Chinese medicine has developed its unique therapeutic system based on unique philosophy – from one small clue one can see what is coming. This skill can be developed only through practice of long period of time.
Dr. Gary Xie began practicing Chinese medicine in 1984 after 6 years of intensive training. The first 16 years of his practice was in a teaching hospital in Lanzhou, China, during which he had apprenticed with many talented and well-known physicians. His practice in the last 17 years has been in Ton Shen Health and Shen Shen clinic in Chicago, working with herbalist Zhengang Guo.
During Dr. Xie’s medical career of 33 years, he learned and developed his particular experience and skill in the treatment of many refractory diseases. The most important thing he learned from his renowned mentors and his practice is that only when you devote yourself to worthwhile pursuits you are able to achieve success. Chinese medicine is precisely that worthwhile pursuit that Dr. Xie has devoted himself to.
Dr. Xie has also been involving in the teaching of Chinese medicine. From 1984 to 1999 he taught in Gansu University of Chinese Medicine in Lanzhou, serving as a professor. He has been serving as lecturer in National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL since 2006.
Dr. Xie received his degree of Chinese medicine from Gansu University of Chinese Medicine in China. He has published 5 books and 19 academic papers.
Amy Cui is in charge of the product development, quality control and basic scientific research on traditional Chinese Medicine at Ginkgo Healing. She has rich experience in studying and applying the mechanism of plants and various micro- and macromolecular medicines. Having been working as a consultant in the field of nutrition, obesity and diabetes since 2007, Amy built her own consulting company - Wellmay Life Science Company LLC in 2009.
Before her consulting career, Amy had worked since 2001 in the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas , researching on pathogenesis of type-2 diabetes. She studied the molecular regulation of mammalian body weight and the mechanism by which obesity contributes to the development of diabetes. She focused on the characterization of the signal transduction pathways used by adipose tissue-derived hormones. One such hormone is leptin, a 16-kD circulating protein with potent weight-reducing effects in vivo. The data indicated that leptin functioned as a signal in a feedback loop regulating food intake and body weight; mice without leptin or its receptor developed morbid obesity and diabetes.
Amy earned a MD degree from Tongji Medical University in China and earned a Ph.D. in Biological Medicine from the South China University of Technology. Her research focused on the extraction and mechanism of functional components in plants.
Robert Fischer is a compassionate healer and holistic physician. With 23+ years of experience, Robert is an effective, caring clinician dedicated to nurturing and improving the well-being of his patients by aligning their minds, bodies and spirits. He pioneered The Village Health and Wellness Center, in Oak Park and served as its director for 10 years, following which he began a boutique style practice to better tend to the needs of his patients.
Since receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in 1994, Dr. Fischer has passionately continued and broadened his education and scope of practice. He is a perpetual student. Not only is Robert board certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), where he was granted his Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, but also he is a licensed Acupuncturist and certified in Hypnotherapy and Cosmetic Acupuncture (his specialty). Most recently, he earned a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences (graduating summa cum laude). After serving a two-year internship at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital’s Pain Management Clinic, Robert continued his studies in China at Gansu's Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which “forever changed the way he practices.”
Dr. Fischer’s multi disciplinarian approach, incorporating biomedicine and manual manipulative therapy with functional medicine and Asian therapies is what makes his style of practice so unique.
Prior to entering the health care field, Nann was a Naval Officer of over ten years working as a Warfare Officer and Naval Engineer. After his active duty military career, he continues his military affiliation with the Naval Reserve until present time.
Nann graduated cum laude from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois with a degree of Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. He is fully licensed through the great state of Illinois. Most of his patients come in for pain management, women’s issues, and psycho-emotional conditions (stress, anxiety, depression). However, he does not limit himself to these conditions. He believes that, as a healer, one should be able to treat a variety of diseases. He has successfully treated patients with various musculoskeletal conditions (neck, shoulder, knee, back, wrist, elbow pain, etc.), facial paralysis, amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, menopause, headaches, menstrual pain, infertility, stress/anxiety/ depression, and many others.
Many patients come in for treatment after they experience signs and symptoms of discomfort for a time period. However, Nann believes the best form of medicine is preventative medicine. He recommends regular check-up even when you’re not showing symptoms. In the environment (stress, diet, pollution, etc.) that we live in today, everyone has some form of imbalance in their system. It is best to rebalance our “system” regularly to reduce major health issues in the future.
Nann is passionate about his patients’ well-being, it puts a smile on his face when they feel better.