Dr.Qingsong XiaoPh.D., O.M.D., L.AcChief 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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Darin ZimmermanL.AcTeam Practitioner
Darin began sharing the space with Great Wall Chinese Medicine in 2016. He saw patients on his own and would help our established patients during Dr. Xiao's absence. We are happy that Darin has joined GWCM as a team practitioner in 2018.
Darin collaborated with Dr. Xiao in the 3 diabetes research project courses held under EMed Research Center that began in 2016.
Masters of Acupuncture from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture; Bachelors of Science from Olivet Nazarene University
Licensed acupuncturist in Arizona
More About Darin Zimmerman L.Ac
Darin Zimmerman is a Licensed Acupuncturist. He received his Masters in Acupuncture from The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and was awarded Certification by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is licensed in the State of Arizona by the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners. In addition, Darin completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Olivet Nazarene University where he focused on industrial and organizational psychology.
Darin’s early education in psychology shaped his philosophy on the importance of the practitioner and patient relationship. Darin believes in building a strong and trusting relationship between patient and practitioner. He builds relationships with patients that are grounded in trust, clear communication, compassion, and professionalism. “To properly diagnose your condition, there must be a clear picture of not only what we see and feel on the outside, but also what is not seen and felt on the inside.” Darin is an advocate of combining compassion with clinical skill to make for the most effective healing process.
Darin’s clinical experience encompasses settings that integrate Western, Eastern and Naturopathic Medicine. Because of his strong background in medical sciences, Darin understands the importance of looking at the entire person, including their Western medical diagnosis and treatment. He uses his advanced training in Chinese Medicine to take a thorough approach to address your health concerns to create a pathway to transform your health. Darin has had the opportunity to learn and practice other methods of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine such as Master Tung and Dr. Tan distal point methods. Cupping, Gua Sha, TuiNa, and TENS therapy are some other healing modalities that Darin incorporates in treatments. Darin also has specialized training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture where he utilizes both the internal and external healing of the body through thin non-invasive acupuncture needles, full body acupuncture to balance internal health and nutritional, lifestyle and herbal guidance.
Although Darin relies heavily on the rich and encompassing traditions of Chinese medicine, his collaboration with Naturopathic Doctors has been an instrumental outlet for successful treatments, while fine tuning a passionate holistic healer.
Over the last few years Darin has had the pleasure of working with 3rd generation Chinese doctor Qingsong Xiao and her staff at Great Wall Chinese Medicine who have shared their rich cultural and medicinal knowledge with him. Darin has also had the opportunity to treat and help people in several types of settings from group style acupuncture to EMed Research 12 week health programs providing acupuncture treatment, nutritional and lifestyle guidance and the compilation of data showing the efficacy of the health program.
Dr.Lin YanPh.D., L.AcTeam Practitioner
Dr. Yan began working with Dr. Xiao when she first began in the United States at the indoor swap mart. Over the years, he traveled from California to help collaborate with GWCM and EMed Research Center in events and projects. In 2016, he played an important role in the success of the 5 Elements Health Program, designed for Diabetes and Pre-dieabetes patients. in 2018 he began to work for GWCM full time as a Team Practitioner.
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Acupuncture and manual therapy with adjustment techniques.
American Liberty University PhD 2008
Dongguk Royal University 2005
Learned acupressure and therapeutic massage techniques while studying abroad in Japan in 1988
Worked at a chiropractor’s clinic for 4 years
Taught at Alhambra Medical University for 2 years
Studied and worked under his mentor for 3 years
Licensed acupuncturist in both Arizona and California
Bo LiuAssociate Therapist
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LiaoNing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Major in Acupuncture and TuiNa
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Before joining GWCM in May 2014, Bo served as the Liaoning Men’s Volleyball Team doctor.
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Willy WangAssociate Therapist
Willy assisted with TuiNa massage at Master Puquan Xiao's Yangtze Medical Center before joining GWCM. He gained great experience in holistic acupuncture treatment while assisting Master Xiao.
Lisa YangAssociate Therapist
Dr. Xiao's classmate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school.
Lisa's skill and knowledge of manual therapy and Moxibustion has helped many patients at our Moxibustion Therapy Center, focusing on digestion issues, hormone balance, and more.
Jin XiaoAssociate Therapist
Jin comes from a family of Traditional Chinese Medical doctors. She has had many years of experience with manual therapy and worked with Dr. Puquan Xiao for many years before joining Great Wall Chinese Medicine.
Sherri PerryCustomer Relations