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Dr. Kirk Westby

DTCM, RacDoctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Practice FocusTraditional Chinese Medicine

Education

  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTcm), International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM), Vancouver, British Columbia, 2002.
  • Registered Acupuncturist (RAc), 2002.

Dr. Kirk Westby is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Registered Acupuncturist.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a very long history rooted in the use of natural remedies such as herbs, acupuncture, and dietary advice to treat a wide range of health conditions. Dr. Westby’s emphasis is on treating the root cause of the problem and taking a side effect-free holistic approach to helping his patients achieve vibrant health and wellbeing. In addition to using therapies such as Chinese herbal remedies, Tui Na, cupping, and moxibustion, Dr. Westby incorporates modern, natural techniques and tests in his practice. Dr. Westby’s focus is on family medicine with particular emphasis on hormonal issues, neck and back pain, stress/anxiety, depression and inflammatory disorders.

Dr. Westby’s interest in TCM began in his youth when a serious sport-related knee injury threatened his involvement in sports and Judo. After consulting with a surgeon he was informed he would no longer be able to practice martial arts or any other sports without surgery to restore his knee. He was devastated but resigned himself to undergoing the surgical treatment.

While he was awaiting surgery a teacher of Kung Fu suggested exercises to strengthen his knee. As he began his training in Kung Fu, his teacher made him various herbal lineaments that helped decrease the pain and swelling in his knee and encouraged him to try acupuncture for more permanent relief. Dr. Westby did not have high expectations, but signed on for a dozen treatments and was delighted when the acupuncture healed his knee without the need for surgery. Dr. Westby remains fully active in sports and martial arts to this day.

Because of the dramatic results he experienced, Dr. Westby studied acupuncture and its parent, Traditional Chinese Medicine. After earning his doctorate at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, he gained priceless experience while interning at two different hospitals and two private clinics in China. Additionally, he is highly trained in advanced and in-clinic lab testing.

Dr. Westby believes that health and overall wellbeing require balance in the body, mind and spirit. Using modern natural techniques and the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, his goal is not only to treat the body but also to teach the skills and knowledge needed to maintain excellent health.