I'm a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the State of California and nationwide. I received my Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Five Branches University and M.S. degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I also studied with the late Dr. Wang Juyi, a renowned acupuncture master and teacher in Beijing, China, who inspired me to train in the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It's an honor and delight to serve my patients in holistic ways that not only bring relief to the symptoms, but also address the mind-body as a whole for the benefit of their long-term health and well-being. My style is warm, with a hint of light-heartedness. I'm quite "hands-on", and often palpate points and meridians besides checking pulse and tongue in order to have a better understanding of the assessment and treatment.
In addition to acupuncture and herbal treatments, I provide consultation on nutrition, lifestyle and mindful living to help my patients manage stress and live a more balanced life.
I'm a mindfulness meditation teacher at San Francisco Zen Center and offer classes and retreats periodically on mindfulness and Zen practice.
I was born and raised in Guangzhou (Canton), China. I was exposed to the practice of acupuncture and meditation when I was in my early teens. But it wasn't until years later that I started my formal training. It took my leaving China to return to my roots and heritage. And it took my late teacher, Dr. Wang asking me on the day we met, "Lucy, why don't you study Chinese Medicine?"
As Chinese say, "饮水思源" — "When you drink water, remember the source from which it came." I'm deeply grateful for those who have brought me here thus far, known and unknown to me.
It really is a privilege and joy to practice this medicine. I wish for everyone to be happy and to live in safety and good health.