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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a holistic system of healthcare that has been practiced for over two millennia in China and is now gaining recognition worldwide. It is based on the concept of balance and harmony within the body, mind, and spirit. According to TCM principles, health is maintained when there is a harmonious flow of vital energy, known as Qi, through the body's meridians or pathways.

TCM encompasses a variety of practices, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage (such as Tui Na), dietary therapy, and exercises like Tai Chi and Qigong. These practices are used to address a wide range of health issues, from chronic pain and digestive disorders to emotional imbalances and chronic diseases.

In TCM, diagnosis is based on observing the patient's symptoms, examining the tongue and pulse, and considering factors such as lifestyle, environment, and emotional well-being. Treatment aims to restore balance and harmony by addressing the root cause of the illness rather than just alleviating symptoms.


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow, known as Qi (pronounced "chee"). These points correspond to pathways called meridians, through which Qi is believed to flow. The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and harmony within the body, thereby promoting health and well-being.

Acupuncture can help you with a wide range of health issues, both physical and mental. It can help treat your pain, anxiety, injuries, inflammation, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, digestive woes, and many chronic and acute illnesses. While you may feel the effects of acupuncture right away—especially its calming effects—lasting benefits will generally take more sessions.


Acupuncture provides physical and emotional support leading up to labour and birth.

It can increase your sense of satisfaction with the birthing experience and enhance your overall well-being after birth.


Acupuncture can:

• Encourage optimal birth position by turning posterior or breech presentation.

• Reduce cesarean rates

• Minimize need for medical induction (oxytocin)

• Reduce the need for pain medication or epidural

• Shorten labour times

• Treat anxiety and help create a calm mental attitude for an optimal birth experience.


Research indicates that weekly acupuncture treatments performed at week 37, 38, 39 & 40 weeks can help the baby become engaged and the cervix to soften & dilate.


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a rejuvenation and a revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.  It will improve blood and energy circulation, nourish your skin and increase collagen production to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dull skin.


Some of the benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture include:

• Minimize or eliminate fine lines

• Reduce double chins

• Reduces frown lines

• Thightens pores

• Lifts sagging skin, droopy eyelids

• Increases collagen production

• Brightens the eyes

• Improves muscle tone 

• Evens facial color and tone

• Slows the aging process

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Nona Nazari is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner (herbalist), who received her doctorate in traditional Chinese medicine from the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Nona’s areas of special interest include treating patients with psychological conditions, such as anxiety and depression. In addition, she focuses on working with patients who have unexplained infertility, autoimmune disorders, pain syndromes (chronic and acute), addictions, and chemical dependency issues. In her treatments, Nona uses some of the classical healing methods of Chinese medicine, which include cupping and moxibustion (a type of classical heat therapy). Nona’s healing philosophy is to address all aspects of her patients—physical, emotional, and spiritual. She believes that to heal one dimension, all of the others must also be brought into balance. She says, "I believe that our bodies can heal themselves when they are provided with the right tools", and is committed to providing each patient with those tools.

Nona’s education and skills are augmented by a number of professional experiences. As part of her education, she studied in Taiwan, and has traveled around the world to study yoga with masters in the field. Nona has also worked with a mentor for several years, gaining knowledge and experience in treating patients with moxibustion. She has volunteered at a seasonal moxibustion series, which involves treating patients who have a variety of health conditions over twelve weekends each year. Nona spends her time outside of the clinic looking after her toddler son, hiking, and practicing yoga. She’s also a fur mom to two dogs and is devoted to rescuing and fostering dogs that need a home.

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Tracy graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine's  Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program in 2000. She completed post graduate studies in Medical Ethics, Reproductive Medicine, Trauma Therapy and Cosmetic Acupuncture (facial rejuvenation), and a clinical internship in Korean Acupuncture at South Bay College of Oriental Medicine.


Tracy has a special interest, extensive training and experience in the treatment of infertility. She feels very honored to be part of her patients journey to motherhood. She can optimize  your ability to conceive naturally or work with your doctor to support your fertility treatment whether it be in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other reproductive technologies (ART).  Combining acupuncture with IVF can increase the success rate of IVF by up to 40%. Tracy works closely with midwives by providing pre- birth acupuncture for their patients in the final weeks of pregnancy, to help prepare for birth.


Aside from her passion for her career in TCM, she enjoys spending time with her children & grandchildren, dragonboating, hiking, motorcycles, and fundraising & volunteering for her favorite charities.


Tracy endeavors to provide the highest quality of care for her patients.


She specializes in the treatment of:

• acute or chronic pain

• infertility

• anxiety/depression/insomnia

• stress

• digestive disorders

• addiction

• labour preparation 

• facial rejuvenation

 + more


* Trauma-informed care

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