As one of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been in use in some form for at least 2500 years showed in certain evidence, although how it works is not fully understood by modern medicine due to limit of current science and technology. However, there’s evidence that acupuncture may have direct effects on the nervous system (such as brain) and other body tissues such as connective tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and facia.
In the 32 years of practicing acupuncture, Quan has developed her special and integrative technique and approaches, including needling, cupping, herbal supplement, Guasha, gentle electrical stimulation, manual manipulations, as well as instructions and suggestions in modifying diet, exercise, life style, and other supplements. She has been continuously keep learning and absorbing modern and classical modalities inspiring her journey of healing the patients with great success.
In 2011, Quan worked in Oncological department of Boston Medical Center. As a member of integrative medicine team, she practiced acupuncture for cancer patients with great supporting effect during their chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
In the past 3 years, Quan used both acupuncture and herbal supplement in the treatment of new and long covid19, which left patient in hopeless and severe anxiety, as conventional medicine couldn’t provide effective help. These clinical experiences indicated that the reason acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine works so well for wide verity of conditions and issues through improving and restoring balance and communication within the patients rather than just dropping or adding substance into human body.
Auricular acupuncture (or Ear seed press balls) is another unique specialty in Quan’s practice where she had been spent whole 1 year to study and translated her mentor’s book into English published in 1997 in the U.S. Most of times, she apples pain-free seed press balls on a few points selected from more than 100 acupuncture points in an ear for pains, allergies, headaches, digestive issues, as well as mental or emotional conditions. Usually the seeds can be kept on the ears for days so that the therapeutic effects last for days. Promising results showed by researches on ear acupuncture treatment in recent years has been listed on NIH webpage.
Quan lives locally. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening and swimming with her husband and two children.
Board Certifications & Memberships
• Massachusetts Licensed Acupuncture
• Member of the Massachusetts Traditional Chinese Medicine Association, USA
• Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, USA
• Member of the China Association of Acupuncture, China
2012 – Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition, University of Alabama
2007 – Courses completed: Developmental Psychology, Interpersonal Relationship, Sociology, Kinesiology/Lab, Exercise Physiology/Lab, Physics/Lab, Chemistry/Lab, Science of Food, Basic Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Nutritional Assessment, Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Biostatistics, Advanced Community Nutrition, Epidemiology and Nutrition in Life Cycle, University of Massachusetts, Kansas State University
1991 – B.S. Medicine; specialty in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, College of Acupuncture, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
1. The Affection to the Action of the Small Intestine of Rabbit by Applying Moxibustion on the Acupoint ‘Zusanli,” 3rd-year thesis in college
2. Clinical Treatment for Insomnia with Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Graduate Thesis
• “Auricular Medicine” (2nd ed.), Translation; Published by Auricular Medicine International Research and Training Center, FL, USA, 2004
• “Auricular Treatment Formulae and Prescriptions,” Translation; Published by Auricular Medicine International Research and Training Center, FL, USA 2001
• “Auriculotherapy Diagnosis and Treatment,” Translation; Published by Longevity Press, Bellaire, TX USA 1996
• “A Complete Manual of Chinese Special Acupuncture,” Co-author; Published by Huaxia Press, Beijing, China, 1995
Invited Public Presentations
• “Acupuncture and Moxibustion” Physical Therapy Department, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, Nov. 1997, Singapore
• “A General Introduction of Acupuncture” Social Committee, National University of Singapore, Mar. 1998, Singapore
• “Talk cum Demonstration on Acupuncture” Social Work and Psychology Department, National University of Singapore, May 1998, Singapore
• “Acupuncture” Hong Kong University Alumni Association (Singapore) Oct. 1998, Singapore