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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Emily Babaris is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Emily has been practicing since 2008, and has been working as a TCM Practitioner at the Best of Chinese Medicine for over 11 years. Emily has extensive knowledge, experience and dedication to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Emily received her 5 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine certificate in Victoria, BC, following which she completed her BC Provincial Regulation Tests and obtained her license as a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine). She is a member of both the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario) and CMAAC (The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada).

Emily has lead numerous workshops on TCM and continues her development with renowned Chinese Medicine Doctors from China.

Emily treats a multitude of health concerns, including fertility, gynecology, sports trauma, muscle and joint pain, migraines, cosmetic acupuncture, respiratory illness, digestive disorders, stroke recovery, emotional conditions and more.

Emily uses a combination of techniques including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, Tui Na (Chinese medicine massage), moxibustion, nutrition and cosmetic needling to create a personalized treatment best suited to each of her patients’ needs
With over 10 years of private clinical experience and college teaching experience, Alice Au combines her passion for preventive medicine with a deep rooted Traditional Chinese Medicine mindset passed on from her grandparents.

Alice has studied in Canada, United States, and China, under various top TCM practitioners in the field.

Alice works on patients requesting treatment for pain management, stress reduction, emotional balance, and many other conditions. She also provides nutritious wellness programs for weight loss and anti-aging through a variety of treatment methods.

During treatment, Alice customize her patients’ needs by using acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy, gusha (scraping therapy), tuina (Chinese ancient massage), and supplements with herbal medicine, nutritional advice based on food therapy, etc. Alice takes on a holistic approach, focusing on the health of body, mind, and soul.
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.
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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.

To read more about the services offered by Dr. Norman Allan, please visit the website


Starting November 5th, a second clinic location will be open in Mississauga on Thursdays

Advanced Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic

Please contact us at 416 466 2988 to make an appointment.

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