Meet Florence Kwok - Acupuncturist
Being a licensed pharmacist in Canada since 1989 together with her doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and Acupuncture, Dr. Florence Kwok is fulfilling her life-long dream of being a well-integrated practitioner of both Western and Eastern medicine.
In order to follow her heart and foster her passion in life, she moved to Calgary from Manitoba to study Chinese Medicine and graduated as the valedictorian of her class with a doctorate of TCM & Acupuncture. Not only did she receive the Clinical Excellence Award, the Canada Sage Herb Biotechnology scholarship but also the Citizenship Award & the Shen-Nong Scholarship (which only honours 10 students each year in the entire Canada) due to her outstanding community involvement.
She continued to advance herself and studied Motor-Points needling (powerful muscle resetting), PostTraumatic Vital Alignment for PTSD (physical, mental & emotional trauma), Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy support in addition to the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (certified) and Medical Micro-needling (certified). She also passed the Pan-Canadian Examinations (of British Columbia) for TCM Herbalists to become a comprehensive TCM Practitioner.
She has special interest in treating various diseases and chronic illnesses. Some of the examples include, but not limited to Women's Health, Whiplash, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, PMS, Infertility, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, PTSD, Digestive Disorders, Weight Control, Chemo- & Radio-therapy Support, Facial Rejuvenation and Medical Microneedling.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a system of medicine at least 23 centuries old, aims to prevent or promote healing of disease by maintaining or restoring yin-yang balance.
There is a flow of vital energy (called qi or chi) throughout the body via certain pathways (meridians & collaterals). If this is blocked, weak or excessive, disease and other emotional, mental & physical health problems develop. Restoring the flow of qi is considered essential to balance the yin & yang and, in turn, achieving good health & wellness.
She has had arthritis since she was 17. Nonetheless, she ran her first half-marathon at age 49 after only running for 3 months. She keeps her condition well under control with less frequent & less intense flare-ups by Chinese herbal remedies & acupuncture. She has also gone through a long journey of gastrointestinal disorder with food allergies & 6 years of postpartum depression. Her personal health issues are the strongest driving force to motivate her to make a life-changing decision to become a well-integrated TCM practitioner.
It will be truly an honour for her to be a part of your journey to health and well-being