Lei Family History

Shie Ji Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture is a family-owned practice founded in China in the 1930’s by QiaoLi Lei’s great-grandfather & grandfather. Her grandfather was a great doctor whose reputation grew nationally as he treated tens of thousands of patients and documented his techniques in textbooks for others to share. Many people honored him through their reference to him as a medical Buddha and a sage. His statue is still displayed in Wuhan China. It’s said that QiaoLi’s family holds the secrets to traditional Chinese medicine. Over eighty-seven years of combined family knowledge has built the practice into something even better.

QiaoLi’s grandfather, Dr. QinFu Lei

QiaoLi Lei’s success as an acupuncturist is no surprise. She began following her uncle to learn acupuncture and herbal medicine when she was only 15 years old. She formally studied and graduated with her M.D. from medical school in her homeland of Wuhan,China, where she practiced medicine as an obstetrician in a nearby hospital and taught herbal medicine and acupuncture in the Second School of Health in Wuhan. Always eager to learn more, QiaoLi interned under Dr. Jia-Kang Li a master practitioner in the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hubei. She is NCCAOM certified and a 5th generation acupuncturist and herbalist trained in China. Her inquisitive nature and desire to contribute to the advancement of acupuncture and herbal medicine led her to add research to her agenda. The strength of her research and practice were rewarded by the Acupuncture Association of Asia as they awarded her the 2000 Worldwide Chinese Remarkable Doctor of TCM Award for her contributions to the art and science of oriental medicine. QiaoLi Lei has treated tens of thousands of patients in the past 35 years. Her combined family knowledge and understanding of traditional and western medicine has given her an original technique and approach to patient care that yields amazing results.

She has studied under many of the greatest masters in acupuncture including:

  • Dr. Cheng Xin Nong
  • Dr. Wang Dai
  • Dr. Wang Ju Yi
  • Dr. Jiao Shun Fa
  • Dr. Luding Hou
  • Dr. Li Jia Kang
  • Dr. Yuan Min Jing
  • Dr. Yuan Xin Zhen

QiaoLi continues her studies in China every year at several institutions including Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science CACMS, and the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hubei China. She has lectured graduating medical students attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Science every year for the past 14 years.

In similar fashion to her own training, QiaoLi began training her eldest son, Dr. Xuan Yi, in acupuncture when he was 14 years old. He graduated from Case Western University, Southern California University of Health and Science with a Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Acupuncture making him the sixth generation practitioner in the Lei family. He now practices in Los Angeles. His wife, Dr. Daisy Xia, is currently completing her Doctor of Chinese Medicine at Southern California University of Health and Science. The family hopes to open an alternative medical center in the future.

Dr. Xuan Yi (6th generation Lei)

Qiaoli Lei practices her medical art with great humility, authenticity and sincerity. The relief of her patients’ suffering and healing of their diseases are her goals. Her response to her patients’ “thank you’s” summarize her cultural and spiritual perspective on her work, “It is my duty. That is why I am here.” Her values of respect, gratitude, humility, and duty permeate her technique and her relationship with her patients.

Summarily, she cares.