Fan Xiao is a Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP). After graduating with a bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, Fan was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine in an accidental opportunity. He was so fascinated by its effect he decided to pursue Traditional Chinese Medicine, and now strongly believes that we need to raise awareness of the benefits of Eastern medicine. Fan is currently in his last year of an Advanced Chinese Medicine program, which is equivalent of the Doctoral degree of Oriental Medicine in the U.S.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into your body's surface. A practiced acupuncturist causes little or no pain at all on insertion, because the needles are so fine and need to be inserted only a very minute amount. Also, the needles are solid (not hollow like hypodermic needles) and so they can bypass surface skin receptors. You may feel a slight pinch or a dull ache at some points, but the sensation should not be uncomfortable for more than a brief moment before the needle feels completely normal, and possibly even quite invigorating.
At Yellow Gazebo Natural Health Care, you are treated with only the best, sterilized needles, which are used just once and then are disposed of in accordance with the Clean Needle Technique (CNT).
Acupuncture can help reduce symptoms of almost any condition that does not require antibiotics or surgery.