Yuqing Kou, L.Ac.
Jianchun Lei, BACOM
About Yuqing (pronounced "yoo-ching"):
Yuqing is the sixth generation Chinese Medicine practitioner in her family. Both her parents were practitioners and instructors at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Having grown up surrounded by the medicine, following in her parents’ footsteps became a natural choice. Her goal is to bridge the gap between the ancient healing arts and modern healthcare.
Yuqing believes in achieving optimum health through a holistic and harmonizing approach. One of the central tenets of Chinese Medicine is to consider the patient as a whole and use only what is necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of balance. Yuqing hopes to facilitate this process through acupuncture, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and other adjunctive therapies such as cupping and gua sha.
Yuqing received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Oregon. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors hiking, camping, and practicing Tai Ji. On rainy days, she enjoys books, movies, video games, and hanging out with friends. Yuqing is also fluent in both English and Mandarin and enjoys studying the classical Chinese Medicine texts in both languages.
About Jianchun (aka Mrs. Kou/Dr. Lei):
Jianchun comes from a family of teachers and was herself a teacher for several years before pursuing her degree in Chinese Medicine. She completed a 5-year Bachelor of Traditional Chinese and Western Clinical Medicine degree program at the Chengdu University of TCM, one of the top 5 academic institutions of TCM in China. Jianchun continued her career as a resident physician in Zigong, China where she served as a primary care physician for the rural community for many years.
After returning to Chengdu, she became a head instructor of acupuncture at the teaching hospital of the Chengdu University of TCM and helped to design the curriculum for future acupuncturists. Jianchun helped to edit several important textbooks used at the Chengdu University of TCM. After moving to the United States, she decided to take a more administrative role to support Dr. Kou and Yuqing at the family clinic. You will see Mrs. Kou's smiling face at the front desk.