Yanling is a Nationally Board Certified Oriental Medicine Practitioner, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of Washington with over 20 years of professional experience in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Her specialized studies started at Hubei University of Chinese Medicine in 1996. Upon completion, she earned a five-year Bachelor’s of Medical degree in Acupuncture in 2001.
She has obtained a Master’s Degree in Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine from the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, one of the top medical school’s in China, and has specialized clinical training in endocrinology.
Yanling has published research papers on diabetes mellitus and the essence of meridians in China’s top scientific journals.
Furthermore, she has recognized the importance of integrative medicine and nutrition and has expanded her education and knowledge in those fields.
During residency, she has extensively studied and mastered not only the traditional acupuncture style but also the distal needling technique, which is a specialized technique that offers immediate and lasting relief. At Swiss Acupuncture, all practitioners use a Swiss acupuncture technique of both distal and traditional, depending on the patient’s unique circumstances, to reap the benefits and maximize the effects of both systems.
Yanling Xiao has experience in treating acute and chronic pains and conditions,such as headaches, migraines, back pain, hip pain, neck or shoulder pain, various joint pain, foot or heel pain, tooth or jaw pain, nerve pain, varioussports injuries, stroke and bell’s palsy recovery, tinnitus, women’s issues and both male and female fertility, allergies, insomnia, menstrual discomforts, menopausal conditions, immune or endocrine system disorders, cardiovascular diseases, anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, kidney stones, hashimoto’s disease, depression, febrile illness and coughs that do not respond well to Western treatments.
At the tender age of 6 months, Ginger and her 3-yr old brother were drugged up and carried onto a refugee boat in their mothers arms on a hot summer night of 1982. Her mother gave up her life in communistic post war Vietnam in seach of her husband and a better economic outlook for her two children. The family of 3 was out in the open water for 7 days and nights before they safely landed in a harbor of Hong Kong and found refuge at a UN Refugee Camp on Chimawan, Hong Kong. For over 2 years, they shared a 6×6 foot concrete cubicle, that held their entire life savings. At the age of 2.5, Ginger’s family received asylum in Switzerland and they were happily reunited with their father.
Ginger was raised in the refugee slums of Bern, the capital of Switzerland. She excelled in school and studied Math and Physics at the prestigious Gymnasium Neufeld until she was sponsored to move to the United States at the age of 19. Witnessing injustice and human suffering early in life, her passion to improve the human condition started at a young age and led her to earn a BA in Political Science at UNC Wilmington with the intention of becoming a human rights lawyer.
Starting in her teens, she battled obesity, ADHD, debilitating chronic fatigue and what she thought at the time was narcolepsy. Although there was apparently nothing wrong with her and “no cure” for her condition, she knew that taking hard-core prescription medicine for the rest of her life was not an option and it propelled her desperate search for an answer. Her search not only led her to discover the ancient healing powers of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine but it was a big breakthrough in her emotional and spiritual growth.
Ginger is convinced that her life purpose is to help empower patients to heal themselves with knowledge and tools to heal their bodies. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a Master’s in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL. She completed her 3 year clinical internship at two University clinics and was chosen by the University medical staff to earn a Clinical Excellence Award in 2012.
In pursuit of excellence, she moved from Miami Beach across the country to a small village called Poulsbo in Washington state to practice under one of most well known acupuncturists and herbalists in the country, Master Robert Doane. “Bob” runs one of the busiest and largest TCM clinics in the country and teaches his unique practice worldwide. It was at his clinic, the Acupuncture and Wellness Center, where Ginger mastered his unique and effective style of Acupuncture and Herbal prescription for pain relief, among other conditions. As a team, the clinic’s practitioners won the Best Acupuncturist Award of North Kitsap many years in a row.
Up to date, Ginger has over 8 years of clinical experience and has performed over 20,000 acupuncture treatments, which is an unusually high number for her profession, giving her the necessary clinical experience and expertise of a top practitioner.
Ginger’s desire to bring this effective medicine to today’s modern world gave birth to Swiss Acupuncture. She maximizes the body’s full healing potential with an evidence based and neotraditional style of acupuncture along with Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition and Patient Empowerment. Her ultimate dream is to mainstream this medicine to help millions heal their chronic and debilitating health conditions so that they can live a life full of energy and vitality and use their body as a channel to fulfill their life purpose.
8078 160th Ave NE
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