Cynthia McGgilvray, R.Ac

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Cynthia is a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. She graduated from the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM) in Toronto with a Diploma of Acupuncture. Her clinical training included ITM’s Pain and Stress Clinic, Women’s Clinic, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) training, the off-site PWA (Persons With AIDS) clinic in downtown Toronto, as well as an internship at a community acupuncture clinic.

Prior to studying acupuncture, Cynthia trained in Zen Shiatsu at Kokoro Do Jo (now Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine) and fell in love with the Japanese approach of diagnosis through palpation and the concept of strengthening the constitution and gentle needling methods to support the body’s healing process. She later completed training in Japanese acupuncture treatments at the Shiatsu School of Canada, and additionally uses the renown Master Tung and Richard Tan Balance Methods treatment points for best results.

Cynthia loves working to build people’s life force energy and restore the balance between the elements for health in body and mind. She also enjoys educating people in preventative health practices that have been practiced in Asia for centuries.
In her off hours, Cynthia enjoys meditation practice, being out in nature, volunteering in the community, crafts and improvisational comedy.