Amanda Ge

Her4Us & Acupuncture

Owner, Practitioner

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With thorough communication to understand patients' individual needs, backed up by broad knowledge of cross disciplinary care, good practitioners closely monitor patients' progress and support them along the way.

1. What’s the best part of your job?
Be able to advocate holistic care to more people. Many have been amazed by the results.

2. To you, what step is most critical to delivering excellent patient care?
With thorough communication to understand patients' individual needs, backed up by broad knowledge of cross disciplinary care, good practitioners closely monitor patients' progress and support them along the way.

3. What motivated you to join this field?
I came from a technologist background. When I gained great support for my own health and growth, I made the leap of faith to join the Traditional Chinese Medicine profession. I was able to combine the power of software and TCM, and make more impact to people's awareness of health.

4. From working in reproductive health, what’s something you’ve learned about navigating challenges?
Diversity, equity & inclusion not only apply to the patient side, the practitioner side too. I recently attended a "Minorities in Health" webinar. It's still represented by minority MDs. And the calls for broader, more affordable solutions in fertility field will only rise for the future, to include more of the acupuncturists/herbalists.

5. What is the most important piece of advice, or tip, you can give to all people facing fertility struggles out there?
Chinese medicine is main stream treatment in Asian countries for centuries, and delivered amazing results. Unlike pain management by acupuncture, fertility studies are less known, and only sporadically reported in western medical journals. For example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5597078/

6. Who are 3 inspirational figures to you in health and wellness and why?
Dr. Rongxiu Zeng, an herbalist who I studied from extensively. He was a veteran and self studied to be a TCM doctor. In cultural revolution era, he showed tremendous courage and saved another famous herbalist Heming Tian from very bad injury. Tian later mentored Zeng and left us this lineage of "precise herbal formula" protocol. Unlike many herbalists make a cocktail of 20+ herbs, they use 3-12 herbs, often less than 8.