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. She helps injured athletes heal and return to the wild worlds they love, restore function for high-performing individuals with complex health conditions, and facilitate transformation for visionaries stuck at major life transitions.

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 roams around the world teaching, learning, and playing in wild places with reverent gratitude.

Jiling broke both wrists in a major mountaineering accident in 2006. Acupuncture, yoga and herbs helped restore Jiling's mobility, stability, flexibility and strength. She's still climbing, along with surfing, biking, hiking, backpacking, and supporting other injured athletes through recovery, while teaching classes ranging from seasonal wellness to multi-day backpacking adventures. 

An avid traveler, teacher, clinician, multidisciplinary artist, and wilderness 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
  • Outdoor guide since 2009, throughout USA & China



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



  • Contact improv, ecstatic dance, contemplative dance practice, Five Rhythms, etc. (EarthDance, Omega Institute, Naropa University)
  • Dance communities: Northampton (MA), New Haven (CT), Boulder (CO), Portland (OR), Taipei (Taiwan), Los Angeles (CA)


  • Master's of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (M.S. AOM)
  • California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • 500-hr Experienced Yoga Teacher
  • Certified InterPlay leader
  • Certified Morning Altars Practitioner
  • 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

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Previous Locations

  • Ventura, CA: Bodhi Salt, The Pharm, Aum Vibe, Ventura Pop-Up Yoga, 24 Hour Fitness, Jai Rhythm, Hitchcock Children's Center
  • Yoga Vidya (India) 200hr YTT teaching assistant
  • Taught throughout USA, India, China & Taiwan

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