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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is holistic and has long history
By the 3rd century, TCM Practitioner performed surgery and use acupuncture to reduce pains during surgery operation
For over 4000 years, the Chinese have been using Traditional Chinese Medicine as a safe and effective mean to holistic health and well being. Rather than perceiving the human body as a simple assemblage of various organ systems, Chinese medicine regards the human body as a non-decomposable unit. Within the unit there are many pairs of balanced forces, general known as the YIN and the YANG, that determine our state of health. When the YIN and the YANG are in balance, we feel healthy and energetic. However, when there is an imbalance between them, we feel ill.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient method of health care that combines the use of the following:
1. Chinese Herbal Medicine
2. Acupuncture (includes moxibustion and suction cupping)
3. Tui Na (Chinese Massage, Acupressure)
4. Food Therapy
5. Chinese therapeutic exercises (TaiChi and QiGong)

1. Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is the major component in the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine
As early as 3000BCE, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia began to be documented and continued to expand until over 3500 herbs were researched and recorded

Chinese herbal medicine is the major component in the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbal medicine consist of a huge collection of plants and other materials such as insects or minerals that have different effects on our body. When knowledgeably used, herbal medicine can have dramatic healing effects. The practice of Chinese herbal medicine is an art, for the combination of herbs into just the right formula takes a significant amount of skill and knowledge. A formula may contain up to 10-15 herbs. Each formula consists of a chief herb, a few herbs to assist, and a courier herb to take the medicine to the site of the "lesion". Each herb in the formula has a different role, working synergistically with the others to bring about the therapeutic effect.

Chinese herbal medicine is traditionally used for internal organ imbalances. It is often used as a complement to acupuncture, and the two are often used in the same treatment. Each system affects Qi of the body in specific ways. In many instances, herbal remedies are used to supplement the body's Qi, and acupuncture is used to manipulate Qi, focusing it where it is needed.

The conventional method for applying herbal therapy is by decoction - a strong "tea" made by simmering raw herbs in water. Traditionally, a specially glazed clay teapot is used to make the tea. Since the decoction method is time consuming, and the taste of the decoction is unpalatable to many, two alternative methods were developed - pulverized herbs in capsules, and concentrated Chinese herbal granules.

Concentrated Chinese herbal granules is a representation of a new generation of Chinese herbal products, and it offers a safe and convenient means of using herbs. They are extracts of herbs and carry the same potency.

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2. Acupuncture

Treatments are relaxing, enjoyable and virtually painless
Acupuncture and Acupressure are another forms of Chinese Medicine therapies applied to improve the flow or quality of the life force, and to re-balance body energies.

Acupuncture, with its accompanying techniques of moxibustion and suction cupping, is the most popular therapy of TCM. Acupuncture is used primarily for patients who experiences pain and feels out of balance. It is very effective for many types of illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the ability of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat over 43 commonly encountered clinical disorders. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for disabled patients after a stoke. It is also used as a preventative measure because it strengthens the body's immune system. During an acupuncture treatment session, fine stainless steel needles are inserted into the skin at very specific points. The acupuncture needles are sterile and they are disposed after each treatment.

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3. Tui Na (Chinese Massage, Acupressure)
Tui Na (Also known as Chinese massage or acupressure) is a form of Asian bodywork that uses touch to balance the body's energy. It most closely resembles the conventional Western massage. Many of the techniques are similar - gliding (known as effleurage or Tui), kneading (petrissage or Nie), percussion (tapotement or Da), friction, pulling, rotation, rocking, vibration, and shaking. Tui Na offers all of the benefits of traditional Western massage, plus the ability to address and mitigate specific health concerns.

Despite the similarities, the intent of Tui Na is more specific and therapeutic than the simple relaxation of a Western massage.

One of Tui Na's advantages over simple massage is its ability to focus on specific problems, especially in the treatment of chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It is especially effective for the relief of joint pain (such as arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. It also aids in the treatment of chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches (including migraines), and tension associated with stress.

Tui Na does not simply work on the muscles, bones, and joints. It works with the energy of the body at a deeper level. As the practitioner senses the client's body with her hands, she is able to assess the distribution of energy and affect its flow.

A typical Tui Na session uses various strokes along energy channels, as well as gentle shaking, stretching, and joint movements. This stimulates and releases the flow of energy, which helps balance your physical and emotional state.

Tui Na uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints. Tui Na directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.

4. Food Therapy

Chinese dietary supervision is a sophisticated system that evaluates food according to its properties and therapeutic value.
Whole-grain products, beans, fresh vegetables, and mushrooms are frequently recommended

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs and food go hand in hand in influencing the body's energy fields. It follows that a patient's diet must align with medications taken for benefits to be apparent. Chinese dietary supervision is a sophisticated system that evaluates food according to its properties and therapeutic value. Whole-grain products, beans, fresh vegetables, and mushrooms are frequently recommended. TCM practitioners, on the other hand, advise patients to avoid raw food, because it is too "cold"; white sugar, because it is too rich and would over-stimulate the pancreas and liver; strong spices, for they disperse energy to the surface of the body. Patients are also advised to avoid coffee, because it overtaxes the adrenals; cold dairy products, because they are too congesting; and shellfish and citrus, because they are too "cold" and "moist".

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5. Chinese therapeutic exercises

Through intensive practice of chi-gong, an entire set of beneficial psychological and spiritual conditions emerges. In promoting emotional well-being, chi-gong exercises help build confidence among patients in their battle against diseases.

Another component of Traditional Chinese Medicine used in the treatment of diseases, especially cancer, is Chinese therapeutic exercise. It comes in two forms: tai-chi and chi-gong. The purpose of both exercises is to enable a person to regulate and direct the flow of qi within his or her own body. A student in exercise training is taught to focus his or her qi in a place two inches below the navel, called the "dan tian", or vital center. From this center, the qi is said to emanate to distant regions of the body. Upon practice, students can sense the presence of qi at the vital center in the form of localized warmth and can then direct the life energy to specific parts of the body. In many cases, the practitioners prescribe exercises that specifically address the patients' illnesses.

The perspective of TCM on tai-chi and chi-gong differs from that of Western medicine. Chinese medicine believes these exercises energize the body's vital forces, balances yin and yang, strengthens blood circulation, and improves the patient's emotional and mental states. Western medicine believes that the exercises, like yoga, increase the absorption and utilization of oxygen.

Through intensive practice of chi-gong, an entire set of beneficial psychological and spiritual state emerges. In promoting emotional well-being, chi-gong exercises help build confidence among patients in their battle against cancer. Many cancer patients, who have been practicing chi-gong and tai-chi, reflected that a positive attitude plays an important role in curing the disease.

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At Sanjiu, we pride ourselves in our strong commitment to showcasing the best of modernized Traditional Chinese Medicine in the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and improving the health conditions of our clients. By staying at the forefront of modern Chinese Medicine clinical practices and maintaining high ethical and professional standards, our highly qualified and experienced physicians will provide our clients with quality, safe, and effective services. Please explore our site to learn more about Chinese Medicine and the 999 Sanjiu Chinese Medicine clinics.Please feel free to contact one of our medical centers for more information.

Our Practitioners
Our Chinese Medicine Practitioners at Sanjiu are all world-class with exceptionally experienced and qualified in their areas of practice:

  • All of them were graduated from famous and recognized Medical Universities studying Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
  • They holds Bachelor, master degree and doctorate degrees. Some of them are professors in famous universities. They were trained in both Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine and are competent both forms of practices.
  • They have at least 10 years clinical experience. Most of them have more than 20 years of experiences.
  • They are all registered as Practitioners of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in Ontario, Canada.

Other than our full-time practitioners, we regularly invite famous Chinese Medicine Practitioners, scholars and professors from China to conduct training and meeting with our practitioners.

The following is the introduction of our Chinese Medicine practitioners:

Zhaohui (Stanley) Liang

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Ontario, Canada

Registered Acupuncturist in Ontario, Canada

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences in Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Massage from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

.Zhaohui Liang is a Registered TCM Practitioner (R. TCMP) and / Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) in Ontario, and is a Registered Deputy Chief TCM Doctor in China. He is a member of China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM), former Deputy General Secretary of the Abdominal Acupuncture Committee of CAAM. He has practiced TCM and acupuncture since he graduated from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 2003 for 12 years. He worked as an acupuncture specialist in the Acupuncture Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM from 2003 to 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 2013. Until now, he has published more than ten research paper in world renowned peer-review medical journals, and he is a Guest Editor and Reviewer of many international medical journals.

Zhaohui Liang speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He is nice and easy to communicate.

Consultation Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (10am-6pm)

Zhong Bei, R.TCMP & R.AC
Registered Practitioner and Acupuncturist

Master degree of Medicine, Beijing Medical University

Focus in Acupuncture , Acupressure & Herbal Medicine

Master degree of Medicine, Beijing Medical University, China National University. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese TuiNa (Chinese therapeutic massage). She was the Associate Professor in Traditional Chinese Medicine Researching Institute and the Associate professor in Beijing Construction Hospital. She was awarded "Beijing City's Model for Diligent Worker (2000), Golden medal of China Institute of Chinese Medicine (1995), Reward of Beijing City's Excellent Clinician, (1989) She received many research awards providing funds to Traditional Chinese Medicine research.


Wang Sui Bin R.TCMP & R.AC
Registered Practitioner and Acupuncturist

Bachelor degree of Medicine, Guangzhou Medical College, China

She is experienced in Gynecology, Pediatrics and treatment of skin diseases. She also focus in Acupuncture and Acupressure

She is experienced for her practice in prevention of diseases and recovery of good health after serious diseases, recovery from surgery and other treatments. Wang obtained her Bachelor Degree of Medicine in Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. She was a licensed Practitioner in China, member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada, fellowship of the Medical Science Institute of China Medicine. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in herbal medicine and acupuncture. Excellent experience in woman and children's diseases, skin diseases, cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, gallstone, hematuria. Her experience in women's diseases include the treatment of such as dysmenorrhoea and abnormal menstruation.



Our Goal

Our goal is to provide patients with appropriate, professional, safe, effective and affordable Traditional Chinese Medicine services and treatments. The Clinic showcases modernized Traditional Chinese Medicine at its best, and will use Sanjiu's medical products for maximum efficacy and safety.

About CLINIC 39

CLINIC 39 Acupuncture and Herbs is the best ,high performance, and safe clinic in modern Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in North America. We team up with famous Pharmaceutical Companies and Medical Universities in China to deliver the best Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and other forms of treatment to Canadians.

The locations of our Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Centers
We have patients coming from coast-to-coast of Canada. In order to serve our patients better, we are expanding our clinics to cities outside Toronto. At the moment we have three centers, one in North York, one in Kitchener and the third one is in Mississauga

North York Medicine and Acupuncture Center/clinic
Our North York Medical Center is the first clinic of its kind in North America. It provides a modern, comfortable and spacious environment for patients, featuring the space of more than 7,000 square feet with accommodations for 4-5 Chinese Medicine Practitioners and acupuncturists. The center also features a training facility, and regularly organizes heath related classes and seminars for patients and the general public. Examples of those classes include fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and other exercises.

Kitchener Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Center/clinic
The center is located at the back of Grand River Hospital of Kitchener at Park Street. The clinic is small in comparison with the headquarters but compact and modern. The Practitioner in charge is Wang. She is focus in acupuncture and have unique experiences in pain management, depression and stoke. She is fluent in English.

Mississauga Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Center/clinic
The center is located at the center of Peel region providing easy access from the Cities of Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Etobicoke. It provides a complete solution in modern Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition/food therapy, acupressure, and cupping.

The center also carries Chinese health products such as teas, patent medicines, Ginsang and many other health-care products


Our Services :

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Modern Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • TuiNa (Acupressure)
  • Pain Management

  • Our special programs

    Cancer Support and Treatment Program
    Cancer Survivor Preventive Maintenance Program
    Weight Management Program
    Health care Insurance Program

    Clinic Hours:

    Monday to Saturday
    9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Sunday close
    Holidays closed

    (Because of COVID-19 precaution, we are only open on Saturday. For other times, please call 416-497-6339 for appointment. Thank you.)

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