Hello, Welcome to XL Acupuncture Clinic.
This clinic is owned and operated by a Stanford University neuroscientist and a licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Xibin Liang, the best educated acupuncturist in the Bay Area and a leader in combining acupuncture research and clinical treatment.
XL are the initials of the clinic’s Chinese Pinyin name, Xing Lin(“杏林"). Its Chinese meaning is “Apricot Tree Forest”, a synonym of the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The name was derived from a story of a famous TCM doctor, Dong Feng, in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD) and the Three Kingdoms Era (220-265 AD) of China.
Dong Feng, nicknamed Dong Junyi, was one of the most famous physicians at that time as well as in the history, like Hua Tuo and Zhang Zhongjing. They together were called the “Three Divine Doctors in Jian An”. According to The Legend of Divine (shenxian zhuan《神 仙传》), Dong was a Taoist, who lived in the Lushan mountains and treated patients there. Instead of asking money for his treatment, he asked each patient who had been cured by him to plant apricot trees on the mountains. In a period of ten years, he had about 100,000 apricot trees planted in that area. Every year, he harvested the apricots and then traded them for food to help the poor people there. Therefore, he was so loved by the people in that area that they built an apricot altar for him after he passed away. In order to memorialize him, people later called Traditional Chinese Medicine "Apricot Tree Forest" in an unofficial but respectful way. Now, it is said that there are apricot trees still growing in the place where Dong Feng practiced his medicine 1800 years ago in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China.
With such an inspiration in mind, the clinic is committed to providing high-quality Oriental medical care in an efficient, affordable manner. As one of the best trained acupuncturists and a well trained neuroscientist, Dr. Liang has unique skills and background in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice and research. Our team provides a truly unique service to our clients by conducting a diagnosis and treatment with emphasis on individual conditions. A scientific way of doing acupuncture is always at the heart of our clinic. We provide our service with our knowledge, education, experience, passion and honesty to our clients of all ages with a wide variety of health issues.
We hope to see you soon
Dr. Liang is giving talk to California acupuncture practitioners