Acupuncture In Encino & Santa Clarita, CA

Dr. Hongyan Li, Acupuncturist, OMD, MD

Dr. Hongyan Li, Acupuncture in Encino and Santa Clarita, CAExpert in Her Specialty of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture in Encino & Santa Clarita

  • One of Few Acupuncturists Professionally Trained in both Western and Oriental Medicine
  • California Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Former Professor at Beijing University, Hangtian Hospital
  • Chinese Medical Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • 12 Years of High Quality Medical Education &Training in Oriental and Western Medicine in both China and US
  • 29 Years of Experience in Hospital and Clinical Practice
  • UCLA Visiting Scholar and worked at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center
  • Acupuncture Physician At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Acupuncture in Encino & Santa Clarita offices

What Is TCM And Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture have been used extensively, dating back to two-thousand years ago in China, for a wide variety of diseases and have achieved great treatment for patients. Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes on the effective interaction of functional entities (systems that regulate digestion, breathing, aging, etc) in the body. A disease can be caused by a disharmony in the interaction of body entities, resulting in an imbalance of Ying and Yang, and Qi stagnation. Traditional Chinese Doctors utilize a variety of methods such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, Tuina or Qigong to reestablish the hormonal and energy imbalance in one’s body and thus curing the disease.

 Why Chose AMC Dragon Acupuncture?

   Compassionate and Professional

Dr. Li has a strong desire to help all of her patients to recover from their symptoms as quickly as possible. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience in Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine to achieve the most effective treatment for each of her patients.  Integrating Western Medical knowledge with Chinese Medical Acupuncture skills, Dr. Li has developed a unique set of approach, “Non-Pain Technique” to treating her patients, allowing for minimal pain sensation and speedily recovery for patients. Her expertise and experiences makes her one of the most recognized professionals in the field of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

   Exceptional Qualifications

Dr. Li has served as the chief hospital physician in several prominent hospitals. She was a professor at a top-notched medical university and trained many excellent student doctors. In addition, she was a key researcher at many large institutions such as USC, UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and published more than twenty articles in well-known journals.

   Expertise in Difficult Medical Problems

Sometimes, medical problems could be complicated and require using a wide variety of methods to achieve optimum treatment. Dr. Li’s rich knowledge in Western Medicine has helped her to resolve many challenging health problems for patients. Integrating Western Medical techniques with Chinese Medical Acupuncture skills, Dr. Li has developed outstanding acupuncture techniques that can solve even the most complex health problems, which otherwise could not be treated effectively.


Service Areas:
Los Angeles County: Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, North Hills, Burbank, Glendale, Pacoima, Reseda, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Valley Village, Van Nuys, West Hills, Winnetka, Warner Center, Santa Clarita (Valencia, Canyon Country, Newhall), Stevenson Ranch, Castaic.

Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans

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Five Acupuncture Points for Spring

Spring is the season of growth, regeneration, increased activity and new beginnings. During the season of spring, people experience many changes. Allergies, high blood pressure, headaches, sinus pain and congestion, anger, irritation and tendon problems are just some of the issues common to the spring months. Many of these problems can be attributed to increased wind in the environment.

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Mental/Emotional Aspects of The Heart

The major responsibility of the heart in TCM is housing the mind and controlling the shen. “Shen” can be seen as the overall healthiness of the mind. When you look at a healthy person in good spirits, you know how you can see that in their eyes? There is a certain bright clarity and sense of health that shines

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