Meet The Company

The East-West Clinic was originally affiliated with the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 2004 the Clinic relocated from Cormorant Street to 1921 Fernwood Road, next to the Belfry Theatre.

The Clinic includes an acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner, Jin Shin Do®  acupressurists and a certified Rebalancer.

Ralph Tiller D.TCM, RTCMP, M.A. is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and acupuncturist.  A graduate of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, he obtained acupressure certification in the U.S. and undertook a clinical hospital internship in China in 1994.  Since 2000 he directs the East-West Clinic.

Ralph practices acupuncture, acupressure massage, herbal medicine and dietary therapy, as well as giving workshops in qigong, fitness exercises, self acupressure and self-massage. He has organized presentations on the eight branches of Chinese Medicine, namely  body-mind exercises, diet, massage, herbology, acupuncture, as well as meditation, feng shui (the art of placement), astrology (the art of timing).

He was trained in Bio-Mechanics by the late naturopath and chiropractor Dr. Russell Osborn.  This gentle technique of structural realignment focuses on effectively relieving strain and pain in the body (click here).

More recently he offers computer-assisted meridian testing and balancing to detect and correct energetic imbalances in the body.  This approach was first developed in Japan and has since gained worldwide recognition and acceptance.  This service is now available for the first time in Victoria (click here).

Ralph has a special interest in acute and chronic pain management and in synergistically combining Eastern and Western approaches in his treatments to meet individual needs. He is also passionate about the healing power of presence and body awareness and hosts monthly ‘Power of Now’ gatherings.

Ralph practices at the East-West Clinic at 1921 Fernwood Road in Victoria and at his home clinic at 1593 Longacre Drive in the Gordon Head area of Saanich.  Home visits are available on request.

The East-West Clinic also offers rebalancing and Jin Shin Do acupressure sessions, as well as a weekly  Pain Clinic giving brief acupuncture or acupressure treatments for pain relief.