Dr. Karen Lam
Dr. Lam is a graduate of the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM). She is also a member of the:
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA);
Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of BC (ATCMA);
- Acupuncture & Regeneration Injection Association of BC (ARIABC);
- Society of Acupuncture Injection Techniques (SAIT); and
a past member of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
As a well known practictioner at Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre for over 20 years, she is consulted regularly for articles on natural health, such as this one, on Getting Over a Cold:
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM is an ancient art of healing. Treatment incorporates herbs, acupuncture, massage, diet, exercise and lifestyle to influence the vital energy (Qi) contained within every person to invigorate their own natural healing capacities.
The Way of theory is to treat the ‘whole’, combining body, mind and spirit. It is a recognized form of medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the Province of BC.
Dr. Lam, as a practictioner of integrative healing, uses TCM with a knowledge of modern medical science to get the most effective results. The benefits of combining these was highlighted recently by TCM researcher, Dr. Youyou Tu, winning half of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for finding a cure for malaria:
TCM provides an abundance of historically documented and repeatedly used remedies and healing methods that are especially needed to combat today's modern illnesses and diseases.