Dr. Karen Kan is a first generation Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong who came to Canada with her parents at one year of age. Both parents, escaping communist demonstrations in Hong Kong at the time, immigrated with no jobs and no money. The importance of a good education and a hard-work ethic were instilled early in all three children.
Dr. Karen (as she likes to be called) did what most first generation Chinese first-born children do: she became a doctor. She completed her medical studies at the University of Ottawa after first completing a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From the first day of medical school, Dr. Karen vowed that she would never become one of those "cold-hearted" doctors she knew about, and made it her mission to study how to help people heal: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Fast-forward a decade: The Asian hard-work ethic caught up to Dr. Karen and she succumbed to fibromyalgia, an "incurable" disease while juggling a new career, housebuilding and a failing marriage. Using complementary and alternative medicine approaches including nutritional therapies, energy medicine and spiritual healing, Dr. Karen was able to heal her disability.
Dr. Karen currently has a thriving holistic medical practice in Lake Placid, New York. She specializes in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Her book, Guide to Healing Chronic Pain is an accumulation of over a decade of personal and professional experience in healing.
When Dr. Karen is not writing or working in her office, she can be heard weekly on her internet radio show, Blog Talk Radio, interviewing guests on topics of health, prosperity and relationships. In her "spare" time, she trains in adult figure skating (pairs and ice dance) with her partner James. Together they have won several gold medals in national competitions...all since her diagnosis of fibromyalgia. She also performs West African drumming with James, and is part of an African dance troupe, Soma Beats, based in Lake Placid.