Meet The Team

Susan Hu completed her Chinese medical degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1992 after 6 years of training. She has worked extensively in the health care system of China, sharing her expertise of internal Chinese medicine as a professor at the BeiJing University of Traditional Chinese medicine. Along with her daily practice in China, Susan Hu was also an attending doctor at the Dongzhimen Hospital, a teaching hospital, for 8 years before she immigrated to Canada. Making Toronto her new home Since 2000, she has been directing her Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic, helping people with their health concerns; furthermore she has been teaching Acupuncture and TCM at several Canadian Universities and Schools (McMaster & Ryerson among others) holding lectures and classes both in Chinese and English. Her clinic, The Best of Chinese Medicine, was the official training site for the Michener Institute during 2001- 2004. She was awarded the certificate of appreciation for outstanding contribution to the acupuncture program in 2004. Susan Hu is a member in good standing with the Chinese Medical Association of Canada and the Canadian Association of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
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Dr. Norman Allan graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986, since when he has been involved in practicing, teaching and studying various aspects of complimentary medicine.

Here, at Best of Chinese Medicine, he will be principally practicing Craniosacral Therapy and Chiropractic (in particularly, the safe, comfortable and effective sagittal Gonstead Technigue). Before coming to Complementary Medicines, Dr. Allan was a scientist. 

His Ph.D., in neuroscience (Sussex 1970), was a student of central control of motor behaviour. From 1984 to 1993 Dr. Allan was also engaged in research into a wide variety of topics in Alternative Medicine, at the University of Toronto, including Acupuncture, Bioelectricity, Wound Healing, Food Sensitivity, and Homeopathy. 

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Emily Babaris received her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) certificate in Victoria, BC. Following that she completed her BC Provincial RegulationTests and obtained her licence as an Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She is a member of both the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario) and CMAAC (The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist Association of Canada).

Practicing since 2009, Emily is a TCM Practitioner and Acupuncturist in the province of Ontario treating a multitude of health concerns, including gynaecology and fertility, sports trauma, muscle and joint pain, respiratory illness, stroke recovery, digestive disorders, emotional conditions and more.
Emily uses a combination of techniques including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Cupping, Tui Na (Chinese massage), nutrition, cosmetic rejuvenation and moxibustion to create a unique treatment best suited to each of her patients’ needs.


Yahong Guo was trained at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine for eight years and later obtained her Ph.D in pharmaceutical sciences. 

Yahong Guo is an experienced TCM herbal prescription composer who has always keept pace with the new development of modern medical research. 

Being proficient in balanced nutrition diet advice along with Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui-Na, Shiatsu and Auriculo-acupuncture therapy; her treatment has shown effectiveness on treating diabetes, hypertension syndrome, digestive system dysfunction syndrome, and sleep disorders through diverse external therapies combined with her characterized TCM herbal prescription.


A graduate of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy since 1999, John Lillywhite (Chaitanya) has been continuing his professional career along various paths of health related fields. Some experiences and education have introduced John to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory in acupuncture, the practice of qigong and tai ji, Ayurveda, Neurotherapy, yoga and meditation. He also performs Relki, hot stones Thai and Swedish massage. John more recently began the study of becoming an Osteopathic manual practitioner expected to be practicing in 2017. 

John is inspired by the most ancient ways of natural health and maintenance that can be found to provide peace and harmony within oneself mentally, physically, energetically, emotionally and intellectually.