Edward Hong (Chang il)
R.TCMP, R.Ac, B.A
Hong, Chang il (Edward) graduated with honors from the five-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at Pacific Rim College in BC. And he is a registered Acupuncturist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the CTCMPAO (Ontario) and CTCMA (BC). He has since practiced in two collaborative multidisciplinary health clinics in Victoria, BC. In addition to his training at Pacific Rim College, Edward completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Korea University.
His DTCM program covers a total of 3,900 hours of several courses, including: Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Biochemistry, Phytochemistry, Western Pharmacology, Western Diagnosis, Herbal pharmacology, TCM Dietary Therapy, TCM Psychology, TCM Internal medicine, TCM Gynecology, TCM Orthopedics, TCM Dermatology, TCM Pediatrics, TCM Ophthalmology & ENT, TCM Oncology and Gerontology. His training also has provided him with over 1,050 hours of supervised clinical acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine experience.
He was interested in helping and healing people, and for 14 years as a Body and Brain Yoga & Tai Chi instructor and brain trainer, he has been giving classes to many people and conducting workshops on the brain, energy, and health. Then he extended his career to traditional Chinese medicine with an interest in exploring natural holistic and energetic medicine that could deal with chronic health problems.
Edward has a special interest in the Brain (such as sleep problems and anxiety etc.), Digestive system (indigestion and constipation etc.), and Pain management but enjoys treating a range of health issues. He is constantly researching not only TCM but also Traditional Korean Medicine, trying to use them for actual treatments, and is also interested in the use of fermented herbal medicines. He is passionate about the holistic approach of TCM and takes pride in customizing each unique treatment, employing acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, acupressure, electro-acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and food therapy. His intention is to allow others to live a vibrant life without pain and to live the life of a healer who heals him or herself and the ailments of others.
In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the wilderness of Ontario with his wife and watching thriller movies