NATHALIE XIAN YI YAN, PhD (TCM)
Nathalie graduated from the Pharmaceutical University of China (1987) in Biochemical Pharmaceutics. She subsequently attended Shanghai East China Normal University (1996), Nanjing Wanguo Law Training Center (1998) and Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (2000). In 2013, she completed her PhD 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 (2008). She founded the Hamilton Traditional Chinese Medical Health Science Center, where she offers Tai Chi, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine services since 2001.
In her PhD research, she brought a new perspective to one of the oldest debates in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 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.
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 (2008).
Traditional Chinese Medicine is in her blood! Her parents are retired doctors from a hospital in China, and her professor uncle taught TCM in one 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.