L.Ac, MSAOM/CA License
Acupuncturist and Herbalist
ABOUT SIATNEE (SIDNEE) CHONG
“For long lasting healing, I believe the physical body and mind needs to be in synch. Your health team should include a nurturing & compassionate healer, someone who shares your belief, includes you in every step, respects your insight, truly cares for your wellbeing and ensures you are not alone in your healing journey.”
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License and Board Certifications
Siatnee (Sidnee) Chong is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of California. She attended both Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and South Baylo University where she graduated with her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She interned extensively with Master Clinicians in Western and Eastern Medicine, notably from US, China and Korea. Her experience includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture, 5 Element Harmonizing, Sa-Am Technique, Master Tung’s Orthopedic and Pain Management. She was awarded Best Clinician during her internship tenure at South Baylo University. Prior to that, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Education from Edinburgh University, Scotland, on a full scholarship. Using her comprehensive training in Western biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), her scope of practice include the treatment of chronic pain, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions (acute, chronic and sports injury), internal medicine, female health (menstrual issues, hormonal imbalance, pre/post menopause), stress, anxiety and prevention of ailments using natural foods, lifestyle modifications, acupuncture and herbs. She believes in working together with other medical providers (MDs, DOs, Physical Therapist) to deliver a comprehensive approach best suited for each condition.
“My very first experience with acupuncture was when I was 5 years old. My mother took me to see a Chinese Medicine Doctor who helped clear a recurrent sty infection in both eyes. He was an elderly man in his 80’s but full of vigor.” – Sidnee Chong
Growing up in a Chinese family in Borneo, my family culture was rich in the use of Chinese Medicine and Native Herbs in everyday meals; herbal teas, tonics to boost immunity, and the use of natural foods to prevent diseases. My interest in natural medicine was cemented at a young age. My very first experience with acupuncture was when I was 5 years old. My mother took me to see a Chinese Medicine Doctor who helped clear a recurrent sty infection in both eyes. He was an elderly man in his 80’s but full of vigor. Like my family and thousands others, he fled to South East Asia to escape Mao’s Close Door Policy and The Cultural Revolution, bringing with him a vast knowledge of medicinal practices before the old books were burned by the communists. For treatment, he used ear acupuncture (vaccaria seeds instead of needles) soaked in herbal medicine to place in various points on my ears. He also prescribed an herbal formula regimen. Within a short time, my infection was gone for good. From there, my love for natural medicine was seeded. When I migrated to California, I fell in love with the healthy lifestyle and eco-conscious living of the sunshine state. With my multilingual skills and entrepreneurial spirit, I worked for several international companies in sales and marketing roles traveling the globe and working 60+ hour weeks. It was not long before my intense work and travel schedule started to drain my energy and affect my health. I was starting to go gray and my losing hair. I was consistently tired, overworked and ill. To recuperate, I turned to Yoga, meditation, Qi Qong, Tai Ji and vegetarianism. My love for yoga inspired me to become a yoga teacher. I also studied Qi Qong, Tai Ji and various ancient practices to recharge. During this journey, my love for natural medicine and the amazing capability of our bodies to heal itself was ignited. I started the journey back to my roots, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), building the blocks on a foundation that I grew up with: the Yin and the Yang, the Qi and the Xue, 5 Elements, herbs and meridians; only this time, deeper and comprehensive. One thing led to another. When one of my older sisters was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian cancer, I was able to hold her hands during the most challenging journey she had to walk on. All throughout her multiple surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, radiation treatments and plethora of western medications, she was supported with herbs, Moxa, massage and energy work. The combination of Eastern and Western medicine prolonged her life and gave her a better quality of life. However, due to the advanced stage of her cancer, she eventually passed away peacefully at 42 years of age after a 5-year battle. The combination of Eastern and Western medicine extended her quality of life for 5 years. Every day was precious and she was able to check off all the things on her bucket list, including leaving a legacy for her 13-year-old son. I am grateful to have been able to help extend her life and her time with her family.
“No matter what kind of ailments you have, having a true healer by your side is equally important as the type of medicine you are taking. One who walks with you on your journey, compassionate in nature and points you in the right direction. It might be one person or a team of healers, all of them count toward your healing goal”.
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Why Choose SIDNEE?
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