About Dr. Byoung-Jin Na, Dr. TCM, R.Ac
Goals and Dreams of Greenleaf Clinic
Since half of our patient populations are non-Asians, they have never experienced acupuncture treatments before and do not have proper knowledge of said treatment. Our patients sought out western doctors but getting unsatisfying results, they began looking for alternative therapies and finally knocked our clinic door.
I always wish I could have met them earlier. For many cases, they did not have to suffer for such a long time. Eastern medicine has own perspective of human body and disease, so Eastern medicine doctors can help patients in other ways in which Western doctors cannot. In Asia, You can see Western medicine doctors and Eastern medicine doctors work together, and try to find the best treatment for each patient. I hope someday we can also achieve this system in Canada.
Due to drastic westernization in Asia, even Asians do not know the basic background of acupuncture. During the consultation and treatment, I always try to explain how our body works and how acupuncture helps the body system. Once they understand what causes the disease, they can cure the disease easily and they can prevent other problems. The goal of Eastern medicine is to prevent the disease before it happens.
Communication between the patients and myself is my first priority. The more I understand not just about their health problem but also, their character and life style, I can better treat each patient accordingly.
|2007 – Present||Founder and Practitioner of Greenleaf Acupuncture and Herb Clinic|
|2015||Obtained Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner(Dr. TCM) in B.C|
|2006||Obtained Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner(R.TCM.P) and Registered Acupuncturist(R.Ac) in B.C.|
|2011 – 2012||Doctor of TCM Program at PCU college of Holistic Medicine, Canada|
|2004 – 2006||Traditional Chinese Medicine Program at Merinol TCM college, Canada|
|2002 – 2003||Traditional Chinese Medicine Program at PCU college of Holistic Medicine, Canada|
|2001||BA of Political Science, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea|
|2016||2nd Advanced workshop on Eastern Medicine Psychology through the classics – Shang Han Lun|
|2015||1st Advanced workshop on Eastern Medicine Psychology through the classics – Shang Han Lun|
TCM Instructor History
|2017 – Present||Preceptor at Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, Bastyr University|
|2014 – Present||Instructor at PCU college of Holistic Medicine, Canada|
|2009 – 2011||Instructor at Golden Mountain College of TCM|
|2006 – 2009||Instructor at Merinol TCM college|
|Since 2015||Member of Society for Acupuncture Injection Therapy (SAIT)|
|Since 2013||Member of Association of TCM and Acupuncture of BC|
|Since 2012||BC Eastern Medicine Society, Served as a chair in 2014|
|Since 2009||Korean Oriental Medicine & Acupuncturist Association of BC, Served as an Education Coordinator from 2011 to 2013|
|Since 2006||Registered Member of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA)|
Since 2007, making a lecture related TCM at several non-profit organizations, varies English/non-English speaking ethnic communities and schools. Also, contributed a weekly medical column to Korean Newspaper in 2009.
Clara Kim, R.Ac
In many ways, my life evolved around eastern medicine. I was a weak child with many health concerns from birth, surrounded by herbs and medications. At a young age, I learned the physical and mental impacts that an illness can have on the patient and families fighting together. As my empathy grew, my compassion to take part in eastern medicine sparked. Having my father as an eastern medicine practitioner also played a major role in making my way to eastern medicine. Active volunteering and travelling greatly matured my views as an individual.
During my practice, many patients visit and receive treatments in hopes of improving their condition, but unsure. I believe in the importance of allowing patients to trust the practitioner and themselves during any series of treatments. With professionalism and experience, my goal is to achieve such relationships and positive prognoses.
|2017||Obtained Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) in BC|
|2016(2017)||Obtained Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) in Alberta|
|2016||Doctor of TCM program at International college of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver.|
|2014||Herbalist of TCM program at International college of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver.|
|2013||Acupunturist of TCM program at International college of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver.2016|
|2008||HT Management, Ryerson University, ON.|
|2017||Member of Association of TCM and Acupunture of BC|
|2016(2017)||Member of College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA)|
|2012||Member of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitoners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA)|
First aid volunteer for St. Andrew Kim Parish events. Employment at Hyunsong Acupunture and herb Clinic
Employed at Hyunsong Acupuncture and herb Clinic.