Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre

Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre Excellence in interdisciplinary integrative care
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The Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre (formerly Spiritwind Centre) is a professional interdisciplinary clinic located in the heart of Chinatown. We offer high quality and dedicated health practitioners, providing acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, massage, psychotherapy, osteopathy, and more.

2023.9.29 Mid Autumn festival:  View from the Balcony of Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre.  Let's enjoy the moon and ...
09/28/2023

2023.9.29 Mid Autumn festival: View from the Balcony of Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre.
Let's enjoy the moon and mooncake :)

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06/24/2023

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New proposed changes to Natural Health Product (NHP) regulations Leave a comment News, TCM June 15, 2023 June 15, 2023 by John Stan and Kelly Kitchen Call to Action! – Time to speak up and make our collective voices heard!! This email concerns you. Whether you are a TCM/Acupuncturist, Naturopath, ...

06/22/2023

Happy Solstice!

Free talk tonight on insomnia!
05/26/2023

Free talk tonight on insomnia!

Acupuncture Treatment for Insomnia DATE: May 26, 2023, Friday TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PRESENTED BY: Jenny You R.Ac LOCATION: OCTCM Toronto Campus (283 Spadina Ave, 3rd Fl) Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. But “common” does not mean normal! Long-term insomnia can cause fatigue, lower work/stu...

Heart Health For Women! Check out this awesome documentary on the atypical heart symptoms that women may have:
03/09/2023

Heart Health For Women! Check out this awesome documentary on the atypical heart symptoms that women may have:

A documentary exploring the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease, via healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, & families.---------...

Check this out: OHIP funded mindfulness meditation for stress reduction. Do you or someone you know need it? Contact hea...
12/05/2022

Check this out: OHIP funded mindfulness meditation for stress reduction. Do you or someone you know need it?

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Are you doing regular self care? Check out some of these ways to give yourself a stretch:
09/15/2022

Are you doing regular self care? Check out some of these ways to give yourself a stretch:

Learn correct stretching techniques and the specific muscles you're stretching with these 30+ common stretches and yoga poses.

💛 Gut health is one of the essential areas acupuncture can treat to boost digestive function acutely and preventatively....
07/20/2022

💛 Gut health is one of the essential areas acupuncture can treat to boost digestive function acutely and preventatively.

💛 In TCM, worry and obsessive thoughts are seen as both a cause and effect of poor gut health and can be treated using acupuncture, cupping, and bodywork.

💛 Acupuncture is highly effective for digestive system issues like IBS, abdominal masses, constipation, diarrhea, water retention, and pain.

Book online now:
https://spiritwind.janeapp.com/ #/staff_member/43/treatment/2

Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre At OCTCM

Manjula Essentials is a wellness and beauty brand consciously created using Ayurvedic principles. With a strong focus on...
06/02/2022

Manjula Essentials is a wellness and beauty brand consciously created using Ayurvedic principles. With a strong focus on heritage and ritual-based self care, Manjula is represented by a trans-generational team of women who aspire to change current conventions surrounding the beauty and wellness industry.
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Protect Summer Hair —

Frequent exposure to chlorinated water and prolonged sunlight can cause hair to become dry, weak, and brittle. Applying Hair Oil before swimming provides a protective layer which block chemicals and UV rays from absorbing into your strands 💆🏽‍♀️

URGENT!  Please contact your MPP and help STOP Bill 88, Section 5 and STOP the repeal of the TCM Act of 2006 in Ontario....
03/03/2022

URGENT!

Please contact your MPP and help STOP Bill 88, Section 5 and STOP the repeal of the TCM Act of 2006 in Ontario.

https://saveacuon.carrd.co/

Stop the de-regulation of Acupuncture and TCM in Ontario.

Dear Toronto Integrative Medicine Center Community,Welcome to the year of the Yang Water Tiger! Yang water is the moving...
01/31/2022

Dear Toronto Integrative Medicine Center Community,

Welcome to the year of the Yang Water Tiger! Yang water is the moving and flowing nature of water like a river or a waterfall. It brings to mind how we have had to flow and adapt to so much over the past two years. The nature of the Tiger represents ambition, courage and self confidence. This brings the image of a tiger walking in all it's strength along the river or the inner strength of the tiger moving with and through the water around it.

We wish you and your family xin nian kuai le 新年快乐 (Happy New Year) and gong xi fa cai 恭喜发财 (Congratulations and Prosperity)!

From all of us at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre!

01/15/2022

Virtual Emergency Appointments available in Toronto: https://www.torontovirtualed.ca/

Toronto’s Virtual Emergency Department (ED) brings together emergency doctors from across Toronto to provide virtual ED visits by phone, smartphone, tablet or computer.

01/14/2022

Immunocompromised individuals can now receive a 4th dose (booster) of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as 84 days after their 3rd dose.

You will need to bring a referral letter, prescription or medication bottle to your appointment to confirm eligibility.

Book an appointment:
- by calling 1-833-943-3900
- through public health units using their own booking system
- through Indigenous-led clinics
- at participating pharmacies
- at select primary care settings
- at hospital clinics
- at pop-up clinics

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getting-covid-19-vaccine -dose-primary-series-and-boosters-for-individuals-who-are-immunocompromised

Yesterday was my last day at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre.Thank you dear patients. It has been an honour to t...
09/09/2021

Yesterday was my last day at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre.
Thank you dear patients. It has been an honour to treat you. Thank you for sharing your pains with me, and let me support you. It has been a joy witnessing your healing journey.
If you wish to continue your health journey with me, please contact me at Aline Yon, Registered Acupuncturist.
If you prefer coming to the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre, there are a few great Acupuncturists for you!
I wish you good health, peace and joy!
Aline Yon, Registered Acupuncturist.

Do you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are not 4 but 5 seasons?There are the seasons you know: Spring (...
08/01/2021

Do you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are not 4 but 5 seasons?

There are the seasons you know: Spring (wood element), summer (fire), autumn (metal), winter (water).

The seasons match the 5 element theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which means there's also a season for the Earth Element: this is the late summer! According to The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine, in late summer, the weather is damp, the fruits ripen, turn yellow and have a sweet flavour. This is the time to nourish the flesh and the muscles.

Now, how can we tune in with the late summer, and nourish our muscles that might have changed during the pandemic, and also prepare our bodies and minds for the colder seasons that follow?

If you enjoyed the winter, spring and summer seminars, you will love this one coming on Monday, August 2nd at 6:30 pm.

OCTCM alumni and acupuncturist Aline Yon, Registered Acupuncturist,BSc MSc R.Ac will talk you through the Earth season in Traditional Chinese Medicine and give you tips on how to make the most out of it without making yourself overworry.

There will be a 1-hour lecture with additional time to answer your questions.

Please register here:

https://octcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcumtrDwtGtBG5bMkwqFwgfxmR39axj5B

06/30/2021

As of 12:01 a.m., Ontario has moved into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key indicators.

As we begin to enjoy more activities in Step Two please do so safely by following public health advice and getting vaccinated.

06/27/2021
Summer is here! Did you also feel so hot the past weekend? Do you want to know how to keep healthy and cool down body an...
06/08/2021

Summer is here! Did you also feel so hot the past weekend? Do you want to know how to keep healthy and cool down body and mind during the summer? If yes, join acupuncturist Aline Yon, BSc MSc R.Ac, on Monday, June 14th at 6.30pm EST!
Please register here:

https://octcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoce-qrjgoGdzcwPkzKt6EO2yHmkVrDVP8

See you soon!

According to the Traditional Chinese solar calendar, summer has started on May 5th this year.

In summer, the Yang energy is abundant, there is plenty of sunshine, but also rain. This is a period of luxury growth.

This is the season of joy and warmth. In summer, even the most taciturn people are more open.

This is also the time to absorb the Yang energy that will keep us warm in the winter, while being mindful of sunburn.

Now, how do we tune in with nature, and make the most out of summer, for ourselves and our health, especially in our unprecedented times?

If you enjoyed the winter and spring seminars, you will love this summer seminar on Monday, June 14th at 6:30 pm.

alumni and Aline Yon, BSc MSc R.Ac, will talk you through the summer season in and give you tips on how to make the most out of it without burning yourself out.
Join the free talk here: https://octcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoce-qrjgoGdzcwPkzKt6EO2yHmkVrDVP8

Here at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre we take your health and safety very seriously and follow all COVID-19 pu...
05/19/2021

Here at the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre we take your health and safety very seriously and follow all COVID-19 public health and safety protocols. Please be advised that we remain open during the pandemic to help provide ongoing patient care and support to you as always. All patients and staff must complete mandatory prescreening and temperature checks, as well as contact tracing, spaced patient times, enhanced cleaning procedures and PPE.

Studies show that acupuncture can improve immunity and enhance overall health and well being, as well as being able to help manage the symptoms of long term stress that we have all been susceptible to since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Please let us know if you have any questions please call 647-901-7297 , and click here to book your next appointment: https://spiritwind.janeapp.com/

Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre At OCTCM

Mental health week.Do you know how stress can affect your mental health?Did you miss the last webinar on stress our acup...
05/04/2021

Mental health week.
Do you know how stress can affect your mental health?
Did you miss the last webinar on stress our acupuncturist Aline Yon presented last month? Not to worry! You can now watch the replay and get tips on how to manage your stress according to you personality and constitution.
And if the tips are not enough, it might be a good idea to book a TCM acupuncture treatment with your favourite acupuncturist!
Take care and keep happy and healthy!

https://youtu.be/R-lDS5Haxn8

Stress happens when we feel threatened. While punctual stress could help an athlete or an artist to better perform, long term stress can affect:- our mood an...

(En français ci-après)🇨🇦🇬🇧The Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) is celebrating our bilingual Canad...
04/22/2021

(En français ci-après)

🇨🇦🇬🇧The Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) is celebrating our bilingual Canada! After the successful webinar on Stress in Chinese Medicine last April 5th, we are pleased to offer the same webinar in French for our Francophone community!

🇨🇦🇫🇷L'Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) célèbre le Canada bilingue en vous offrant son premier webinaire public sur le Stress selon la Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise (MTC).

Qu'est-ce que le stress ?

Quand nous sommes stressés, cela signifie que nous nous sentons menacés.

Un stress ponctuel est utile pour qu'un athlète ou un artiste améliorent leur performance.

Cependant, à plus long terme, le stress peut aussi perturber :

- notre humeur, et nous rendre irritables et plus enclins à la colère, ou au contraire à la dépression,

- notre niveau d'énergie et notre sommeil : sous stress, soit nous sommes plus fatigués, ou au contraire, nous devenons "une vraie pile électrique" et nous ne pouvons plus dormir,

- notre santé d'une façon générale : perte d'appétit ou au contraire faim excessive et prise de poids, problèmes digestifs ou respiratoires, hypertension, douleurs musculaires etc... voire burn-out.

Le stress peut aussi contribuer à l'infertilité, ou empoisonner nos performances professionnelles ou scolaires.

Et vous ? Comment le stress perturbe-t-il votre vie ?

Savez-vous que la Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise (MTC) peut vous aider à gérer votre stress et prévenir le burn-out ?

Rejoignez Aline Yon, acupunctrice diplômée de l'Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM), le lundi 10 mai 2021 à 12:30pm (Toronto / Montréal, Canada) ou 18:30 (Paris, France).

Aline vous présentera le stress selon la Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise (MTC), et vous donnera des clés pour le gérer. Elle répondra aussi à vos questions.

Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici:
https://octcm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceGurzoqEtVTdDyj2X9A_i1PT9QlkciN

A bientôt !

  ・・・« The last year has not only been a year when we stayed home and wore masks. It’s also the year we realized how ver...
03/20/2021


・・・
« The last year has not only been a year when we stayed home and wore masks. It’s also the year we realized how very bad racism is in our country.

I realized the connection between “the system’s” embrace of dry needling, society’s skepticism of acupuncture, and racism.

What is dry needling? It’s a form of acupuncture - acupuncturists have many treatment & needling techniques, and this is one of them that not all, but many of us, practice. It’s essentially using an acupuncture needle to trigger & release a tight muscle.

But here’s a big difference: we acupuncturists can do that but we also address the underlying cause. That is exactly where the power of acupuncture lies - in the holistic perspective... how we read you, your body, your symptoms.⁠ This is what makes our medicine so powerful (and also so difficult to design double-blind clinical trials for). ⁠It aims to not only relieve symptoms but also address root causes.

And it makes sense. If I trigger your muscle but don’t address the root cause of the problem, you’ll likely have to come back to me week after week to trigger your muscle.

Ok, so what about the racism piece? I heard a PT say that dry needling is “acupuncture but with science.” That’s a problematic statement. What makes acupuncture non-scientific exactly? Racism probably? Writing it off without even attempting to understand it based on assumptions about the culture it comes from is racism. Embracing the same thing but with a different name is racism. (And also cultural appropriation and colonialism).

What is thousands of years of making hypotheses, testing them and observing the outcomes? The scientific method, by the way.

I’m not trying to call anyone names or point fingers, I’m trying to bring awareness to (probably unconscious) biases. Biases that I believe should be brought to awareness and challenged. As someone who practices and benefits from (and sees so many patients benefit from) this Asian medicine rooted in Asian culture that I have a deep respect for, I feel it’s my duty to speak out against anti-Asian racism.

Want to get dry needling? Fine, but then honor and respect the philosophy, people and culture from which it comes from. »
Katie Altneu (L.Ac)

03/16/2021

🇨🇦🇬🇧🇨🇮Do you feel stressed out?

Stress happens when we feel threatened.
While punctual stress could help an athlete or an artist to better perform, long term stress can affect:
- our mood and make us irritable and prone to anger,
- our energy and sleep: we become either very tired or on the contrary so restless that we cannot sleep,
- our health: appetite and digestive issues, aches and muscle pains etc... and even burn out.
Stress could also affect our fertility journey, or our performance at school and work.

How does stress affect you?
Do you want to know how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you manage your stress and prevent burn out?
If yes, join our acupuncturist Aline Yon, BSc MSc R.Ac, on her free webinar, hosted by the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) next Monday, April 5th at 6.30 pm EST.
You will be presented how Traditional Chinese Medicine views stress, and will get tips on how to manage it. Prior to this webinar, if you haven’t attended the last one on Spring, we’d like to invite you to watch the replay, as it is a prequel on this coming webinar :
https://youtu.be/zQJ5W5EOWE4

There will be a 1-hour lecture with additional time to answer your questions.
Please register here:
https://www.octcm.com/single-post/free-webinar-stress-in-traditional-chinese-medicine

We hope to see you (virtually) soon!

And if you do need support with stress and any stress-related health issues, such as neck, shoulder or back pain, insomnia, anxiety, heartburn, IBS or digestive upsets, tiredness, we invite you to book an appointment with our excellent team of Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners.
Please also know that during the whole month of March, you can benefit from a $20 discount on your initial consultation with either William Sung or Aline Yon.
Please book here:
https://spiritwind.janeapp.com/ #/staff_member/37/treatment/2

Take care and be well!

🇨🇦🇬🇧Happy Women’s International Day!🇨🇦🇫🇷Belle Journée Internationale de la Femme !
03/09/2021

🇨🇦🇬🇧Happy Women’s International Day!
🇨🇦🇫🇷Belle Journée Internationale de la Femme !

🇨🇦🇬🇧🇨🇮Did you miss the Spring webinar on Monday, presented by our acupuncturist Aline Yon? Not to worry, you can still w...
03/04/2021

🇨🇦🇬🇧🇨🇮Did you miss the Spring webinar on Monday, presented by our acupuncturist Aline Yon? Not to worry, you can still watch the replay here! 🙂

There's also the link for the Meridian Gym in the video description!
Shout out to the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre and Yoga Mamas for making it happen! Thank you! Aline is so happy to feel so supported in helping people keep healthy! 🙂
Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Aline, or book an appointment with your favourite TCM acupuncturist!
Take care, and stay healthy and happy! 🙂

🇨🇦🇫🇷Avez-vous raté le webinaire de notre acupunctrice Aline Yon sur le Printemps en Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise (en anglais) ? Voici le lien pour le replay!
Vous y trouverez aussi le lien pour la Gym des Méridiens dans la description.
Si vous voulez une version française, contactez Aline ! S'il y a suffisamment d'intérêt, elle pourrait en faire une 🙂.
Aline remercie le Collège de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise d'Ontario (OCTCM), Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre et Toronto Yoga Mamas de leur soutien ! Gratitude !
N'hésitez pas à contacter Aline si vous avez des questions, ou à prendre rendez-vous avec votre acupuncteur/acupunctrice préféré(e) 🙂
Prenez soin de vous, et gardez la pêche et le sourire 🙂

According to the Traditional Chinese calendar, we entered Spring last February 4th, and will celebrate the Spring Festival (lunar new year) on February 12th....

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