About Us

About Us

Grandmaster Tzu Kuo Shih OMD, L.Ac.

Born in 1929 in Shanghai, Grand Master Shih represents the fifth generation of Chinese medicine doctors and qigong masters in his family lineage. He began his study of qigong at the age of eleven when he contracted malaria during the World War II Japanese bombing of Shanghai. At that time, his grand-father taught him a special qigong technique that cured his life threatening illness. Read More


De Ying Huang OMD, L.Ac.

De Ying Huang is the daughter of a famous medical doctor’s family in China. Her father, Huang Zenjne, taught his daughter about herbs and how to use them, letting her mix the herbs into medicines for his patients. Dr. Huang was educated in the traditional Chinese medical skills passed down through generations in her family. Dr. Huang worked side by side with her father in the clinic. Read More


Melanie Shih OMD, L.Ac.

Melanie Shih was born into a family with a long lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. Melanie represents the sixth consecutive generation of her family to dedicate their life to health and healing. Currently Dr. Shih has a Chinese Healing Arts Center clinic in both Kingston and Rhinebeck, N.Y. Read More


Wendy Shih Tai Chi Ch’uan Master

Wendy Shih was born in Shanghai 1967. When she was five years old, it was discovered that the bone marrow in her right arm had failed to develop leaving the bone in that arm as fragile as an egg shell. An initial operation left doctors baffled as to what to do and it seemed that eventually she would have to lose her right arm. Both of her parents are doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Masters of Qigong. Read More


Shakai Shepard MSAC, L.Ac

Shakai Shepard is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and also certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated from the the Pacific College of Oriental medicine in NYC, an intensive four year program in the study of Chinese medicine and holds a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture. Previous to her studies at Pacific College, Shakai pursued a PhD at Columbia University in NYC and graduated with honors in the field of Archeology and Social Psychology. The daughter of a Western medical physician, and niece to an Acupuncturist aunt, Shakai was raised in both Eastern and Western medicine. Shakai envisions the future of medicine to embrace an integrative approach where the emphasis is placed on the prevention of disease rather than solely focused on the treatment of illness. In line with this vision she is also trained in Eastern Nutrition and mind/body practices such as Guided Meditation and movement therapy both of which she uses in her practice. Shakai has a commitment to being of value to society through her service to the practice of Chinese medicine.