Dr.Miaoguang Lin（Dr.Ac; T.C.M) ：
●Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Saskatchewan and Canada.
●Attending Physician in China(Combination of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine).
●Over 30 years as a doctor. More than 26 years work experiences as a Licensed Medical Doctor in
Municipal Hospitals in China.
As a practitioner, after graduating from Medical University in 1990, Dr. Lin practiced Trauma surgery of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in various municipal hospitals in Guangdong province,China. During this period, Dr. Lin went to Guangdong North People's Hospital, Guangzhou University First Affiliated Hospital, and other large general hospitals for further study.
Rich clinical experience. Good at analysis, diagnosis and acupuncture treatment of various diseases, such as pain, anxiety disorder, quit smoking,verruca vulgaris etc.
Dr.Lin has developed unique treatment methods for general health issues, as well as rare and complicated diseases, by artfully combining all major TCM treatment methods including acupuncture, Tui-na and herbal medicine. In order to create a personalized and comprehensive plan that addresses both the symptoms and the root of the disease, Dr.Lin goes beyond traditional evaluation methods and takes into account a patient’s living environment, constitution, state of mind, and seasonal changes that can affect his or her health. Dr.Lin’s strong specialties are orthopedics/pain-management, as well as internal and gynecological diseases.
Dr. Lin is a recognized member of both the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada and the Saskatchewan Acupuncture Association.
Lin’s acupuncture clinic has been established in Saskatoon since 2015.
We accept direct billing.
SGI and most insurance companies cover the acupuncture treatment.
What Is acupuncture able to treat?
Acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases、symptoms or conditions:
◇ Quit Smoking
◇Pain ( Headache, Migraine, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Backache, Lumbago, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Tennis elbow, Frozen shoulder, Sprain，etc ...)
◇Depression (Including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
◇Epigastralgia (In peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
◇Pareses following a stroke
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin.Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of "yin" and "yang" of the life force known as "qi," pronounced "chi." Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces.Qi is said to flow through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridiens and energy flows are accessible through 361 acupuncture points in the body.Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.Some experts have used neuroscience to explain acupuncture. Acupuncture points are seen as places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. The stimulation increases blood flow, while at the same time triggering the activity of the body's natural painkillers.
How does it work?
An acupuncturist will examine the patient and assess their condition, insert one or more thin, sterile needles, and offer advice on self-care or other complementary therapies, such as Chinese herbs.The patient will be asked to lie down on their back, front, or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. The acupuncturist should use single-use, disposable, sterile needles. As each needle is inserted, the patient may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation.After the needle is inserted, there is occasionally a dull ache at the base of the needle that then subsides. Acupuncture is usually relatively painless.Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion.The needles will stay in place for between 5 and 30 minutes.The number of treatments needed depend on the individual. A person with a chronic condition may need one to two treatments a week over several months. An acute problem normally improves after 8 to 12 sessions.
Acupuncture can be beneficial in that:Performed correctly, it is safe.There are very few side effects.It can be effectively combined with other treatments.It can control some types of pain.It may help patients for whom pain medications are not suitable.
Side effects of acupuncture
Talk to your acupuncturist if you are thinking about having acupuncture. Acupuncture may not be recommended if you have low white blood cell counts (because of the risk of infection) or low platelet counts (because of the risk of bleeding). Tell your acupuncturist that you have cancer, any treatments that you have had or are having, and any medicines that you’re taking.Acupuncture is generally thought to be safe. When it is done by a qualified practitioner, the risk of side effects is low.Everyone experiences acupuncture differently. Most people feel no or very little pain as the needles are put into or taken out of the skin. You may feel aching, warmth, tingling or heaviness during acupuncture. This is called the “de qi sensation” in traditional Chinese medicine. Some people feel it for a few minutes after treatment. Others have it for longer, even for several hours.A very small amount of blood may appear where the needle is inserted. This is more common in people who are taking blood thinners, such as aspirin. A small bruise may appear at a bleeding needle site, but it disappears in a few days. Bruising can also appear after cupping, because of the suction on the skin.Other side effects of acupuncture can include fatigue, dizziness, feeling sleepy and nausea. Very rarely, people may have nerve damage after acupuncture or burns after moxibustion.