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Traditional Herbalism for a New Age of Skincare

Salvean Skincare is owned and operated by Wei Li and her son Ben, whose role focuses more on the technical side of making our ointments according to Wei's herbal formulations. What Wei initially created for clinical use as an adjunctive treatment for certain skin conditions received such enthusiastic feedback from her patients that she was motivated to develop them into products that can bring benefit to a wider community, including those for whom conventional therapies for dry skin have fallen short and others who simply seek an all-natural moisturizer for dry skin rooted in a millenia-long tradition of medicine.

Our Seasoned TCM Clinician and Lineage Holder

Wei Li, LAc, Dipl Ac, MD(China)

Wei Li, LAc, Dipl Ac, MD(China), is an eighth-generation physician in her family, and has over 40 years of clinical experience in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from her family lineage plus an additional decade of hospitalist experience in Western medicine as an MD and alumni of the largest affiliate teaching hospital of her province's medical school, Anhui Medical University. Over this time, she has acquired a wealth of medical knowledge and expertise in both medicines as well as expanded the knowledge of her familial heritage in TCM.

Wei began training in TCM under her father at the age of 12 while reading classical texts on TCM theory, opening her own practice in acupuncture and herbal medicine five years later. Then, at the age of 21, she enrolled in Anhui Medical University, and graduated magna cum laude with an MD degree, and went on to enrolled in graduate school. Again graduating magna cum laude, she won two first place awards for her research publications in the Anhui province within the first year of her graduation, and began working in Anhui Medical University's main teaching hospital, where she would work for the next decade before moving abroad.

After traveling to the United States, Wei was soon hired by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, OR, where she taught Chinese herbology for over 12 years. In 2003, she also released the first complete textbook and clinical reference published in the English language on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney and bladder diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Shortly afterwards, she decided to focus all of her time on patient care in her clinical practice across three cities in northwest Oregon.