Best Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist 

Xiaojing Wang possesses deep knowledge and an empathetic, intuitive touch.

click to enlarge Xiaojing Wang - ILLUSTRATION BY GILLIAN DREHER
  • Illustration by Gillian Dreher
  • Xiaojing Wang

All acupuncturists are not created equally. If you're looking for someone with deep knowledge and an empathetic, intuitive touch, look no further than Xiaojing Wang at Bitter Melon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. Not only did she grow up in a family steeped in traditional Chinese medicine concepts, she also earned a masters of science in traditional Chinese medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland. Wang takes time with her clients, examining their pulse and tongue, getting a thorough sense of their health, and then recommending the best course of action — whether through Chinese herbs or acupuncture or both. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including pain, gastrointestinal problems, and autoimmune disorders, but be warned — the treatment she prescribes, including diet recommendations, can be subtly potent. No wonder she's often booked weeks in advance.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story misspelled Xiaojing's name.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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