Instructors

Poney Chiang Ph.D, .R.TCMP, R.Ac, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)

Lead Instructor/Founding Director


Poney Chiang received a PhD in biomedical research from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, followed by a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York.

He is an adjunct professor and founder of the Integrative Acupuncture Certificate Program for the Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto).  Poney is a professor at the American Neuro-Acupuncture Institute in Santa Fe, and former chair of the herbal medicine department at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Poney is an expert in peripheral neuro-anatomy of acupoints and their associated neuro-modulation needle techniques.  He has been invited to lecture at the World Federation Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Walter Reed Medical Center, Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as acupuncture organisations in Europe and South America.  His current research interest includes MRI-based study of the neuro-anatomy of acupoints, as well as the efficacy of acupuncture in reducing post-operative opioid usage.

Poney has served on the Integrative Health Task Force at York University and the Education Planning Committee for the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He was appointed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist of Ontario as a license examination writer, and as members of the Disciplinary and Complaint committees where he volunteers his service to protect the public and ensure high professional standards for the Chinese medicine profession.

 

Melissa Lee B.Sc, ND

Instructor

Melissa Lee CropMelissa is dedicated Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about health. She focuses on understanding people, illness patterns and disease which allows her and her patients to identify areas of the body that need support. By actively listening and individualizing treatments, she helps people understand their health while addressing the root cause of a condition.

With a special interest in Women’s Health and Fertility, Melissa has worked closely with leaders in these fields of Conceive Health and TCART Fertility Partners. She welcomes all patients to her practice, and has a special interest in Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Fertility, Pain Management, Chronic Disease/Autoimmune Conditions and Digestion. Learn more with Dr. Lee at www.santehealth.ca

Professional Associations

Dr. Melissa Lee ND attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she obtained her Naturopathic Doctorate Degree. She is a member of College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).

 

 

Christopher Gordon B.Sc. (Kinesiology), D.C., R.Ac

Instructor 

Gordon Chris Passport 2013MAR CROPPEDAs a stressed Kinesiology student, studying human anatomy in cadaver labs, Chris realized, while trying to understand his experience of déqi, that needling affects nerves.  That unique experience of psychological and physical integration motivates his lifelong passion to integrate traditional and anatomical models of acupuncture. 
 
Since  graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999, and completing TCM-based Clinical Acupuncture certification in 2001, Chris has integrated chiropractic and acupuncture into general practice.
 
He is creating Acupuncture Anatomy Maps, for Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture practical and cadaver labs, and for quick, clinical  application of Poney Chiang's S.M.A.R.T. principles of Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture.
 
Chris is honoured to collaborate with Poney Chiang, and the Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture team, as an Assisting Instructor, in both practical and cadaver labs, and as a Research Dissector.

 

 
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