What motivates and inspires you?
Chinese medicine inspires us because of its positive impact on people’s lives. It is about improving quality of life for others, but part of that picture is helping people realize they have the power to heal themselves. What we do is not a Band-Aid. We offer long-term results, helping the body zero in on imbalances and remember how to heal itself. The empowerment this gives our patients and the deep healing we witness is why we do what we do.
What do you love most about doing business in this area?
Jackie: I was born and raised in Montgomery County and always loved the diversity of the metro area. It was important to me to serve a diverse population. It's heartening that we get the chance to help everyone. I smile when I see every race sitting side-by-side in my waiting room.
What changes or innovations are on the horizon in your industry? How are you preparing for them?
Last year, the American College of Physicians recognized acupuncture as a first line of treatment for low back pain, which is a huge stride for legitimizing what we do, and bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine. We’ve seen a great increase in Western medical doctors reaching out in order to provide more comprehensive healthcare to patients, and we’re answering that call.
How do you measure success?
Success is making sure that our patients see results, but also feel valued and cared for. We offer acupuncture in different price ranges so no one is turned away. We're also adding massage and naturopathic medicine, because our success is measured by what we offer our patients—not the other way around.
"It is about improving quality of life for others, but part of that picture is helping people realize they have the power to heal themselves."
Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM); Clinically trained at Hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu and Shanghai, China; Board Certfied NCCAOM Diplomats of Oriental Medicine