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Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ottawa

Experience the healing benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine at our Kanata clinic. Our tailored approach integrates acupuncture, cupping, and more.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how does it work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system that originated in ancient China and has been practiced for thousands of years. It is based on the belief that the human body is an interconnected system, and that health is achieved by maintaining balance and harmony within this system. TCM is guided by a set of principles that includes Yin and Yang, the Five Elements theory, and the concept of Qi, or vital energy. These principles form the basis for diagnosis and treatment in TCM.

Unlike Western medicine, which often focuses on treating specific symptoms or body parts, TCM takes a holistic approach and treats the whole body. It aims to identify the underlying cause of a health issue and restore balance to the body as a whole. TCM utilizes various treatment modalities, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and exercise, to achieve this goal. TCM offers numerous benefits, such as improved overall well-being, increased energy levels, and reduced stress and anxiety. It is also known for its ability to address chronic conditions and support long-term health.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Services

In our Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sessions, Lei tailors a unique therapeutic approach for each individual. She typically integrates various TCM modalities, including acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and moxa. Additionally, she offers tui na massage and cosmetic facial acupuncture. These time-honored therapies, with their roots in ancient Chinese wisdom, are safe, effective, and have minimal side effects.

Lei also employs a gentler style of acupuncture, influenced by Japanese techniques, which is highly tolerable for most clients. These TCM practices not only enhance the body's resilience against diseases but also fortify the organs and immune system.


Moxa, derived from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort, is used to stimulate the flow of Qi or energy, dispel certain pathogenic influences, warm the body, and maintain overall health. The glowing end of the moxa stick is held close to the skin, warming the area and promoting a healthy immune system. Moxibustion is often used in conjunction with acupuncture.


Cupping involves creating suction on the skin using special cups. This technique aids in reducing muscle and sinew pain, inflammation, and improving blood flow and digestion. It also promotes relaxation, clears pores, and releases toxins.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha therapy involves scraping the skin with a massage tool to stimulate blood and lymph circulation. This method can relieve muscle, sinew, and joint pain, promote body fluid circulation, and contribute to overall health and beauty.

Tui Na Massage

Tui Na massage uses the same principles as acupuncture to stimulate the flow of qi and promote balance within the body. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, applying pressure to meridians, acupoints, and groups of muscles and nerves. Tui Na removes blockages and works deeply with the body's positive energy. It can be used to treat pain and illness, or to maintain good health. The technique is effective in reducing stress, encouraging relaxation, and deepening sleep. It’s often used for conditions and injuries related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, but can also treat:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stress
  • Digestive conditions
  • Respiratory conditions

Book an Appointment

Experience the transformative power of Traditional Chinese Medicine at our clinic. We offer exceptional TCM services, including acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxa, and tui na massage. Our private treatment rooms and personalized care ensure your comfort and well-being. Don't let pain dictate your life. Our expert TCM practitioner, Lei, is ready to guide you on your journey to a pain-free life and improved health. Contact us today at (613) 672-2200 or to schedule your appointment! You can also conveniently book online. We offer direct billing for TCM services whenever your plan allows. Embark on your healing journey with us today!

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