ABOUT LI CHAI R.AC
Li Chai is a Registered Acupuncturist R.Ac. in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario in Canada (CTCMPAO). She is originally from Beijing, China, where she grew up immersed in traditional Chinese doctrines, loving and practising Daoist philosophy and health preservation, Qi Gong etc. Li enjoys promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine health ideas to her patients, using her knowledge to facilitate the patients help themselves.
Li is constantly striving to improve her skills and remains a close tie to her Chinese peers. "When you are committed to medicine, you're committed to life-long studying." Each summer Li spends time back in China, taking part in workshops, following master practitioners, visiting Chinese hospitals and clinics.
Currently in her Toronto clinical practice, Li performs acupuncture including electrical stimulation, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tuina, bloodletting, ear acupuncture to help various conditions, such as pain management, musculoskeletal problems (neck, shoulder, low back, knee, ankle etc), neurology, digestion, PMS symptoms, allergies, immunity, anxiety, depression, headache, hypertension, smoke cessation, facilitate after-stroke recovery, prepare for pregnancy, improve fertility (men and women), facial rejuvenation etc.
She employs classical acupuncture techniques recorded in The Ling Shu ( translated as The Spiritual Pivot, dated back 2500 years ago), combined with studies with famous Chinese doctors such as Prof. Biao Lu (Big disciple of "Northwest Acupuncture King" Mr. Kuishan Zheng (1918-2010)), PhD. Fukui Dong (China's first PhD. in TCM orthopaedics), Master Tung and Japanese Kiiko Matsumoto style; she also incorporates neuro-meridian integrative acupuncture, trigger point release and other powerful techniques in her work.
Li listens to the individual patients, understands their concerns. Her main focus is customizing treatments based on the patient's sensitivity level of receiving needles, age, body constitution, mental and emotional state, how long the symptoms have been present etc. She often comes up with effective and gentle treatment plans and skillfully executes them.
Li also puts effort in writing interesting blogs. If you are interested in health tips, Traditional Chinese Medicine and traditional Chinese culture, please check back regularly.