Christine Fung, Clinic Director, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Growing up and nourished in a family which has been practising Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the past 3 generations, Christine has always been pursuing her interest in seeking balance and natural in everyday life. Christine still remembers her grandmother used to teach her about herbs and let her touch and smell them when she was a kid.
Christine's studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture have included 4 years of training in Canada as well as postgraduate studies in Mainland China. Over the years her experience has been remarkable and notable accolades, including fulfilling the requirements of The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMAO) and is qualified to practise Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in the province of Ontario.
In November 2010, Christine became a Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist accredited by National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She was trained for their world wide known detoxification protocol which is proven to be effective in providing physical and emotional relief associated with unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, anxiety and cravings/urges to use substances. It’s also effective in alleviating symptoms of depression (includes teenager depression), sleep disturbances, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, postpartum depression, body aches, headaches, nausea, sweating, and muscle pain.
As a female practitioner and a mother of two children, Christine is particularly interested in treating infertility (both men and women), and children health conditions such as epilepsy, ADHD, autisum, Tourette syndrome (tics).
Christine is actively giving back to the community. Since 2006, she has been facilitating holistic health related programs. She was a former chair of the Bathurst-Finch Women's Committee and a facilitator at North York Women Centre. She also enjoys writing holistic health related articles and posts (see details on www.balanceandnatural.blogspot.com).
Sanjana Asnani, R.Ac.
Sanjana is a board certified Acupuncturist in good standing to practice in the province of Ontario. She was an engineer by training but left her job with the government to pursue her passion of natural healing therapies. She is a keen believer in living a healthy and full life and strives to help her patients do the same. Her strength lies in her diagnostic ability and her sensitivity towards her patients.
Sanjana’s areas of interest are stress, pain management, infertility and cosmetics. She interned at Dorothy Ley Hospice for 8 months and was able to gain unique experience in treating patients in palliative care as well. She continues to pursue further academic learning and research.
Her lifelong ambition includes volunteering for Acupuncturists without Borders, raising awareness about the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine, and actively collaborating with other healing modalities to achieve complete wellness. She is an avid meditator and enjoys doing yoga and Qi Gong.
Seong Eun (Tina) Ra, R.Ac.
SeongEun ( Tina ) is a passionate and gentle Acupuncturist. Her patients immediately feel a sense of relaxation and comfort throughout the treatment. She was intrigued to the study of acupuncture when she discovered it was very effective in treating many health issues of herself and her family members.
SeongEun ( Tina ) studied TCM acupuncture and graduated with honours at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is now a Registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She has taken advanced courses in Cosmetic Acupuncture at OCTCM and earned her Integrative Acupuncture Advanced Practice Certificate at York University. She has management of pain using an integrative acupuncture combined with East and West medicine.
She takes a TCM approach in her assessments and treatments that involve multiple modalities including Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui-Na Massage and Acupressure, Moxa, Gua- Sha and Dr. Wu’s Head massage. Her main goal is to use the TCM approach to exactly identify her patient’s condition and causes of disease and treat them both mentally and physically in order for them to continue to live their lives in a healthy and happy manner.
Caroline Vye, R.TCMP, R.Ac.
Caroline's passion for natural healing goes back to her childhood, growing up with a mother who preferred natural healing and who is also in the natural health care sector. She was drawn to Chinese Medicine specifically because of its history and depth as well as its ability to explain connections within the human body, recognizing that everything is connected.
Caroline is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP). She graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top schools in Ontario, with an Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the highest level of education available in Canada.She has also taken the Contemporary Acupuncture Course through McMaster University, which focuses on relieving pain through stimulating the nervous system using advanced acupuncture techniques. As an educator, Caroline has worked as a clinical supervisor both in a school setting and at a GTA hospice. She has also worked with multiple teachers writing and editing journal articles, course textbooks, and blogging.
Caroline's passion and strength lies in treating psycho-emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress. She has great success in re-balancing the mind-body connection, which Chinese Medicine sees is at the root of many physical conditions. Other conditions treated include pain syndromes such as headaches, shoulder pain, knee pain, back pain, arthritis, and gastro-intestinal upset; women’s conditions such as PMS, infertility, menopause, and menstrual cramps; immune disorders such as seasonal allergies, as well as other common conditions such as low energy, fatigue, and restlessness, just to name a few. More recently, Caroline's interests have leaned towards neurology, specifically neuroplasticity.