I’m Bernadette Yu, proud owner of Bernadette Yu Wellness and a Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Nutritionist. I look forward to sharing a little of my story with you and I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know me a little better.
I was born and grew up in Hong Kong but finished University in Ottawa, Ontario before moving to Toronto. A passionate interest in health, healing and Chinese medicine led me to study acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and holistic nutrition. After attaining my qualifications through a rigorous 5 years of full-time training, I established my own practice in Mississauga, Ontario.
I've been working as a traditional Chinese medical practitioner and acupuncturist since 2010 and as a nutritionist since 2009. I enjoy caring for people who want to make changes to their health situation and I get a great deal of satisfaction from assisting my patients to live a healthier and more vibrant life. I’d describe myself as having an abiding professional and enthusiastic interest in using acupuncture, Chinese medical massage, skin scraping, cupping and Bioenergetic testing, prescription of Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese dietary therapy and nutritional advice to help my patients.
In my practice, I’m responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients using traditional Chinese medical practices and treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, massage, scraping and functional medicine (the use of vitamins, supplements, and super-antioxidants) to help patients recover and regain their health from their illnesses and health issue.
My philosophy is to work collaboratively with patients, discussing how lifestyle and dietary changes can support treatment. I enjoy interacting with my patients and helping them recover from serious health conditions using natural treatment regimes. There's nothing more enjoyable than seeing a patient recover from a condition that has been impacting their quality of life for a considerable period of time.
The biggest challenge I face is in using natural remedies including dietary advice to treat patients who are already on prescription medications for serious health conditions where food or herb /drug interactions may exist. However, assessment with using bioenergetic testing, nutritional evaluation and diagnosis of a patient’s condition using Chinese medical diagnostic practices and techniques, prescribing appropriate dietary therapy and medical research on conditions and treatments has always helped me overcome the challenges I face.
Working primarily as an acupuncturist and Chinese medical practitioner, the major influence on the way I work in my practice has been one of the most notable early Chinese Medical Doctors from the Tang Dynasty, Sun Simao. His philosophy was to emphasize preventative care and wellness before invasive medical procedures and medicines. Sun Simao emphasized the treatment of disease before it arises.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my children playing Laser Tag, going camping, kayaking, and playing wildly exciting and competitive board games!
I’ve enjoyed sharing with you a little of the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and nutritional therapy or if you have health problems you’d like help to recover from, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.bernadetteyuwellness.com or call me on 416-722-8813. I look forward to helping you.