Treatments: A Chinese Medical Approach

For hundreds of years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has used acupuncture, herbal therapy, and Asian bodywork modalities, including shiatsu and tui na to correct disorders, alleviate pain, maintain health, enhance immunity, and increase our capacity for pleasure, work and creativity.

In 1979, the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations issued an initial list of 40 diseases that respond to acupuncture. This list has grown substantially in the last 25 years.

Best known as a safe and effective method for relieving pain, acupuncture and TCM are now being used as a complementary and alternative method to address many of the conditions facing us in the 21st century. Since TCM became popular in the West approximately 35 years ago, the research on its effectiveness has grown dramatically.

I have chosen the following common concerns to illustrate TCM protocol:

If you would like to pursue this form of treatment, contact me at the following telephone number or e-mail address. You will be asked to fill out a detailed intake form before your first appointment. You may pick this up at my office, or I can e-mail it to you.


Calvin Dale Smith, BA, MSc, R-TCMP, R-Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner
Riverside Acupuncture and Wellness Centre
2211 Riverside Dr., Suite 106
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X5