Our team of practitioners includes:

  • Shengli Wang M.D. (c), N.D. Dr.Ac
  • Kenneth Clarke R.Ac.
  • Le Chai.D.Ac D.TCM

Shengli Wang M.D. (c), N.D., Dr.Ac. 

In 1985 Dr. Shengli Wang became ill with myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the muscular walls of the heart. After six months of treatment from conventional medicine with no improvement she was referred to a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This Doctor cured her condition and inspired in her a great interest in TCM.

Dr. Wang began her career in healthcare in 1976 when she received her Medical Doctorate from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing. Dr. Wang practiced internal medicine at Peking Union Medical hospital for 3 years before receiving specialized post secondary training in Hematology in 1979. She worked in the hematology department for 8 years before receiving training as an Allergist in 1987. She worked for two years as an allergist before coming to Canada on a post doctoral fellowship. In Canada she studied the effects of acupuncture on allergies from 1989 to 1991 with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. She lectured on alternative medicine at Memorial University from 1993 to 1996.

The results from her post doctorial research as well as her personal history with TCM led Dr. Wang to pursue a license as a practitioner of Naturopathy & Acupuncture in 1994, and subsequently establish the Natural Healing Centre in 1995.

Also in 1993, Dr. Wang received a M.Sc. of Immunology from Memorial University. Currently, she is studying nutritional-immunology and natural nutrition. This science studies the health properties of foods. Unlike conventional nutrition which focuses on macronutrients and vitamins and minerals, Nutritional immunology believes that natural chemicals including phytochemicals (from plants), polysaacharids, and antioxidants, which are mainly found in plant foods, aid in the prevention and treatment of disease. Through Dr. Wang’s research and practice she has seen the improvement of hundreds of immuno-comprimized patients with diet change, and organic nutritional supplementation. In other words, we can use plant foods to support our immune system and in so doing help prevent many types of disease.

Due to the need for high quality and affordable products at the Natural Healing Centre, Dr. Wang founded Acta Herb Inc. in 1998 to research natural health products.  As the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and product consultant for Actaherb Inc. Dr. Wang brings to the company over thirty years of experience in research and development.

Dr. Wang is currently president of the Newfoundland Chapter of the Acupuncture and Naturopathy Association of Nova Scotia.

Kenneth Clarke, R.Ac                              

Kenny began his interest in Chinese Medicine while studying Bio-Chemistry at Memorial University. Kenny subsequently completed a three year program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Since his completion of this he has been practicing Chinese Medicine at the Natural Healing Centre for four years, where he has successfully treated a wide variety of acute and chronic diseases including bursitis, plantar facisitis, anxiety/depression, gastro-intestinal complaints, etc. Kenny also is involved in research at a locally established nutraceutical company thats main goal is to find safe and effective natural supplements to treat various health complaints. During this venture he has worked on various projects with the National Research Council.

Kenny furthered his knowledge and skill of Chinese Medicine when he recently traveled to Beijing, China where he completed training at the Beijing United Family Hospital.

Many of his patients complement him on the care and concern he has for them.

Le Chai   D.Ac, D.TCM                                 

Le Chai attended and graduated from the internationally recognized Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He is well trained in many aspects of Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Tui Na massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Herbal Medicine.  Before joining the Natural Healing Centre team in St. John’s  he spent two years completing his internship in two very well known hospital in Beijing.

The Natural Healing Center is very excited to have Le Chai as a member of our team. His kind manner and skill will be very beneficial to the exciting and future patients of the Natural Healing Centre.