SANDRA LANSHIN CHIU, LAc

Founder, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Sandra is an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and the founder of Treatment by Lanshin. In practice for over a decade, she now focuses on treating skin disorders and skin rejuvenation because she believes the future of skin health will greatly evolve with the unique approach of Chinese medicine. Specially trained in dermatology, she uses Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to resolve common skin problems like acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis. 

Through her success over the years in treating other common medical issues like pain conditions, infertility, digestive disorders, etc., Sandra noticed the impact of her work not only relieved the chief complaints of her patients but also elevated their health on multiple levels - including notable improvements to skin quality, complexion and an overall restoration of youthfulness. So began her fascination with the ability of Chinese medicine to transform and restore skin health and beauty naturally, in alignment with the body's inherent patterns and systems.

Today she applies the techniques she has learned, developed and used repeatedly to resolve pain, tension and other patterns of disorder affecting the body to restore the healthful vigor of skin and tissue as they relate to dermatological and aging concerns. In recent years her work with facial rejuvenation using acupuncture, gua sha, cupping and other Chinese medical tools has received increasing interest and media attention. 

Providing education to clients is of key importance to Sandra's work in helping them create lasting patterns of health and vitality. Teaching self-care and home practices has become an increasingly larger aspect of her work for this reason. Currently Sandra teaches Facial Gua Sha Self-care workshops at home and across the country and plans to continue adding new classes to her roster.

At the end of the day, Sandra hopes that her work can continue to inspire more people to know the great wisdom and wonder of Chinese medicine which she believes offers an unique vision and intelligent perspective on the deeper dimensions and sources of beauty and vitality within all of us. 

CV HIGHLIGHTS


  • Sandra is a UC Berkeley Alumni, where she undertook a pre-medicine course of study and received a BA in Economics. 

  • After earning her Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2005, Sandra continued her post-graduate studies in Beijing - where she apprenticed with the late TCM doctor, acupuncturist and author of Applied Channel Theory - Dr. Wang Ju-Yi.

  • Led by an endless curiosity of the human body, Sandra began training in Ortho-bionomy® in 2008, an osteopathic-like healing system she found to be a brilliant complement to her acupuncture and body work.

  • Furthering still her knowledge base in dermatology, Sandra completed a course of specialized study with world recognized leader in TCM dermatology, Mazin Al-Khafaji.