditional Chinese Medicine, Education and Information Technology.

Leo Fung

Leo Fung

Ph.D. (China), Professor, Instructor
Professor Leo Fung graduated from Biological Science at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario and obtained Bachelor in Biological Sciences (pass with distinction) in 1984. After returning to Hong Kong, he took a Chinese Medicine program in Chinese Medical Institute and obtained the Bachelor of Chinese Traditional Medicine in 1989. He then practiced as a TCM practitioner and acupuncturists for 14 years before he became a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner in 2003. Professor Fung completed his Doctor of Education program at the University of Leicester in U.K. in 2005 and he was also awarded Doctor of Medicine from the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in 2009. Besides teaching in the Hong Kong Polytechnic as a visiting lecturer, he used to deliver health talks and seminars in various institutes, high schools, community centers, colleges, churches and aged homes in Hong Kong. His major research studies are internal medicine and he specializes in irritable bowel syndromes. After migrating to Canada in 2014, Professor Fung was employed by the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a professor in teaching theories in both Chinese herbs and acupuncture and clinical supervision. He is also a Chartered Biologist of Royal Society of Biology in U.K. since 1991, a reviewer of the Journal of Asia-PacificForum in Science Teaching and Learning, and the Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Association for Computer Education. His publications and papers covered Traditional Chinese Medicine, Education and Information Technology.
Erxun’s educational background consists of a Bachelors of Medicine granted in China and a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation science from the University of Toronto. Mr. Li has attended and delivered presentations at educational conferences related to TBI, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neuropsychology fields. He has worked side by side with medical experts in the fields of TBI and developmental disabilities as well as cognitive impairment.

Erxun Li

Erxun Li

M.D. (China), M.Sc., Instructor
Erxun’s educational background consists of a Bachelors of Medicine granted in China and a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation science from the University of Toronto. Mr. Li has attended and delivered presentations at educational conferences related to TBI, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neuropsychology fields. He has worked side by side with medical experts in the fields of TBI and developmental disabilities as well as cognitive impairment.
Rob Helmer specializes in the treatment of chronic, difficult to treat medical conditions that other doctors and alternative medicine providers are unable to help. His primary form of treatment to achieve this is customized Chinese herbal medicine formulas. Rob’s recent research has focused on the area of insomnia due to the increase in mental-emotional health problems since the beginning of the pandemic. This research will be published in various medical journals this year including the Journal of Chinese Medicine in June 2021.

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He originally graduated from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school in Toronto 1998 and completed his Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. To obtain doctorate level knowledge learned to read medical Chinese and spent many years translating Chinese medical journal articles into English to share with others.

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He has completed clinical practice/internships in China (four times), Germany and USA. Rob is currently a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at OCTCM in Toronto and has previously taught at a number of TCM schools in Canada and the US and also has developed and taught post-graduate courses on insomnia, asthma and dermatology based on his own clinical experience and research. Rob is a published author and has previously appeared in various TCM journals (Journal of Chinese Medicine) and published a book by Blue Poppy press in 2006 on the TCM treatment of pediatric bedwetting. Lastly, he has been a student of many well respected doctors of TCM over the years in different countries including Dr. David Lam in Toronto, Bob Flaws and TCM dermatologist Mazin Al-khafaji (https://mazin-al-khafaji.com/) including working at his clinic in England.

Robert Tristan Helmer

Robert Tristan Helmer

R.Ac, R.TCMP, Instructor, Clinical Supervisor
Rob Helmer specializes in the treatment of chronic, difficult to treat medical conditions that other doctors and alternative medicine providers are unable to help. His primary form of treatment to achieve this is customized Chinese herbal medicine formulas. Rob’s recent research has focused on the area of insomnia due to the increase in mental-emotional health problems since the beginning of the pandemic. This research will be published in various medical journals this year including the Journal of Chinese Medicine in June 2021. ​ He originally graduated from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school in Toronto 1998 and completed his Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. To obtain doctorate level knowledge learned to read medical Chinese and spent many years translating Chinese medical journal articles into English to share with others. ​ He has completed clinical practice/internships in China (four times), Germany and USA. Rob is currently a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at OCTCM in Toronto and has previously taught at a number of TCM schools in Canada and the US and also has developed and taught post-graduate courses on insomnia, asthma and dermatology based on his own clinical experience and research. Rob is a published author and has previously appeared in various TCM journals (Journal of Chinese Medicine) and published a book by Blue Poppy press in 2006 on the TCM treatment of pediatric bedwetting. Lastly, he has been a student of many well respected doctors of TCM over the years in different countries including Dr. David Lam in Toronto, Bob Flaws and TCM dermatologist Mazin Al-khafaji (https://mazin-al-khafaji.com/) including working at his clinic in England.
Azadeh Mohebbi (Aza) earned her medical degree and anesthesiology residency from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She has studied acupuncture at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has about 20 years study, research and teaching experience in Natural (Alternative) medicine which enriched with her passions about philosophy and quantum physics.

Combination of passion, years of researches and background of conventional medicine enable her to provide analytic explanation on Chinese medicine Concepts for students. These analytical approaches were appreciated by patients since they understand cause of their problems and encouraged them to collaborate as an active role in their treatment process.

Prof. Azadeh Mohebbi

Prof. Azadeh Mohebbi

MD, Ph.D. (Iran), R.Ac, Instructor, Clinical Supervisor
Azadeh Mohebbi (Aza) earned her medical degree and anesthesiology residency from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She has studied acupuncture at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has about 20 years study, research and teaching experience in Natural (Alternative) medicine which enriched with her passions about philosophy and quantum physics. Combination of passion, years of researches and background of conventional medicine enable her to provide analytic explanation on Chinese medicine Concepts for students. These analytical approaches were appreciated by patients since they understand cause of their problems and encouraged them to collaborate as an active role in their treatment process.
Atanu brings more than 25 years of teaching experience and applicable clinical diagnostics in the fields of Microbiology / Immunology / Infectious Diseases working in various hospitals and medical schools in India, the Caribbean, and Canada. He taught Microbiology and Immunology at Manipal University in India, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of West Indies located in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, as well as the Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba where he also served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Furthermore, he also served the Government of the Bahamas in his role as a Consultant Microbiologist in the capital of Nassau. Recently, he expanded his teaching portfolio in Toronto, Canada, by instructing Biomedical Science subjects in numerous Alternative and Traditional Medical Schools. His academic portfolio includes several published peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of Infectious Disease and Medical Education.

Atanu Nandy

Atanu Nandy

MBBS, DMV, M.D. (India), Instructor
Atanu brings more than 25 years of teaching experience and applicable clinical diagnostics in the fields of Microbiology / Immunology / Infectious Diseases working in various hospitals and medical schools in India, the Caribbean, and Canada. He taught Microbiology and Immunology at Manipal University in India, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of West Indies located in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, as well as the Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba where he also served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Furthermore, he also served the Government of the Bahamas in his role as a Consultant Microbiologist in the capital of Nassau. Recently, he expanded his teaching portfolio in Toronto, Canada, by instructing Biomedical Science subjects in numerous Alternative and Traditional Medical Schools. His academic portfolio includes several published peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of Infectious Disease and Medical Education.
Following undergraduate Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, Jim received a Master of Science from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in 1995 and interned at the Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medi-cine. More recently, Jim studied at Yo San University in California, receiving a clinical doctorate in integrative medicine, healthy ageing, and lon-gevity, with a thesis on TCM research methodology. In 1999, Jim helped establish the first comprehensive acu-puncture program in Toronto at the Toronto School of TCM. His acupuncture experience includes reproductive health (over 600 referrals from infertility clinics), digestive imbalances, dermatology, arthritis, infections, a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions, diabetes, endocrine imbalance, addiction, and general care.

Jim Fitzpatrick

Jim Fitzpatrick

M.Sc., DAOM, R.Ac, R.TCMPClinical Supervisor & Instructor
Following undergraduate Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, Jim received a Master of Science from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in 1995 and interned at the Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medi-cine. More recently, Jim studied at Yo San University in California, receiving a clinical doctorate in integrative medicine, healthy ageing, and lon-gevity, with a thesis on TCM research methodology. In 1999, Jim helped establish the first comprehensive acu-puncture program in Toronto at the Toronto School of TCM. His acupuncture experience includes reproductive health (over 600 referrals from infertility clinics), digestive imbalances, dermatology, arthritis, infections, a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions, diabetes, endocrine imbalance, addiction, and general care.
Priyal holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Priyal has been teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at a College level in Canada for the past 12 years. She has experience working with clients at several health and well-ness clinics in the GTA and brings with her an eclectic knowledge of health, wellness, and healing.

Priyal Bhatt

Priyal Bhatt

RCRT, RRPr, M.Sc, B.Sc, Instructor
Priyal holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Priyal has been teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at a College level in Canada for the past 12 years. She has experience working with clients at several health and well-ness clinics in the GTA and brings with her an eclectic knowledge of health, wellness, and healing.
Elyse has been practicing and teaching Chinese medicine since 1994. She received her Shiatsu training at the Dragon and Phoenix School in Montreal, and her Acupuncture certification from the prestigious New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited Acupuncture school in the United States. Before moving to Toronto, Elyse ran one of the most successful clinics in Arizona, with 8 treatment rooms, 7 staff, and over 200 patient visits a week. Elyse has advanced certification and training in: Chinese Injury medicine; Classical Japanese acupuncture systems; Paediatric and postpartum acupuncture; and the Si-Yuan Balance method. Furthermore, in her over 20 years of experience practicing acupuncture and working with other acupuncturists to help build successful practices, Elyse has developed a practice management system that recognizes the unique roadblocks to success facing practitioners in North America, and is passionate about educating students on becoming successful, ethical practitioners. Elyse employs a variety of teaching methods to help students navigate the learning process, and builds each course uniquely to the subject and the students involved.

Elyse Tera

Elyse Tera

R.Ac, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), L.Ac (Arizona)Instructor
Elyse has been practicing and teaching Chinese medicine since 1994. She received her Shiatsu training at the Dragon and Phoenix School in Montreal, and her Acupuncture certification from the prestigious New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited Acupuncture school in the United States. Before moving to Toronto, Elyse ran one of the most successful clinics in Arizona, with 8 treatment rooms, 7 staff, and over 200 patient visits a week. Elyse has advanced certification and training in: Chinese Injury medicine; Classical Japanese acupuncture systems; Paediatric and postpartum acupuncture; and the Si-Yuan Balance method. Furthermore, in her over 20 years of experience practicing acupuncture and working with other acupuncturists to help build successful practices, Elyse has developed a practice management system that recognizes the unique roadblocks to success facing practitioners in North America, and is passionate about educating students on becoming successful, ethical practitioners. Elyse employs a variety of teaching methods to help students navigate the learning process, and builds each course uniquely to the subject and the students involved.
Bradley has immersed himself in Asian philosophy and Daoist
healing and meditation for over 10 years. He received his Diploma
of Acupuncture from Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is registered with the CTCMPAO. Bradley lived and studied for over two years in Asia and was instructed in Ch’an style meditation and the Darye Tea Ceremony at Hwaeomsa and Songgwangsa monasteries in South Korea. He underwent further studies of tea practices, internal arts, and meditation in Taiwan and Wudang Shan and Qing Cheng Shan in China. With his foundation in Asian philosophy and the internal arts, he is able to reflect a great depth of practice in Chinese medicine.

Bradley Benninger

Bradley Benninger

R.Ac, Instructor, Clinical Supervisor
Bradley has immersed himself in Asian philosophy and Daoist healing and meditation for over 10 years. He received his Diploma of Acupuncture from Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is registered with the CTCMPAO. Bradley lived and studied for over two years in Asia and was instructed in Ch’an style meditation and the Darye Tea Ceremony at Hwaeomsa and Songgwangsa monasteries in South Korea. He underwent further studies of tea practices, internal arts, and meditation in Taiwan and Wudang Shan and Qing Cheng Shan in China. With his foundation in Asian philosophy and the internal arts, he is able to reflect a great depth of practice in Chinese medicine.
Robert is co-editor of OCTCM’s Chinese Medicine World Magazine and assistant in the editing and compilation of school documents.He has a bachelor’s in the History of China from the University of Guelph.  He studied and worked as program coordinator for Guelph at ECNU in Shanghai from 2010-2015. Robert also has an extensive history of publication in the fields of Qigong and Meditation having published the book Internal Elixir Cultivation, the Nature of Daoist Meditation with Tambuli Media Group in 2014. He has also published articles in Magazines such as In Recovery and The Empty Vessel Daoist Journal.  Robert has been interviewed by many podcasts and television shows on the subject of meditation and tea culture.   Robert has studied Wushu and tea culture extensively in China, Japan and Taiwan and always seeks to improve his level of knowledge through daily study and review.

Robert Coons

Robert Coons

B.A., Daoism & Qigong ResearchScholar
Robert is co-editor of OCTCM’s Chinese Medicine World Magazine and assistant in the editing and compilation of school documents.He has a bachelor’s in the History of China from the University of Guelph. He studied and worked as program coordinator for Guelph at ECNU in Shanghai from 2010-2015. Robert also has an extensive history of publication in the fields of Qigong and Meditation having published the book Internal Elixir Cultivation, the Nature of Daoist Meditation with Tambuli Media Group in 2014. He has also published articles in Magazines such as In Recovery and The Empty Vessel Daoist Journal. Robert has been interviewed by many podcasts and television shows on the subject of meditation and tea culture. Robert has studied Wushu and tea culture extensively in China, Japan and Taiwan and always seeks to improve his level of knowledge through daily study and review.
Master Chao started to learn “Mi Zong Luo Han Men” martial art style and traditional Chinese medicine with Master Yuting Ye at South China Athletic Stadium at the age of 14. He also followed the famous massage teacher Xing Gu in Macau, learning about tuina massage. He then studied with Dr. Zhang Yin Quan to learn and practice TCM; Traumatology, Bone-setting, and Acupuncture techniques from Dr. Guo Qun in Beijing; standing-meditation arts, Qigong and Xinyi Quan from Master Han Xin Heng. After immigrating to Canada in 1973, Master Chao has since devoted himself to teaching Qigong, Taichi, and Xinyi Quan.

Master Jin Chao Chao

Master Jin Chao Chao

Master of Qigong, Instructor
Master Chao started to learn “Mi Zong Luo Han Men” martial art style and traditional Chinese medicine with Master Yuting Ye at South China Athletic Stadium at the age of 14. He also followed the famous massage teacher Xing Gu in Macau, learning about tuina massage. He then studied with Dr. Zhang Yin Quan to learn and practice TCM; Traumatology, Bone-setting, and Acupuncture techniques from Dr. Guo Qun in Beijing; standing-meditation arts, Qigong and Xinyi Quan from Master Han Xin Heng. After immigrating to Canada in 1973, Master Chao has since devoted himself to teaching Qigong, Taichi, and Xinyi Quan.
Peter Wong completed his studies at the Ching Wah Chinese Medicine Institute in Hong Kong in 1972. After graduation, Prof. Wong practiced as a TCM doctor in Hong Kong, and in 1978 he founded Wing Han Chinese Herbal Company, a highly regarded interna-tional exporter and supplier of Chinese herbs. In 1988 he was awarded the Higher Diploma in China Trade by the Institute of Research on Economics of SEZs Hong Kong & Macao and the Hong Kong Management Associa-tion. Prof. Wong is an indispensable resource on the study and practice of Chinese herbal medicine.

Ho Yin Peter Wong

Ho Yin Peter Wong

R.TCMP, Instructor
Peter Wong completed his studies at the Ching Wah Chinese Medicine Institute in Hong Kong in 1972. After graduation, Prof. Wong practiced as a TCM doctor in Hong Kong, and in 1978 he founded Wing Han Chinese Herbal Company, a highly regarded interna-tional exporter and supplier of Chinese herbs. In 1988 he was awarded the Higher Diploma in China Trade by the Institute of Research on Economics of SEZs Hong Kong & Macao and the Hong Kong Management Associa-tion. Prof. Wong is an indispensable resource on the study and practice of Chinese herbal medicine.
Dr. Wong has a strong interest in interdisciplinary healthcare, particularly with complimentary therapy integration into the biomedical model to create a complete circle of care. After obtaining her B.Sc and B.Ed from York University, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she interned at a multi-disciplinary community health centre, treating complex cases. Upon graduation, Dr. Wong was awarded Clinical Honours for her excellence in patient care. Her personal interest in rock climbing has led much of own study and clinical practice to focus on pulley, elbow, shoulder, and other climbing-related injuries. This has made her a go-to practitioner for recreational climbers to international-level competitors . She is currently practicing in Toronto, Canada, and has developed a reputation as a strong diagnostician.

Maxine Wong

Maxine Wong

B.Sc., OCT, DC, Instructor

Dr. Wong has a strong interest in interdisciplinary healthcare, particularly with complimentary therapy integration into the biomedical model to create a complete circle of care. After obtaining her B.Sc and B.Ed from York University, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she interned at a multi-disciplinary community health centre, treating complex cases. Upon graduation, Dr. Wong was awarded Clinical Honours for her excellence in patient care. Her personal interest in rock climbing has led much of own study and clinical practice to focus on pulley, elbow, shoulder, and other climbing-related injuries. This has made her a go-to practitioner for recreational climbers to international-level competitors . She is currently practicing in Toronto, Canada, and has developed a reputation as a strong diagnostician.
Andrew obtained his Doctor of Medicine Degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Russia in 2010. He then graduated with honours from Health, Wellness and Fitness Diploma Program at Mohawk College, Hamilton, Canada. He also completed his study at Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2021. Andrew has always been passionate to study and share his knowledge in the field of health. With trilingual skills in Mandarin, English and Russian, he is devoting himself to serve the community and to fulfill his dream to “Heal the World”.

Andrew Tianzhi Zheng

Andrew Tianzhi Zheng

Assistant Instructor
Andrew obtained his Doctor of Medicine Degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Russia in 2010. He then graduated with honours from Health, Wellness and Fitness Diploma Program at Mohawk College, Hamilton, Canada. He also completed his study at Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2021. Andrew has always been passionate to study and share his knowledge in the field of health. With trilingual skills in Mandarin, English and Russian, he is devoting himself to serve the community and to fulfill his dream to “Heal the World”.
Cindy was initially graduated in the economics B.A. program, then found he  r biggest passion in the Traditional Chinese Medicine through her work as the receptionist of a clinic. So shestarted the journey from working and learning under an apprenticeship before the college regulation, and later on went back to Xiamen China, studied very intensively and gained a diploma in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Then sh  e worked as a Registered Acupuncturist i  n Ontario for two years. During those two years of practise, sh  e strongly realized that a combination of treatment protocol could have better outcome than just applying acupuncture alone. Then she continued her adventure on TCM again went back to study in Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine after giving birth to her baby girl, go  t her diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner three years later, and passed the regulated exam in  Ontario.  Cindy believes in looking at the big picture but not missing small details. Always learn from real cases and try to get the root cause behind the scattered pieces of details.

Cindy Xin Huang

Cindy Xin Huang

R.TCMP, R.Ac, Clinical Supervisor & Instructor
Cindy was initially graduated in the economics B.A. program, then found he r biggest passion in the Traditional Chinese Medicine through her work as the receptionist of a clinic. So shestarted the journey from working and learning under an apprenticeship before the college regulation, and later on went back to Xiamen China, studied very intensively and gained a diploma in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Then sh e worked as a Registered Acupuncturist i n Ontario for two years. During those two years of practise, sh e strongly realized that a combination of treatment protocol could have better outcome than just applying acupuncture alone. Then she continued her adventure on TCM again went back to study in Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine after giving birth to her baby girl, go t her diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner three years later, and passed the regulated exam in Ontario. Cindy believes in looking at the big picture but not missing small details. Always learn from real cases and try to get the root cause behind the scattered pieces of details.
Prof. Fong Wang obtained her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a specialist in women’s health and beauty. Her signature treatment combines acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and western skin care regimens. Her unique approach has generated much media and public interest, including features in the National Post, NOW Magazine, and FASHION. She teaches advanced cosmetic acupuncture at Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Fang (Fong) Wang

Fang (Fong) Wang

M.Sc., R.TCMP, Instructor
Prof. Fong Wang obtained her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a specialist in women’s health and beauty. Her signature treatment combines acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and western skin care regimens. Her unique approach has generated much media and public interest, including features in the National Post, NOW Magazine, and FASHION. She teaches advanced cosmetic acupuncture at Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Founder of Oasis Health & Wellness, Rita is a Holistic Nutritionist and a Registered Acupuncturist who specializes in custom tailoring treatments specific to each individual’s unique body chemistry. Rita is a graduate from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and practices as a Registered Acupuncturist.under The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Rita’s years experience in the health and Fitness, coupled with her educational background and ongoing activities, have inspired her to bring a comprehensive, combined approach to her practice as a Holistic Practitioner. Rita provides one on one consultations, corporate workshops, group seminars & wellness workshops. Most recently, her accomplishments include the publishing two cookbooks, Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes, & Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Recipes which are available online and through Amazon.ca. Rita can also be found on Rogers TV as a community producer for several shows focusing on digestive health and as a regular guest on Daytime Television.

Rita Mustafa

Rita Mustafa

R.Ac, R.NCP, Instructor
Founder of Oasis Health & Wellness, Rita is a Holistic Nutritionist and a Registered Acupuncturist who specializes in custom tailoring treatments specific to each individual’s unique body chemistry. Rita is a graduate from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and practices as a Registered Acupuncturist.under The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Rita’s years experience in the health and Fitness, coupled with her educational background and ongoing activities, have inspired her to bring a comprehensive, combined approach to her practice as a Holistic Practitioner. Rita provides one on one consultations, corporate workshops, group seminars & wellness workshops. Most recently, her accomplishments include the publishing two cookbooks, Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes, & Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Recipes which are available online and through Amazon.ca. Rita can also be found on Rogers TV as a community producer for several shows focusing on digestive health and as a regular guest on Daytime Television.
James Huang had gained rich tuina techniques from his mother forty years ago. He then went on to obtain his Diploma of Acupuncture from OCTCM in 2003. After graduating, he started practicing acupuncture, tuina massage, and osteopathic therapy. He has since become a faculty member at OCTCM, teaching courses on Wu’s head massage, meridians and acupoints, tuina and more. Students enjoy his style of teaching.

James Huang

James Huang

Instructor
James Huang had gained rich tuina techniques from his mother forty years ago. He then went on to obtain his Diploma of Acupuncture from OCTCM in 2003. After graduating, he started practicing acupuncture, tuina massage, and osteopathic therapy. He has since become a faculty member at OCTCM, teaching courses on Wu’s head massage, meridians and acupoints, tuina and more. Students enjoy his style of teaching.
Gregory Cockerill has been a lifelong follower of Eastern philosophy and has been a registered acupuncturist since 2008. A lover of music, medicine, and martial art, Gregory has an honours degree in composition/arranging (Humber/BCOU) and is a graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has a private acupuncture practice in Roncesvalles Toronto called Live Hand Acupuncture and also teaches acupuncture theory at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In his spare time, Gregory still performs music regularly and trains in Brazilian jiujitsu and kickboxing. He also holds an instructor certificate and 3rd Dan black belt in Hapkido.

Gregory Cockerill

Gregory Cockerill

R.Ac, Instructor, Clinical Supervisor
Gregory Cockerill has been a lifelong follower of Eastern philosophy and has been a registered acupuncturist since 2008. A lover of music, medicine, and martial art, Gregory has an honours degree in composition/arranging (Humber/BCOU) and is a graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has a private acupuncture practice in Roncesvalles Toronto called Live Hand Acupuncture and also teaches acupuncture theory at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In his spare time, Gregory still performs music regularly and trains in Brazilian jiujitsu and kickboxing. He also holds an instructor certificate and 3rd Dan black belt in Hapkido.
Shifu Dao have been training and studying in the Shaolin arts of traditional kung fu, qi gong, meditation, and Chan philosophy since 2007, under the careful guidance of Master Shi Guo Song who is believed to be one of the few remaining traditional Shaolin masters today. He became his formal disciple in early 2011 and given the name
Shi Chang Dao 释常道 which essentially means to lead the way
through example. As a 35th Generation Shaolin Disciple, he has
a verifiable lineage that goes back over 1,500 years. His life vision
is to help alleviate and prevent suffering for all by teaching others
how to improve their mental and physical health, and by making
these Shaolin arts and philosophy accessible to the masses. Aside from teaching, he is the president and founder of the Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute in Toronto, as well as Shaolin Team Canada.

Shifu Shi Chang Dao

Shifu Shi Chang Dao

Master of Qigong, Instructor
Shifu Dao have been training and studying in the Shaolin arts of traditional kung fu, qi gong, meditation, and Chan philosophy since 2007, under the careful guidance of Master Shi Guo Song who is believed to be one of the few remaining traditional Shaolin masters today. He became his formal disciple in early 2011 and given the name Shi Chang Dao 释常道 which essentially means to lead the way through example. As a 35th Generation Shaolin Disciple, he has a verifiable lineage that goes back over 1,500 years. His life vision is to help alleviate and prevent suffering for all by teaching others how to improve their mental and physical health, and by making these Shaolin arts and philosophy accessible to the masses. Aside from teaching, he is the president and founder of the Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute in Toronto, as well as Shaolin Team Canada.
Zoran has pursued his interest in complementary and alternative medicine for over 20 years. In order to further his clinical knowledge he studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Science and at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Honors Diploma. Zoran also holds a Bachelor of Medicine (TCM) degree from the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, Zoran was a resident Massage Therapist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner at St. John's Rehab Hospital for 8 years where he also did his advanced training in Traditional Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine and Traumatology.

Zoran Jelicic

Zoran Jelicic

R.TCMP, R.Ac, Instructor
Zoran has pursued his interest in complementary and alternative medicine for over 20 years. In order to further his clinical knowledge he studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Science and at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Honors Diploma. Zoran also holds a Bachelor of Medicine (TCM) degree from the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, Zoran was a resident Massage Therapist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner at St. John's Rehab Hospital for 8 years where he also did his advanced training in Traditional Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine and Traumatology.
After years of experience in the corporate world as an engineer, Bahareh decided to follow her passion of facilitating holistic health and healing. Her methods of practice are based on her deep belief in the natural capacity of every person’s body to heal itself. As a yoga teacher and practitioner, Bahareh felt pursuing Shiatsu therapy was a natural next step. She continues to learn from her clients everyday in addition to continuing her academic studies in Acupuncture. Graduate of the 2200 hour Shiatsu Therapy, and the 2000 hour Acupuncture program, Bahareh has accumulated years of experience in holistic methods of healing including Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Yoga and Ayurveda. As a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) She believes in harmonizing the body through touch to activate the healing power of your body to reach its optimal state. The techniques and modalities that she incorporates in the her treatments include include Acupuncture, Ayurveda , Shiatsu, Tui Na, Cupping and Moxibustion.

Bahareh Hosseini

Bahareh Hosseini

R.Ac, Instructor
After years of experience in the corporate world as an engineer, Bahareh decided to follow her passion of facilitating holistic health and healing. Her methods of practice are based on her deep belief in the natural capacity of every person’s body to heal itself. As a yoga teacher and practitioner, Bahareh felt pursuing Shiatsu therapy was a natural next step. She continues to learn from her clients everyday in addition to continuing her academic studies in Acupuncture. Graduate of the 2200 hour Shiatsu Therapy, and the 2000 hour Acupuncture program, Bahareh has accumulated years of experience in holistic methods of healing including Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Yoga and Ayurveda. As a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) She believes in harmonizing the body through touch to activate the healing power of your body to reach its optimal state. The techniques and modalities that she incorporates in the her treatments include include Acupuncture, Ayurveda , Shiatsu, Tui Na, Cupping and Moxibustion.
After completing a degree from Queen’s University in Life Sciences (B.Sc), Tim devoted a decade of his life to the study of Chinese Medicine, including an eight year stay in the People’s Republic of China. He spent three years in Beijing (studying the Mandarin dialect) before moving to Shanghai to enrol in a five-year Mandarin-language, dual-degree medical program (in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture/Tuina) at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (B.Med). During this process, he was taught traditional Chinese herbs, formulas, acupuncture, moxibustion, and tuina therapeutic massage as well as Western medical theory and practice in internal and surgical medicine. Aside from medicine, he is an accomplished teacher of martial arts, qigong, and meditation, having studied extensively with some of the world's top lineage grandmasters in the Chen style Tai Chi and Xinyi LiuHe internal systems for over 12 years.

Tim Sibbald

Tim Sibbald

B.Sc, B.Med (China), R.TCMP, Instructor
After completing a degree from Queen’s University in Life Sciences (B.Sc), Tim devoted a decade of his life to the study of Chinese Medicine, including an eight year stay in the People’s Republic of China. He spent three years in Beijing (studying the Mandarin dialect) before moving to Shanghai to enrol in a five-year Mandarin-language, dual-degree medical program (in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture/Tuina) at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (B.Med). During this process, he was taught traditional Chinese herbs, formulas, acupuncture, moxibustion, and tuina therapeutic massage as well as Western medical theory and practice in internal and surgical medicine. Aside from medicine, he is an accomplished teacher of martial arts, qigong, and meditation, having studied extensively with some of the world's top lineage grandmasters in the Chen style Tai Chi and Xinyi LiuHe internal systems for over 12 years.
Jonathan has been practicing acupuncture since 2012 and has spent much of his career practicing in urban community acupuncture clinics, treating up to 20 patients a day. He graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM).  His practice involves acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion (herbal heat therapy), diet and lifestyle advice, and herbal medicine to help people overcome their health concerns. As a practitioner, Jonathan seeks to create a positive healing environment, where patients can step away from their daily stresses into a safe and comfortable space.

Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel

R.Ac, Instructor
Jonathan has been practicing acupuncture since 2012 and has spent much of his career practicing in urban community acupuncture clinics, treating up to 20 patients a day. He graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM). His practice involves acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion (herbal heat therapy), diet and lifestyle advice, and herbal medicine to help people overcome their health concerns. As a practitioner, Jonathan seeks to create a positive healing environment, where patients can step away from their daily stresses into a safe and comfortable space.
Jesse is a registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
and acupuncturist with over three years experience living and
studying in Beijing, China. In Beijing, he developed specialities
in acupuncture, tuina, mind-body exercise systems, and classical
Chinese philosophy. Recently, Jesse’s professional attention has
shifted to the emerging concept of neuroplasticity and its effects
on regeneration and recovery. He is committed to advancing
integrated medicine in clinical settings and developing intelligent,
function-based treatment objectives that merge traditional and contemporary knowledge to the benefit of the client.

Jesse Lown

Jesse Lown

R.TCMP, Instructor
Jesse is a registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist with over three years experience living and studying in Beijing, China. In Beijing, he developed specialities in acupuncture, tuina, mind-body exercise systems, and classical Chinese philosophy. Recently, Jesse’s professional attention has shifted to the emerging concept of neuroplasticity and its effects on regeneration and recovery. He is committed to advancing integrated medicine in clinical settings and developing intelligent, function-based treatment objectives that merge traditional and contemporary knowledge to the benefit of the client.
Yumi Ridsdale is a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who not only teaches Classic Chinese Medicine, but also helps students improve their clinical skills. As a clinician, she integrates approaches of both classical and modern techniques into her practice, such as blood letting, moxibustion, gua sha scraping, as well as scalp acupuncture. Due to her extensive experience as a practitioner, her teaching style focuses on hands-on experience and is adapted to the learning needs of students. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and playing with her dogs.

Yumi Ridsdale

Yumi Ridsdale

R.Ac, R.TCMP Clinical Supervisor & Instructor
Yumi Ridsdale is a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who not only teaches Classic Chinese Medicine, but also helps students improve their clinical skills. As a clinician, she integrates approaches of both classical and modern techniques into her practice, such as blood letting, moxibustion, gua sha scraping, as well as scalp acupuncture. Due to her extensive experience as a practitioner, her teaching style focuses on hands-on experience and is adapted to the learning needs of students. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and playing with her dogs.
Lucian is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist in Ontario. Growing up in the tradition, he completed his formal TCM education at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prior, he had also gained his Bachelors in Education and Fine Arts from York University. Being an avid cook, Lucian is a strong proponent of using food as medicine. He believes that patients can have the ability to take control of their own health and healing. As well, he is well versed in Chinese Herbology, and has practiced Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan for over 10 years. Lucian frequently teaching courses in Herbology, Acupuncture, Food Therapy, and Qi Gong. His TCM and Acupuncture practice is referral based, centred on the Markham and surrounding community. His passion for medicine, food, and teaching is evident.

Lucian Yu

Lucian Yu

R.TCMP, Instructor
Lucian is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist in Ontario. Growing up in the tradition, he completed his formal TCM education at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prior, he had also gained his Bachelors in Education and Fine Arts from York University. Being an avid cook, Lucian is a strong proponent of using food as medicine. He believes that patients can have the ability to take control of their own health and healing. As well, he is well versed in Chinese Herbology, and has practiced Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan for over 10 years. Lucian frequently teaching courses in Herbology, Acupuncture, Food Therapy, and Qi Gong. His TCM and Acupuncture practice is referral based, centred on the Markham and surrounding community. His passion for medicine, food, and teaching is evident.
Lisa completed her honours diploma in shiatsu therapy at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy (AIMA) in 2001, and her diploma in Acupuncture in 2007. Previous to this, Lisa majored in Psychology at York University and is fascinated with the mind body connection. Since graduation from AIMA, Lisa has maintained her own full-time practise and has treated thousands of patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Her clinical practise ranges from doing treatments in her own clinic, working at various sports medicine and naturopathic clinics to home and office visits as well as treatments within hospitals.  Lisa has been teaching adjunctive therapies including meridian therapy, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, and vibrational medicine since 2009.

Lisa Dowling

Lisa Dowling

B.A. R.Ac. Instructor
Lisa completed her honours diploma in shiatsu therapy at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy (AIMA) in 2001, and her diploma in Acupuncture in 2007. Previous to this, Lisa majored in Psychology at York University and is fascinated with the mind body connection. Since graduation from AIMA, Lisa has maintained her own full-time practise and has treated thousands of patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Her clinical practise ranges from doing treatments in her own clinic, working at various sports medicine and naturopathic clinics to home and office visits as well as treatments within hospitals. Lisa has been teaching adjunctive therapies including meridian therapy, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, and vibrational medicine since 2009.
Richard completed the 4-year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM). In 2008, he started Simple Cures - a Chinese Medicine centre and has been in private practice in The Beaches and Vaughan ever since.  His practice integrates systems of Chinese medicine including Chinese, Japanese, Five Elements, Alchemy, Tung and Tan Style Acupuncture. He has extensive experience in chronic pain management, infertility, gynecological disorders, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, skin disorders, asthma and allergies.  His treatments involves minimal needles based on Acupuncture Meridian Systems with the emphasis on Spirit cultivation through Qi Gong, harmony of seven emotions and five element. Aside from his practice, Richard is also very passionate about his volunteer work with street youth and people with AIDS. Furthermore, he has a strong commitment to Tai Chi and Qi Gong, which he has practiced for over 15 years. For the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, he teaches Tai Chi at the downtown YMCA and in the Beaches. Currently, he is the Senior Advisor of TCM & Acupuncture at AIM Academy.

Richard Kwan

Richard Kwan

R.Ac, R.TCMP Clinical Supervisor & Instructor
Richard completed the 4-year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM). In 2008, he started Simple Cures - a Chinese Medicine centre and has been in private practice in The Beaches and Vaughan ever since. His practice integrates systems of Chinese medicine including Chinese, Japanese, Five Elements, Alchemy, Tung and Tan Style Acupuncture. He has extensive experience in chronic pain management, infertility, gynecological disorders, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, skin disorders, asthma and allergies. His treatments involves minimal needles based on Acupuncture Meridian Systems with the emphasis on Spirit cultivation through Qi Gong, harmony of seven emotions and five element. Aside from his practice, Richard is also very passionate about his volunteer work with street youth and people with AIDS. Furthermore, he has a strong commitment to Tai Chi and Qi Gong, which he has practiced for over 15 years. For the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, he teaches Tai Chi at the downtown YMCA and in the Beaches. Currently, he is the Senior Advisor of TCM & Acupuncture at AIM Academy.
Zachary is a leading expert in Eastern metaphysics. He is a  Shaman-Folk Priest, Master of Medical Qigong (MMQ) & Reiki Master Teacher, Certified trainer from the Results Over Image Institute, studying directly from  Andrieh Vitimus, and is an international radio co-host (ddtrh.com). He has devoted several years running a wellness centre and has been creating trainings that teach accountable visionaries his best techniques & strategies for being more productive, increasing vitality and expanding creativity.

Zachary Lui

Zachary Lui

R.Ac. Clinical Supervisor & Instructor
Zachary is a leading expert in Eastern metaphysics. He is a Shaman-Folk Priest, Master of Medical Qigong (MMQ) & Reiki Master Teacher, Certified trainer from the Results Over Image Institute, studying directly from Andrieh Vitimus, and is an international radio co-host (ddtrh.com). He has devoted several years running a wellness centre and has been creating trainings that teach accountable visionaries his best techniques & strategies for being more productive, increasing vitality and expanding creativity.
Prof. Ragy Bishay, Neurology physician, M.D., From Ain Shams University of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt who is the delegated neurology consultant at the permanent medical committee of UN in Egypt and North Africa.He is also the responsible person of the neurology department at El-Italy hospital and the responsible person of the neurology department at El-Sanabel hospital, Cairo, Egypt.In addition, he is a member of (CONy): World Congress on Controversies in Neurology and member of NEI: neuro-science education institute (CA, USA)

Ragy Bishay

Ragy Bishay

M.D. (Egypt), Instructor
Prof. Ragy Bishay, Neurology physician, M.D., From Ain Shams University of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt who is the delegated neurology consultant at the permanent medical committee of UN in Egypt and North Africa.He is also the responsible person of the neurology department at El-Italy hospital and the responsible person of the neurology department at El-Sanabel hospital, Cairo, Egypt.In addition, he is a member of (CONy): World Congress on Controversies in Neurology and member of NEI: neuro-science education institute (CA, USA)