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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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The treatment fee can be reimbursed under categories of acupuncture, massage therapy and naturopathy from private or group insurance plan.

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Established in 1997, A1 Montreal Chinese Acupuncture, Massage Therapy And Herbology Clinic has been a leading acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in Montreal. We are dedicated to restoring your health to optimal state. If you are looking for a high quality acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic, we are the one you can trust. Why you should visit us?

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Yi Ding (Thomas) Yuan, Ac, M.Sc. holds a medical degree from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China). Since 1987, he has practiced acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina Chinese massage therapy and Naturopathy in Montreal and Shanghai, and has developed distinct professional skills in treatments of many complicated cases. Yi Ding Yuan's Bio

Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the only alternative medicine which has a unique system consisting of its own medical principles, diagnostic standard and treatment means. It has grown great popularity all over the world due to its efficacy and few side effects. Unlike conventional medicine, Chinese medicine treats the root of problem rather than symptom itself and plays an important role in the modern healthcare system. Why TCM?


acupuncture regulates Qi

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical treatment, has been a rising star in the medical world over the past 4 decades. It has been reported to successfully treat many illness ranging from pain management, fertility issues to facial rejunevation. It is safe, natural and  the least side effects. Learn more on acupuncture

Tuina-manual therapy

tuina Chinese massage therapy

Tuina, Chinese massage therapy, is practiced on the basis of traditional Chinese medicine. Its manual techniques consist of distinct Chinese manual techniques, acupression and osteopathic movements. It is mainly used to treat tendonitis, muscular problems, sport injuries, stress-related issues, arthritis, some internal medical problems and infant health issues. Learn more on Tuina

Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbs

Chinese herbal medicine has been principal treatment for Chinese to survive various diseases over thousands of years. It is practiced to treat almost any kind of illness ranging from common cold/flu, pain control to the management of Cancer in China. It definitely has some advantages over Western medicine. Learn more on Chinese herbal medicine


nutrition is the best medicine

The human body is a  complex organism with the capacity to heal itself, if only you listen to it and feed it with proper nourishment and care. While modern medicine rescues us from critical condition, nutrition is our fuel for our body to function properly. Healthy life style is the key to optimal wellness. Learn more on naturopathy

Expertise in

Acute and chronic pains

Women's health: menstrual and menopause issues

Infertility: women and men-IVF support  

Men's health: Prostate and Erectile Dysfunction

Digestive disorders: Digestion and gastrointestinal issues


Depression, Anxiety and Burnout

Management of cancers and tumors

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture