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 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 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 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
Sejin is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified Herbalist and currently enrolled in Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. She earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. The four year graduate program at this school consists of over 3400 credit hours of training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical practice, and other Chinese healing modalities such as auricular acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture, Eastern nutrition, guasha, moxibustion, and tuina (oriental bodywork). This extensive training allows Sejin to provide meticulous and precise treatment options for each individual. Read More
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.