About Jiling

Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), herbalist, and yoga teacher who cultivates thriving health through nature, art, movement, and ritual. Jiling’s integrative medical practice in Ventura, CA nourishes wellness for all people, specializing in sports acupuncture, women’s health, and chronic illness. Her gentle yet powerful acupuncture and herbal treatments center accessible lifestyle medicine solutions for creating profound transformation over time.  

Jiling is faculty for the Esalen Institute, Balanced Rock Foundation’s Yoga Teacher Training, and Artemisia Academy’s Herbal Apprenticeship Program. She writes for Mountain Rose Herbs and various publications, runs “Tea Talks with Jiling” on the Herbal Radio podcast, and teaches classes ranging from seasonal wellness to multi-day backpacking adventures.  

Jiling broke both wrists in a major mountaineering accident in 2006. Acupuncture, yoga, and herbs helped restore her mobility, stability, flexibility and strength. She's back in the mountains hiking and backpacking, along with surfing, biking, and climbing. Jiling now supports other injured athletes through recovery, with direct personal experience from her own healing journey.

Jiling holds a B.A. in Art, M.S. in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, and is certified as a 500-hour Yoga Teacher, InterPlay Leader, and Morning Altars Practitioner. A first generation Taiwanese-American woman, Jiling bridges eastern and western botanical medicine traditions, wilderness awareness education, expressive arts, and contemplative spiritual practices.  

A passionate teacher, clinician, artist, and adventurer, Jiling is devoted to reconnecting humans with the wild beauty of their inner and outer landscapes. By providing the best integrative medicine and experiential education, Jiling helps empower thriving health and environmental stewardship in our bodies, communities, and world. 


Provide the best integrative medicine and experiential education to empower thriving health and environmental stewardship in our bodies, communities, and world.


A wild beautiful world of ecological diversity and flourishing full-systems health, both internally and externally, individually and collectively.



  • Master's of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (M.S.AOM)
  • California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)


  • Internships at clinics & hospitals throughout USA, Taiwan & China
  • Traditional Chinese medicine, Alhambra Medical University
  • Classical Chinese medicine, National University of Natural Medicine



  • Apprentice with 7song, Northeast School of Botanical Medicine & Ithaca Free Clinic
  • Advanced Clinical Herbal Program, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
  • Wilderness guide since 2009, USA & China
  • Permaculture Design Certificate



  • 200-hr YTT with Yoga Vidya in India (Hatha yoga)
  • 300-hr YTT with Balanced Rock in Yosemite, CA (WildYoga)




  • Contact improv, ecstatic dance, etc. (EarthDance, Omega Institute)
  • Contemplative dance practice (Naropa University, Darlene Lorraine)
  • Intensives in Northampton, MA. New Haven, CT. Boulder, CO. Portland, OR. Taipei, Taiwan. Los Angeles, CA.


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

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