Yun Xiao in Nepal
Photo Credit: Acupuncture Relief Project

Yun received her academic degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2005.  Shanghai University of TCM is the finest TCM medical schools in China.  After moving to the United States, she earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University.  Bastyr University is focused on integrating East Asian medicine with modern Western Medicine.  Yun is board certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Yun believes in combining traditional Chinese medicine with conventional Western medicine to provide the best treatments for her patients whole-heartedly.

Yun () in Chinese means rhythm or rhyme. Her grandfather gave her this name with the hope that she would bring joy and harmony to the world. Like making beautiful music, musicians coordinate various instruments to create a masterpiece. Yun believes healthcare should work the same way.  Yun’s understanding of the body allows her to use different approaches to conduct proper treatments to restore and return patients to their optimal health.

After graduating from Bastyr University, Yun practiced as a primary care provider at Bajrabarahi clinic in Nepal. Yun treated hundreds of patients in a remote area with a lack of resources. Several difficult pathologies presented themselves requiring many evenings of research and discussion. One of these difficult cases Yun was able to drastically reduce chronic pain in a neuropathy patient by 75%. Because of her work in Nepal, the president of Acupuncture Relief Project Dr. Andrew Schlabach said “Yun is an outstanding example competency, ethics and compassion”.

All the patients lovingly call her “Yun”. Her nurturing personality and strong belief in patient care has earned her a reputation at WABM. Yun’s knowledge in pain management is not limited to musculoskeletal injuries. She also knows that pain could be psychogenic, neurogenic, from cancer, arthritis, internal organ dysfunction, post-trauma, post-surgical, menstrual etc. If you or your loved ones suffer from any pain, you can talk with Yun.

Yun loves exploring everything from mountainous trails to downtown art museums. You can find her photographs and sketches on Instagram (search for yunxiao_blf). Yun believes that everyday is a blessing. She is grateful for every person she encounters and feels blessed for everything she has. We at WABM hope you will find it a total joy to work with Yun.