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.
As the daughter of Qi Gong Grandmaster T.K. Shih O.M.D. and De-Ying Huang, O.M.D., co-founders of the Chinese Healing Arts Center, Melanie has grown up being exposed to Qi healing, T.C.M., Tai-Chi, nutrition and herbs, and the gentle powers they possess when integrated into one’s life.
Medical Taoism and the Medical Morale of maintaining a healthy life taught Melanie to care about and be kind to all people. Melanie studied meridian theory at the Shanghai Research Institute, doing her hospital internship at Hebei Gaocheng Medical School. Earning her medical degree at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, her dissertation on Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine earned her the award of “Best Papers” from the First International Conference and Exhibition on Ethnic Medicine in Beijing in 1997.
Melanie has worked alongside her parents treating patients and helping her father design a curriculum for teaching acupuncture, Qi Gong and other aspects of Taoist Chinese Medicine. Active in many professional organizations, Melanie is a member of the Federation of Eastern American Acupuncture Association, the Connecticut Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the American Association of Oriental Medicine, and a Diplomat of Acupuncture from the National Certification committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Currently Dr. Shih has a Chinese Healing Arts Center clinic; in Kingston, N.Y.