5th Annual Multicultural Carnival Free Consultation Clinic

Home of Canadian TCM Society organized Free Consultation Clinic in the 5th Annual Multicultural Carnival

On July 30, 2023, Canada Alliance Chinese Association hosted the 5th Annual Multicultural Carnival at the Olympic Oval Plaza in Richmond, BC. The event attracted a large number of people with various ethnic backgrounds. In this event, Home of Canadian TCM Society, as a supporting unit, organized a free consultation clinic to promote the culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.

From Left: Amy Zhu, Victor Guan, Rong-Gang Li, Yu Xin Ding, and Michelle Li

Professor Li, the founder of Home of Canadian TCM Society, together with a group of volunteering TCM practitioners/acupuncturists set up the free consultation clinic in the event. Under the scorching sun, each practitioner provided consultation, diagnosis, and Tuina services for over a hundred event-goers. The consultation services include offering advices in fields such as internal medicine, external medicine, gynecology, and pediatrics, etc.... The physicians not only provide prescriptions but also offered dietary and exercise routines, as well as Tuina or acupressure treatments. The enthusiasm from the event-goers was an indicative of the professionalism and the devotions from the volunteering practitioner. Thus, through this event, people from different ethnic groups can appreciate the Traditional Chinese Medicine culture and understand a little bit of the effectiveness of the TCM/acupuncture treatments.

Home of Canadian TCM Society promotes "Universal TCM" and relentlessly participating different community events to illustrate the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine health cultivation and advantages of acupuncture treatments. The idealism of Universal TCM is to work with communities, associations, and different ethnic groups to demonstrate benefits of wide adaptation in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to transform a better community medical health. The organization established alliance with Canadian Community Service Association (CCSA, https://www.canada-ccsa.com), Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver (CBAV, https://cbavancouver.org), Canton Chamber of Commerce Canada (CCCC, https://www.cantonchamber.ca), Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations (CACA, https://ca-ca.ca/en) and other associations. Together, working with communities and associations across Greater Vancouver, the organization displays that wide adaption of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in community health services will benefit government medical health expenditure, offer more variety in local community medical services, and provide alternative medical treatments to residents in BC!

TCM practitioners: Prof. Rong-Gang Li, Victor Guan, Yu Xi Ding, and Amy Zhu

Richmond MLA Bill McNulty (left) photo'd with Prof. Li 

Local government officials visited the free consultation clinic to express their gratitude and encouragement to the volunteering practitioners. They highly praised the contributions of the volunteering practitioners and their effort to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine culture.