Dr. Fengli Lan

L.Ac., PhD., Q.M.E.

Fengli Lan

I have been working in the field of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for over 30 years. Formerly I was Professor and Graduate Advisor of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a leading TCM university in the world. My family and I received the Green Cards based on the approval of my I 140 eb1a, Alien of Extraordinary Ability. I am currently Professor of Five Branches University, and started my own business Research-Based Acupuncture in 2017.

I received a PhD in Chinese medicine after 11 years of full time education and training at Hebei Medical University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and their affiliated hospitals, and accomplished my postdoctoral research project sponsored by China Postdoctoral Scientific Foundation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a top in China. With 30+ years of professional experiences in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, I published 36 peer-reviewed journal papers & 24 books on Acupuncture, Gynecology, Mental & Emotional Disorders, philosophy of Chinese Medicine, etc.

Here are some of my representative works (Please refer to publication page):

  • Constructive Realism in Chinese Medicine (Bautz, 2020)
  • Chinese Understanding of Migraine: Key to Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Herbal Remedies (Bautz, 2020)
  • The Concepts of Health and Disease (Bautz, 2019)
  • Prasenztherapie (Thieme, 2018)
  • Evaluation of Acupuncture (Peter Lang, 2018)
  • Women’s Health: Fundamentals, Lifestyles, and Acupuncture Approach (Peter Lang, 2018)
  • Lifestyle and Health (Bautz, 2017)
  • Metaphor: The Weaver of Chinese Medicine (Bautz, 2015)
  • Culture, Philosophy, and Chinese Medicine (Peter Lang, 2012)
  • Shen, Psychotherapy, and acupuncture (Peter Lang, 2011)
  • Acupuncture Treatment for Women’s Diseases: Historical Development and Rational Interpretations (Peter Lang, 2011)
  • Chinese Medicine and Intercultural Philosophy (Peter Lang, 2010)
  • The Way of Thinking in Chinese Medicine (Peter Lang, 2009)
  • Illustration of Tuina Manipulations (Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers, 2009) 
  • Acupuncture Treatment for Depression (Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers, 2007)
  • Gynecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Shanghai University of TCM Press, 2001)

I was formerly Professor and Graduate Adviser of Shanghai University of TCM, Guest Professor of University of Vienna, and Visiting Faculty of UC Santa Cruz & UC San Diego. Currently I am Professor of The Five Branches University (FBU), Graduate School of TCM, in California. I teach at FBU the following subjects: Gynecology & Obstetrics of Chinese Medicine, Chinese External Medicine, Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, Research and Medical Literature, Chinese Language for Chinese Medicine Purpose, and also serve as the Research Chair for CDAOM (Chinese program of Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). I specialize in pain relief, cancer support, women’s health including PMS, menstrual disorders, infertility, diseases during pregnancy, postpartum diseases, perimenopausal syndrome, etc; Eczemas, psoriasis, acnes, warts, hives, fungus, and other dermatological issues; facial rejuvenation; psychosomatic diseases; gastro-intestinal disorders; pediatrics; and lifestyle related diseases.

I studied with world famous professors – acupuncturists: Ding Li, Hanping Chen; National TCM Masters: Shimao Li, Nansun Zhu, Guangxin Lu; TCM gynecologists: Shuxiao Tian, Zhongli Shen, Caiwen Wang. I specialize in restoring balance and harmony to individuals with migraine, insomnia, cancer, infertility, dysmenorrhea, PMS, gastrointestinal disorders, pains, facial rejuvenation, skin diseases, allergies, anxiety/stress, and much more.

Chinese medicine can be roughly classified into two parts: “Dao or Way”, i.e. the way of constructing & developing the knowledge system; and “Shu or Skills”, i.e. its clinical applications. My practice is based on my research on Dao of Chinese medicine – Metaphor: the Weaver of Chinese Medicine (Bautz, 2015) to restore balance and harmony to individuals of different ages with health issues and concerns.

The treatment modalities in my practice include but are not limited to: acupuncture, acupuncture with E-Stimulation, Laser acupuncture (Blue or Red), cupping, Gua Sha, therapeutic massage, Chinese herbs, etc.