Mission Statement: To ensure a happier and healthier lifestyle by providing the finest and comprehensive traditional Chinese medical care to our patients.
2002-2006 (Early Days): Dr. Qingsong Xiao and her late brother Dr. Puquan Xiao are third generation Chinese medicine practitioners. Following in the footsteps of their father, famous Dr. Xiao senior, after years of practicing traditional Chinese medicine in mainland China, Dr. Qingsong and Puquan Xiao began treating patients in 2002 at the Phoenix Indoor Swap Meet.
2006: Dr. Qingsong Xiao and Puquan Xiao established Great Wall Chinese Medicine at its very first office in Old Town Scottsdale. Soon they were joined by Dr. Vance Inouye, an Arizona-licensed board certified Naturopathic Physician serving the greater Phoenix area since 1998. Despite the busy schedule at the GWCM clinic in Scottsdale, the three doctors continued to see many patients there until in 2008 when the swap mart closed down.
2011: GWCM moved to a larger office in Old Town Scottsdale. Dr. Puquan Xiao and Dr. Vance Inouye started their own practice.
2013-2014: GWMC moved to current location. This Scottsdale location has 10 treatment rooms as well as a large activity room. This activity room allowed us to incorporate other kinds of wellness programs including yoga and Taichi classes. This room has more recently been used for demonstrations and group acupuncture sessions. Mayor Lane joined the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of current Scottsdale Office.
2018: GWCM opened its second location in Chandler, AZ. This newest location in Chandler is the largest office GWCM has ever been in. With 16 treatment rooms, it has really allowed GWCM to help patients in need across the Valleys. Dr. Qingsong Xiao established the Moxibustion Therapy Center at the Chandler location to provide regular healthcare and promote healthy living. By providing moxibustion treatment with manual therapy, it focuses on enhancing immune system, balancing endocrine, aesthetic skincare, reducing stress or many other issues. More about Moxibustion Therapy Center pleave visit https://www.chinesedrs.com/moxibustion-introduction.
In 2011, GWCM hosted a 10-day Medical Continuing Education Tour for patients and professionals in China. The mission was not only to boost awareness of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the U.S., but to begin a bi-cultural discussion and collaboration between these two countries.
From 2016 to 2017, GWCM collaborated with EMed Research Center for 3 courses of the 5 Elements Health Program targeting the diabetic and high risk diabetic population by providing acupuncture treatment, herbal medicine, and routine examinations. More about the program please visit https://www.emedrc.com.
Interesting Stories in Early Days
Some patients, that began seeing us when we were at the Swap Mart, continue to see and rely on us for their pain, health, and general wellbeing.
- When GWCM was at the swap mart, there was a couple who would come in to get treatment every time they got paid. Because our treatment was so affordable (at the time it was $75 for acupuncture and massage) and effective, they were so happy to come and see us. The husband would also pay my daughter, who was about 3 at the time, quarters to sing him songs during acupuncture. It was amazing to see the interactions between patients and my young daughter and to see the happiness that my treatments brought.
- At GWCM’s first Scottsdale location, there was a patient who frequented the emergency room due to hernia’s in his small intestine. He came to GWCM and every time he came to see Dr. Xiao, she told him that if he could do the horse stance, which is a popular but tough QiGong breathing exercise, then he could get his treatment for free. A month later, he healed himself with QiGong and acupuncture and after that he began training his family with QiGong.