Jiling is an acupuncturist, herbalist, yoga teacher, and artist in Ventura, CA. She cultivates thriving health for healthcare practitioners, artists, and athletes through holistic clinics and classes, specializing in managing pain, chronic illness, and emotional wellness. Jiling connects wilderness, creativity, and Spirit through internal and external environmental stewardship. She facilitates embodied-wellness events nationally and internationally, including wilderness- immersion retreats, herbal workshops, community acupuncture, and emergency medical support. Between patients and students, Jiling is hiking, backpacking, surfing, climbing, botanizing, and creating around Ventura, and beyond.
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 (MSAOM) 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.
Jiling regularly writes articles and records podcasts for Mountain Rose Herbs and HerbRally. Jiling studied western herbalism at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, Ithaca Free Clinic, and Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She has years of experience leading wilderness awareness and outdoor adventure classes and trips throughout USA and China.
Jiling’s yoga classes build mobility, stability, flexibility, and strength in a gentle yet powerful fusion of body, breath, and mind for thriving passionate and compassionate life expression. Jiling 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.
Jiling encourages creative expression, integrating art and creativity into both her clinical and educational work. She facilitates playful and mindful creative improvisation through movement, 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 an Interplay Leader-in-Training. 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.
When I came to see Jiling, I had such severe back and right flank pain that I could not sit or bend over without experiencing severe pain. Fortunately, after only two acupuncture and cupping sessions, the pain completely resolved, and I was again able to sit and bend over completely pain free. Additionally, the chronic hamstring tendonitis that I had been experiencing for over two years has almost completely resolved, and I have been able to return to ice- skating and playing hockey again.
Physician & Athlete
As somebody who has had many injuries and explored countless treatment methods, I can say with certainty that acupuncture truly helps the body heal! From inflamed muscles to indigestion, from poor sleep to depression, Jiling always has an effective strategy for getting me back to health. Acupuncture with Jiling helped me reduce inflammation, relieve back pain, and cure terrible indigestion. I feel relaxed and pain- free after treatment. Jiling is always so great to talk to and her presence alone feels healing! During the treatment Jiling is extremely gentle and careful, and I always leave the clinic feeling much better.
Acrobat & Musician
Acupuncture with Jiling helps me relieve and heal muscular strains and soreness from surfing, rock- climbing, bicycling, and backpacking. I feel calm and loose after treatments. Jiling is a wonderful practitioner.
Physician & Athlete