Our TCM Clinic
If you‘re looking for a trusted and experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner in the West Vancouver area, look no further than our clinic. We offer a variety of services that can help improve your overall health and well–being, and our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff are always here to answer any of your questions.
What You Need To Know About TCM
It is a holistic system of medicine that has been used for over 2,000 years.
Is traditional Chinese medicine a type of science?
There has always been debate about the science of traditional Chinese medicine, and there is no evidence for basic tenets such as Qi (‘life energy’) to date. TCM is based on dogmatic theory, but many treatments have been proven to be consistently effective through empirical research. The majority of people believe that TCM diagnoses and treatments lack sufficient scientific foundation and consistency to be classified as a type of science.
Does traditional Chinese medicine work?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years and has saved many lives and cured many ailments. Does it work? Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn‘t, but usually not quickly. There‘s still a lot to be discovered about TCM. Neither too much skepticism nor blind faith is advised. If you want to try TCM, it is best to seek advice from a well–trained, credible healthcare professional.
What do medical doctors think of traditional Chinese medicine?
Medical doctors in China tend to sideline traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) rather than be neutral toward it. Compared to experiment–based Western medicine, TCM is considered a semi–empirical practice. What‘s more, most medical doctors in China now find it hard to answer a patient‘s questions about traditional Chinese medicine, such as whether they should consume herbs or seek help in the form of other TCM techniques like acupuncture.
What is the general view of traditional Chinese medicine in China?
In traditional Chinese medicine, foods that are considered to have too much “heat“ include all fried foods, meat with a high protein content, and spicy seasonings such as pepper, onion, and ginger. The concept of “hot“ food in TCM is similar to that of high–calorie or spicy food.
Should I believe in traditional Chinese medicine?
Whether or not you should believe in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is up to you. The questions above provide some pros and cons to consider before making your decision. Some people have tried TCM and found it to be helpful, while others find the lack of scientific proof for its effectiveness to be a turn–off. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether or not you think TCM is worth trying.
Which is better: Chinese or Western medicine, and why?
There is no simple answer to the question of which is better, Chinese or Western medicine. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Western medicine has a far more rigorous scientific basis and methodology. It focuses on treating symptoms quickly and for the best quality–of–life outcome, but can be dangerous if mistakes are made. Traditional Chinese medicine, it is often said, “won‘t cure you very quickly (if at all), but at least it won‘t harm you.” There is some truth in this: TCM works slower, is less reliable, but is generally less dangerous. As it aims for harmony with the body, there are fewer side effects.
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Years of Experience
Dr. Yang has been a lifesaver during my post-partum journey. He helped me through difficult bouts of insomnia, identified iron and other nutritional deficiencies, and has been a critical part of my recovery and care. I highly recommend her services and continue to go back for routine check ups.
I am so glad I found Dr. Yang. He listens and adjusts the treatments as needed, adding massage, gua sha, or cupping in addition to acupuncture if it is appropriate. Each treatment is like a mini therapy session too, and a calm place to rest during crazy times. I am so glad I found a healthcare professional who takes the time to listen and talk through issues and customize the treatment to my needs.
Amazing amazing massage in West Van location. Dr. Yang was awesome just killing my tight spots, as requested! The place is very inviting but not in the best neighborhood. The oil massage and warm towel rub-down was nice. I got the 90 minute aroma combo that includes some stretching.