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The Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers another unique healthcare option to the Humber community. Supervised by professional, registered practitioners, students in the Traditional Chinese Medicine program will perform a number of procedures, including gathering a medical history, performing tongue and pulse diagnoses, compounding, processing and dispensing herbal formulas and more. Students will be guided through Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment plans, prescribing herbal formulas and executing acupuncture procedures.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

In the clinic, students will apply traditional Chinese medical assessment techniques to establish the root of health issues and employ traditional therapies, which may include Chinese herbs. Practitioners will put together herbal formulas specific to patient needs in order to help them achieve optimal health and prevent illness. Some remedies could include up to 20 different herbs.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to encourage the natural healing of the body, mind, and spirit. It can lead to activation of the pathways that affect various physiological systems in the brain and in the periphery. Under guidance of practitioners, students will perform acupuncture procedures, which involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body.

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Available Therapies

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Tuina (Massage techniques)
  • Gua Sha (light scraping of the skin) 
  • Cupping (suction to create fascial decompression)
  • Diet and lifestyle advice

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Building Student Confidence and Careers

In order to be eligible to write board examinations, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) candidates must complete a minimum number of supervised direct patient care hours, have experience performing medical and TCM assessments as well as executing aspects of clinical management. As such, the clinic is a crucial element to students' learning.

This on-site clinic allows for oversight by administrative and supervising faculty and the potential to fully integrate theory and practice, students will benefit from immediate feedback. During three clinical placements and three clinical internship rotations, students will gain the comprehensive practical skills to graduate with the confidence. Everything from the design, marketing, and skills developed working in the clinic will provide students with a well rounded experience that could lead to running their own businesses as well as providing quality patient care.

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The Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine is located at Humber College’s North Campus and is operated by the Tzu Chi Foundation. The TCM clinic is a living laboratory that supports experiential learning through clinical placement opportunities for students in Humber’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program. The Tzu Chi Foundation and Humber are committed to providing our communities with access to high-quality Traditional Chinese Medicine that elevates the standards of practice in the field through collaboration in education, research, and practice.

Tzu Chi is well-known globally for their commitment to humanitarianism and community service through their programs including international disaster assistance, education development, medical contributions, and a bone-marrow registry. Their deep ties to the community and their trusted brand will help bring many new people to the Humber campus for treatment. Students of Humber's Traditional Chinese Medicine program will have the unique experience of training in this outstanding facility alongside experienced practitioners.

Contact the Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Visit 205 Humber College Blvd. Toronto, ON, M9W 5L7 Room C105 

Call (416) 675-5015