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DTCM/DAc Bridge Faculty

Fengli Lan

Dr. Fengli Lan received her PhD in Chinese Medicine (CM) after 11 years of full-time education and training at prestigious universities and hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Hebei province and Shanghai, China. She has over 20 years of professional experience in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, including teaching, research, practice, and extensive publications. She did her postdoctoral research project at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, sponsored by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Dr. Lan is currently a CA & NCCAOM Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, and a faculty member at Five Branches University. Until January 2015 she was a Professor and Graduate Advisor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During the Winter Semester of 2010/2011 she was a Guest Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Vienna. From February 2014 to August 2016, she was Visiting Faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of California, San Diego. She studied with leading academics in the field of Chinese medicine in Hebei Province and Shanghai in China, in the areas of classical acupuncture, acupuncture research and practice, internal medicine, and gynecology. She has published 36 internationally peer-reviewed journal papers (12 indexed in PubMed, 4 indexed in CSSCI), 38 book chapters, 27 conference papers, and 24 books on TCM foundations, classics, acupuncture, gynecology, mental and emotional disorders, and the philosophy of Chinese Medicine. Examples of her publications include Shen, Psychotherapy, and Acupuncture (PeterLang, 2011); Culture, Philosophy, and Chinese Medicine: Viennese Lectures (Peter Lang, 2012); Metaphor: The Weaver of Chinese Medicine (Bautz, 2015); The Concepts of Health and Disease (Bautz, 2015); Lifestyle and Health (Bautz, 2017); The Evaluation of Acupuncture (Peter Lang, 2018); Prasenztheapie (Thiemer, 2018), and Constructive Realism in Chinese Medicine (Bautz, 2020). Dr. Lan has provided excellent patient care for over 20 years. She specializes in restoring balance and harmony to individuals of different conditions with acupuncture, herbs, cupping, Gua-sha, dietetics, and lifestyle suggestions. She treats a wide range of illnesses and diseases, such as migraine, headache, high blood pressure, insomnia, cancer, infertility, dysmenorrhea, perimenopausal syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders, cosmetic acupuncture, pain management, skin diseases, allergies, anxiety/stress, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Expert Practitioners and Exceptional Teachers

Bridge program faculty members are leaders in their fields as well as specialists in online learning. They play an active role in developing a new curriculum that reflects the exciting and evolving field of integrative medicine. 

Our faculty are expert TCM practitioners and medical doctors who have trained in prestigious universities worldwide. They specialize in TCM research, are published authors, have served in public health arenas, and have won awards and scholarships for revolutionary medical treatments.

Collaborating across the boundaries of their respective fields, our faculty “bridge the gap” between traditional Chinese medicine and modern integrative healthcare. This dynamic collaboration allows you to confidently embrace your full potential as a medical professional and offer the highest standard of integrative, patient-centered care.