Echo Qin, Student Class Student Member of CTCMPAO

You may notice athletes or celebrities with purple circles on their skin from cupping. Or maybe you know someone who swears by acupuncture for their back pain or herbal teas for colds. More and more, people use practices like these from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to not only fight disease, but also prevent it. TCM is an ancient system of health and wellness that’s been used in China for thousands of years. While Western medicine focuses mainly on treating disease, TCM looks at your entire well-being.

What kind of practices does TCM use?

*Acupuncture: very fine needles placed gently in the skin

*Herbs: teas, powders, and capsules made mostly from plants

*Cupping: heated cups that create suction on your skin

*Moxibustion: dried herbs burned near the skin

*Meditation: a way to sit quietly and calm your mind

*Tai chi: exercise with slow movements and focus on the breath

Echo Qin is a graduate of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM). She is a member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She is now working at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre (TIMC) as a Clinic Manager, Accepting new patients for Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. She is passionate about supporting her patients in their goal of health maintenance by using different TCM modalities such as Acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, Qi gong, and massage. Echo has been practiced Tai Chi / Qi gong since she was young. She also excels at Wu’s Head Massage, and had the opportunity to work as Professor Wu’s assistant for his Head Massage Class 3 times.

What is Wu’s Head Massage?

It involves a combination of sixty specific and gentle manipulations which provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience among numerous other benefits.

*Headache or Migraines

*Stress

*Neck, shoulder and back pain

*Abnormal energy levels

*Insomnia

*Vertigo

*Mental/cognitive issues

*Sinus pressure/infection

*Post-stroke issues

It is an award winning natural and non-invasive therapy that was developed and patented by a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bin Jiang Wu, PhD, (who is the founder of OCTCM) and since its introduction in 1993, has been a featured topic of many international holistic medical conferences.

“By massaging acupoints on the scalp and face one can treat the entire body. The head is the capital of the human body and is the confluence of all the Yin and Yang Meridians” -The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine (Huang Di Nei Jing)

Echo speaks English and Mandarin fluently, so she can easily accommodate you in either language.

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