Jane Cheung, R.TCMP
Since 1996, Jane has been practising Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (TCM/A). She first practised with her family in London at the Institute of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, a clinic - and later a Traditional Chinese Medicine school for twelve years -which was established in 1972 by her parents. So over the years, Jane grew up appreciating this wonderful ancient medicine that has benefited so many families in the community. In fact, most of them have been “referred” via word of mouth.
Her education consisted of a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario and a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Institute. She then travelled to China where she completed her clinical internship at several TCM hospitals in China, followed by successfully passing 'Level A' for the International Acupuncture Examination in Beijing, China. Upon returning to Canada, she moved to the Durham region to settle her own TCM practice at the Oshawa Clinic where she has remained since. Her father (at age 70), to this day, continues to practice at the same location in London, ON. The dedication from both parents has inspired her commitment to the practice of TCM.
In addition to her clinical practice in Oshawa, Jane is one of the many passionate advocates for the TCM community in Canada. As a proactive member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada, Jane is excited to be working towards expanding the acceptance of TCM in integrative healthcare via media campaigns and through associations with Insurance Providers and major health organizations, like WHO (World Health Organization). She continues to look forward in connecting with her community in promoting the health benefits that TCM/A can offer. In the past, Jane has accomplished this via her roles as Vice-President (External Relations, CMAAC) and co-organizer of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) International Acupuncture Symposium at Toronto in 2015.
Jane had also taken a role in helping the future generations of TCM practitioners as one of the Advisors for the Humber College TCM Program. Humber is the first publicly-funded postsecondary institution in Ontario to offer a comprehensive traditional Chinese medicine program. The three-year Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCM) advanced diploma began in September 2016 at the college’s North Campus. It is offered through the School of Health Sciences. On February 2019, she had taken a role as Advisor of the Program Academic Committee for the Georgian College TCM Program.
All above could not been achieved without the support of her husband Wei-Hsi and the family. She balances her family life with quality time as much as possible and shares her sense of adventure and fun with the family in 'living in the moment' through travels, music, and learning new things. Laughing together is the key to true happiness. She keeps herself active through hiking, various outdoor sports, tai chi, and qi gong.
Frederic Cheung, R.TCMP
Frederic studied for two years in a nursing program before deciding to commit fully to studies in TCM and acupuncture in 1995 at the Institute of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Canada. In 1999, he graduated and started working full time under his teacher Prof. Cedric Cheung at the Institute in London, Ontario. For 13 years, Frederic gained priceless experience treating patients seven days a week. His teacher remarked often enough how experience gained in clinical practice is not taught in books. In addition, Frederic learned about the "healing heart" from his teacher, which is the understanding of how the healing of the patient comes from within and that a true doctor must treat patients with sincerity, compassion and devotion.
In 2007, Frederic took and passed the International Acupuncture Examination in Beijing, China.
Frederic continues to practice medicine in both Toronto and Oshawa. Once a week he provides TCM treatments for mental health at the Canadian Mental Health Association -Durham. He is also part of the teaching faculty at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which offers a 'Registered Acupuncturist' and 'Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner' diploma in Markham. He also precepts students from other TCM schools.
Frederic is also a long-standing supporting member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC).
He regularly plays volleyball and practices yoga and meditation for rejuvenation. His life motto is to be true to who he is and keep life simple as possible - and patients love him for his straight-forwardness and sense of humour!
KRISTIE, Administrative Assistant
Kristie serves as the clinic’s administrator offering 10 years of customer service experience. Originally from Toronto, Kristie received her Diploma in Public Relations from Durham College and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Communication degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
MELISSA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Melissa serves as the Office Administrator, and brings over 20 years of customer service to the practice. Originally from Peterborough, Melissa has lived in the United States, Germany, and most recently, Toronto. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Financial Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education, and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In 2016, she retired from the United States Coast Guard civil service.