Dr. Xiaoming Jin has extensive training and experience in both clinical practice and modern research of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a Master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, from Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, China. Following six years of experience as an acupuncturist and TCM physician at the Zhejiang Institute of TCM, he pursued doctoral studies in anatomy and neurobiology at West Virginia University in the United States. After earning his doctoral degree, Dr. Jin completed his postdoctoral research on epilepsy at Stanford University, specializing in the neurophysiological mechanisms of epilepsy. As a licensed acupuncturist in California, he was also involved in establishing the doctoral degree program in acupuncture at Five Branches University and taught courses in acupuncture, TCM, and biomedical research at several acupuncture schools in the Bay Area, including the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM).
In research, Dr. Jin has focused on pain and epilepsy, as well as acupuncture treatment of chronic pain, Crohn's disease, IBS, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is currently an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, where his laboratory studies the mechanisms and treatments of epilepsy, brain trauma, and neuropathic pain. He also conducts research on the central nervous system mechanisms of acupuncture for pain management, inflammatory digestive diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has published over 90 research papers and book chapters, with 31 of them focused on acupuncture and Chinese medicine research. Despite his strong background in modern biomedical sciences, Dr. Jin has come to realize through years of study and practice that acupuncture and TCM, guided by traditional Chinese medicine theory, are often more efficient and effective in treating many diseases, including complex and challenging ones. Realizing the limitations of modern medicine, Dr. Jin finds that a holistic approach of acupuncture and TCM can not only provide relieves to many difficult diseases with excellent effects, but also bring new thinking and hypothesis generation for modern medical research.
Dr. Jin is passionate about bringing unique and effective treatments to patients with various diseases and conditions in the community and advocating healing concepts of acupuncture & TCM. His clinic provides a serene and tranquil environment for patients to experience the difference from the moment they walk in the door and the quick effect of acupuncture and TCM. The ultimate goal of his clinic is to provide the highest quality healthcare services to patients, promoting lasting balance and well-being. His blog serves to report typical cases, introduce the philosophy and wisdom of TCM in a meaningful way, and showcase what acupuncture and TCM can do beyond one's imagination.
Making acupuncture regular part of your self-care and absorbing the philosophy of holistic TCM will change your relationship with your body. My goal is for us to work together to take better care of your health in long-term.
Communication is key. I need to know what you're experiencing and what you're looking to gain. In turn, I explain treatments and what you can gain from it.
Although our apparent goals may be to control pains or other symptoms, acupuncture and TCM are healing! Whether it's stress, illness, or simply to pamper yourself, its benefits are life changing. I am honored to take this journey with you.
Different styles or techniques of acupuncture have their unique advantage and application. While we mainly use traditional body acupuncture, other methods such as scalp, ear, X-form, and sinew acupuncture are also used for achieving the best treatment effects.
Although Chinese herbal medicine is less known and less commonly used in the US, it can be very convenient, powerful, and effective. We use it based on patients' preference and needs, such as for certain chronic complex conditions.
They may not be the "mainstream" therapies in acupuncture treatment, but they can be very useful and effective if used properly (such as in our recent case of a child).