Governing Board: Partners Involved in the Process

Shiao-Ting Jing, L.Ac., O.M.D. | Ray Rubio, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. CH, DAOM | Mike Berkley, L.Ac., DA(RI) | Dr. Daoshing Ni, D.O.M, L.Ac., Ph.D, Dipl.C.H. | Randine Lewis, Lic.Ac., Ph.D. | Sadhna Singh , Lic.Ac., M.B.B.S. (India) | Martin Herbkersman, L.Ac., D.Ac., Dipl.Ac., C.H. | William Morris, LAc, OMD, MSEd

Shiao-Ting Jing, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Shiao-Ting Jing comes from a family of several generations of traditional Chinese medicine. Her grandfather was a famous local doctor of gynecology in He Bei Province. Unfortunately, his valuable book was burned in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Dr. Jing's mother did not have a chance to finish learning from him. Dr. Jing loved medicine from a very young age. After completing eight years of medical school training in western and traditional Chinese practices, she decided to become an OB/Gyn. She studied at GanSu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, under Professor Zhang Ren Yi, a seventh-generation OB/Gyn doctor of Chinese medicine. Dr. Zhang used traditional methods to train Dr. Jing, who observed and palpated pulse quality, practiced facial diagnosis, and mixed herbal formulas. She learned a great deal from this unique and valuable clinical experience, to treat patients with infertility, menopause, endometriosis, uterine myoma, PCOS, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, etc., having great success as a young doctor. Unfortunately, Dr. Jing lost her cousin to an autoimmune condition, which resulted in kidney failure. She grieved for a long time following this incident, and sought a famous doctor to train her in treating this condition. In 1988, she went to a Beijing University affiliated hospital, DongZhiMen, to study with Professors Shang Xin Men and L Ren He, who were experts in auto-immune disorders, including kidney failure. She practiced as the primary intern, treating many patients under the guidance of these professors. She also played a key role in the research on the use of both types of medicine to prevent and treat kidney infection and failure, which won awards countrywide. As part of her training, Dr. Jing also taught and supervised graduating interns at the university. After three years of work and study, Dr. Jing started working at Beijing Immunology Hospital as a chief physician. In 1992, she followed her husband in moving to Los Angeles , beginning to treat patients in 1993, and opening a busy private practice in 1994. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Currently on the faculty of both Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles and Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica; former Clinic Supervisor, Yo San University Clinic. SPECIAL SKILLS: Expert in Chinese herbal formulas, acupuncture, nutrition, and integration of Chinese medicine with western medical treatments to care for all patients' conditions; specialized focus on treatment of gynecological conditions such as infertility, menopause, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea; auto-immune diseases, pediatric conditions and general pain management.

Ray Rubio, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. CH, DAOM

Ray Rubio is in private practice at the Traditional Healing Arts Center in Los Angeles, as well as on staff at the Toluca Lake Health Center a multidisciplinary outpatient medical clinic. He has lectured locally and internationally on Chinese Medicine, and has appeared on television and radio as a guest speaker on the subject of Complimentary Medicine. Dr. Rubio is a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Rubio has been on Faculty at Emperor's College since 1999 where he instructs students in Herbal Medicine and Oriental Diagnosis and supervises student Interns in the Emperor's College Clinic He was also the founder of the acupuncture and oriental medicine program at the Los Angeles Free Clinic in conjunction with Emperor's College. Dr. Rubio is a part of the inaugural cohort in Emperor's College first Doctoral Program . Dr. Rubio's specialty is Women's Health, with an emphasis in Reproductive Medicine and the treatment of Infertility. He works both with patients who would prefer to conceive naturally, and those who will be utilizing assisted reproductive techniques (ART). He speaks to infertility support groups such as Resolve regularly. He is a member of the American and Pacific Societies for Reproductive Medicine, and is currently preparing a clinical trial on the treatment of diminished ovarian reserve with Chinese Herbal Medicine in patients undergoing IVF.

Mike Berkley, L.Ac., DA(RI)

Mike Berkley, the founder and director of The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness , in New York, is licensed and Board Certified in Acupuncture in the states of New York and Connecticut, and licensed as a Doctor of Acupuncture in the State of Rhode Island. Dr. Berkley is also Board Certified in Clinical Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine . Dr. Berkley is a Member in good standing of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) ; Resolve, New York , American Infertility Association, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ; the Acupuncture Society of New York ; and the American Association of Oriental Medicine . In addition, he is an Advisory Board member of The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID). Dr. Berkley graduated from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in 1996. He was the class Valedictorian, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He works exclusively in the area of reproductive medicine and enjoys working in conjunction with some of New York's most prestigious reproductive endocrinologists.

Dr. Daoshing Ni, D.O.M, L.Ac., Ph.D, Dipl.C.H.

Dr. Dao is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and is a Diplomat of Chinese Herbology NCCA. Dr. Dao has been active in the TCM profession as well as professional organizations. He was an examiner for the California Acupuncture Committee and also participated in the Chinese Herbology Exam development for NCCA. Well known and respected for his special interest in reproductive and gynecological conditions. Dr. Dao is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Pacific Coast Fertility Society, and American Association of Oriental Medicine.

Randine Lewis, Lic.Ac., Ph.D.

A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, has studied both Eastern and Western medicine. After attending Osteopathic medical school, she began her career in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned her graduate and post-graduate degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, focusing on fertility, and performed her internship at the prestigious Dalian Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Dr. Lewis is a diplomat with the NCCAOM, is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and is on the Women's Counsel of the ASRM. She supports, lectures, and publishes articles for RESOLVE, the American Infertility Association, and medical organizations, and is a medical expert on numerous online fertility boards. Dr. Lewis authored The Infertility Cure , Little Brown & Co., 2004, and has appeared on ABC Eyewitness News, NBC HealthBeat; CBS Up Close; PBS Weekday and Weeknight, all featuring her successes treating infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is devoted to providing quality, natural reproductive enhancement. Dr. Lewis is licensed in Texas, Minnesota and North Carolina.

Sadhna Singh , Lic.Ac., M.B.B.S. (India)

Sadhna Singh graduated from medical college, India in 1983. She has practiced medicine for over 10 years in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology and internal medicine. Then, as a Chief Medical Officer at a hospital, she further gained invaluable clinical experience. During her tenure in Singapore she explored various therapeutic modalities under the umbrella of complimentary medicine. She was a consultant for developing an anti-aging medicine program and Kneipp Medical Spa therapies. At the Asia Emergency Assistance alarm center in Singapore, she planned, supervised and participated in medical rescue operations in the South East Asian region. In her pursuit for integrative medicine, she completed her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. She is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and also a diplomat with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has a vast background in both western and eastern medicine. With her compassion and concern for patients, she is dedicated to providing effective and exceptional care.

Martin Herbkersman, L.Ac., D.Ac., Dipl.Ac., C.H., O.M.

Dr. Martin_Herbkersman is an National Board Certified (NCCAOM) Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a practice in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Herbkersman's clinical training includes the local community clinic in Santa Monica, California and inpatient work at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Marina Del Ray, California where he spent six months in an integrated medical setting working with Medical Doctors and Nurses. Currently he is working with a conventional fertility specialist using Oriental Reproductive Medicine to enhance the efficacy of conventional fertility treatments. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and is a founding member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. He serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Acupuncture Advisory Committee of the Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a member in good standing of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He has children of his own and finds joy in enhancing the possibility of children for others.

William Morris LAc, OMD, MSEd

William Morris is the president of the AAOM Board of Directors, and lectures internationally on Oriental medicine. He has 20 years clinical experience with pulse balance styles based on lineage, classics, and contemporary practitioners. He has been actively involved in the forming of other specialty boards and has many years of experience in the field of Oriental Medical education.