Yan Nian Fan, DOM, LAc, is an acupuncturist and doctor of oriental medicine who diagnoses and treats patients at Richmond Acupuncture Care, his private practice located in Henrico VA. He believes that acupuncture can be a helpful, natural alternative or complement to one’s health care regimen. Dr. Fan is a fourth generation Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, he has worked in famous hospitals throughout South China for over fifteen years prior to relocating to the United States in 1995. Moreover, Dr. Fan has taught and worked at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for four years. A dorm of complementary medicine, acupuncture focuses on inserting fine needles in the skin at specific points along what are lines of energy (meridians). Acupuncture is used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions.
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Education and Training
Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University Master of Acupunture Degree 1980
Faculty Titles & Positions
- New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine -
- Chinese American Medical Society
- American Society of Acupuncturists
Professional Society Memberships
- Chinese American Medical Society, American Society of Acupuncturists
Yan Nian Fan, DOM, LAc's Practice location
Get to know Acupuncturist Dr. Yan Fan, who practices in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Fan is a certified and licensed acupuncturist who has over 30 years of experience practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is very interested in and enjoys working with challenging cases at his private practice, Richmond Acupuncture Care, located in Richmond, Virginia.
A member of the Chinese American Medical Society and the American Society of Acupuncturists, Dr. Fan has strong faith and confidence in his knowledge and experience. He believes that acupuncture can be a helpful, natural alternative or complement to one’s health care regimen. Over the years, he has helped many patients achieve their health goals.
A fourth generation Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, he graduated from Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University in 1980 with his Master of Acupuncture degree. Embarking on his professional career, he worked in famous hospitals throughout South China for over fifteen years. In 1995, he relocated to the United States, where he taught and worked at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a period of four years.
With strong medical genes, Dr. Fan attributes his success to his hard work and dedication, his genuine concern for his patients, as well as his ability to provide excellent service.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. The practice is also used to maintain general health. Acupuncturists treat a variety of physical and psychological issues like internal medicine hypertension or anxiety.
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