Xiao Mei Qiang is a licensed acupuncturist and a New York state Educational Board-certified herbalist. In 1975, she started TCM study and acupuncture training in her apprenticeship with Dr. Zhichun Zhang, a retired doctor and professor from Beijing TCM College, and with Drs. Ciguang Sun and Yuying Sun. The Suns were brother and sister and inherited Chinese medicine knowledge and special acupuncture skills from their older generation and were the principal acupuncture doctors in Beijing Police Hospital. Xiao Mei Qiang moved to the US in 1990 and began studying physical therapy. She has been working as a physical therapist assistant in the rehabilitation medicine field, including acute hospital, sub-acute rehabilitation center, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation, for more than thirteen years. She completed further training in acupuncture and herbology at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York where she earned her Master’s Degree in TCM. She also received a Certification in Japanese style acupuncture at Harvard Medical School, as well as a Certification in Tung’s Acupuncture style from The World Association of Tung’s Acupuncture in California. She received the Contribution Award of 2008 by the All Chinese Award for her success in treating post-stroke and neurological patients.