Patient Case Studies


Lenice Balier’s Pain Relief Story

“I was fortunate to hear Edmund Gibson at one of his Seminars. I was so impressed. I booked on for 3 treatments. My health history has been years of depression, aching muscles and a foggy head (never clear). I hadn’t laughed in a very long time. After the 1st treatment, I was able to get out of bed without the usual struggle. After the 2nd treatment, the pain (was) gone and more exciting – it was so nice to laugh again. After the 3rd treatment, I felt “So good”. “Oh, how I wish I had met this wonderful man years ago, why did I need […]

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Francesca’s Story of Pain Relief

“Dr. Ruonan Zhang has been my savior. I had a chronic case of Sciatica and Piriformis syndrome that causes me to experience excruciating and unyielding pain for over a year and a half. During this time, I had two steroid shots within six months of each other, went to massage therapy, physical therapy and continued working with my wonderful chiropractor gaining only temporary and intermittent relief. I then read about acupuncture and decided to give it a try. UNBELIEVABLE…it worked!!! Dr. Zhang told me I would come for ten sessions. After each session, the degree and location of the pain began to change. I was finding […]

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KD Washington’s Story On Reducing the Usage of PainKillers

“Dr. Gong, Qinhua, LAc is awesome! I’m a veteran with several issues. Instead of only taking the pain killers, which I have done for several years this is awesome! Working through the VA hurdles to have this treatment done is worth it, for me. I would recommend this place to veterans and families over and over! I cannot say enough about holistic medicine! Rebecca at the front desk is outstanding. She will assist with getting the information to you and works to make sure your insurance is well informed. Some private insurance will cover acupuncture! Rebecca at the front desk […]

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Elizabeth – Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

“I suffered from severe hot flashes. To describe them…you could fry an egg on my back. That’s how hot I would feel. I was constantly hot and sweaty, I even had night sweats. I tried everything that on the market that might help; anything I could get my hands on. Nothing worked until I came to the Tao Clinic at Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine for treatment with Dr. Yang. After 12 treatments of acupuncture and herbs, the hot flashes started to go away. And now it’s been a year and it’s like I don’t even have them anymore. Acupuncture […]

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Norma Karmali, a fashion designer in New York (in an interview by Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine)

“I had heard about acupuncture face-lift and now I came to Dr. Jingduan Yang every week. People see the difference in my neck and my face and I think it’s the total results of Dr. Yang on all of my organs and circulation. It all comes together to create a better result.”

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Neurofeedback for Peak Performance

Contributed by By Ellen Wang at Yang Institute Of Integrative Medicine “Brian” is a 40-year-old male, who has a highly successful career in finance. Before coming to the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine, being someone on a quest for peak performance, Brian had researched and educated himself extensively over the years on holistic nutrition, brain health, and fitness. He practices a special diet, a rigorous fitness routine, daily meditation, and neurofeedback home training. So “Brian” came to Yang Institute to further his journey on peak performance training. Brain’s qEEG brain maps showed that he had excessive frontal Theta and also […]

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Sarah’s Story on Becoming Pregnant after Acupuncture Treatments

“As a 38-year-old woman wanting to get pregnant with my first, I decided to give acupuncture a try to give my fertility a boost. I read about Dr. Yang in a magazine article and researched his profile online. Based on his wonderful reputation, I decided to give Yang Integrative Medicine a try. Dr. Yang even exceeded his reputation as a highly caring medical professional who takes time with the overall assessment of each patient’s health, emotionally and physically. I felt both relaxed and energized after treatments, and I am delighted to say that after only four acupuncture treatments, I became […]

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LaVera S’s Story on How Acupuncture Helped With Chemo Side Effects

In December of 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few years prior to this, I was made aware of the healing properties of acupuncture through the experience of my daughter getting her Masters in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a holistic healing method and can be used in conjunction with any diagnosis. With this knowledge, I knew I was going to request as many treatments as possible to strengthen me and take me through the chemotherapy process. At the time of diagnosis, I was introduced to a women’s group called Unite For Her. This group made it possible to meet […]

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Marshall’s Story on How Acupuncture Helped Her to Get Rid of Negative Emotions

“Hi, Edmund. I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the acupuncture sessions I had. I had become very stuck in some negative emotions – mainly anger and sadness and was very irritable. I realized this and was concerned for the health of my relationships, especially with my husband, and for the enjoyment of our cruise together. After my first session, I felt very calm, not stressed, worried or angry and sad. The second session helped me feel not  irritable and testy.” -April 7, 2014

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AZ’s Story on Non-Drug Holistic Treatment of Severe Depression and PTSD

“My family and I saw drastic changes in a very short period of time. I came to Dr. Yang to treat my severe depression and PTSD.  Dr. Yang was recommended to me by a friend for his non-drug holistic approach to mental health.  At the beginning of my treatment, I felt completely hopeless – I had zero desire to eat, socialize and even carry out everyday tasks. For my treatment, I received TMS and Neurofeedback three times a week conducted by the very experienced and knowledgeable Ellen. Coming out of depression is no easy task and no one should have […]

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A Veteran’s Story On Reducing Pain and Pain Killers with Acupuncture

“Dr. Gong, Qinhua, LAc is awesome! I’m a veteran with several issues. Instead of only taking the pain killers, which I have done for several years,  this is awesome! Working through the VA hurdles to have this treatment done is worth it, for me. I would recommend this place to veterans, and family over and over! I cannot say enough about holistic medicine!  Rebecca at the front desk is outstanding, she will assist with getting the information to you and works to make sure your insurance is well informed. Some private insurance will cover acupuncture!”

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Rosalyn’s Story on Cosmetic Acupuncture

Originally I came because I was having a re-occurrence of pain from adhesions due to a previous operation due to my Chron’s disease. I had heard about cosmetic acupuncture and the idea that I could do it without any cutting or any kind of damaging to my skin was very appealing and I believe in acupuncture so I wanted to try it. After about 7 or 8 treatments, I noticed the tone of my skin changed and it looked much brighter and clearer and it was just really nice. The overall experience was very comfortable and very enjoyable. Dr. Gong […]

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Beth Kress, a Veteran’s Story on Physician Acupuncturist Treating her Pain

“I feel right at home when going to the Yang Institute. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. If they don’t understand about or have an issue with my Veterans benefits, they ask for my assistance. They let me know when they’re going to apply for a new referral or if they are having issues receiving a new referral. Dr. Gong is very smart and understanding. She listens to your concerns, asks about your pain and any other health issues and stressors. She makes sure you’re comfortable. …” -August 20, 2019

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Debbie’s Story on Chronic Pain

“Dr. Gong has treated me for a variety of chronic issues. She is knowledgeable, highly-skilled, thorough, kind and compassionate. She had helped me tremendously, particularly with pain management. She is an exceptional doctor and healer.” – Aug 02, 2019

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Mary ‘s Story on Menopause

“Dr. Zhang has helped me manage menopause!  I came to her quite distraught, as suddenly, with the onset of menopause, my lifelong healthy habits no longer seemed to apply to my aging body. Now, I feel well-balanced and once again in command of myself.  To all my middle-aged sisters: if you feel that your body is suddenly not your own; if you’re sleeping poorly; if you’re eating less and gaining weight; if you’re struggling to focus your attention; if hot flashes disrupt your daily life; go see Dr. Zhang. Using acupuncture and a single herbal remedy, she has eased all […]

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Samantha’s Story on Completely Stopping the Use of Medication

“When I was 14 years old, I began to withdraw. I became depressed, angry, and suicidal. I refused to go to school and was admitted to the hospital five times for 1-3 months. I was put on many different medications that seemed to help initially, but then made me worse, with horrible side effects. After one and a half years of suffering, I found Dr. Yang. I received acupuncture, then neurofeedback. My family noticed changes soon after. Now, I am 9 months into my treatments and completely off medications. I am happier, more social, easier to get along with and […]

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X.C.’s Story on TMS, Psychotherapy, Acupuncture, and Nutrition on Depression

“I have been suffering from depression for about two years. I was not feeling myself and would sometimes cry for hours. This summer I decided to have TMS treatment along with Yang’s comprehensive care program when I was visiting my sons in the U.S. After 6 weeks of daily treatments of TMS, acupuncture, psychotherapy, nutrition (therapy) and other services, I feel so much better.  When I first came, I could barely walk 20 minutes. Now I take a walk for more than an hour every day and I am full of energy and very optimistic about my future…”

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C.D.’s Story on TBI and Sleep Disorder

(A Story from a Veteran Deployed in Iraq) “First I would like to thank Dr. Yang and his staff as they have been very professional and also treated me like I was family. I came to Dr. Yang after the VA had diagnosed me with TBI from my deployment in Iraq. Dr. Yang came up with a treatment plan. Within the 1st week, I was able to get a full night’s rest without taking any drugs, it had been 9 yrs since I could sleep well. After a few weeks, I noticed significant improvements with my grades in school, and […]

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MB Scallen’s Story on Help Managing Menopause

“Dr. Zhang has helped me manage menopause! I came to her quite distraught, as suddenly, with the onset of menopause, my lifelong healthy habits no longer seemed to apply to my aging body. Now, I feel well-balanced and once again in command of myself. To all my middle-aged sisters: if you feel that your body is suddenly not your own; if you’re sleeping poorly; if you’re eating less and gaining weight; if you’re struggling to focus your attention; if hot flashes disrupt your daily life; go see Dr. Zhang. Using acupuncture and a single herbal remedy, she has eased all […]

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Richa’s Story on Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

I am a patient with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. I have been going to Dr. Ruonan Zhang for over a year now. She has helped me a great deal in treating my side effects from chemo for my cancer. I have been on chemo for over a year now and with Dr. Zhang’s caring and skilled acupuncture treatment Dr Zhang has been absolutely wonderful in treating any issues I bring to her attention. She is very kind, attentive listener, and knowledgeable. I am very thankful for the treatment and care she has provided me.”

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Dorothy’s Story on Metastatic Cervical Cancer.

“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ruonan Zhang, a cancer specialist at Yang Institute, for the past 4 months for acupuncture treatments, herbal supplements, and medicinal teas for my metastatic cervical cancer. The various treatments she’s administering are helping me greatly in handling this second round of chemotherapy treatment. I have a lot more energy, good appetite, restful sleep and much pain relief. I’m very grateful to Dr. Zhang. She’s an excellent doctor. She’s kind, caring, reassuring, and attentive.”

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Jill’s Story on PTSD and Drug Addiction

“I came to Yang Institute because of my conditions of PTSD, drug addiction, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I couldn’t leave my home due to excessive anxiety; I couldn’t function in the world. I suffered sadness, despair, insomnia, fits of rage. I have been a patient of Yang Institute for the past three yrs. I was treated at Yang for Acupuncture, talk therapy and medications on and off for 3yrs. Now my mood has lifted, anxiety has lessened, my depression has lessened, overall better health, sleep has improved. Dr. Yang is the most wonderful man I have ever met. He […]

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John’s Story on Smoking Cessation

“I started smoking when I was 13 and currently I am 57 years old. I was a heavy smoker and smoked approximately one pack a day.  I quit smoking in 1993 with acupuncture and was able to keep smoke free for 9 years. Then the addiction came back. I then tried everything, Chantix, hypnosis. but nothing worked. My health suffered, and I coughed a lot. On 3/27/2019, I started seeing Dr. Gong at Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine / Tao Clinic of Acupuncture. I saw her 3 times during the first week. She told me she was preparing me for […]

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Christine’s Story on Sleep disorder

“Dear Future Patient of Dr.Yang: Does this sound familiar? You fall asleep easily, but wake up in the middle of the night. Your mind is racing… Thoughts begin to spin out of control. After dealing with insomnia for over 20 years, I can honestly say it’s not an issue. I feel great, I’m sleeping better than ever and I have Dr.Yang to thank for this phenomenal change in my life. I’ve tried everything! Sleeping pills worked for a number of years but I felt as if I were losing mental clarity. Dr. Yang put me in touch with myself on […]

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Lenice Balier’s Story

“I was fortunate to hear Edmund Gibson at one of his Seminars. I was so impressed. I booked on for 3 treatments.  My health history has been years of depression, aching muscles and fuzzy head (never clear). I hadn’t laughed in a very long time. (After the 1st treatment ), I was able to get out of bed without the usual struggle.  (After the 2nd treatment), the pain (was) gone and more exciting – it was so nice to laugh again. (After the 3rd treatment), I felt “So good” . “Oh, how I wish I had met this wonderful man […]

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Mary E Scallen’s Story Pain From Bulging Discs and Spinal Stenosis

“I came to Dr. Zhang for help with my constant discomfort and occasional pain from bulging discs and spinal stenosis. I’m delighted to report that her excellent treatment has significantly reduced both my pain and my discomfort. Dr. Zhang asks me probing questions about my condition at the top of each session, assesses my answers carefully, then explains what she’s going to do and why. Her calm, thoughtful, exacting work has increased the quality of my life. I highly recommend her.” -Oct 04, 2017

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Tom’s Story

“When I was in the 7th grade I began to get very bad headaches. I was actually afraid when these headaches would come because they hurt so badly I thought I had a serious brain tumor. The doctor at that time said they were from sinus and also that I may need eyeglasses. As I grew older and in high school, my headaches got worse. When I got my headaches I would have to go to bed. I needed to get out of lighted areas. I used to put hot towels on my head and close the blinds to make […]

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Alvin’s Story

“I was recommended to the Yang Institute by Dr. Yang’s reputation. I came to Yang Institute with severe and crippling back and leg pains. I tried epidural injections and many different medications to find relief. The condition was only getting worse. Before I saw Dr. Yang, the pain lasted for a year in duration. I was immobilized by the pain, unable to walk easily, and unable to pursue recreational activities; the pain was excessive and crippling. After receiving weekly acupuncture and herbal treatments, almost immediately I have seen a difference. Overall, in about 4 weeks, the pain lessened, and in […]

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Sarah’s Story

“My experience with the Yang Institute has been very positive and has had a great impact on my life. I received acupuncture to treat my migraines after all the prescribed medicines did nothing to help. The number of migraines I got decreased considerably after starting acupuncture. I was very happy with the results.”

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Joseph’s Story

“Sunday November 26, 2006, I had a sneezing fit around noon. After the last sneeze, my back, the lowest region, felt like it was struck by lightning. I had the most intense pain I have ever felt. I went to the floor immediately, and could not move for several minutes. After dealing with constant pain for a few days, I went to the emergency room on Tuesday morning. I could not endure the pain any further. The only thing the hospital was able to do for me was to give me pain medication and a muscle relaxant. I received treatments […]

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Judith’s Story

“I came to the Yang Institute with excruciating pain from sciatica which had not been relieved by other methods that I have tried, which included exercise, physical therapy and medications. I had six weekly acupuncture treatments and now come every other week. There was some relief immediately and every treatment produced more and more relief. Most importantly, I felt that I was receiving personalized care. The doctor would ask me about my symptoms and plan my treatment around those symptoms. He also answered every question I had so I felt better educated about my condition. I always left the Yang […]

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Maggie’s Story

“I tore my rotator cuff two years ago. I found Yang  Integrative Medicine. When I arrived, I was unable to lift my shoulder, wash my hair or dress, all painful rotator issues. My sleep was disturbed, the right shoulder was painful. I often suffered neck pain, sitting for prolonged periods was also an issue, a sciatic nerve would flare up. Following a couple of acupuncture treatments, my  rotator pain was gone. A restful night returned immediately… Through further treatments, the shoulder, upper back pain and sciatica are gone. I no longer notice any discomfort during my daily activities or while […]

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Dyanne’s Story

“I have suffered with chronic back pain for over 15 years. With the past 3 treatments with Dr. Edmund, I have finally found relief and I am truly thankful for his knowledge, expertise, kind heart and gentle soul. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” -8-19-15

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James’ Story

“I have had chronic Lyme disease since age 5. I suffer from chronic pain and the horrible neurological, psychological and physical reactions from antibiotics.   Acupuncture has given me a way of life during my medical treatment that I would not have otherwise had. I am extremely grateful for it. I have been receiving acupuncture twice a week for 6 weeks. For me, each acupuncture point is like throwing a stone in a pond and it lets me to re-calibrate the level of water- that is my life. Mentally I am able to process things that I normally was not […]

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Susan’s Story

“I came to Yang Institute due to my conditions of emotional & physical exhaustion from the effects of Lyme disease. I suffered from fatigue, inability to sleep, GI disorders, difficulty eating, and liver problems. I started seeing Dr. Yang in October 2006. I was treated with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies. The treatment lasted for 2 years. In the first month of the treatment I was able to sleep better, which to me was the biggest improvement, my emotional torment was relieved, my exhaustion and  fatigue greatly improved. My GI symptoms improved and I was able to enjoy eating again. […]

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Joan’s Story

“I was diagnosed with Bipolar-Disorder 17 years ago. I had a wonderful psychiatrist for 16 years. I now see, Dr. Yang, who treats my illness with traditional medication and Chinese Medicine which has changed my life. If you are looking to finally find a way to look at your illness from a new point of view that involves your Mind, Body and Spirit, I believe Yang Institute is your answer.”

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Jun T.’s Story

“When I first met Dr. Yang and Dr. Zhang in the middle of October 2017, I was struggling with depression that resulted from my previous three early miscarriages (at week 5/6) in six years, with unspecified reasons. Dr. Yang conducted a biochemical test and prescribed me medicine for depression, and Dr. Zhang conducted acupuncture and gave me Chinese herb medicines for mood relaxation and health, which helped a lot. Within just a few days, I do feel I have better mood, better sleep, less stress and less hair loss. I continued to drive one hour to see Dr. Zhang once […]

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Jill’s Story

“I came to Yang Institute because of my conditions of PTSD, drug addiction, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I couldn’t leave my home due to excessive anxiety; I couldn’t function in the world. I suffered sadness, despair, insomnia, fits of rage. I have been a patient of Yang Institute for the past three yrs. I was treated at Yang for Acupuncture, talk therapy and medications on and off for 3yrs. Now my mood has lifted, anxiety has lessened, my depression has lessened, overall better health, sleep has improved. Dr. Yang is the most wonderful man I have ever met. He […]

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Bonnie Morgan’s Story on Releasing Negative Emotional Baggage

“Edmund Gibson performs exceptional and remarkable treatments for people who want to release negative emotional baggage not only to heal mentally but also for their bodies to heal.  Personally, because of my training in energy healing the last 3 years, Doctor Gibson was substantially instrumental in allowing me to immediately release over 12,000 negative energies – specifically concerning ratalor – and hundreds more for blood stagnation, pain, etc., etc., etc. If you truly want to become well and pain free, I highly recommend Dr. Gibson – gentle, compassionate, pure and a blessing for mankind.” -April 2, 2015

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Leah’s Story

“I have suffered terribly with depression and anxiety for most of my life, since age 14. I have tried almost every medicine on the market but they only patched things together sort of. Finally, my friends found Dr. Yang and TMS for me. I was nervous to start it but I am so glad I did. I have a real life now, a very good, full, happy life. Yay! At Yang Institute, the philosophy, intention, expertise is about healing and growing not just “sort of relieving” symptoms with meds, having lots of side effects. Everyone (at Yang Institute) is so […]

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Rachel’s Story on TMS Treatment for Persistent Depression and Anxiety

“I have had many years of persistent anxiety and depression since I was 12 years old. I’ve also gone through several tough times along the way including losing a parent to cancer. My life was affected by the depression and anxiety drastically. At times, I was unable to leave my home. I missed a lot of experiences as a teenager and a young adult. Medication to help ease the anxiety and depression had made me feel terribly worse. TMS was my last hope and all the people at Yang made me feel very comfortable during my treatment. I’ve made almost […]

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Marshall’s Story

“Dr. Edmund, I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the acupuncture sessions I had. I had become very stuck in some negative emotions – mainly anger and sadness and was very irritable. I realized this and was concerned for the health of my relationships, especially with my husband. After my first session, I felt very calm, not stressed, worried or angry and sad. I am not feeling irritable and testy.  Also, your motion sickness treatment was an added benefit! I am eager to go home and get with a qualified acupuncturist […]

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X.C.’s Story

“I have been suffering from depression for about two years. The medication helped but not completely. I was not feeling myself and would sometimes cry for hours. I had no interest in life and did not feel like to dress up. This summer I decided to have TMS treatment along with Yang’s comprehensive care program when I was visiting my son in the U.S. After 6 weeks of daily treatments of TMS, acupuncture, psychotherapy, nutrition and other services, I feel so much better. When I first came, I could barely walk 20 minutes. Now I take a walk for more […]

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Nelson’s Story

“I’ve been in corporate America for 20 years. In addition to a high-stress job, launching my own consultancy business added another layer of stress to my complex life. A couple of years ago, I started to search for different avenues to control my stress. That journey led me to Yang Institute. The blend of Western and Eastern medicine makes total sense. I have noticed after my treatments (with neurofeedback and acupuncture)  started that I was able to concentrate more. I am able to put things together, and things are clear in my mind. My whole wellness really started clicking.”

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Samantha’s Story

“When I was 14 years old, I began to withdraw. I became depressed, angry, and suicidal. I refused to go to school, and was admitted to the hospital five times for 1-3 months. I was put on many different medications that seemed to help initially, but then made me worse, with horrible side effects. After one and a half years of suffering, I found Dr. Yang. I received acupuncture, then neurofeedback. My family noticed changes soon after. Now I am 9 months into my treatments and completely off medications. I am happier, more social, and easier to get along with, […]

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