Our Core Values
âThe most important tool we use to treat our patients is our heartâ
âThe needs of the patient comes firstâ
âThe most important tool we use to treat our patients is our heartâ
âThe needs of the patient comes firstâ
Fen Xie is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Herbology in New York and New Jersey and medical doctor from China. A member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, she is a Diplomate in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Fen Xie is a current board member of the United Alliance of New York State Licensed Acupuncturists, and her work in the multi-disciplinary consultative domain of comprehensive disability analysis has earned her certification as a Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate.
Internationally, Fen Xie has earned the titles of Honorary Professor (2009-2012) and Guest Professor (2015-2018) from the Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For her contributions to the international propagation of Chinese medicine, she was honorably elected as the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies’ Vice Chairperson of the 1st Board of Specialty Committee of Health Management (2014-2018) and the Executive Council Member of the 3rd Board of Specialty Committee of Orthopedics and Traumatology (2015-2019).
Fen Xie grew up immersed in the art and science of healing. Her formal medical training in Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine began in her twenties, but her inculcation into China’s time-honored wisdom of natural healing developed much earlier, when she was a young girl growing up in the Chinese seaport of Quanzhou, where lush mountains to the south and the vibrant sea to the east yielded an abundance of curative herbs and minerals that attracted the countryâs most eminent medical practitioners.
Fen Xie’s earliest memories are of harvesting medicinal herbs and grinding shells into mineral tinctures–practices that had been handed down by her ancestors, who migrated from the mountains, bringing with them centuries-old wisdom about herbal medicine. Her grandfather, internationally esteemed for developing a formula to heal plague victims, headed the region’s branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. From him, she learned to apply such discoveries as using watermelon to detoxify the body and ginger to burn away viruses.
At the age of ten, Fen Xie moved into the dormitory of the People’s Hospital of Quanzhou, where her mother worked as a medical evaluator. Here, Fen Xie witnessed medical miracles by doctors passionate in developing non-invasive solutions for surgical cases. With awe, she watched a child recover from having swallowed nails by drinking a solution made of magnet powder and honey. The powder attracted the nails, while the honey allowed the nails to slip painlessly through the digestive tract.
Growing up at the People’s Hospital of Quanzhou, Fen Xie felt awed by the capacity of doctors to alleviate trauma. Families who arrived in acute distress left the hospital calm. Fen Xie soon found in these doctors mentors who taught her the wisdom and honor of their profession. By the time Fen Xie began her formal, five-year medical training, she understood that above all else a doctor’s virtue came in “treating all patients as family.”
Fen Xie was so inspired by her early mentors that following her degree she returned to the People’s Hospital of Quanzhou to specialize in acupuncture under the tutelage of China’s most renowned needling specialists. From them, she learned that the artistry of acupuncture is acquired as much through experience as education. Like a violinist learning the feel of her instrument, Fen Xie has spent years listening to the nuanced music of the body.
Fen Xie has spent the past thirty years in the United States healing patients through acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She returns to Quanzhou and other regions of China at least once each year to harvest herbs, research acupuncture techniques, and pass along the wisdom that was passed down to her. She takes great pride in mentoring a new generation of aspiring practitioners who share her philosophy of compassionate care.
Illness obscures light but healing transmits it. For Fen Xie, healing is as much heart as it is mind. Her life long journey as a doctor has always been about gathering tools to spread light throughout the lives of her patients.
Shu Min Liu brings a balanced wisdom of Western medicine and holistic healing traditions to her approaches to acupuncture, nutrition counseling, and life-style coaching. She began her training as a medical doctor in China, where she earned a Bachelor of Medicine from Capital University of Medicine in Beijing. Now a New Jersey licensed acupuncturist, she combines her knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology with her expertise in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Japanese Kiiko Style Acupuncture to guide her patients toward healthier and happier life styles.
In addition to her medical training and acupuncture specialization in China, Shu Min has earned her master-level diploma in acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ and has been certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
I have always had a desire to help people feel better and improve their lives.
That is what led me to massage therapy. My client centered care involves basic and advanced approaches in postural assessment, as well as Swedish, myofascial, neuromuscular therapy, hydrotherapy, trigger point, and sports massage.
Joining Fen Xie will allow me to incorporate my energy work and Tui Na massage into her practice. Tui Na, a form of manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, improves blood and energy flow creating a balance that aids in complete well being.I look forward to working with Fen Xie as we help her patients improve their quality of life.
Master Linru Yang’s holistic approach to massage therapy germinated from his earliest experiences as a young boy growing up in China, where he learned healing techniques from his father and grandfather, both acupuncturists and herbalists trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. His appreciation of energy systems inspired him to study martial arts, where through study and perseverance, he became a master. Injury was common and medical self-care important, so he soon learned how to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries and bone fractures. It was a natural evolution, then, for Master Yang to apprentice in orthopedics. For ten years, he trained under and worked with Beijing’s top orthopedists, deepening his skills in Chinese herbal medicine and soft tissue manipulation.
Today, as a licensed massage therapist, Master Yang combines his philosophy of martial arts with his training in orthopedics to provide focused, therapeutic massage. He offers holistic diagnoses and treatments, focusing not only on the specific areas of concern but also on the systems linked to them. Thanks to his ongoing study of martial arts, Master Yang is able to finesse healing through gentle redirection of the body’s own energy. Many of his clients seek rehabilitative assistance following injury or illness. In addition to his general practice, Master Yang specializes in treating all areas of the spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral.
Linda Wei started her career as a massage therapist fifteen years ago after seeing the rehabilitative effects that massage therapy had on her daughter following injury in a car accident. Linda has witnessed similarly profound rehabilitation in her clients, who seek her out for her gentle, compassionate touch. A student of Jian Min Li, Linda Wei specializes in healing meridian imbalances through touch in lieu of needles. Her techniques complement acupuncture, augmenting the effects of needling, and in some cases can replace it. Clients reluctant to try traditional acupuncture for fear of needling find her approach relaxing. Likewise, clients already experiencing the benefits of needling enjoy an additive effect when coupling acupuncture with Jian Min Li-style massage.
When your father is a medical doctor and your mother is a registered nurse, a career in the health field is virtually inevitable. Jenna entered college as a pre-med student, but the smell of formaldehyde and the sight of blood made her realize that she should choose a different path.
After earning a BS in business communications from Cornell University, Jenna spent 15 years traveling the world as a management consultant. Interestingly, her focus was helping businesses become well by optimizing their systems and processes to maximize efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Jenna reached a crossroads when she became pregnant with her son, Carter. Doctors told her that she shouldnât be eating certain foods, but they didnât explain why. Jenna thought, âIf these things are unacceptable when I have a child inside me, why are they acceptable at other times?â She began to question conventional medicine.
Her son, Carter, had some serious digestion-related health issues when he was just six months old. Jenna bounced around from doctor to doctor who recommended medication after medication. When she went to fill a prescription, the pharmacist pulled her aside and said that he wouldnât give her the medication because it could cause fatal respiratory issues for a child Carterâs age.
Having struggled with her own health issues throughout her life, this was Jennaâs breaking point. She knew it was time to pursue her passion and help people become well â not by waiting for problems to arise and treating them with medication, but by preventing and reversing chronic illness through smart decisions that stimulate the bodyâs natural ability to heal itself.
Jenna became a Certified Integrative Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has also earned her certification as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) where she was specifically trained to find and decode an individualâs personal blueprint for optimum health, identifying hidden stressors at the root cause of disease and dysfunction and identifying healing opportunities based on unique biological, physiological and environmental conditions. She uses a patented methodology called D.R.E.S.S for Health SuccessÂ®, a customized program that addresses five key areas, or pillars of health, crucial to achieving and maintaining optimum health; Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction, and Supplementation. There is no other program in existence that uses these scientifically based, holistically grounded, repeatedly proven principles in a manner that educates and empowers one to achieve and enjoy abundant health. We are all meant to be well and to live vitally; we just need to get out of our own way.
Kelly began her yoga journey twenty-five years ago in the solitude of her bedroom, huddled before a humble book called Yoga 26 Poses. Those posesâthe first of more than two decades of practiceâstirred in her the first stages of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Over the years, sheâs explored a variety of practices (Anusara, Bikram, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Ashtanga), but it was Yin Yoga and Kundalini Yoga that have most spoken to her soul. Through ongoing exploration of breath, movement, and meditation, Kelly has healed herself in profound and lasting ways.
As a teacher, Kelly feels grateful to share the peace, wisdom, and vitality that sheâs discovered through her own yoga practice. She knows both the exhilaration and confusion/insecurity that can come with exploring any new practiceâespecially one as life-altering as yoga. From a place of deep compassion, Kelly treats the yoga room as a sacred, loving space, where students can safely explore the beauty of their inner worlds.
Following her 500-hour Kripalu-style yoga certification, Kelly trained in Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation. Most recently, she earned her 200-hour certification in Kundalini Yoga from Golden Bridge Yoga in NYC.
Lynn X. Lin is a national trainer and referee certified by the United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation (USAWKF). Concurrently, she is Vice President of America Taiji & Health Qigong and Vice President of Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts. She started her training in Wushu at the age of seven and made a sports-related visit to China in 1986. After graduating from Fujian College of Physical Education in 1992, she worked at the Fujian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine) as Director of the Traditional Health Maintenance Teaching & Research Office of the Sports Department and head coach of the college Wushu team. Lynn was awarded the title of Chinaâs Best College Trainer on three occasions. Several dissertations she wrote on Tai Chi and Health Qigong were published in Chinaâs national journals. She won the first prizes for the Baduanjin and Yijinjing group events at the 4th International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange, and the first place for the Baduanjin at the 1st China international Health Qigong Tournament.
Master Sitan Chen is President of American Tai Chi & Health Qigong Center, U.S. National Wushu Judge and Deputy Director of the Technical Commission of the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF). As founder of the New York Tai Chi Championship, Master Chen is also the first world champion for men (in the Second World Wushu Tournament in 1993), the first Tai Chi champion for men in the Asian Games (1990). As two-time Tai Chi Champion in the World Wushu Tournaments of 1993 and 1997, he has altogether won 32 Tai Chi gold medals in major Chinese and international competitions. He is the demonstrator of the widely popular 42-forms Tai Chi competitive routine video and was the instructor of the Tai Chi Boxing & Sword Series on CCTV 5 (Channel 5 of China Central Television). Master Sitan Chen has produced more than a dozen VCD and DVD series on Tai Chi techniques and routines.