NATHALIE XIAN YI YAN, PhD (TCM)
Nathalie graduated from the Pharmaceutical University of China in 1987 in Biochemical Pharmaceutics. She subsequently attended Shanghai Normal University, Nanjing Wanguo Law Training Center and Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. She received Doctor of Medicine Degree in Basic Theory of TCM when graduated from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.
She left her hometown of Nanjing for Canada. In Hamilton, Ontario, she began her TCM practice while continuing her studies at McMaster University. She founded the Hamilton Traditional Chinese Medical Health Science Center, where she offers Tai Chi, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine services since 2000.
In her medical research, she brought a new perspective to one of the oldest debates in Traditional Chinese Medicine which, based on her clinical practice in Hamilton, has added new insight into the understanding of San Jiao, one of the ancient TCM models of how the body functions and becomes ill.
Nathalie has contributed to the recognition of TCM as a regulated health profession by the Province of Ontario. In 2013, she was elected to Council of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, the first governing council established by the government of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991) and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act (2006) composed of other elected practitioners from registered members in Ontario, as well as public appointees. She was elected Chair Person for Patient Relations Committee.
Nathalie published more than 10 academic papers on TCM and Acupuncture, and presented those on the national and international stage including China, Canada, United State, Singapore, Israel, France, Marco, and Australia. She co-authored the compilation and publication of the book New Acupunctriology in Beijing China.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is in her blood! Her parents are retired doctors from hospitals in China, and her professor uncle and grandpa taught TCM in couple of China’s universities. As a child, she helped gather wild herbs that her grandparents used in their TCM practice. Nathalie has passion and determination to help her patients both in her local community and abroad.