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Meet Bebe Chianni Lin of Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bebe Chianni Lin.

Growing up in Taiwan, Bebe Chianni Lin’s interest in and experience with Oriental healing practices began when she was very young. Taiwan is a society deeply rooted with the Chinese culture and Chinese Medicine. Bebe received lots of information and stories on all kinds of healing arts growing up from her grandparents, parents, and in school. And her family actively practiced Chinese medicine, meditation, tai chi, qigong and yoga. She actually received her first acupuncture treatment when she was 4 years old.

Given her upbringing and desire to help people, Bebe pursued becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine as well a certified yoga teacher–all with a goal of making a significant and sustainable difference in improving health. What she loves about Chinese Medicine is that it seeks to understand and treat the underlying condition of the body (vs just treating symptoms) with a goal of transforming the patient to a higher level of long-term health, stability and wellness.

The opening of her own health and wellness center has always been a dream. As the founder of the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, she is able to provide a range of health improvement services in a beautiful and nurturing setting.

As a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Bebe Chianni Lin is highly respected as one of the leading Eastern Integrative Medicine providers serving Santa Monica. she holds a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine degree from Emperor’s College, one of the preeminent Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs in the US. She is currently completing her Doctoral degree from Emperor’s College. She is also:

A member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
Board-certified and licensed in California
A member of the California State Oriental Medical Association
Trained in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture

At the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Lin integrates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, nutrition and movement (yoga, qigong) to improve the health of her patients. She also provides innovative and non-invasive approaches to facial skin care and overall health. She uses this integrated approach to address a range of health issues including:

Women’s Health
Anti-aging and Preventative Health
Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture
Chronic Back, Neck and Joint Pain
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Digestive Health
Skin Disorders

Lin is also a certified and highly experienced yoga teacher. Her yoga certifications include pre- and post-natal, and certification in Advanced Relax and Renew restoratives. She’s been featured on the front cover of Yoga Journal and in Complete Home Practice, a DVD series put out by Yoga Journal.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The path to becoming a Doctor and opening my own center took several turns. When I graduated from college, I decided that I wanted to see the world and chose not to go to medical school in Taiwan. After years of travel, I ended up moving to the U.S. eleven years ago. The transition to the US was challenging. A different culture and language was exciting. However, finding the right career path took time.

Initially, I dove into the world of yoga which I love. After teaching in some of the leading yoga studios in SF and LA, being on the cover of Yoga Journal, and being part of a yoga DVD series, I decided it was time to pursue my ultimate passion of becoming a doctor. Six years later with degrees from one of the top schools in the country (Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine), here I am.

I love working with my patients to improve their health and the quality of their lives. The opening of the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine allows me to fulfill a dream.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine – what should we know?
As a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Bebe Chianni Lin is highly respected as one of the leading Eastern Integrative Medicine providers serving Santa Monica. She holds a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine degree from Emperor’s College, one of the preeminent Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs in the US. She is currently completing her Doctoral degree from Emperor’s College. She is also:

A member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
Board-certified and licensed in California
A member of the California State Oriental Medical Association
Trained in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture

At the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Lin integrates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, nutrition and movement (yoga, qigong) to improve the health of her patients. She also provides innovative and non-invasive approaches to facial skin care and overall health. She uses this integrated approach to address a range of health issues including:

Women’s Health
Anti-aging and Preventative Health
Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture
Chronic Back, Neck and Joint Pain
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Digestive Health
Skin Disorders

Bebe Chianni Lin has also developed a 10-week integrated health improvement program to accelerate the achievement of her patient’s health goals, to help them feel better and more vibrant, and to improve their overall quality of life. It is a lifestyle change program that will improve your body, mind, and spirit in a sustainable way. The program called “10+” is a customized program that incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, yoga and other exercise and movement with active lifestyle coaching over a 10-week period.

Lin is also a certified and highly experienced yoga teacher. Her yoga certifications include pre- and post-natal, and certification in Advanced Relax and Renew restoratives. She’s been featured on the front cover of Yoga Journal and in Complete Home Practice, a DVD series put out by Yoga Journal.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I had many mentors and supporters that have guided me through my journey. The teachers at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine have been very helpful and motivating. Several teachers at Yoga Works, Exhale, YAS and Yoga Tree have impacted my yoga practice which is now incorporated into my integrated Chinese Medicine. My mother and sister who live in Taiwan and Tokyo have been very supportive and encouraged me to keep going despite years of education and training to achieve my dream. Several close friends helped guide me and support me emotionally and financially.

Finally, my patients motivated me to take the risk of opening my own health and wellness center to create a special and unique setting for healing. Without all of this amazing support, I would never have been able to create my own business or to have the impact I am having on my patients’ health. I am blessed and so very appreciative!

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Image Credit:
All are personal images except for the yin yang logo which is an istock image that we paid for…and the yoga picture which was from a Yoga Journal photo shoot

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