About Dr. Yair Maimon

Yair Maimon
Dr. Maimon has been studying, teaching and researching Chinese medicine over the last 25 years. He combines a vast background of TCM styles with a wide clinical and teaching experience. His teaching is clear and inspiring.

Yair Maimon (O.M.D PhD Ac) – Internationally known in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine with vast clinical and research experience in the US, Europe, Israel.
Being an eternal student of Chinese medicine for so many years he was privileged to study with the best teachers all around the world and graduate from schools and universities in England, Holland, USA, China. different approaches of Chinese medicine such as: “5 Elements”, TCM, Stems and Branches, Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, and studies of ancient texts. including postgraduate specialization in: pediatrics, gynecology and oncology.

Dr. Maimon has developed a special insight in diagnosis and treatment of variety of psychological, autoimmune disorders and cancer, which is coming from a deep understanding of the application of Chinese medicine to ease suffering and promote healing. Key note lecture in numerous congresses.
Had published several research articles relating to acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Dr. Yair Maimon’s Activities


Clinical experience:
practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine since 1986,
worked in various hospitals in Israel:
Neurological department at Hilel Yofe hospital,
Head of the Chinese medicine clinic in Asaf Harofe hospital,
Head of the complementary unit in Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv,
Currently the head of the integrative Cancer Research center “Tal center” at Sheba hospital,
and in his private medical center Refuot.
Dr. Maimon is one of the leading and well known Practitioners in Israel

Former: dean of Medi-Cin College of Complementary Medicine.
Lecturer at Medical Psychology at Tel Aviv University.
Teaching and lecturing for the last 10 years in conferences, courses and workshops in Israel . He has developed a unique understanding in treating the shen and of understanding and treating psychological problems
Wrote a chapter in the book ‘stress and TCM’ published in Germany by Elsevier:
The 7 Types of Stress and Transforming Evils into Virtue.
webinar with TCM Congress Rothenburg

Head of the Israeli center for research in complementary medicine (NPO).
Research project on the effect of Chinese herbs on treating cancer patients in research laboratory in Bar Ilan University.
Head of the integrative Cancer Research center “Tal center” at Sheba hospital.

Chairman of the International Congress of Chinese Medicine in Israel (ICCM).
Head of “Refuot” integrative medical center.
Lecturing in conferences in Europe and US.
Treating in private integrative medical center in Tel Aviv.

Member in:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Society for Integrative Oncology
International Organization for Standarization
> The national certification commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine.
> The society of integrative oncology
> The Israel medical association in the complementary medical society
> The NMC National Mirror Committee ISO TC 249 – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Research Publication

List of publications


Osteoarthritis of the knee:
Acupuncture as complementary medicine in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
Lev-Ari S, Hasner A, Amir H, Skott T, Mosek A, Miller U, Maimon Y. Harefuah. 2007 May;146(5):354-7, 406.

“Delayed effect of acupuncture treatment in OA of the knee: a blinded, randomized, controlled trial”
Udi Miller, Yair Maimon, prof. Dekel, Dr. Adi Arad, Dr. Shahar-Lev Ari.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Jan 5

Treating low sperm count:
Success of acupuncture treatment in patients with initially low sperm output is associated
with a decrease in scrotal skin temperature
Siterman S, Eltes F, Schechter L, Maimon Y, Lederman H, Bartoov B.
Asian J Androl. 2009 Mar;11(2):200-8. Epub 2009 Jan 5.

Pain disorders:
Acupuncture for treating temporomandibular disorder: retrospective study on safety and efficacy
Noiman M, Garty A, Maimon Y, Miller U, Lev-Ari S. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2010 Dec;3(4):260-6.

Acupuncture treatment in geriatric rehabilitation: a retrospective study
Barad A, Maimon Y, Miller E, Merdler S, Goldray D, Lerman Y, Lev-ari S.
J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2008 Sep;1(1):54-7. Epub 2009 Mar 24.

Stress and psychological problems:
The Seven Types of Stress Transforming Evils into Virtue
Maimon Y, European Journal of Oriental Medicine, EJOM Vol 6,

Questions of Shen
Thieme: Almanac 2008, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Cancer research:

Long-term survival of a patient with widespread metastases from epithelial ovarian carcinoma
receiving mind-body therapies: case report and review
Lev-ari S, Maimon Y, Yaal-Hahoshen N. Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Dec;5(4):395-9. Review.

Down-regulation of prostaglandin E2 by curcumin is correlated with inhibition of cell growth
and induction of apoptosis in human colon carcinoma cell lines
Lev-Ari S, Maimon Y, Strier L, Kazanov D, Arber N. J Soc Integr Oncol. 2006 Winter;4(1):21-6.

Activism among exceptional patients with cancer
Frenkel M, Ari SL, Engebretson J, Peterson N, Maimon Y, Cohen L, Kacen L.
Support Care Cancer. 2011 Aug;19(8):1125-32. Epub 2010 May 29.

The effects of a Chinese herb formula, anti-cancer number one (ACNO), on NK cell activity
and tumor metastasis in rats
Hong-Fen L, Waisman T, Maimon Y, Shakhar K, Rosenne E, Ben-Eliyahu S.
Int Immunopharmacol. 2001 Oct;1(11):1947-56.

Effect of chinese herbal therapy on breast cancer adenocarcinoma cell lines
Maimon Y, Karaush V, Yaal-Hahoshen N, Ben-Yosef R, Ron I, Vexler A, Lev-Ari S.
J Int Med Res. 2010;38(6):2033-9.

A Prospective, Controlled Study of the Botanical Compound Mixture LCS101
for Chemotherapy-Induced Hematological Complications in Breast Cancer
Neora Yaal-Hahoshen, Yair Maimon, Nava Siegelmann-Danieli,
Shahar Lev-Arib, Ilan G. Rona, Fani Sperber, Noah Samuels, Jacob Shoham and Ofer Merimsky

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