Herbal Steaming

The tradition of steam bathing has existed over thousand years in China; people like to add various herbs for health promotion or for certain therapeutic effects. The selected herbs are mostly used for opening the skin pores to expel pathogens on the exterior level of the body, promoting meridian flow to arrest pain or itchiness.

For health promotion or general medical conditions, herbal steaming is operated in a properly equipped room, so that the ventilation, temperature and humidity can be properly controlled. Each time, four to eight ingredients are selected to decoct as a prepared solution, for example:

  • Insomnia: Chinese taxillus herb (sang ji sheng), acorus (shi chang pu), fresh tangerine peel and lavender.

  • Stress or depression: white peony, selfheal fruit spike, Chinese senega (yuan zhi), lily buds, gambir vine stem (gou teng) and Mimosa tree bark (he huan pi).

  • Obesity: rose, mulberry leaf, Sichuan lovage, lotus leaf, giant knotweed rhizome (hu zhang), rice paper plant pith (tong cao), myrrh and finger citron fruit.

  • Common cold or flu with chills and a runny nose: ephedra, cassia twig, fresh ginger, perilla leaf and liquorice root.

  • Summer heat: honeysuckle flower, forsythia capsule, baical skullcap root, isatis root, bamboo leaf, peppermint and sandalwood.

Infrared Saunas

We live in a world where we are overpowered by toxins and pollutants.  Almost everything we eat, drink, or breathe has toxins and pollutants in it.  As a result our bodies are constantly trying to detoxify us but because the input is so great, we simply cannot keep up.  Therefore, we store a lot of toxins until we can dispose of them.

Someone once compared it to working in a factory where our job was to shred paper.  As the constant stream of boxes came down the conveyor belt, our job was to open them up and shred the contents.  This all worked fine until the conveyor belt started to speed up.  As a result we got further and further behind until we had no choice but to stack some boxes in the corner until we could deal with them.  Still the boxes kept coming and pretty soon we had no more room to put them.  All we could do at that point was to shut down the conveyor belt until we could catch up.

This is what happens in our bodies.  If we take in more toxins than our body can dispose of, we store these toxins until we can get rid of them.  But, if the toxins keep coming in faster than we can process them, our body eventually gets overpowered, shuts down, and we get sick.  I believe fibromyalgia is caused by this type of toxic overload as are many other sicknesses and diseases.

Therefore, to stay healthy, we need to decrease our intake of toxins and process the toxins we do take in better. If we help our body get rid of toxins, then our liver, kidneys, and other organs have more time to dispose of the daily intake and we store less and less. 

In an infrared sauna, the infrared rays penetrate up to 2" into our bodies, increasing blood circulation and cellular activity.  By simulating a fever the immune system springs into action.  Our heart rate increases and as we start to sweat, toxins are released from our cells and carried out of our body through the skin.  This gives the heart and circulatory system an aerobic exercise as well.  As muscles and joints are loosened up, we absorb more oxygen.  This makes us feel refreshed and energized as aches and pains disappear.  It has been said that to have a 30 minute sauna once a day for a year will get rid of most of our accumulated toxins and pollutants and help our liver and kidneys keep up with the rest of the detoxification process.

Almost everyone I have spoken to who uses an infrared sauna regularly tells me the same story.  More energy, greatly reduced pain, better looking skin, more flexible, loose muscles and a general feeling of health and vigor.  I have experienced the same.  The inflow of toxins is not going to stop unless we make some drastic changes to the world we live in.   This is highly unlikely to happen in the near future.  Therefore, the best we can do is to help our body detoxify so we can be healthier, live longer, and most importantly, enjoy a good quality of life. 

"They spend all their health making money, and then spend all
their money trying to restore their health."


Acupunture, a unique feature of traditional Chinese Medicine has its successful history of treating diseases that western medicine is unable to diagnose and treat.

Green Leaf Heath Centre's professional health team is comprised of both western trained acupuncturists and Chinese doctors trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine. Led by doctors hold PhDs and Masters degree, this uniquely skilled group has extensive academic and hospital experience in the fields of neurology, gynecology, endocrinology, and ears/eyes/nose/throast. In addition, the doctors at the clinic use advanced neeling techniques and phisticated herbal remedies.

Green Leaf Health Centre is also pleased to offer variety of aesthetic services, languages spoken at the clinic include English and Mandarin.

Using acupuncture and herbs, the following diseases can be addressed:
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Children's Myopia
  • Tinnitus
  • Allergies
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer Care
  • Impotence
  • Gout
  • Pheumatoid Arthritis
  • Addiction

we also have programs for the following:

  • Weight Loss
  • Cellulite
  • Hair Loss
  • Graying Hair
  • Acne
  • Facial Rejuvenationi
  • Height Increase
  • Varicose veins


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The clinic features two unique and authentic massage stype that are used to treat disease in Chinese hospitals:

Tui Na Massage stimulates the body's meridians/energy channels. Each weridian corresponds to an organ hence promoting optimal organ function. Our practitioners who were trained in China use specific hadn manipulations, cupping and Gua Sha.

Pediatric massage is a form of Tui Na massage that dis designed specifically to treat children's internal problems. Based on a hologram theory described in an ancient Daoist text, any protruding part of the body (Thumb, Hand, Nose, Ears) reflects all organ all organ conditions and can be stimulated ot treat them ... Thia method is a gentle and non-invasive way to cure children's disease. In traditional Chinese medicine children are considered to have pure YANG body type, this means that their bodies are very sensitive and respond very well to Tui Na, especially in case of digestive disorders, infantile tortilcollis, sleep disorders and colic and high fever.

Other benefics of Massages:

  • Relief of muscle tension and muscle spasms
  • Improved circulation in the blood and lymphatic systems
  • Stronger immune system function
  • Quicker recovery from sugery, illness and injuries
  • Stress reduction and general relaxation.

Green Leaf Health Centre is pleased to offer the following type of Massage Services:

  • TuiNa Massage
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Host Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage