Patient Case Studies


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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