Educated with both Bachelor and Master degrees in Acupuncture from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr.Yan has been engaged in acupuncture education and practice since 1993. Her private practice, Southcentre Chinese Acupuncture was established in 2006. Over the years, she has been successfully helping people in a variety range of disorders. The clinic was featured on TV and in the Calgary Herald. She is well respected and liked by her patients.
Owner and President
Southcentre Chinese Acupuncture: 10/2006-present
Instructor (part time)
Mount Royal University (Acupressure Program): 01/2005-07/2007
Cerebral Vascular Disease Ward of the 1st Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of
Grant MacEwen University (Acupuncture program): 01/2000-07/2001
Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre of Nanjing University of TCM:
Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre of Nanjing University – Acupuncture department:
Master degree (06/2002)
Bachelor degree (06/1993)
Experienced acupuncturist: Dr. Yan is specialized in treating a variety range of disorders with acupuncture as the main therapy. With her three distinguishedprotocols: Comprehensive Acupuncture Pain Management, Female Hormone Balancing Acupuncture and Brain Activating Acupuncture, she is able to guarantee results in treating all kinds of pain, woman’s health (fertility, menopause and imbalance of hormones), central nervous system disorders (anxiety, depression, MS, ADHD, insomnia), digestive disorders (dyspepsia and IBS) and mild autoimmune
diseases. Her clinic research on treating menopause with acupuncture was published on European Journal of Oriental Medicine.
Good English communication skills: Dr. Yan scored 8 in the speaking and listening sections of IELTS when applying for immigration. She listens to her patients
and always has good interaction with them.
Passion: besides of work, Dr. Yan is an enthusiastic photographer. Most of her
spare time is spent in the mountains capturing the beauty of Canadian Rockies.
Some of her works were selected by the digital gallery of Leica Fotografie
- Self-drafted prescriptions to treat 53 cases of fever due to upper respiratory tract inflammation
(Jiangsu TCM magazine, 5th, 1995)
- Explanations of 3 excellent cases of Professor Xiao Shaoqing
(Jiangsu TCM magazine, 9th, 1995)
- 66 cases of treating diarrhea by applying herbal pie on the umbilicus
(Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 3rd, 1996)
- The application of principle of soothing Liver-Qi to relieve pain in acupuncture clinic
(Contemporary Integration of Western Medicine & TCM Research), published by China Science Publishing House, March, 1996
- One of the Editors of Contemporary Integration of Western Medicine & TCM Research, Published by China Science Publishing House, March, 1996
- Treating 52 cases of cervical spondylosis by Eye-acupuncture
(Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 12th, 1996)
- Clinic research on treating chronic fatigue syndrome by differentiation of syndromes with acupuncture and moxibustion
(Chinese Acupuncture and moxibustion, 4th, 2003)
- Treating menopause syndrome with the protocol of balance brain and ovaries
(European Journal of Oriental Medicine Volume 8, No 5, 2017)