Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Fresno, CA

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Hongxue Yao, L.Ac. Ph.D

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Fresno Acupuncture & TCM Clinic
Pain management: Treatments for upper and lower back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and feet pain. Chronic pain caused by car accidents.

Other pains treated include sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint sprains, muscle spasm, strains.

Headaches: Migraine, chronic tension headache, clusters headache and withdrawal headache.

Women’s Health: Infertility, irregular menstrual period, painful periods, PMS, chronic fatigue, women sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and menopausal syndrome.

Oncology: Supportive treatment and immunity enhancement for patients who have gone through chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

General Medical Disease and Illness: Common colds, chronic cough and flu, sinus problems, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, allergy, asthma, arthritis, diabetic disease, digestive disorders, stomach ache, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain without clear findings from medical tests, food allergy, indigestion and poor nutrition, high cholesterol, and stroke prevention.

Sports Medicine: Sport injuries, joint pain, whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injury and osteoarthritis.

Neurological and Mental Diseases: Neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis (M.S.), fibromyalgia, residue symptoms from stroke, cerebral palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, periphery neuropathy, facial spasm, dizziness, Parkinson Disease.

Spinal Problems: Disc problems, trouble with walking, and back pain after spinal surgery.

Mental Health: Anxiety, insomnia, stress related medical conditions, depression, autism, Alzheimer dementia, eating disorders, and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

Skin Problems/Dermatology: Facial rejuvenation, allergic dermatitis, pruritus and psoriasis.

Children Health Care: Developmental issues, frequent colds or flu, chronic sinusitis, asthma, and multiple food allergies.

Behavioral Medical Problems: Bed wetting, nightmare, sleep terror, trichotillomania, smoking cessation, and weight management.

Illness Prevention and Health Enhancements: Healthy diet and eating habits education, Taiji, meditation and longevity cultivation
After six years of dedicated work at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Hongxue Yao, L.Ac., Ph.D. has begun her new journey at FRESNO ACUPUNCTURE & TCM CLINIC. There, Dr. Yao is fulfilling her dream: to allow more people to understand and experience the benefits from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Growing up in China, Dr. Yao loved nature and has the passion to make a positive contribution to people’s health from the natural perspective. Since Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes treatment before the patient’s illness is fully established and improves their quality of life, Dr. Yao determined to go to a Traditional Chinese Medical school. After graduation, Dr. Yao practiced integrative medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China for six years before coming to the United States.

In 2004, after obtaining certification from the California Acupuncture Board, Dr. Yao became a Licensed Acupuncturist. In the same year, she joined Kaiser Permanente and worked in the Physical Medicine Department specializing in pain management until May, 2011.

Dr. Yao also holds a Ph.D. degree of Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University in the United States. Dr. Yao’s dissertation, ‘A Study on Back Pain from Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective’, received the “Best Dissertation” Award of the school year.

With many years of practice in China and the United States, Dr. Yao has established her own practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Fresno, CA. Dr. Yao uses natural treatment approaches helping people reduce suffering and educating patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle and diet.

Dr. Yao welcomes new and former patients.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition
 Auricular Acupuncture  Dr. Tan's Balance Method
 Bodywork  Electro-Acupuncture
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Gua Sha
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Lifestyle Counseling
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Massage Therapy
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Online / Video Consultation
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Cosmetic Acupuncture  Tuina
 Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)


California Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist, Lic# AC9422


8/1982-7/1987: Traditional Chinese Medical Degree, Traditional Chinese Medical School, Yunnan, China

11/2007-6/2009: Ph. D. Oriental Medicine, American Liberty University, CA

Work Experience:

8/2011 to present: Private practice at Fresno Acupuncture and TCM Clinic, Fresno, CA

10/2004 -5/2011: Acupuncturist; Physical Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Fresno, CA

10/1996-5/1997: Herbalist; Union of Tao and Man Traditional Acupuncture Clinic,

Santa Monica, CA

8/1987-9/1993: Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor; Mental Health Center,

Yunnan, China.

Member: United California Practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

Member: California Certified Acupuncturists Association
Other Languages
Payments Accepted
Cash, check , Kaiser insurance, United Health.
Hours:Monday -Friday ; 8:00 Am - 3:00 Pm
License:Ac #9422
8427 N. Millbrook Ave Suite 104
FresnoCA 93720
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