"Ping" is a Chinese word that means balance, health, tranquility, harmony, and peace. In hopes of bringing "Ping" to all people, Dr. Liyan Lu and her husband, Ping Gan, founded Ping's Acupuncture & Herb Center in 2000 in the city of Santa Clarita, California. From 2000 to 2021, Dr. Lu and her staff had thrived on bringing balance, peace, and health to their patients. As a 2010 New Year's resolution, Dr. Lu had decided to start posting her formulas, techniques, and findings as free information on www.healthyping.com to bring "Ping" to all who seek a healthier lifestyle.


Dr. Liyan Lu is a California licensed acupuncturist and certified massage therapist. Since 2000, she has practiced acupuncture, Ping's meridian therapy (her developed techniques), nutrition, and herbal medicine at Ping's Acupuncture & Herb Center in the Santa Clarita Valley. Dr. Lu was a pediatrician at Beijing Children's Hospital and a faculty member of the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, for 11 years. Dr. Lu employed both conventional Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine in her pediatric clinical practice. She worked as a medical researcher for 12 years in the physiology and cardiology departments at UCLA and Specialty Lab Inc.

Besides being a skilled Western medicine practitioner, Dr. Lu is an expert in natural, holistic healing and illness prevention. She has 40+ years of clinical experience and expertise from the Western and Eastern medical worlds; Dr. Lu has successfully treated and healed thousands of patients.



Dr. Liyan Lu specializes in pain management, stress, mental illnesses, and rehabilitation. She also is good at fertility, nutrition balance, detoxification, hormone rebalance, and pediatric ailments. Ping's meridian therapy is Dr. Lu created; it was initially designed for children with ADD/ ADHD to help them stay calm during acupuncture.

To achieve the best result for our patients, we provide Ping's meridian massage before each acupuncture treatment. While acupuncture focuses on deep, specific acupuncture points, the unique massage reaches a much wider surface area, allowing blood and energy to flow like a river. When both techniques work together, the results are more effective than a single one.



Dr. Lu retired from Ping's acupuncture on 1-1-2021. Before retiring, she wrote the detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) of acupuncture treatments for general health issues. Dr.Lu passed on her SOP to Dr. Yang, Bamboo Acupuncture, following the instructions and treating their patients well. Now Bamboo's appointments are almost entirely reserved every day. Would you please trust Dr. Yang's treatment and call her at 661-513-9265 when you need professional help?


Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for the rest of his life.

It is our mission to improve people's lives by teaching preventive care. We wish to share our knowledge of health preservation and nourishment to help everyone achieve a healthy and happy life. Dr. Lu retired, but she will continue to post her clinical experience, nutrition recipes, and herbal formulas over 20 years on this website to fulfill our mission. We hope to create a forum for people who wish to share their knowledge and wisdom on healthcare in the future.


In time, we hope to build an extensive knowledge base of preventive care techniques, formulas, and treatments for everyone to access—a healthy and happy life is only one "Ping" away.

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