Chief Practitioner and Founder
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Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
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Dr. Xiao is the founder and chief practitioner at Great Wall Chinese Medicine and EMed Research Center and has been practicing Chinese Comprehensive Treatment for twenty-five years. She is one of the top practitioners in the country and has practiced in Scottsdale since 2006. Dr. Xiao has a Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] from American Liberty University and two Master’s Degrees in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and South Baylo University respectively. She has established an outstanding partnership with the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) in Beijing, China that offers fellow practitioners continuing education courses and training. She has held an active role in The World Federation of Chinese Medicine, promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine to the world. More recently, she founded EMed Research Center, a long time dream of combining Eastern and Western Medicine, utilizing modern scientific methods to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Xiao is an outstanding leader in her benefits to the community while practicing hands-on healing with patients on a daily basis.
Dr. Xiao first apprenticed under her father during her early childhood. During this apprenticeships she studied Chinese herbs and their remedies. Her second apprenticeship was for Qigong and took place under a Martial Arts Master at Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. Her next apprenticeship took place over the span of 3 years, was under the guidance of Dr. Zhou Shi Fang, and focused on Non-Surgical Orthopedics and Traumatology. Finally, her last apprenticeship as an adult once again took place under her father – for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice and treatments in the fields of hypnosis and psychotherapy.
Education & Training
Ph D., 2007 American Liberty University, Orange, CA | Thesis Research: TCM Treatment for Depression, 2006, Dongguk Royal University Los Angeles, CA | M S. Oriental Medicine, 2005 South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA | M S. Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, 1991 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China | Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at School of Basic Medical Science | Acupuncture and Chinese Therapeutic Massage & Manipulation at Beijing College of Acupuncture- Moxibusition at The China Academy of TCM Orthopedics Research Institute, Beijing, China, 1992 | Clinical Residences – Specialized in Non-Surgical Orthopedics for knee treatment, 1992 Beijing College of Acupuncture- Moxibustion | Acupuncture internship training under Dr. Gen En Guang, focusing on treating sinus and sciatica, 1988 GuanAnMen Hospital of China Academy of TCM, Orthopedics Research Institute, Beijing, China.
OMD comprehensive diagnosis and general health assessment (non-invasive, not including x-rays) for fast pain relief | Integrative diagnosis and prognosis: traditional Oriental medicine diagnosis while reviewing patients’ Western allopathic reports, if available | The holistic treatment of otherwise difficult to manage health issues, “idiopathic” symptoms or pain manifestations. | Therapeutic TuiNa massage, full body, clothes-on | Therapeutic acupuncture/acupressure | Chinese Medical Zheng-Gu Manual Therapy for sports injury) | Preparation of medicinal herbal remedies or supplements Lifestyle pain management, post or pre-surgery; rehab management post-accident or post-trauma | Rejuvenation and anti-aging as wellness enhancement | Breathing and therapeutic exercises adapted from Zen meditation and Chinese Martial Arts.
Other Key Events
In 2009, the former Chinese prime minister came to Phoenix. He was introduced to GWCM through the Chinese community because of his lower back injuries. When he came to our clinic in Scottsdale, he assumed Dr. Qingsong Xiao was a man, not a woman and was surprised. Dr. Xiao had to have her brother supervise the treatment because he didn’t want just a women doctor to treat him. However, after the treatment was done, his lower back pain went away.
In 2015 Dr. Xiao began a WeChat group composed of doctors from all around this world. This special group began in response to the treatment of an ER Patient who drowned in the swimming pool of his apartment complex. This patient was an international ASU Student who just arrived at the US from China, two weeks before the incident. He was left in the water for 30 minutes, before Emergency response units pulled him out and took him to the hospital. Dr Xiao was called upon by members of the Chinese community to volunteer and treat him while he was being treated at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. Dr. Xiao was given special permission by Dr. Wareing (Chief of Staff) to give the patient acupuncture treatment twice a day for 11 days in the ER. This permission has never before been given to a TCM medical doctor. Because of this treatment, the patient’s vitals improved enough to allow him to return home to China to be with his family. Dr. Xiao frequently used her newly established WeChat group to help with treatment plans and diagnoses and this group is now a hub to share information and ask for the advice of fellow doctors all around the world. Now the WeChat group has well over 300 members and is continuing to thrive.
In 2016, Dr. Xiao designed a wellness program, the 5 Elements Health Program, targeting the diabetic as well as the high risk diabetic population. With grants from a local government, the first course, which was three months long, was held with weekly acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine, guided exercise, dietary guidance, and lectures including topics on mental health and TCM theories. Data was collected throughout the course and a three-month follow-up period. Researchers reported great results on participants’ improved HbA1c level, cholesterol, triglycerides, hypertension, energy level, mental focus, quality of sleep and more. With this success, the 5 Elements Health Program held two more courses with larger group of participants, giving the research more powerful evidence.
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