Find Wellness Through Ancient Practices
Optimum Wellness Centres is pleased to provide Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at most of our locations. We use ancient methods developed over thousands of years. With a combination of treatments and techniques, we can help you restore balance to your body in a more holistic way.
TCM is largely based on the concept of qi (pronounced as chee), which is your life force. Qi flows through your body via different pathways or meridians. According to this belief system, qi must be in perfect balance, flowing from meridian to meridian. Otherwise, you may become sick.
Using a combination of TCM methods, we aim to restore your qi’s flow and balance, restoring your body to health.
On your first visit, you will be met by our friendly support staff who will help you with filling out forms, answer any questions and help with anything else you need. You will then meet with the practitioner to discuss your specific concerns and health history.
Assessment & Recommendation for Care
Your practitioner will discuss your specific needs, present your options, suggest a treatment plan, and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with the recommended treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patient.
Locations Offering This Service
Coverage & Direct Billing
Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide.
Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage.
Q. DO I NEED A REFERRAL FOR TCM?
Traditional Chinese medicine is meant to be accessible to all who may need it, so you do not need a doctor’s referral to access treatment.
Q. IS TCM BETTER THAN WESTERN MEDICINE?
There is no yes or no answer to this question. Both TCM and western medicine have demonstrated strengths and weaknesses. TCM takes a slower and less invasive approach to healing than many kinds of western medicine. This gradual methodology means treatment may be less risky than some western medicines.
Q. WHAT CAN TCM TREAT?
TCM is used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Asthma - Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Infertility - PMS
- Sinusitis - Fibromyalgia
- Constipation - Headaches
- Arthritis - Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue - Menopause
- Sciatica - Indigestion
- Anxiety - Depression
Q. DOES TCM ACTUALLY WORK?
Like any medical treatment, results will vary from person to person. Be sure to give your practitioner your full medical history before undergoing TCM.