I love Chinese medicine because every treatment is so unique and always tailored specifically to suit each individual’s needs and constitution at the time. -Hefei Liang, Acupuncturist
HEFEI LIANG IS A NATIVE MANDARIN SPEAKER
Hefei Liang is a licensed practitioner of East Asian medicine in the state of Washington, and is board certified by the NCCAOM in both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She received her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. Growing up in Beijing, China, she was able to experience traditional Chinese medicine from a young age. From that point on, her passion only grew. Being fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, she has been able to take her studies outside the English acupuncture research and into the traditional Chinese manuscripts. Acupuncture Northwest is proud to have Hefei on their team!
Hefei is currently in intensive training for treating fertility at our office. She has taken classes from Jane Lyttleton, internationally known fertility acupuncture specialist. She is well qualified to see fertility patients while they are in their IVF cycles and she will be starting to see other fertility patients soon (with weekly consultations with clinic director, Stephanie Gianarelli). Hefei does all of our onsite embryo transfer acupuncture for Poma Fertility and Sound Fertility.
Hefei has also done additional training in treating pregnant patients. She has studied with Debra Betts and has had pregnancy acupuncture training with clinic director, Stephanie Gianarelli. She sees patients from the first trimester through postpartum. Coming from China, Hefei truly understands the concept of "Sitting the month", the Chinese concept that to truly heal after childbirth, the birthing person must take time to heal and regain full health to protect their future health.
Treating Anxiety and Depression
Hefei is drawn to Chinese medicine's ability to relieve stress and anxiety through its mechanism to calm the nervous system and put the patient into a state relaxation that often continues well beyond the time the person has the needles in. And in these trying times, it is even more rewarding to help patients cope with their anxiety and depression. See our mental health pages for more information on how Hefei approaches anxiety and depression using acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Treating Chronic and Acute Pain
Hefei also loves the immediate and long term satisfaction of treating chronic and acute pain. Whether it's a sports injury or chronic pain, acupuncture's ability to relieve pain is well known and well proven. See our pain pages for some of the studies.
I love when the patient gets off the table feeling better than when they arrived. That gives me great satifaction. - Hefei Liang
Hefei enjoys helping all patients with a blend of different acupuncture styles, such as; traditional Chinese style, Japanese Manaka style, auricular and modern style acupuncture. In clinical practice, she strives to provide excellent clinical care with various tools, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, tui na (Chinese therapeutic body work), gua sha and moxibustion. In addition, she makes sure her patients are provided with dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
In her free time, Hefei enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs. She also likes cooking and exploring for good restaurants.