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Clinic Location and Hours

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine In Guelph

The clinic is located at 328 Woolwich St. Guelph, Ontario.
There is free parking with the building and on the street.
Guelph Transit route 99 stops one block away.

The clinic is open weekdays, with the last appointment beginning at 4:30 pm.
Appointments can be arranged by phone or e-mail.
Current patients can use the online request form.


Treatment Options to Meet Your Needs

Each session begins with a TCM diagnosis -- a holistic assessment that is distinct from, but complementary to, a Western Medical diagnosis. Together, we'll choose a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Acupuncture needles are ultra-thin -- much thinner than a standard hypodermic needle. Needles are placed in carefully selected points on the body to regulate Qi and produce a wide range of healing responses. Scientific investigations have found that acupuncture can help the body maintain homeostasis, moderate inflammation responses, relieve pain and muh more.
The clinic uses only sterile, single-use needles to ensure your safety..

Chinese Herbology is often regarded as one of the most sophisticated systems of herbalism in the world. Formulas are tailored to suit your individual needs and to correct any underlying patterns of disharmony you may be experiencing. The clinic has a well stocked herbal pharmacy with over 200 different herbs, no endangered animals or plant material are used.

Chinese Massage (known as Tui Na) can be used alone or in combination with other treatments to relieve pain and muscular tension. It includes acupressure to stimulate specific points as well as broad strokes to relax muscles and improve circulation.
Cupping is a traditional treatment that can be used by itself or in combination with either acupuncture or massage. The inside of the cups are heated to create a vacuum and then quickly placed over acupoints. The treatment can sometimes leave circular marks. These marks are not painful and fade in a day or two.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine is an intricate &
sophisticated practice with origins from a different culture & different time.
I feel this alternative perspective has a great deal to contribute in today's world.
In my practice, I strive to stay true to the Asian traditions as I adapt & apply them here in the West.

James Saper James Saper, R.TCM.P.

I received my training at Oshio College in Victoria, British Columbia. I graduated with distinction in 2002 & was among the first group of practitioners to qualify for the Practitioner designation by that province's professional regulatory body, the College of TCM Practitioners & Acupuncturists.

My interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine grew out of my previous university degree & work in the environmental field. Working in the areas of environment & health as well being interested in the concept of sustainable ecosystem design, I began to look at topics like Permaculture & the healing properties of herbs. From there, the practice of Chinese medicine was a natural extension.

I started my studies in Chinese Medicine with Dr. Kai Chen M.M. Ph.D. in Hamilton, Ontario. A year of studies with Dr. Chen affirmed my choice to pursue Chinese Medicine & I enrolled in full time studies in Victoria. One year later, Dr. Chen moved to Victoria & I again was able to continue learning from him as one of his students.

In addition to Dr. Kai Chen, the Oshio teaching faculty had many high calibre teachers. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Ganglin Yin, Zhiguang Hu, Dr. Michael Chung from Vancouver, Dr. Xiaochuan Pan, Li Yan, Gang Pan, Kit Wong & Andy Bernhart.

While living and studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, I had the good fortune to meet & train Chinese Martial Arts with Shane Watson & Andrea Falk. I began a serious study of Yang & Chen styles of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) in Victoria under Andrea's vigilant eye. I also was able to learn the Qi Gong form, Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa (18 Postures for Daily Practice), in Victoria from Sue Jiang.

Since moving to Guelph, Ontario, I have been able to deepen my Chen Taijiquan studies with Master Jack Yan, one of the eighteen inheritor disciples of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, and expand my training with Andrea Falk to include Bagua & Xingyi.

My acupuncture practice has been deeply influenced by Dr. Wang Juyi who I had the privilege to study with (briefly) on two trips to Beijing. I continue to learn his invaluable Applied Channel Theories with his apprentice, Jonathan Chang.

Since 2002 I have been operating a solo Traditional Chinese Medicine practice in Guelph, Ontario.