Improving Quality of Life

Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine

Dong Giao TRAN, R.TCMP, R.Ac.

Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner

Giao completed his Traditional Chinese Medicine training in France and in Canada. Through education, training and practice in the field, he has had the opportunity to see patients with cancer as well as other diseases, and to aid in their recovery and minimize side effects.

Giao is committed to continuing education and research and he continues to broaden the scope of his knowledge through yearly intensive internships in France, Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam. These intensives allow Giao to practice alongside internationally renowned clinicians in busy clinics and hospitals, allowing Giao to treat patients with a variety of conditions, and to excel in integrative cancer care, pain management, spasm and twitching, edema, allergies and asthma, sleep disorders, and stress.

In Giao’s own words: “To provide integrative care, I believe practitioners should be professional, compassionate and sincere. The recovery process is a journey and it requires a close relationship between healthcare members, the patient and the patient’s family. I would gladly be part of your caring circle. I provide service in French and in English.”

Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM), sometimes also called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) comprises medical acupuncture, botanical medicine, lifestyle counselling, massage, diet and exercise, with its own system of diagnosis. This profession, founded in China over 2,500 years ago, is now regulated and practiced around the world: in Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, UK. The World Health Organisation classifies TOM as a major complement and alternative to conventional medicine.  Click here to read about studies on acupuncture, and diseases and conditions that can be treated with acupuncture (WHO 1996).


Link to Giao Tran,ca
How To Prepare Your Chinese Herb/Formula Decoction

All the medicinal herbs we offer at the OICC are organic, lab tested,
and of the highest quality.


Yoshimi Nakaya-Kennedy

Acupuncture and TCM Assistant

Yoshimi has always had an interest in health and wellbeing. Before moving to Canada, Yoshimi worked as a dental hygienist at a rehabilitation hospital in Kobe, Japan for 7 years.

At the OICC, Yoshimi assists Giao with his acupuncture and TCM patients. She plays an important role behind the scenes to ensure each patient has a pleasant visit. She also helps out at the front desk where she is known to brighten everyone’s day with her big smile and friendliness.


Voices of Support

“For far too long, disciplines have worked in isolation without communication and our patients have often felt caught between differing therapeutic philosophies, often to their detriment. This is a wonderful initiative. An integrative program will help provide a much needed bridge.”

Shailendra Verma, MD, FRCPC, FACP (chair)
Medical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital 


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