Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Sarabjit Kaur Romana performs acupuncture on a patient at her clinic in Surrey. Photo by Mikayla Jattan

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture brings holistic approach to Surrey

Multifaceted practitioner operates family-friendly clinic

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been around for millennia. But if you’re like many Surrey residents, you may have discovered these healing methods relatively recently.

Dr. Sarabjit K. Romana, who opened the Gamdur Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic in 2007, has treated people seeking relief from chronic or acute pain from sports or other injuries, digestion troubles, women’s health issues and a variety of other problems.

“I treat every single patient holistically,” says Dr. Sarabjit, a registered practitioner in both traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Taking patients’ histories is very important in treating them, she adds, no matter what symptoms bring them in. “If I see they have stomach issues, or their alignment is off, or they have emotional trauma, I talk to them about that as well.”

You receive the latest treatment techniques

Dr. Sarabjit feels strongly about the benefits of alternative healing methods and keeps up on the latest developments in science and treatments. She is an elected director on the BC Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners and is a regular guest speaker on the topic on Indian talk shows, Joy TV, and at various health education facilities.

Along with her qualifications in this field, she also has a PhD in parasitic immunology and postdoctoral fellowship, as well as a Masters of Science degree in microbiology/biochemistry. She blends this knowledge of Western sciences and traditional Chinese medicine at her clinic.

Your emotions may come into play

Given her practise of deep healing, Dr. Sarabjit says many patients grow close to her, and as such feel comfortable opening up about other parts of their lives. “I often feel like a counsellor; I like to support people in different ways. If someone has neck pain, for example, I ask them about their emotional condition or stress. I also love to learn – I consider every patient to be a new book to learn from.”

ICBC buys into acupuncture’s benefits

As of April 1 this year the provincial government, through ICBC, covers the cost of your acupuncture treatments after a vehicle crash, including up to $105 for an assessment and up to $88 per treatment, for 12 visits within 12 weeks of the accident. Ask Dr. Sarabjit about these benefits!

Word of mouth strong for clinic

While the results of any treatment vary depending on the individual, a good sign is the number of referrals Dr. Sarabjit receives from existing patients. She frequently sees spouses, siblings or children come in after her services were recommended. “That’s why I really consider this a family clinic, because it’s often not just one person coming, but a couple of family members as well.”

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The clinic is centrally located on 153A Street at Highway 10 in Surrey. For more information or to arrange a consultation, visit gamdurchinesemedicine.com, call 604-764-0793 or email the office. You can also follow the Gamdur clinic on Facebook.

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