Richard is a Vietnamese born Chinese Canadian. He immigrated to Canada when he was about fourteen. His parents are both medical doctors in China. After earning his Chemical Science Diploma at Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, he worked in management. He has also volunteered at Burnaby Hospital.
With his work experience, his background in chemistry and the influence from his parents, he finally decided to further his education and advance his career as a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner. After graduating and obtaining both Acupuncture and Herbology Diplomas from the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Vancouver in 2007, he went to China to have more hands-on experience with patients. He studied at PengShang Hospital in GaungXi. With the advice from his parents, and the blended cultural upbringing, he has gained more knowledge about this ancient art. TCM can help our awareness of balance and change, in order to achieve and sustain harmony, vitality and longevity.
Richard is passionate about inspiring and cementing fellow patients back to their pathways to healthiness for a more effective and productive lifestyle.
Richard’s Techniques include:
- Acupuncture: a technique utilizing fine stainless steel needles inserted at specific points in the body to correct various ailments.
- Cupping: a technique utilizing round suction cups over a large muscle area (such as the back) to enhance blood circulation to the designated area.
- Acupressure: a technique utilizing the hand, elbow, or other various devices to apply physical pressure to TCM acupuncture points.
- Massage: light massage is incorporated in treatment to help loosen tight muscles, and help relax the body.