Ottawa Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was developed in China over 2,000 years ago. It includes various forms of medicine including Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui na massage, QiGong, and dietary therapy. Our main focus at Oaktree is Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

What Is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine focuses on restoring balance to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition. Chinese herbal remedies are tailored to the individual patient and usually made up of a number of herbal and mineral extracts. Typically, one or two herbs are included that will have greatest effect on the problem being treated. Other ingredients in the formula are intended to treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, and help the primary herbs work more efficiently. The herbs we prescribe most commonly come in a powder form to be mixed with water, or in capsules to be swallowed.

What Conditions Can Chinese Medicine Treat?

Chinese herbs and traditional Chinese medicine help promote natural healing. Herbs can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. Chinese herbs are a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of health problems.

There are case histories of people recovering from nearly every known disease and condition with Chinese herbs.

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Acute & Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Stiff Neck
  • Tendonitis
  • Tingling & Numbness in Extremities
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • TMJ (Jaw Disorders)
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Emotional & Neurological Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Concussions
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Hyperactivity & ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Low Energy
  • Memory Loss
  • Neuropathies
  • Panic Attacks
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stroke
  • Stress
  • Vertigo
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Organ disease & malfunction
  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Chemotherapy / Radiation Side Effects
  • COPD
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Dialysis Side Effects
  • Eczema
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Shingles
  • Vision Problems
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Immunity & Respiratory support
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Candida
  • Colds and Flus
  • Earache
  • Emphysema
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Hay Fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Lupus
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
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Reproductive & Hormonal Issues
  • Chronic Bladder Infections
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hot Flashes
  • Induction
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Kidney Stones
  • Low Libido
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Morning Sickness
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
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Metabolic & Digestive Issues
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Acid Reflux
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastritis
  • Heartburn
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Spastic colon
  • Thyroid issues
  • Ulcers
  • Weight Control

How Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Different?

Don’t get us wrong—the advances being made in modern medicine are a wonderful thing. But where Western medicine is largely focused on treating specific diseases and injuries through the application of medications, surgeries, and other modern treatments, traditional Chinese medicine has been developed over thousands of years—likely since even before written records existed—with the goal of promoting overall health. This holistic approach is why, sometimes, even people who feel relatively healthy seek out Chinese medicine; they are not looking for a cure, but rather to boost their immunity and improve their health across the body, mind, and soul.

Martin Perras is an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner of TCM, including methods such as acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine. Based on your specific needs, Martin may recommend a regimen of any of these techniques, or even a combination to produce the best results. He’ll also be able to gauge your progress and make adjustments as necessary to make sure you’re getting the most out of your treatment.

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