About Jiling

Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She provides the best integrative medicine and experiential education to empower thriving health and environmental stewardship in our bodies, communities, and world. Jiling is dedicated to her vision of a wild beautiful world of ecological diversity and flourishing full-systems health, both internally and externally, individually and collectively. Between running her clinical practice and teaching all over, Jiling loves backpacking, surfing, climbing and playing in wild places with reverent gratitude.


Jiling is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, board licensed by both the California Acupuncture Board and National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Jiling received her Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.S.AOM) from Alhambra Medical University, where she studied traditional Chinese medicine. She studied classical Chinese medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine, and apprenticed at community clinics and hospitals throughout Taiwan and China. Book your acupuncture treatment →


Jiling regularly writes articles and records podcasts for Mountain Rose Herbs and HerbRally. , and teaches the clinical module of Artemisia Academy's Herbal Apprenticeship Program. She apprenticed with 7song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine & Ithaca Free Clinic, and studied with Lisa Ganora at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Jiling has years of experience leading wilderness awareness and outdoor adventure classes and trips throughout USA and China. Herbs with Jiling →


Jiling’s yoga classes build mobility, stability, flexibility, and strength in a gentle yet powerful fusion of body, breath, and mind for thriving life expression. She studied Sivananda-style Hatha yoga with Yoga Vidya in southern India, taught in India, China, and Taiwan, and studied wilderness-based Wild Yoga with Balanced Rock in Yosemite. Practice yoga with Jiling →


Jiling breathes classical Chinese Medicine to life through nature, art, movement, and ritual. She invites playful and mindful creative improvisation through contemplative practices, vocalization, story-telling, writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and other multi-dimensional mixed media arts. She teaches Contemplative Movement Practice, "Botany Illustrated," botanical ceramics, botanical print-making, and other creative medicine workshops.

Jiling is a Certified Interplay Leader and budding Morning Altars Practitioner. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in Studio Art, specializing in photojournalism. Her dance influences includes contact improvisation, ecstatic dance, contemplative dance practice, Five Rhythms, and other somatic studies from EarthDance, Omega Institute, Naropa University, Northampton (MA), New Haven (CT), Boulder (CO), Portland (OR), Taipei (Taiwan), and Los Angeles (CA) dance communities. Explore Jiling's events →


  • Master's of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (M.S.AOM)
  • California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • 500 hour Yoga Teacher
  • Certified InterPlay leader
  • Certified Morning Altars Practitioner (in process)
  • Permaculture Design Certificate
  • The Five Elements of Yoga & Chinese Medicine, Esalen Institute
  • Acupressure & Herbal guest lectures, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Botany, Chinese medicine, plant walks, Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference
  • Embodied Herbalism, Beloved Festival
  • Plant Families & Botany for Kids, Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference
  • Botany, Montana Herb Gathering
  • Herbal First Aid, Southwest RadHerb

Upcoming events →


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  • Balanced Rock Foundation 200-hr Yoga Teacher training instructor, wilderness retreat guide
  • Boulderdash climbing gym
  • Bodhi Salt
  • The Pharm
  • Aum Vibe
  • Ventura Pop Up Yoga
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Jai Rhythm Yoga
  • Hitchcock Children's Center
  • Yoga Vidya (India) 200-hr Yoga Teacher training teaching-assistant
  • Deer Park Institute (India)
  • Annamaya Yoga (China)
  • Rising Light Center (Taiwan)
  • Foundation of Light (NY)

More yoga →

Wilderness Education
  • Where There Be Dragons, China
  • Two Coyotes Wilderness School, CT
  • Great Hollow Wilderness School, CT
  • Teaching Drum Outdoor School, WI
  • Orchard Hill Farm, NH
  • Mahalo Arts Center, VT
  • Indier, China


Acupuncture with Jiling helps me heal muscular strains from surfing, rock-climbing, bicycling, and backpacking. She has treated me for various overuse injuries related to work and sports and never fails to get me feeling better. I feel calm and loose after treatments. I highly recommend her!

Ben M.

Emergency Room Physician, Surfer, Biker, Climber

Jiling blends incredible technical skill and efficiency with an intuitive knowing and deep care for her patients. Her treatments catalyzed a dramatic shift leading to positive transformation in my health, and ultimately greater wellbeing. Jiling tailors her treatments to my needs and specifically addresses my concerns.

Paula W.

Yoga Teacher, Mountaineer, Sailor, Adventurer

Jiling's recommendations on altering my daily routine and adding herbal remedies has drastically changed my overall energy and vitality. She is a deep listener and takes great care in connecting with her clients to meet them where they are at, and help them in their health and wellness journey.

Meaghan O.

Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Traveler