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Dr. Rui Quan Li, Ph.D.; OMD.; Professor; L.A c.

Dr. Rui Quan Li is one of the most highly regarded doctors in the field of Acupuncture and TCM with over 30 years of experience of teaching, researching and practicing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, both in China and the United States. She has completed 10 years of full-time in-field study in China, a four years Bachelor of Medicine degree at Luzhou Medical College ( 1982 ), a six year Master of Medicine degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top universities of TCM in the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Li was the first person in China ever to be awarded a Doctorate degree in TCM Ophthalmology.

After completing her doctorate, Dr. Li served as a vice professor of Chengdu University of TCM and also as a chief physician at its affiliated hospital. She has been actively involved in teaching, research, and clinical practice for over 15 years in China. She has been published widely and has presented at many national and international medical conferences. One of her research papers was awarded the Golden Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Distribution and Development of Integrated Medicine in the World by both the Ninth International Congress of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the Fourth International Congress of Integrative Medicine. In addition, she has published 26 research articles in various medical journals and three books on TCM topics. She has conducted and headed over 10 research projects, with 3 winning provincial awards.

Dr. Li came to the United States in 1997, since then she has become a faculty member, professor and clinic supervisor of Samra University of Oriental Medicine and Southern California University of Health Science in Los Angeles. Dr. Li has taught classes in traditional medical theory, acupuncture theory, acupuncture therapy and techniques, Chinese herbology and formulas, and TCM Ophthalmology.

Dr. Li has been a California State Licensed Acupuncturist since 1998. Dr. Li is a board member of the Academic Research Committee of Ph.D.’s of the Chinese Association of TCM and the Diabetes’ Special Academic Committee of the Sichuan Branch of the Chinese Association of TCM. She is also an official member of the Chinese Association of Integrated Medicine of TCM, and the California Acupuncture Medical Association.  

As a TCM eye specialist, Dr. Li has been using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to successfully treat and help numerous patients with various eye problems ranged from eye lids problems to intraocular diseases in her 30 more years practise. She especially focuses on the care of the following eye diseases:

  • Glaucoma, Age-related macula degeneration, Cataract

  • Youth myopia, Lazy eyes, Paralytic strabismus

  • Red eyes, Dry eyes

  • Conjunctivitis, Scleritis, Uveitis, Herpes simplex keratitis

  • Central retinal artery / vein occlusion

  • Central retinal artery/vein occlusion, Central serous retinopathy, Diabetic retinopathy, Birdshot retinopathy, Retinitis pigmemtosa, Floaters, and Blurred visio

  • Optic neuritis, Optic atrophy

For more eye diseases treated by TCM, please refer to Conditions treated with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs.

Dr. Li has several areas of special interest including:

  • Menstrual and menopause disorders. Infertility, and IVF assistance
  • Musculoskeletal pain and injuries, headaches and migraines, back pain and sciatica
  • Chronic conditions that have not responded well to Western medical medicine, including anxiety and depression, autoimmune disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome.


Eye Disease with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Dr. Ruiquan Li's Resume


Dr. Qiang Lee, Ph. D.; OMD.; Instructor; L.A c.

Dr. Qiang Lee graduated from Guang Zhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, in 2000. After he completed his one year internship at Shen Zhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in China, he came to the United States and continued to further his Chinese medicine education at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, and received his Master's of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2003. He then attended Yuin University in Compton, Los Angeles, and received his Ph. D. degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Qiang Lee has been a faculty member and instructor at Kingston University since 2005. He currently teaches acupuncture and Chinese herbology and herb formula courses for Master's of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Programs.

Dr. Qiang Lee is also an active member of the China Association of Integrated Medicine of TCM and the California Acupuncture Medical Association.

Dr. Qiang Lee became a California State Licensed Acupuncturist in 2003 and since then he joined a
medical group specializing in workers' compensation where he specifically treated patients who required pain relief management. With his busy practice of seeing more than 20 patients a day, he helped thousands of patients suffering from various pains and neurologic-muscular disorder.

Dr. Qiang Lee has several areas of special interest including:

  • Musculoskeletal pain: Neck pain, Back pain, Sciatica, Frozen shoulder, Joints pain

  • Tennis elbow, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Tendonitis

  • Migraine headache, Bell’s palsy, Fibromyagia, Multiple sclerosis

  • Injuries due to work, sports and car accidents

  •  Digestive disorders: Acid reflex, IBS, Constipation, Colitis, Diarrhea

During his education in China, Dr. Qiang Lee specialized in treating lingering skin ailments and has effectively helped many patients relieve skin illnesses that were resistant to traditional western medication and treatment, instead implementing acupuncture, herb teas and topical herb medications.

Dr. Lee is specialized in treating the skin problems including:  

  • Eczema, Acne, Allergy

  • Psoriasis, Dry skin

  • Dermatitis, Rashes and itching

  • Bacterial / Fungus infection


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