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.

Profiles

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.

Educational Background

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

Major Workshop

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

Professional Membership

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)

Community Volunteering

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.

Jong Hwan (John) Kim, R.Ac.

Jong Hwan Kim (John) is a registered acupuncturist and has completed the 5-Year Doctor of TCM program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. He has also received additional training and certifications in the Tui Na (Traditional Chinese Structural Alignment/Acupressure Massage) and acupuncture as well.

He uses Acupuncture and Tui Na to treat physical and emotional disorders. He has a special interest and experience in aligning emotional and physical balance, to bring holistic health in your life. His treatment is gentle in approach but very effective and powerful.

He has over 10 years of experience in training martial arts such as Kung Fu, BJJ, Kickboxing and Japanese Jiujitsu and knows how important it is to balance, relax and treat both our body and mind. He has also worked with youth for 10 years and taught them outdoor activities and variety of sports including kayaking, archery, tree climbing, rock climbing, sailing, golfing and snowboarding. He has a good understanding of how to treat sports injuries because he has experienced them himself and has recovered from the injuries.

Profiles

2018 Obtained Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) in BC

Educational Background

2018 Doctor of TCM program at International college of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver
2017 Herbalist of TCM program at International college of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver
2016 Acupuncturist of TCM program at International college of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver

Professional Membership

Since 2019 Member of Association of TCM and Acupuncture of BC
Since 2015 Member of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA)

Professional Courses

2018 Tuina Training
2017 Tuina with Soft Tissue Release

Other Experiences

2018 Registered Acupuncturist Gerard Tan & Associates Integrative Cancer Care
2017 Internship at China Acupuncture