About Meling (pronounced “May Ling”):
Fay-Meling von Moltke Pao, R.TCMP, R.Ac., B.HSc., Hon.B.A., is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Toronto. After completing her degree in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Toronto, Meling continued her studies and graduated from a four-year degree program in Acupuncture and TCM from the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences in Toronto. She continues to advance her skills in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is currently completing advanced acupuncture certification in orthopaedics with Dr. Poney Chiang, Dr. Jay Grossman and Noel Wright, R.Ac at York University.
Her clinical experience includes the Acupuncture Clinic in the Wasser Pain Management Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital as well as the former Toronto Centre for Acupuncture.
She has been in practice for over 14 years and recently visited Japan to further her studies in pediatric shonishin and Japanese acupuncture techniques to apply to her pediatric as well as adult patients.
In her practice, Meling combines classical and contemporary acupuncture techniques with Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional counselling, and rehabilitative health exercises to provide comprehensive, gentle, and holistic care. She works collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure each patient has an opportunity to heal optimally given the right direction and access to the best possible care.
How did Meling end up becoming an acupuncturist?
“A chronic pain condition from an old sports injury in university initially led me to seek out acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The relief I experienced from acupuncture was so immediate and significant, that I was intrigued to learn more about this form of medicine under the tutelage of my first acupuncturist and instructor, Dr. Quanfu Zhou. During my studies, I gained a further appreciation of Chinese medicine’s complete and systematic approach to healing, and I am so thrilled to share this medicine with those I have the opportunity to treat. As a specialist in acupuncture with a particular interest in orthopaedics, I am fortunate to see many people looking for more natural solutions for their health concerns, and feel very blessed to help others achieve their full potential.” – Fay Meling von Moltke Pao, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Meling’s vision is to offer her patients an unparalleled healthcare experience that will give them the tools they need to overcome and manage their pain.
Her mission is to provide expert and quality care using the most advanced, research-based yet also classically-oriented acupuncture techniques, to help patients reach their full potential, all while delivering a gentle, effective and relaxing patient experience.
Meling’s purpose is to advance the field of Chinese medicine and highlight its most helpful features in the field of orthopaedic pain in patients of all ages. Whether you are aged 0 or 100, are suffering from an acute or chronic pain condition, or simply have an upcoming competition and want to up your game, Meling will work together with you to find the best means to achieve your personal health goals. As an avid writer of Chinese medicine, Meling has published several online health articles. She is available for public health speaking engagements and lectures on the topics of the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for pain management, as well as women’s and pediatric health.
Meling graduated at the top of her class with honours and served on several college committees while at the Michener Institute. She has previously served as the Communications Officer for Mindful Medicine Worldwide, NFP, an organization based in Chicago, USA and committed to establishing integrative health care clinics in developing countries such as Nepal and Thailand. Having previously competed in varsity rowing and nordic skiing, as well as being a long distance runner and triathlete, Meling is familiar with several sports injuries on a personal level. A significant back injury has made her aware of how important a good healthcare team as well as diet, rest and exercise regimen is to prevent injury, provide proper movement and joint stability, and of course enhance athletic performance.
A perpetual student, she continues to further her understanding of the human body, and is currently enrolled in an advanced acupuncture program on neuromuscular pain at York University. She also holds a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. Throughout her career, she has had the good fortune to study with leading instructors in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as qigong both locally and abroad. Some of the people she has trained with include: Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine – Dr. Obaidey, Dr. Funamizu, Dr. Kanno, Dr. Sugiyama, Dr. Moriyama (Japan); Kiiko Matsumoto, Robin Ray Green (USA), Dr. Poney Chiang, Noel Wright, Paula Haberman, Claudia Citkovitz, Dr, Adam Chen, James Fu, Binjiang Wu, Qunce Zhang, Aizhong Li, Quanfu Zhou (Canada); Qigong – Daisy Lee, Damo Mitchell and Binjiang Wu, R.Ac.
When not treating her patients or working on advancing the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meling can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. She loves to travel to remote places, enjoy a hot cup of tea, play the piano and write; and always has a stack of overflowing books on everything from parenting to philosophy, historical fiction, classical chinese medicine, acupuncture research, as well as a little book of meditations on her bedside table.