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.