Clinic, Office details


Address

4177 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, QC Canada H4A 3J8

Sinocare is conveniently located close to all six infertility clinics in Montreal. See Map for details. In addition, Sinocare is only 100m south of Villa-Maria Metro Station and is near exit Cote St-Luc (exit 65 northbound) and Sherbrooke (exit 64 southbound) of Highway 15. Free parking is relatively easy to find around the clinic, because this section of Decarie Blvd is a semi-commercial street.

Hours

Regular hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 18:30
Saturday: 08:30 to 15:30
Sunday and statutory holidays: by appointment only and with a 10$ surcharge

Home, hospital, or fertility clinic on-site treatment is available with reservation and surcharge, see Fees for more details.

Contact

Mail: 4177 Decarie Blvd. Montreal, QC, Canada H4A 3J8
E-mail: ainazhang@sinocare.ca
Website: www.sinocare.ca
Phone: 514 483-6669
Cellular phone: 514 816-0892 (For emergency only)
Fax: 514 317-6502

Sinocare Advantage

When you have difficulties of conceiving and are looking for an acupuncturist with expertise to help, your choice of acupuncturist may influence the final result of your infertility treatment. Therefore, it should be done prudently and should not be based on someone’s claim or a cheaper price.

There are hundreds of acupuncturists in Quebec and about more than one dozen of them claim to offer infertility treatment. Why should you come to Sinocare for infertility treatment? The reason is simple: Led by renowned acupuncturist Aina Zhang (“an important member of Celine Dion’s Dream Team”, le Journal de Montreal, 01/06/2010), Sinocare is possibly the best and biggest infertility acupuncture clinic in Quebec.

Gynecology and infertility is an incredibly complex and delicate specialty in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It takes years of studying, working under the guidance of a master, and clinical practice to be proficiency. In other words, taking a weekend course or reading a few books or clinical studies on that subject doesn’t turn someone into an “expert”.

Before choosing an acupuncturist for infertility treatment, you should ask some questions and compare the answers what Sinocare offers, and only then, you could make an informed decision about your infertility acupuncture treatment.

Questions specific to infertility acupuncture Aina Zhang / Sinocare
What is the qualification of acupuncturist? Aina is the only acupuncturist with a master’s degree in gynecology in Quebec.
What is his/her educational background? 5 years for medical doctor’s degree and 2 years for master’s degree in Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How many years of clinical experience does she/he have? Over 30 years in Chinese and Western medicine.
When did she/he start to treat infertility patients? Full-time since 2005.
How many pregnancies did she/he help to achieve in recent years? Aina has successfully treated Celine Dion, Julie Snyder, and over 500 other infertility patients between 2010 and 2012.
How many full-time acupuncturists work in the clinic? 4 or more full-time experienced acupuncturists.
What is their working schedule? Are they available on weekends and public holidays? We are available every day of the year.
Do they offer on-site acupuncture in infertility clinics? Yes.
Do they offer personalized herbal medicine? Yes. In practice, herbal medicine is an equally, if not more, versatile and powerful therapy as acupuncture in the treatment of infertility.

In addition to her busy practice, Aina has been a major driving force behind the rapid growth of the popularity of infertility acupuncture in Quebec. Here are some important milestones:

  1. 2002 – Incorporated Quebec’s first gynecology- and infertility-focused acupuncture clinic.
  2. 2005 – Started to perform acupuncture in McGill Reproductive Centre.
  3. 2005 – Lectured in The 10th McGill International Symposium on Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and Women’s Health.
  4. 2010 – Featured on CBC Radio, TVA, Le Journal de Montreal, Hello! Magazine, Luby News (路比周刊), Fortune China (华夏财富), and numerous other news outlets worldwide for Aina’s contribution to Celine Dion’s pregnancy.
  5. 2011 – Taught Quebec’s first infertility acupuncture training program.
  6. 2011 – Created the world’s first infertility acupuncture DVD training program.
  7. 2011 – Lectured in the Jewish General Hospital on the subject of acupuncture in gynecology and oncology.

In May 2010, Celine Dion announced to the world she was pregnant with twins on her 6th IVF + acupuncture. Due to the significant contribution of Aina’s acupuncture to Celine’s pregnancy, countless infertility patients worldwide were encouraged to use acupuncture as an alternative or complementary therapy to IVF and other Western medicine infertility treatments.

These are the reasons that Sinocare is worth your extra effort, time, and money. In fact, numerous patients routinely travel from Ottawa, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, New York, and Vermont to see Aina at Sinocare. Some patients come from as far as Western Canada, Iqaluit, or even Tahiti.

Other Treatables

It is a fact that Sinocare is well-known for its capacity to treat infertility patients. However, that is not to say that Sinocare can only treat gynecology and infertility patients. Aina and several full-time, well-educated, and experienced acupuncturists provide effective treatment for a large variety of illnesses that include oncology, cosmetology, musculoskeletology, and depression for patients in Sinocare. See Treatables for details.

From its humble genesis in 1995, Sinocare has evolved into possibly the biggest acupuncture clinic in Quebec today. Its steady growth, especially in the beginning, has been based on a solid foundation with effective treatment for non-gynecology and non-infertility patients.

Map

We are located at 4177 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal QC Canada H4A 3J8

Sinocare is conveniently located close to all six infertility clinics in Montreal. In addition, Sinocare is only 100m south of Villa-Maria Metro Station and is near exit Cote St-Luc (exit 65 northbound) and Sherbrooke (exit 64 southbound) of Highway 15. Free parking is relatively easy to find around the clinic, because this section of Decarie Blvd is a semi-commercial street.

Philosophy

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest continually-practiced literate medicine in the world. The earliest written literature, the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon(黄帝内经), dates back 2,500 years (during the Warring States Period from 475-221 BC). Today, this remarkable book is still required reading for all Chinese medicine students in China. The actual practice of this ancient medicine is undoubtedly much older: it is at least 4,000 years old, according to some archeological facts from the Neolithic Age.

Definitely not a “folk medicine”, Chinese medicine is a complete, intricate, and precise medicinal system reflecting the efforts of China’s brightest minds throughout its history. These scholars recorded their theories, experiences, observations, and results from generation to generation. At the start of the 20th century, there were over 30,000 Chinese medicinal books already in existence. Thousands and thousands of additional texts and articles have been written and published throughout the world since then.

Chinese medicine has been used to treat infertility for thousands of years. There were multiple references to gynecology and infertility in the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon (黄帝内经).

The first book dedicated to obstetrics and gynecology, the Complete Book of Effective Prescriptions for Diseases of Women (妇人大全良方), was written by Chen Zi Ming (陈自明) in 1237 AD. It contained 24 volumes with detailed knowledge of:

1. Regulating menstruation
2. Infertility
3. Fetal education and prenatal care
4. Pregnant women’s contraindications
5. Special diseases during pregnancy
6. Dystocia(难产)
7. Post-natal care and diseases

This book summarized his predecessors’ knowledge and his own clinical experience, and greatly promoted the development of gynecology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Chinese and Western medicine have very different perspectives and treatment techniques for all illnesses, and they have been proven to have their own strengths and limitations. We are firm believers of integrated medicine, where Chinese and Western medicine work together in harmony to provide the best care for our patients.

The trend of integration is more and more evident in infertility, oncology, and pain and addiction management.

Since Aina has studied both Chinese and Western medicine and subsequently practiced integrated medicine for many years in China as a medical doctor and gynecologist, she is uniquely positioned to help patients benefit from the best of Chinese and Western medicine.

Hours

Regular hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 18:30
Saturday: 08:30 to 15:30

Sunday and statutory holidays: by appointment only and with a 10$ surcharge

Home, hospital, or fertility clinic on-site treatment is available with reservation and surcharge, see Fees for more details.

Map

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Parking Map

parking map for Sinocare

Caution: From 9am to 10am, on Monday and Thursday, from 1st of December to 1st of March, don’t park in front of the clinic.

Fees

Acupuncture / Consultation with Aina Price
Initial / Subsequent infertility, other specialty & facial acupuncture 126 / 99
Initial / Subsequent acupuncture for other conditions 119 / 94
Initial / Subsequent consultation for herbs & acupoints 80 / 45
Acupuncture / Consultation with other acupuncturist  
Initial / Subsequent infertility & other specialty acupuncture 100 / 75
Initial / Subsequent Meridian facial acupuncture 100 / 85
Initial / Subsequent acupuncture for other conditions 84 / 71
Initial / Subsequent consultaion for herbs and acupoints / 70 / 41
On-site pre- & post-embryo transfer acupuncture (new patient) 131 + 113=244
On-site pre- & post-embryo transfer acupuncture (current patient) 113 + 113=226
Initial / Subsequent Home Visit acupuncture 131 / 113
Herbal / Masso / Other Therapies  
Herbal powder (per day) 8
15min /30min /60min /75min /90min Massage 18 / 38 / 68/ 85 /102
Meriden Facial Massage 84
Ear Candling / Ear Point 40 / 6
Cupping / Gliding cupping (¼ H) 18 / 28

Please note:

  1. Price ($/session) is subject to change with a 90 days of notice.
  2. Sinocare reserves the right for interpretation.
  3. For the most updated price information, please contact us
  4. We accept cash, cheque, debit, Visa, and Master Card.
  5. Surcharge / session :
    Aina needling: extra of 20$;
    Sunday & Statutory holiday: extra of 10$;
    Before 08:30 and after 19:30 appointment 10$;
  6. Appointment has to be canceled or moved 1 business day (24 H) in advance or 50% of fee may be charged;
  7. First appointment has to be canceled 3 business days (72 H) in advance or 50% of fee may be charged;
  8. If On-site acupuncture is canceled and acupuncturist is not informed before leaving home, 50% of the fee may be charged.
  9. Herbal formula, once made, cannot be returned, exchanged, or refunded, unless it is pre-approved by Sinocare.
  10. Specialty acupuncture inclides : gynecology and oncology.
  11. Senior(>65) or minor (<18) discount: 10$
  12. Sinocare reserve s the right for interpretaion of listed conditions in this table

Contact

Mail: 4177 Decarie Blvd. Montreal, QC, Canada H4A 3J8
E-mail: ainazhang@sinocare.ca
Website: www.sinocare.ca
Phone: 514 483-6669
Cellular: 514 816-0892 (For emergency only)
Fax: 514 317-6502

The Disclaimer

All information contained in this website is for reference only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. While we strive to provide the most accurate and complete information, Clinique SinoCare Inc. is not responsible for any mistake or misuse of the information. Please consult us or other qualified practitioners for treatment advice.