Meet the Practitioner
Mei Li with Dr. Wang Ju-yi and other
practitioners at the
Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel
Research Center and Clinic in
Mei has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2003. She received extensive academic and clinical training in the US and China. She received her Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York), and completed a 3-year traditional apprenticeship in Beijing under Dr. Wang Ju-yi, a world-renowned practitioner of classical Chinese medicine and author of the acclaimed Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine. Mei has practiced Chinese medicine in New York City as well as three cities in China, and has taught Chinese medicine alongside Dr. Wang Ju-yi in Beijing and Dublin (Ireland). She also taught an acupuncture seminar in Santiago, Chile in June 2013. She is currently a faculty member of World Medicine Institute on Oahu, Hawaii, where she teaches core classes on acupuncture and herbal medicine to students in their master's degree program.
Mei Li practices a unique style of acupuncture based on channel theory and palpation, as taught by Dr. Wang Ju-yi. Diagnosis by channel palpation reveals the channels directly associated with pathology so that treatment generally involves fewer needles and yields a more powerful therapeutic effect.
In addition to her
master's degree, Mei Li is board certified in both Acupuncture and
Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a national board that
holds its diplomates to the highest standards of professional
training and continuing education in the field of Chinese
While attending Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Mei completed an internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in New York, where she used acupuncture to help patients recover from addiction and symptoms of substance withdrawal in a court-mandated inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification program.
Mei Li was also a Chinese-English medical interpreter as well an author, translator and editor of Chinese medical literature: