Menger Ping joined Loehr Health Center in June 2021 . As a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, she uses her experiences and techniques in both western and Chinese Medicine to facilitate a healing program for patients. Menger shared she most enjoys being an acupuncturist and TCM practitioner because she, “… found the joy of being an acupuncturist is the same work of being a full-time mother, as well as a musician dealing with a piece of music from Bach, or Mozart.
The treatment in TCM involves three very important elements which are my
- Mind to understand and study patient’s needs.
- Spirit to connect with patient’s inward, physical pains, and their expectations of me.
- Hands to engage with knowledge, a vision of healing progress and full of qi (energy) from my heart.”
When not at Loehr Health helping patients, Menger enjoys swimming for exercise at the YMCA or at church.
You can read about Menger Ping’s experience and credentials below, or schedule an appointment.
- AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (accredited by the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)) – Austin, TX
- Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, April 2019
- Texas Health and Sciences University –Austin, TX
- Masters Program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), January-December 2016
- Feng-Chia University—Taiwan, Republic of China
- Bachelor of Business Administration, 1981
- Loehr Health Center
- Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner: [June 1st] to present
- Silent Wave Acupuncture Clinic—Creve Coeur, MO
- Acupuncturist, March 2020-[May, 2021]–Acupuncturist, October 2019-August 2020
- Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (VA PMRS)—Austin, TX
- Acupuncture Practitioner AOMA Program with VA Level 3 Internship, August 2018-June 2019
- AOMA Student Clinic and Women’s Health Clinic—Austin, TX
- Intern, May 2017-April 2019
- Premier Family Physicians—Austin, TX
- Medical Massage Therapist, January 2016-January 2019
- Austin Onsite Acupuncture—Austin TX
- TCM Body Work Contractor, March 2018-October 2018
- Alternative Hospice—Fenton, MO
- Hospice Care Volunteer, June 2013-January 2015
- Authentic Oriental Healthcare—St. Louis, MO
- Business Administrator, February 2011-January 2013
- Sports Acupuncture
- Pregnancy Acupuncture
- Tai Chi/qu Cong Exercises
- Fire Cupping
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
- Gua Sha
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Facial needling with application of lymphatic drainage technique for ENT and Bell’s palsy issues
Certifications and Continuing Education
- Acupuncture Without Borders Training Program via the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Trauma-Informed Leadership Certification, 2021
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Anti-Aging & Facial Acupuncture, 2019
- Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association Advanced Needling Program
- Master Tung’s Points and Treatment Methods, 2019
- Chickly Institute—Palm Beach Garden, FL
- Lymph Detoxification and Drainage Therapy, 2014
- Acupuncture Association of Missouri
- Acupuncturists Without Borders
- Visit our partners page to see a complete (and growing) list of community partners.
Bio Questions and Answers
Where are you from? My husband came to Washington University for his master’s degree in 1985; in the following year, my family immigrated from Taiwan and became US citizens.
What was your first job? My first job after graduating from college of business major, worked as secretary of one Physics professor who conducted research for semi-conducting materials in Taiwan Chin Hua University.
Why did you become an acupuncturist? I witnessed so many remarkable results from acupuncture treatments when I worked with my acupuncturist friend who hired me as administrator for her clinic.
Who was the biggest influence on your career? The biggest influence on my career is my first son, Jey who is working at SAP as an Enterprise Architect, helping me with resume, job market, consultation, and encouragement if I met some challenges from the work.
If could possess one super-hero power, what would it be? Sincere love with wise word and action
What is your favorite food? Chinese dumplings
If you weren’t an acupuncturist, what job would you be doing? Foreign missionary
What’s the one problem you’re best at solving for your patients? One problem I am best at helping solve for patients is helping them tell their heart, most of time, is one of the reasons for their physical pains.