Dr. Kenneth Wu was born in China with a defective heart and spent most
of his childhood confined to bed. Doctors told him to accept a life full
of limitations and he prayed for a way to regain his health, and vowed
to dedicate his life to helping others if he could be healed. At age nine,
his uncle suggested Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture,
Herbal therapy and the daily practice of Tai Chi. Ken's health improved
steadily, and by the time his family immigrated to Canada, his life had
turned around. He won the Gold Medal for Singles Badminton at the Alberta
Winter Games when he turned twenty.
After a medical exam later that year, the Edmonton Cardiac Institute
recommended that he refrain from strenuous physical exercise and undergo
surgery to replace his faulty aortic valve. Ken opted not to have the
operation, continued his daily martial arts training, and began fulfilling
his childhood vow.
After earning a BSc. from the University of Alberta, he received a Doctor
of Oriental Medicine (OMD) degree from the prestigious College of Oriental
Medicine in San Francisco. In addition, he spent two years of internship
in China. Altogether, he undertook nine years of training before he opened
the Acupuncture Clinic in Red Deer, AB in 1986. Since then, he has been
successfully operating the clinic as an
Acupuncture Specialist. His clinic offers Acupuncture, NAET Allergy Therapy,
Herbology, and Iridology.
Dr. Wu is a past member of the Labour Minister Appointed Acupuncture Committee
of Alberta, a past member of the Grant MacEwan Advisory Committee (Acupuncture
program), a past Continuing Education Chairman for the Acupuncture Society
of Alberta, and is the Alberta Provincial Acupuncture examiner.
Dr. Kenneth Wu has also been practicing martial arts since the age of
ten and became the Canadian Tai Chi champion in 1992, and the Canadian
Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Traditional Weapons champion in 1994. Dr. Wu is the
founder of Grand Master Wu's Tai Chi & Kung Fu Center in Red Deer, AB,
offering beginner to advanced instruction in Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi
Chuan for health and self-defense. He also offers workshops on Chi Kung
Dr. Wu has done numerous media presentations through television (CFRN,
CFCN and Shaw Cable TV), radio (CKGY and CKRD), as well as many workshops/seminars
locally (Novacor, Quinn and AGT), and internationally (Toronto, Houston,
China and Hong Kong) . He is the author of Basics of Tai Chi and Basics
of Acupuncture and currently hosts numerous Personal Growth Workshops
and seminars on various aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Eastern
philosophy ranging from hour long lectures to multi-day workshops.
In conjunction with Jeri Preuter, NAET, Master Herbalist, Holistic Therapist,
of Aspen Springs Herb Gardens Ltd., Dr. Kenneth Wu is co-founder of an
energetically balanced herbal formula line, which incorporates the ancient
healing systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Western
Dr. Wu encourages people to assume responsibility for their own health
through the practical application of Traditional Chinese and other ancient
Eastern philosophies that emphasize the holistic nature of the mind and
body. Dr. Wu's informational and hands-on workshops and seminars teach
people numerous techniques on how to manage physical and mental stress,
so they may enjoy a healthier, happier lifestyle at home and on the job.