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"Dr. Yi Ding has been of immeasurable help to my family. He was instrumental in helping my son recover from Crohn's Disease, and he has helped me recover from cystitis. I will never be able to thank Dr. Yi Ding enough for his treatment which succeeded in treating two very stubborn conditions. He is an extraordinary practitioner and we are very fortunate to have him with us in Montreal."

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Acupuncture

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The practice of acupuncture can be dated back to Stone Age in China. However, It was sometime around 2nd century B.C. that acupuncture was well documented in the Bible of traditional Chinese medicine "Huang Di Nei Jing". Since then, acupuncture theories have been evolved and updated over the past 2000 years. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine had played major role in ancient Chinese healthcare system before Western medicine was adopted as mainstream medicine at the beginning of the 20th century.

Acupuncture has recently grown in popularity in North America since 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about his experience of acupuncture treatment in China. Recent "natural therapy movement" has made acupuncture a rising star in healthcare system, and conventional medical doctors start to prescribe acupuncture as complementary therapy to their conventional treatments. According to a 2002 National Health Interview Survey, the largest and most comprehensive survey of alternative medicine use in the states, an estimated 8.2 million U.S. adults had ever used acupuncture, and about 2.1 million U.S. adults had used acupuncture in the previous year. These numbers are increasing greatly after 2002.

Eastern perspective

Acupuncture is practiced on the basis of harmony of Yin and Yang (two opposing forces in the universe) within TCM system. According to acupuncture medical theory, the major pathological change in your body is abnormal state of Qi (Energy) and Blood, which is resulted from infections, injuries, negative emotions, poor lifestyle, genetic factors. etc. Acupuncture medicine is to correct the abnormal state through the stimulation of a distinct system called Meridians. These meridians function as pathways distributing Energy, Blood and other essential element to the whole body as well as routes of acupuncture stimuli transmission and pathogens invading the body. As dynamic homeostasis of a meridian is altered, some clinical signs will emerge. About 670 acupuncture points on these meridians are gates of positive and negative energy exchange as well as treatment places. By activating these points, an acupuncturist is able to regulate Qi flow in order to correct disharmony of Yin and Yang, thus to reach optimal health state.

Scientific evidences

Many scientific studies have been done over past 4 decades in the world. The research results demonstrated that acupuncture works through following mechanisms:

Health conditions acupuncture can help

Although the mechanisms of action by acupuncture are not completely understood, promising clinical benefits are best proofs that acupuncture works. The following is a list of health conditions tabled by World Health Organization (WHO), but not an exclusive one. Fibromyalgia, Infertility, Obesity, Sport injuries and Cancer are frequently treated in our clinic.

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