Traditional Chinese Medicine

B.C.'s First School Of Chinese Medicine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - B.C.'s first public school of traditional Chinese medicine will be hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University.Advanced Education Minis...

When the Population Explodes, Wildlife Suffers

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Population explosion is already having detrimental consequences on many environmental and social aspects, but for the purposes of this article, I'll focus on the loss of biodiversity, specifically the tragic loss of wildlife fueled by demand for their body parts in Asia, especially in China.

Chinese Medicines May Contain High Levels Of Toxins

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living

British health regulators have issued a warning that some traditional Chinese medications contain "dangerously high" levels of lead, mercury, and arse...

The Big Contribution Chinese Ancient Beliefs Have On Animal Extinction

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Asiatic Bears are farmed for their bile juice -- a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -- alleged to fight fever, cleanse the liver, and improve vision. There is no scientific evidence to substantiate these claims. But the bears are not the only victims of such inhumane practice, more than 1800 animals are used in TCM drugs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine To Be Regulated In Ontario

CP | Victor Ferreira, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Patients receiving acupuncture, herbal remedies or other forms of traditional Chinese medicine in Ontario will soon gain some reassurance th...

I'll Feel Safer When Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Regulated

Michael Kruse | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Living
Michael Kruse

On April 1 2013, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors and acupuncturists in Ontario will need a license to practice their unique brand of healing. Without a licence you will not be able to diagnose heat stagnation by looking at the tongue. Without a licence you will not be able to discern the state of the organs through the pulse in patient's wrist. Without a licence you will not be able to diagnose a fever caused by the wind, or needle the meridians of the body to unblock stagnant Qi. I feel safer already. We are faced with one striking dilemma, however: what responsibility does the state have to its citizens when they seek help from non-traditional sources?

Getting Your Sex Life Back in Gear After 50

Dr. Laurie Steelsmith | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

Sex over 50 can be tricky for some, due to lagging libido. Trust, communication, and getting out of comfort zones are important factors for restoring libido. But Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an approach that has addressed these issues for centuries. There are certain TCM protocols that any couple can follow to help get physical forms of affection back on the schedule. Here are three problems and solutions for a healthy love life makeover.

Is "Traditional" Medicine Alternative?

Isla Traquair | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Living
Isla Traquair

I was guilty of thinking acupuncture seemed like a silly thing to do. How can tiny needles in your skin and muscles do anything other than cause pain? After one session I had to eat my words. I don't like needles, but I would be happy to have one stuck between my eyes every day.