Faculty Profile: Richard Kwan
Richard Kwan (BSc, R.TCMP, R.Ac )
Senior Advisor of the Acupuncture and TCM Programs
Instructor of Acupuncture Technique, Foundations of TCM & Clinic Supervisor
TCM Practitioner (Blend of TCM, Japanese, Tung and Tan style Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Nutritional therapy, Tuina massage, Taiji and Qigong)
Richard completed the 4-year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM). He lectured extensively at TSTCM and Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in the theory of TCM, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. He is also very passionate about his volunteer work with street youth and people with AIDS. Richard has a strong commitment to Tai Chi and Qi Gong, which he has practiced for over 15 years. For the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, he teaches Tai Chi at the downtown YMCA and in the Beaches. Currently, he is the Senior Advisor of TCM & Acupuncture at AIM Academy. He also teaches Fundamentals of TCM, Acupuncture Technique and is a clinic supervisor.
In 2008, he started Simple Cures - a Chinese Medicine centre and has been in private practice in The Beaches and Vaughan. Richard believes that a simple lifestyle promotes better health; he strives to empower his patients to become more proactive with their own healthcare.
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
It is rare to find an acupuncture mentor who not only achieves remarkable clinical results before your eyes, but who shares his immense knowledge with clarity, passion and kindness. I have had the privilege of studying under Richard Kwan both in the classroom, and in his actual clinical practice. He absorbs, integrates, and applies the wisdom of various acupuncture masters, blending the best of their approaches into his own unique style. The astounding effectiveness of his diagnosis, palpation, and needling must be seen to be believed. Richard is an incredible healer and teacher.Pauline Hwang, GEN-R.Ac