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Lucy Xiao, DAOM, LAC.

Dr. Lucy Xiao is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the State of California and nationwide, and has been in practice for over seventeen years. She received her Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Five Branches University and M.S. from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also studied with the late Dr. Wang Juyi, a renowned acupuncture master and teacher in Beijing, China, who inspired her to train in the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


She works with her patients on specific health concerns as well as their long term physical and mental health through acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and education on life style and self awareness. Her approach is holistic and hands-on, and her style is warm and light-hearted.


Dr. Xiao is also a Zen priest and trained monastically for many years. She is a regular lecturer and instructor at San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) and teaches classes and retreats on mindfulness, healing and Chinese/Zen classics. 

She was born and raised in Guangzhou (Canton), China. As Chinese say, "饮水思源" — "When you drink water, remember the source from which it came." She is most grateful for her teachers, patients and friends, and the opportunity to serve the community.