More Esteem for Wildwood’s Director Prof. Tian

AcupunctureMingAbout Wildwoods Esteemed Director: Currently Taking New Patients

Xiaoming Tian, L.Ac., CMD is the Director of the Academy of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and the Wildwood Acupuncture Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Professor Tian has recently been appointed to the PDQ® Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editorial Board of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. This appointment recognizes his national expertise in oncology with Chinese Medicine.

Professor Tian is also an appointed member of the esteemed National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM). The Council is the principal advisory body for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the lead Federal agency for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Council is composed of physicians, scientists, licensed CAM practitioners, and members of the public. Members contribute their expertise over 4-year terms and meet three times per year to offer advice and recommendations on prioritization, conduct, and support of CAM research, including research training and communication of evidence-based health information.

Professor Tian obtained his medical degree from Beijing Medical University where he specialized in Sports medicine and Bone pathology. Before he entered medical school, he was a professional athlete and discus throwing champion in Beijing.   In the 1960s, Prof. Tian became interested in studying Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure from Dr. Shi Zhi Mo, Dr. Xiong Qi,  and Dr. Hope Hwang, who were well-known medical doctors in China.  In 1982, Prof. Tian came to the United States and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in bone pathology ultra-structure and biochemistry at both John’s Hopkins Medical University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In 1986, Prof. Tian established the Wildwood Acupuncture Center in Bethesda.  He and his associates have provided acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments for more than 15,000 patients in the Washington D.C. area.  In 1991, appointed by the NIH Clinic Center as the first clinical consultant on acupuncture, where he provided acupuncture treatments on the medical staff for sixteen years. In 1996, Prof. Tian and his colleague Shang Qing Chen, Pharm.D., established Academy of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine to develop research on Chinese herbal medicine and dietary supplements to treat and prevent osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and sports injuries. Several thousand patients have benefited from these newly developed supplements, Arthro-Aid ® and Osteo-T ®.  In 2000, Prof. Tian received an NIH research grant on acupuncture for Fibromyalgia at Georgetown University Medical Center as co-investigator.

In 2001, Prof. Tian was appointed as a member of the White House Commission of Complementary Alternative Medicine Policy by President William Clinton. Prof. Tian also received the World Distinguished Doctor of Chinese Medicine Award from the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies in Beijing in 2008.

In 2008, Prof. Tian was appointed by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as a member of the National Advisory Council of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH.  Prof. Tian and his associates are devoted to their efforts in clinical work.

Professor Tian is a revered clinician and sought after speaker. He is currently taking new patients– call today to schedule yours.

At Wildwood Acupuncture Center–we are a family owned medically based clinic who will work in collaboration with other treatments you are receiving to enhance your treatment results.

Call us today to schedule a consultation: 301-530-5308