Dr. Tianying Sun, DAOM
Dr. Sunny, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, was born and raised in China as a third generation in a family of traditional Chinese medicine, which has always been the first and primary source of medical care for her family members: from common cold, cough to infections and cancer. Dr. Sunny has been strongly attracted by ancient Chinese wisdom, history and culture, finishing her undergraduate education in Beijing, one of the most ancient and historic cities in China. Not only does the city reveal how modern and fast-developed it is, but also the balance between contemporary and history, Western and Eastern.
Dr. Sunny commenced her graduate studies in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at the Texas Health and Science University (formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the oldest TCM School in Texas). Following systematic theoretical and practice training in TCM, she also trained in auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, cupping and Tuina. Meanwhile, she was provided extra extensive guidance under a few renowned TCM doctors in the disease pattern differentiations as well as herbal formulation and special acupuncture treatments. After earning a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and passing the national certification exams, Dr. Sunny became licensed in both Texas and Rhode Island.
Dr. Sunny was also the coordinator and a member of Texas Association of Acupuncture and assisted to update and forward the substantial development of Oriental Medicine in the state of Texas. As a staff person of the Continuing Acupuncture Education Program in Texas, she had the opportunity to gain first-hand information with peers and other professions on the benefits of integrative medicine, and to further the delivery of optimal results for patients in the forms of acupuncture and herbal formulas, as well as discuss the future of TCM in America.
During her time in the ER and the department of rehabilitation in one of the Seton Family hospital in Texas, Dr. Sunny truly understood the meaning of the words “patient-oriented”, by observation and comparison both in medicine and in practice. Furthermore, “help the most commons in need with every effort” was the essence she obtained through serving American Red Cross – Central Texas Region.
It was CIMH’s excellent performance and moral conducts in integrative medicine that led Dr. Sunny to relocate from Texas. It has been the love, immense influence, and passion in TCM that brought her to deliver effective and safe care to her clients, help them restore their health, and give them their lost smiles back.
During non-working days, Dr. Sunny does calligraphy, drawing, and plays Hulusi (a Chinese flute). She also enjoys Yoga, travel, photography, swimming and cooking.