1977-1982, University of TCM of Shandong, China.
1985-1988, graduate school of Acupuncture in University of TCM of Shandong. China.
I am a California licensed acupuncturist and a current board member of the United California Practitioners of Chinese Medicine. I have been practicing acupuncture in a state level Chinese Medicine facility in China since 1985 and in the bay area since 1999. I specializes in pain management (acute or chronic pain, muscles or neural related pain), women diseases (include menstrual disorder, infertility, PMS, and menopause.) and emotional disorders (like depression, anxiety, insomnia, anger management, etc.).
I grew up in Shandong province of China; there I enrolled in the integrated medical school that taught both Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, the Shandong University of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). I received medical degrees in 1982. Graduated with outstanding grades, I was selected to work at the affiliated hospital of the university, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Shandong, a very prominent medical center in the TCM field.
After 2 years of clinical practice, I grew an even bigger interest in acupuncture and moxibustion (a type of therapy using moxa herb, which plays an important role in TCM). So I decided to go back to school and follow the two famous professors at the medical school: Dr. Ji-qing Fang and Professor Yong-Jian Xiao, who specialized in acupuncture and moxibustion. Through 3 years of learning, thoroughly studied TCM in more depth from historical documents to scientific research, from points anatomy in the body to clinical treatment. Later I received Master’s degree and became an acupuncture specialist in China. From 26 years of practice in TCM, I have accumulated great clinical experience and research achievements in the field and has authored and joint authored numerous acupuncture books and papers in China as well.
I moved to the bay area in 1998. The lovely weather and the fascinating multicultural environment had made me decide to stay here. Helping people with my TCM knowledge was passion as always; I opened my own acupuncture clinic in 1999 and have been serving the community since then.
The books and journals published by Melinda Tingan Li:
<Acupuncture and moxibustion>, 1990
<Chinese Medical Heating Treatment>, 1998
< Fundamental of ear acupuncture>.1998
<The Clinical & Experimental Observation on the Effect of Auricular Electro-acupuncture on the Gastrogram of Human Body>, 4,1993 World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion.
<Acupuncture Treatment of Sub acute Thyroiditis combined Hyperthyroidism> 1996.2 world Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion
<Experimental Study on Acupuncture Therapy for Morphine Abstinence Syndrome In Mice>, 1998.6 Journal of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
<A clinical observation of acupuncture treatment of hyperthyroid>, 1996.12 Journal of Traditional Chenses Medicine of Shandong
< A report of 30 cases of sciatica treated with heated needles of acupuncture>,
<A Discussion on Classification and Effect of acupuncture needling technique and Method. >.
1996.6 Juurnal of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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