Faculty of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Graduate Practitioner Program
Instructor of Herbal Theory, Treatment of Disease and Student Clinic Supervisor
Chris’ passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine grew from his study of martial arts and T’ai Chi. It was a natural progression which led Chris to his apprenticeship at a local acupuncture clinic and eventually to formal instruction with Dr. David Lam at the Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto. Graduating with a diplomas in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Chris went on to gain invaluable clinical experience at several TCM clinics in the greater Toronto area.
Chris has recently started teaching Herbal Theory and The Treatment of Disease with Acupuncture at the Shiatsu school of Canada. Additionally, at the SSC, he works as a student supervisor. Chris also operates a private practice in Mississauga. Chai Lien Lee (Foreign Trained Doctor)
Chai Lien graduated from the University of Bombay in India in 1976 with an MBBS (medical) degree. She completed a Master of Surgery degree in human anatomy in 1982. Her 20 years of extensive teaching experience includes teaching to students in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and audio-speech therapy.
Adina Stanescu C.Ac., DCHM (Specialist in Herbal Theory)
Adina received her acupuncture certificate from The Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1994 and a diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Institute of Chinese Herbal Therapy in 1997. She also interned at the Longhua Hospital of TCM in Shanghai, China.
Adina has pursued post-graduate studies in dermatology, infertility, autoimmune and allergic diseases, as well as Motor Point Acupuncture. She runs a thriving private practice and writes regularly for various health publications, determined to educate the public on the comprehensive ability of TCM to effectively treat many of the most troubling health conditions of modern society.
Annie Y.W. Zhu TCMP, RAc
Dr. Annie Zhu graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology of Beijing Union University in 1995. After that she began her medical practice at Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She accumulated lots of practical experience and learned from many experts at the best Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital of China-Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Annie Zhu has been practicing successfully around Toronto area since 2002. She has been teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Toronto School of TCM since 2003-present; Institute of Traditional Medicine since 2005-present and Beijing Capital University of Medical Science - College of TCM since 2002-2007.
As a female TCM doctor, Dr. Annie Zhu is particularly interested in pain relief, women’s health issues and natural pediatrics. For women’s health issues, she specializes in fertility treatments for women and men, pregnancy and delivery, stress, anti-aging, and weight control. Meanwhile, as a mother of two children, Dr. Annie Zhu also specializes in treating children’s illnesses such as infantile eczema, cough, asthma, ear infection, diarrhea, viral myocarditis, epilepsy, hypophrenia, hyperactive syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome. Dr. Annie Zhu uses Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture, Chinese Herb, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), to help clients harmonize the interior organs, balance the mind and integrate the body’s function into an organic whole. Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses the root causes of disease, rather than just treating the symptoms, so illness/disease is treated even cured.