Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of health care whose roots can be traced back thousands of years. The modern day practice of TCM includes Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na (Chinese massage) and various forms of therapeutic exercise: Tai Qi, Qi Gong and meditation.

Best known for its treatment of pain through the use of acupuncture, TCM is in fact a complete and comprehensive form of health care. It is used to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns. In addition, TCM is used to maintain existing good health and to prevent the development of disease conditions.

Of the wide range of treatment modalities in Chinese medicine, North Americans are most familiar with acupuncture. Treatment with Acupuncture is based on the recognition of a system of energetic pathways in the body called meridians. The internal organs contain energy called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) which is the functional energy of all our body processes, be they physical emotional, mental or physical.

By inserting special needles at specific points on the meridians, acupuncture can correct energetic imbalances or blockages, which may be the cause of distress. Chinese herbs have similar, specific therapeutic effects on the meridians and organs, and are usually taken in the form of “teas”, which are brewed from the raw herbs. Used separately or in combinations, the goal of acupuncture and herbology is to address the individual’s condition of all levels, and to restore the person to a state of natural, balanced health.

Acupuncture can treat: aches and pains, arthritis, sciatica, insomnia, digestion problems, allergies, asthma, emotional problems, TMJ, and many other diseases that affect the body.


 

About Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

About Dr. Chris Vallee, DTCM

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Acupuncture Treatment provider for the Team-BC Lions Football Club
June 2004 – Present 

  • Providing Treatments for players with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, acu injections and other treatments.


Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Sumas Mtn. Acupuncture and wellness
April 2002 – Present 

  • Acupuncture, Point Injection, Biopuncture, Homeopathics, Sports Acupuncture, Treatment provider for the BC Lions


Expert Committee for Doctor of TCM - Canadain College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
October 2013 – April 2014 

  • Completing standards for the future of Traditional Chinese Medicine in regards to the registration of Doctor of TCM. Creating standard job tasks that are entry level in DrTCM registration. Teamwork with professional colleagues in hopes of advancing TCM in Canada.


President- QATCMA (British Columbia Qualified Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association) 

2004 – 2006 

  • President of the QATCMA, Chair the meetings and over see day to day operations for the TCM and Acupuncturists of BC

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