Dr. Yan Ping Xu
Meet Dr. Xu
As the popularity of and demand for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and herbal remedies continue to grow throughout the country, Dr. Yan Ping Xu brings to Healthy Directions a passion for healing based on years of experience studying TCM with deep roots that reach as far back as the Ming Dynasty.
Shanghai born and American educated, Dr. Xu is a highly respected and internationally recognized clinician. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist, certified practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and board-certified herbalist. At her state-of-the-art clinic in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Xu regularly treats world-famous sports figures, celebrities, politicians, and their families, as well as other doctors and health care professionals.
"Chinese medicine is meant to love your body. I want to use the power of Western medicine and technology to make Chinese medicine work even better!"
Dr. Xu grew up studying the classical botanical formulas of the Ancient Chinese Dynasties, which are treasured for their healthful, preventative, and anti-aging benefits. During her course of clinical practice, Dr. Xu observed that almost every person she treated was overscheduled and stressed, with their energy reserves and adrenal systems depleted and their immune systems overtaxed. Working with some of America’s top chemists and scientists, Dr. Xu began to create her own vitamin formulas for patients, which included some of the most successful ancient traditional Chinese remedies found in every medicine cabinet in China, but modernized to meet the needs of today’s American lifestyle.
Every year, Dr. Xu returns to China for advanced training in various traditional Chinese medicine specialties and subspecialties from some of China’s most respected doctors, and in some of its greatest hospitals. On every trip she also examines the farming techniques and fields where many of the botanicals and herbs used in her formulas are grown.
In China, Dr. Xu studied under Dr. He Jin Shen, the first Traditional Chinese Medicine PhD to use TCM in the treatment of thyroid disorders. She also studied at the Yue Yang Hospital’s stroke and cancer units for integrative herbal medicine to enhance and support patient treatment. Dr. Xu has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and earned the Golden Touch Award from the Florida College of Natural Health in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.