DALU WANG R. TCMP, R.Ac, RMT
Dalu couldn’t agree more with Sun Si Miao. He is always eager to seek the best techniques and approaches to produce the best outcome for patients. Out of his passion for and curiosity about life, he is always willing to learn something new, whether it is from his patient’s experience, or experts in medicine and general science in classrooms, YouTube videos and podcasts.
He has studied with a number of well-known and lesser-known practitioners of different herbal, acupuncture and manual techniques. His education is not only limited to Chinese medicine, but also includes in-depth study of Western medicine, paying close attention to the latest cutting-edge scientific research and studies in medicine and life sciences.
Philosophy“Health is a process, not a state.”
Dalu understands the complex nature of the human body and his own limits as to how much he can do. He constantly strives to keep learning and improving his clinical skills and understanding of the human body. He doesn’t believe in “a magic pill” in any form. The only miracle is life itself. All medicine is just about learning how the body works and facilitating its innate healing mechanism.
Holistic & Integrative Approach
Dalu has studied intensely and researched modern medicine to gain a deeper understanding of human biology and physiology. He practices Kampo-style Chinese herbal medicine with a variety of ancient acupuncture and manual therapy techniques to address the complex nature of the mind-body connections.
He applies an outcome-based approach with an attentive and detail-oriented mindset. And he is constantly trying to improve his clinical results, obsessed with achieving the inspiring moment of AWE when the treatment exceeds any stretch ofj expectations.
Modalities and Influences
Dalu’s herbal practice is mainly influenced by the Kampo style (link), A Japanese herbal medicine practice rooted in ancient Chinese medicine with a modern scientific application. He has been learning Kampo medicine directly from his mentor Dr. Wang Xiaojun in China since 2015 when he was accepted as Dr. Wang’s first intern student.
He also spent a lot of time to study literature and clinical cases intensely from many renowned Japanese Kampo physicians, such as:
- Yumoto Kyūshin – 汤本求真 (1876-1941)
- Ōtsuka Keisetsu – 大塚敬節(1900-1980)
- Yakazu Dōmei – 矢数道明 (1905-2002)
- Dalu still refers to these experts’ books from time to time.
One of the reasons why Dalu specifically prefers the Kampo approach is because it integrates modern Western medical knowledge while maintaining the traditional point of view of Chinese medicine. In addition, Kampo practitioners have preserved the original form of assessment and treatment as it was performed over 2,000 years ago.
Besides the mainstream TCM acupuncture he learned at school, Dalu’s acupuncture style is also influenced by many schools such as Taiwan’s Master Tung’s style (from Taiwan), balance acupuncture (aka mirroring technique), Japanese acupuncture (Kiko style), and Wet cupping (a powerful technique for severe and chronically painful conditions). Each style has its own advantages and indications in practice. In each and every session, Dalu always chooses the most appropriate techniques for the patient to ensure the best possible therapeutic outcome.
Through years of hands-on practice, Dalu has developed a deep understanding of the human anatomy and its relationship with our physical and mental health He practices a unique full body gentle manual therapy that focuses on promoting the free flow of Qi/vital energy and removing stagnation/tension along the meridians and internal organs. The style and form of this therapy is mainly influenced by his early encounters with some traditional Chinese manual therapists in China.
Because of its gentle and holistic nature, Dalu’s manual therapy is an ideal alternative to people who are contraindicated with acupuncture. It is also an effective manual therapy for Paediatric Care such as pain, digestive, immune and mental health issues.
With a variety of modalities in his tool belt, Dalu is able to help his patients in areas concerning different organs and body systems, including many conditions undiagnosed by Western medicine. His gentle acupuncture and holistic manual therapy primarily focus on pain and stress relief. His Kampo treatment (herbal medicine) focuses more on internal and chronic conditions such as digestive issues, skin diseases, allergies, hormonal imbalances, infertility and mental illness.
Here are some of the common conditions Dalu has treated in his clinic:
Post-COVID recovery, seasonal allergy, auto-immune diseases, UTI, frequent cold/flu.
Anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, schizophrenia, Bi-polar
Liver and gallbladder issues, SIBO, IBS, constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, acid reflux, gastritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, obesity.
Hormones and fertility issues
Severe menstrual cramps, heavy period bleeding, endometriosis, PCOS, amenorrhea (absence of period), menopausal syndrome, infertility, breech babies, UTI, bladder dysfunction,
Acne, eczema, rosacea, allergies, urticaria (hives), psoriasis
Pain and inflammation
Fibromyalgia, TMJ and jaw pain, arthritis, rotator cuff injury, knee pain, tension headache, migraine, low back pain…
Education and Professional Affiliations
Dalu Wang is a graduate of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy (AIM Academy) in Toronto with a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He also studied at Toronto’s Bryan College, where he earned a diploma in Registered Massage Therapy. In addition, Dalu has apprenticed under some well-known Chinese Medicine doctors in China to further his education, understanding and skills in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
He is a member of both the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario) and CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario). He has worked in a variety of clinical settings in China and Canada for more than 10 years and is currently practising in Toronto.
A Little Bit More About Dalu
Dalu was a computer engineer in China before he moved to Canada in 2004. After immigrating to Canada, He worked in factories, restaurants, and construction sites as a drywaller before he pivoted to a new career in functional and holistic medicine as a herbalist, acupuncturist, and manual therapist. The transition was made partially due to his degenerative vision. His right eye is legally blind, and his left eye’s vision is also impaired.
Besides practicing Chinese Medicine in Toronto, Canada, Dalu is interested in history, religions, and Buddhism. He studies Buddhist teachings and makes an effort to meditate regularly. He enjoys blues, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with friends and family.