Dr. Claire Kao graduated from the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) program from the PCU College of Holistic Medicine, which is a school that is one of the leading clinical and educational institutions of TCM in Canada and is certified by both the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) in British Columbia and by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the United States. It is also accredited by the Private Training Institution Branch. Dr. Kao has an official doctoral licence to practice TCM by the CTCMA that she obtained after her studies.

​With a strong and educated background and with plenty of experience, Dr. Kao decided to continue her own education through another route, setting out internationally to study with and train under great masters of acupuncture and herbology in countries like China, Taiwan, Germany and the United States. Her dedication towards knowledge and her passion for healing has led her to become highly skilled in several different focuses, and she is able to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of ailments.

​Dr. Kao has been practicing acupuncture and TCM herbal medicine in British Columbia since 2008, and then opened her own general practice in Vancouver West. At her clinic, she focuses on a range of issues such as internal medicine, gynecology, pain syndrome, dermatology, withdrawal syndrome and mental issues. She is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, a registered acupuncturist and registered TCM herbalist, an aura-soma colour therapist, and a sound healing practitioner. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Kao is an avid teacher and scholar at the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver which was established in 1986, as she is committed to not only sharing the knowledge she has gained throughout her travels and education, but is also happy to continue studying and learning, so that she can consistently strive to add new treatments and expand the clinic and her ability to help people.

Besides of her private practice and school teaching, Dr. Kao has been assigned by Tzu Chi International Medical Association as an out-reach TCM clinic doctor at Aboriginal Mother Centre and at Helping Spirit Lodge Society.

​She likes to promote the concept of life cultivation with self-maintaining help, she often gives speeches to public

She speaks English, Mandarin, and French.

 

The conditions Dr. Kao can help you with:

  • Digestive Disorders​

  • Skin Problems

  • Infertility

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional and Hormonal Imbalances

  • Headaches

  • Common Colds

  • Neck/Shoulder/Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • PMS and Menopause

  • Sleep Disorders

 

The treatments Dr. Kao can provide you:

  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese herbs

  • Moxibustion

  • Cupping

  • Gua Sha

  • Acupressure, Body Work, Tuina

  • Auricular Medicine

  • Facial Acupuncture

  • Peter Hess Institute Germany Sound Healing

 

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Testimonials

Claire's mission is to help people. I have been a patient for many years. On every visit, Claire would take her time to get an update on the current condition and make changes on her treatment accordingly. She is very bright, she updates her knowledge constantly by attending seminars and self studies. She is also very caring, kind and sincere.    - ​Nancy H.

I became a patient  of Dr. Kao in 2015, seeking to resolve issues around psoriasis and digestive problems.  While there was a certain amount of fear regarding having needles  inserted into my body, that disappeared  after a couple of sessions. The energy released by the needles and their precise placement has greatly relieved the psoriasis and continues to assist the resolution of the digestive problems.  The herbs that she prescribes have also been very helpful. The greatest benefit for me has been in the feeling of being energetically balanced after the treatments.    I am very grateful for her care and kindness, helping me on my healing journey.       - Margaret-Anne N.

When I first came in to see Dr. Kao, my health and skin was in really bad condition. I had just withdrawn from using topical steroids after figuring out how bad it was for my skin. I was in constant discomfort with an uncontrollable itch that would not stop. Thankfully after almost 6 months of being treated by her, my skin has been relieved of its itchiness and has returned to homeostasis. Dr. Kao treated the root cause of my itchiness rather than treating the symptom of itchiness itself.    I have been to dozens of doctors throughout my life but Dr. Kao has been the only one that has actually helped me heal. Further, she is one of the few that has shown nothing but genuineness and the willingness to help towards me. She is open minded and works with you and your lifestyle, rather than just dictating on what to do. I am extremely thankful that I have met Dr. Kao! I highly recommend her!          - Aaron

My sister recommended me to see Dr. Kao after she helped healing my nephew Aaron Liao with his skin condition.  I decided to see her because of my post hysterectomy surgery.   Her clinic has a pleasant, calm and relaxing atmosphere.  I always look forward to seeing her.   Dr. Kao is exceptional, professional, courteous and compassionate.  She takes the time to really listen to and cares about her patients' wellness.  I have made so much progress and feel so much better after the treatment.  I then signed up for the acupuncture weight loss program which helps me to shed the extra pounds that were with me for the longest time.  It was very successful with the weekly hour-long acupuncture session.  I lost total of 20 pounds!! This isn't magic, you still need to eat right (provided by Dr.Kao) and exercise regularly.  It helps give you an extra boost along the way.  I am happy with where I am now.  I would highly recommend her, she is a true healer!!          - Donna

Dr. Kao is a deeply caring and very knowledgeable TCM doctor, with many additional specialties. She is very supportive in helping me with my health concerns, along side the allopathic choices. In my many months of being in care with her, I've found improvement in my health, spirit and energy.  More recently we moved from accupuncture to sound bowl healing which has added whole other dimension of deep vibration, relaxation and peace to my body which I have never experienced before. This sound bowl healing is penetrating yet gentle and non-invasive.  I'm amazed at it's effects.  Thank you Dr. Kao!         -  Anieta

Contact Dr. Claire Kao

3593 W. 26th Ave.
Vancouver, BC

Canada, V6S 1N8
Tel: 778-997-4628
​Email: hsienjukao@gmail.com

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