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Letter from James Saper, Class of 2002I transferred to Oshio college in my second year, looking for smaller class
sizes and an administration that put student’s interests at the forefront of
their decisions. I was happy to gain this and much more at Oshio. I had the
opportunity to learn from faculty with strong academic credentials and
extensive clinical knowledge. The small class size meant that individualized
attention was given to students and that the school had a supporting
learning environment. 

My year was the first to write the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
board exams. Being the first time this exam was offered, there was a great
deal of uncertainty as to what to expect. Under the guidance of Dr. Yin and
the Oshio faculty, my year qualified for this exam and I successfully passed
it on my first attempt.

In addition, drawing on the new knowledge and skills given to me by the
Oshio faculty, I had the confidence to start up my own clinic. The
instructors were able to translate theory and book learning into clinically
relevant information and prepare me for the ‘real world’. I will remember
Dr. Yin’s integrity, depth of knowledge and encouragement as an integral
part of my learning experience.

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James Saper B.E.S.  R.TCM.P.
328 Woolwich Street
Office 1A
Guelph, ON N1H 3W5
(519) 760-6718
acupuncture@gto.net

Letter from Adam Fulmore, R.Ac. Class of 2002
My experience studying at Oshio College has been a great one!  I feel that the professors are not only knowledgeable and skilled, but kind and caring in their practice and teachings.  They promote an excellent learning environment by giving and sharing their clinical experiences, being excellent role models and making the TCM classic material understandable.  The class sizes for lecture and student clinic are small, hence giving lots of one on one time with Doctors and Superisors.  I know I will feel very confident to practice TCM and pass the CTCMA liscensing exam after my time is finished at Oshio.  Thank you Oshio ~ Jill MacLeod, 2nd year studentOshio College has been a wonderful place for me to learn and I am grateful for all it has to offer.  I have great teachers with whom I can develop close relationships because of small class sizes.  Our closely knit student community fosters support rather than competition.  Dr. Yin and Dr. Hu, who run the school, are dedicated to their work and carefully look after the students’ best interests.  I am delighted to have found a school with such a cooperative atmosphere and high quality of education.

Letter from Stephen Simonis, Class of 2003

Dear Dr. Yin,

Just a short note thanking you and Oshio College for the excellent educational opportunity in TCM. I did not realize how much I learned at Oshio College until I opened my practise. It is because of Oshio College and the great teachers that I am able to treat my patients with confidence. Many of my patients believe that I have been practising for years. I have had comments from patients who have been seeing acupuncturists for most of their life; “that I am the most skillful acupuncturist they have seen”. If you can believe that. I am also thankful for Oshio Colleges’ teachings, because as your student I was able to challenge the B.C. Licensing Examination after only 2 1/2 years of TCM schooling and pass the very difficult exam. This allowed me to begin practising immediately upon graduating. I appreciate the dedication and encouragement from all of the staff at Oshio College. Thank you very much for providing me with the knowledge and skills, a great start in my new career.

Stephen Simonis, B.A. R.Ac.

102-2227 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 1W8

(250) 391-8761              ssimonis@shaw.ca

Lauren Radomsky  Class of 2004

Oshio College has been a wonderful place for me to learn and I am grateful for all it has to offer.  I have great teachers with whom I can develop close relationships because of small class sizes.  Our closely knit student community fosters support rather than competition.  Dr. Yin and Dr. Hu, who run the school, are dedicated to their work and carefully look after the students’ best interests.  I am delighted to have found a school with such a cooperative atmosphere and high quality of education.

A patients’ letters

52 years old- Victoria BC

Two years ago I was in a serious traffic accident where doctors gave up on myself as they could not stop the  bleeding as I have a rare type of blood.

I had some friends that knew of a Acupuncture College and said we are taking you to see Dr. Ganglin Yin. I had little experience with acupuncture and Chinese medicine but  Thanks to Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology (Dr. Yin) said I can help you.    I work with Dr. Yin in treatments of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for 1 month and he has Cured myself froma serious  Bleeding in the stomach.

After 1 month I was not feeling right so the doctors did a MRI and Bone and Cat Scan.  They called myself to come in as they had found something.    They gave myself the news that I had a very aggressive Bone Cancer.   This is know 2 years ago, They told me that I had to start Chemotherapy  right away.   I ask them what my chances where with Chemo and without.

The Doctors told me that with Chemotherapy I would have 3 -6 months and without 1-2 months. Yes I was scared when they told me, but I decided take the natural route and  to not have the Chemotherapy or Radiation.

Again went to see Dr. Yin at the Oshio College told him what they found.  So In Mid 2005 when I was told of the Bone Cancer Dr. Yin started myself on Acupuncture to relieve the pain as I had the Bone Cancer in Both Legs Right Hip Spine, Within 3 days I noticed pain level had dropped Dr. Yin then put me on Heavy Treatment of Chinese Herbs.  After going to Dr. Yin 2 X a week I had my Lab work and Bone Scan repeated after 3 months, the doctors where amazed how well I was doing.   All they could tell myself was gee the medication we are giving you are slowing down and No Cancer in Left Leg.    I laughed at them and said you have not given me anything and then I told them about what I am doing they could not believe, but said keep up the good work.

In last summer of 2005 My cancer had disappeared in Both Legs and the Cancer in the spine had slowed down.   In early 2006 Dr. Yin introduced myself to one of his Senior Student Mark Switzer and continued with Mark with the treatments.  To this day (September 2006), I have so much more energy my symptoms of nausea anxiety and restlessness were relieved.

I feel significantly better, and highly recommend the approach of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to anyone.  With the experience with acupuncture and Chinese medicine it should be included in all cancer therapies.

Know September 2006 I am Totally Cancer FREE!!!!! without any Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments.

Special Thanks to

Dr. Ganglin Yin of Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology

Dr. Mark Switzer of Oriental Health Center