The Beginnings of A Family Business
Since Wei's son recently returned from his out-of-state studies, Wei has been able to expand her practice with her son's technical assistance in translating her heritage of TCM expertise into all-natural herbal ointments to supplement her patients' treatments. Through her herbal products as well as her TCM practice, we aim to bring Wei's skills to a larger population of patients seeking an alternative and effective therapy for their skin conditions.
Our Specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Our clinician, 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) as well as over 10 years of experience in Western medicine practicing previously as a hospitalist. Over this time, she has acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise in treating skin conditions of all types, further expanding her strong familial heritage.
Wei started studying under her father at the age of 12 while reading famous classics on TCM theory, and opened her own practice in TCM within five years. Four years later, she enrolled in Anhui Medical University, from which she graduated magna cum laude with her MD degree, and went on to enrolled in graduate school. Again graduating magna cum laude, she twice won first place for her research publications in the Anhui Province in the first year of her graduation.
Since traveling to the United States, Wei taught at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, OR, for over 12 years. Subsequently, in 2003, she also published 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 thereafter, she decided to dedicate all of her time to patient care through her clinical practice, based currently in Portland, Tigard, and Salem, OR. At all three of her locations, she splits her time between her general and specialized practices in TCM.