Registered TCM Practitioner (CTCMPAO), Registered Acupuncturist (CTCMPAO), Dipl.TCM, Dipl. Acupuncture, Bachelor of Medicine and Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Henan University of TCM. Current President of CTCMASO, Academic Dean at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) and Campus Director at the OCTCM Toronto Campus. Clinic Director and Practitioner at Toronto Integrative Medicine Centre, Sifu title through Spiritwind Internal Arts and Sifu Chik Mason: Qigong, Taijiquan, Dao In Lung Shen Yoga, Gongfu, Baguazhang, Thai Massage, Lin Zi Jing Luo Qi Gong Therapy, Reiki.
Cell:647 628 9583
Sifu Dylan Kirk has spent his life immersed in traditional Eastern practices. He is a senior disciple of Master Chik Qadir Mason from whom he earned the honours of Black Sash and Sifu, or lineage holder and teacher. He has studied, practiced and taught classical Daoist martial, healing and meditation arts since 1998 and now runs the Toronto branch of Spiritwind Internal Arts. He received his diploma of TCM from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he is now Academic Dean and instructor. He has continued his studies, completing a Bachelor of Medicine degree and Masters of Acupuncture degree from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Dylan is known for his ability to communicate the complex theories and practices of classical Daoist arts to broad audiences. With his foundation in the internal and martial arts of the Chinese tradition, he is able to reflect a depth of practice in Chinese Medicine not often seen. He has quickly become known in the Toronto area as an excellent practitioner and teacher.
Acupuncture and TCM Appointment Information
What can one expect from an appointment?
Each session will start with a consultation, 30 minutes the first appointment and usually about 15 minutes for follow-up sessions. Then I will discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan with you, usually giving lifestyle and/or dietary recommendations. Treatments may include acupuncture, tuina (massage), cupping, guasha, moxibustion or other forms of manual therapies, Chinese herbal medicine, and therapeutic exercises (qigong).
How often and how many appointments are needed?
This is impossible to say without knowing an individual case. Treatment plans range from several times per week to several times per month depending on the nature of the problem. Chronic conditions may be managed in longer intervals. A typical course of treatment is 8-12 sessions at which point we would re-assess.
What is the cost and length of appointment?
- Initial acupuncture appointment: $100 | 90 minutes
- Follow-up acupuncture appointments: $70 | 60 minutes
- Consultation without treatment (necessary for herbal prescriptions):$35 | 30 minutes
- Herbs: Prices vary, usually between $6 and $40 per week.