Meet the Founder
Dr. Weidong Yu
TCMD, R.Ac, BM (China), MPH (Belgium)
Dr. Weidong Yu is widely recognized as one of Canada’s premiere Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In 1999, soon after Dr. Yu and his wife Kathy first opened their clinic in Vancouver BC, a shy patient stumbled into their clinic for weight loss treatment. When Dr. Yu realized she had a rare incurable eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, he decided to treat her eye condition instead...
What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a family of genetic diseases leading to progressive degeneration of the retina. RP is characterized by progressive night blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (so called ‘tunnel vision’). The disease eventually involves loss of color (blue) and day vision. The majority of patients become legally blind before the age of 60.
The Story Continues …
At first, the patient was hesitant, since Retinitis Pigmentosa is deemed incurable under Western medicine’s standards and she had given up hope for treatment....
She was doubtful and scared...
...“will you be putting needles in my eyes?” she asked Dr. Yu.
Dr. Yu laughed, and assured her he would not put any needles in her eyes.
He began to treat her with acupuncture and herbal medicine.
After a few days of treatment, to her own surprise, she began noticing improvements in her vision. She didn't need as much assistance from her husband, and her night vision became stronger.
The rest is history.
Dr. Weidong Yu is now sought after worldwide due to his success treating RP as well as other vision disorders and diseases.
He has developed a ground-breaking treatment protocol for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) patients: "Wellspring Vision Improvement Protocol (WVIP)" and since 1999, he has treated over 800 cases of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Some patients have travelled from other parts of Canada, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, whilst others have come from many different countries, including the Netherlands, United States, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore and many more!
Dr. Yu has discovered key factors in vision health and healing and has also applied his clinical protocol to age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye disease, myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, amblyopia, and viral optic neuritis.
Dr. Weidong Yu graduated from Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983, where he studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine for five years, to earn a Bachelor of Medicine degree.
In 1991, he earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Yu has practiced both Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine at Binzhou Medical College Hospital as a resident physician.
He also worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, the best research institute in Chinese medicine in China.
Dr. Yu has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine in Belgium, the United States and Canada and is the author of more than 30 publications in both Chinese and English medical literature and lectures internationally.
He is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California, United States and a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
Wellspring TCM Technology Institute Ltd.
Wellspring Clinic is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Yu and Kathy, his wife have treated over 750 cases of Retinitis Pigmentosa from all over the world with Dr. Yu’s treatment protocol for Retinitis Pigmentosa patients:
“Wellspring Vision Improvement Protocol (WVIP)”.
Patients have travelled from other parts of Canada, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, whilst others have come from many different countries, including the Netherlands, United States, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore and many more!
If you’d like to know more about Wellspring TCM Technology Institute Ltd. click on the link below.
SightSage Foods and Nutrition Inc.
With the objective of managing vision deterioration and providing solutions that can be incorporated in people’s day to day lives, Dr. Weidong Yu developed a range of practical nutritional products.
Eye problems and hence the need for eye health solutions are becoming highly pervasive, specially due to lifestyle changes and trends which have led to a rise in poor vision worldwide. These include the increased use of digital devices, the rise in the ageing population and Covid-19 lockdowns.
Dr. Yu has researched traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition science for more than 30 years and he has found that a myriad of eye problems come from nutritional deficiencies.
He decided to create products with key ingredients that together work in tandem to become greater than the sum of its parts.