Yanqiu HeWith over twenty years of clinical experience, YanQiu He currently runs a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland offering Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and comprehensive patient consultation services. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland, and holds national board certifications in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.


YanQiu He holds a medical degree from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology with a medical specialty in internal medicine.  After graduation, she taught at the medical school while serving on-staff as an affiliate hospital physician for seven years.


In her early career, she was fortunate to spend three years as a student of Dr. Zhao-Shaoqin and learned the classic style of medicine practiced in the Court of the Emperor. Dr. Zhao was the son of Zhao-Wenkui, the formal physician of the last Emperor.


After arriving in the United States in 1995, YanQiu He participated in the founding of the Institute of Chinese Medicine.  Soon after, she joined the practice of  Dr. Leonard Wisneski, in a health care center which provided clinical care integrating conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine. In 1999, YanQiu He became a full-time clinician with Suburban Hospital Healthcare System for several years, working closely with physicians and other practitioners as a team. During that period, YanQiu He spent part of her clinical hours at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a member of the Pain and Palliative Care group, conducting acupuncture for patients in a variety of studies.


YanQiu He sees her clinical role as three-fold.  She treats the presenting illness, facilitates and instructs her patients in self-healing, and closely coordinates patient care with the other professionals on the patient’s healing team.


Patients of YanQiu He benefit from her vast experience because of her understanding of Chinese medicine, typical western medical treatment, and potential alternatives to western medical theory.


YanQiu He’s patients work directly with her, not assistants or nurses, resulting in a more personalized experience. YanQiu He is able to devote her undivided attention and focus, and her patients never feel rushed or interrupted.


YanQiu He’s ultimate goal is to help her patients obtain a full and normal life as soon as possible. In addition to acupuncture, she also provides guidance in life style, diet and specific exercise.


She is committed to the philosophy of treating each patient holistically throughout the healing process.


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“I have been a patient of Dr. YanQiu He for fifteen years, and I hold her in the highest esteem. She is extremely knowledgeable and supportive; her work addresses both the physical and emotional issues surrounding her patients’ well being. I appreciate that she is familiar with Western medications and approaches to illness from her training in China and is a licensed OMD [Oriental Medical Doctor]. Dr. He makes honest assessments and will be straight forward if she does not think that Chinese medicine will help with a particular issue.


Dr. He was first recommended to me by Dr. Robert Heffron, a DC area native, who pursued training in Chinese medicine from very early in his medical career in the USA. Before Dr. Heffron moved to teach Chinese Medicine at Brown University, he interviewed many acupuncturists to find one he felt comfortable recommending to his local clients. After his search, Dr. Heffron told me that Dr. He was the only acupuncturist in the DC area to whom he would personally go for treatment. I soon understood why. Dr. He is an invaluable resource for her patients.”


Eddie A.
Edward J. Abramson, Esq.