Clinic Services


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Clinic Hours:  by appointment only

Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 5:45pm treated by Dr. Liping Zhu, DAOM, L.Ac. (Acupuncture, Herbs and Qi healing)
Thursdays                    8:00am – 7:00pm  treated by EJ Fry L.Ac. (Acupuncture,Herbs and Tuina)

Make Appointments:  E-mail (preferred): with 2 or 3 your available time/dates or Call office phone#  415-828-2699

Clinic Address: 2000 Van Ness Ave, Suite# 507, SF, CA 94109 (please note that our Qigong/Taichi classes and workshops are at different location.)

Click to download new patien Intake Form and bring it to your first visit

Click here for directions and parking information for clinic.

Payment: Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. Payment is due in full at time of service. We are able to process your HSA and FSA cards and provide you a receipt at your request. For insurance billing, with your request Qi Dragon takes some PPO insurance after verification of your insurance coverage. Please verify with your insurance company for services covered.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: A $60 fee applies for reservations cancelled with less than 48-hour notice or for no show.

Fees and availability are subject to change without notice. Herbs are not included in the listed services charge.

 Clinic Services provided by Qi Dragon 


New Patient Initial Visit
one-time initial consultation fee plus the fee of the following specific treatment(s) received.
Intial visit with acupuncture treatment usually takes 70-85 minutes. Please download the New Patient Intake Form and bring a completed copy and any lab tests to your first visit to save your paper work time at the clinic.

Acupuncture *
Great for treating specific illnesses and for general health maintenance. 45-60 minutes
*If this is your first visit, the initial consultation fee $70 also applies.
additional fee for Cupping or Gua Sha.

Scalp Acupuncture*
Great for treating neurological disorders. 45-60 minutes
*If this is your first visit, the initial consultation fee also applies.

Herbal Consultation/Office Visit (without acupuncture)*
Office visit for herbal consultation and prescription or refill only. No acupuncture is given. 15- 25 minutes.
*If this is your first visit, the initial consultation fee also applies.  Consultation fee doesn’t include any herbs.

 Acupuncture with abdominal Qi healing (Combo Treatment) by Dr. Liping*
This is our signature treatment by Dr. Liping combining Acupuncture with abdominal Qi healing and Te Yi Medical Qigong focusing on the abdominal detox and emotional release as well as the whole body cleansing and opening through guided breathing, visualization, sound healing and Qi healing. Great for abdominal emotional and energetic release as well as spirit related disharmony. Abdomen is considered the second human brain, abdominal work is great for overall health maintenance, stress relief and healing. total 60-75 minutes.
*If this is your first visit, the initial consultation fee also applies. 

Te Yi Medical Qigong Treatment by Dr. Liping*
30min or 60min session. This is an Te Yi qi healing session without acupuncture needles.
*If this is your first visit, the initial consultation fee also applies. 
Read more about Te Yi Medical Qigong

Acupuncture with Tuina (Combo Treatment) by EJ Fry L.Ac.*
A treatment combining Acupuncture with Tuina, a traditional Chinese body work that is great for releasing tension, activiating qi and blood flow locally as well as for the whole body. This combo treatment is good for your overall health maintenance, stress relief and healing. total 60-75 minutes.
*If this is your first visit, the initial consultation fee also applies. 

Te Yi Medical Qigong Treatment by Phyllis Whitney or Charity Burgess (Donation-based service)
Suggested donation $50-100 (nobody is turned away for lack of fund); Treatment lasts 30min long.
Our Te Yi Clinic is run by our Qigong Certificate Program graduates and Te Yi Student Practitioners who are very gifted in Qi healing. Our talented healers Phyllis Whitney and Charity Burgess are now available to the general public to offer Te Yi treatments on Thursdays and Mondays respectively.  To schedule an appointment with Phyllis, please call her at  415-676-0096. To schedule an appointment with Charity, please call her at 757-416-8184.
Hand with Needles

Qi Dragon Nutritional Cleansing/Weight Loss/Anti-aging Program  

We are a strong believer of Nutritional support for detox, weight loss, anti-aging and better performance. Combining nutrition program with acupuncture and herbs provides a better solution for our clients’ health needs. Please let us know if you want to start our 30 Day Nutritional Detox/Weight Loss/Anti Aging Program and we will find the best combination products for your needs and give you coaching support through this process.  Please schedule a separate consultation session to start this program.

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture/Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture by Dr. Liping*
Facial acupuncture addresses both the face and body to clear toxins, correct internal imbalances, and invigorate facial circulation. Chinese herbal masks, organic oils, jade-roller, and facial acupressure are incorporated into this pampering treatment. 75-90 minutes.
*If this is your first facial visit, the initial consultation fee of $70 also applies.

Private Taichi/Qigong Exercise Therapy by Dr. Liping

$150 for 60 minutes. Limited availability. Our private class by Dr. Liping is on Swimming Dragon Taichi, Qin Quan and basic Qigong exercise for healing, fitness or health maintenance. We can tailor some exercises for your physical conditions. For formal and systematic study of Heavenly Essence Qigong, please join Qidragon Qigong Formal Study Program or Qigong Certificate Program.

Phone Consultation 
$125 for 45 minutes. Topics can be on your physical and spiritual wellbeing through TCM, Taichi and Qigong. Please email to schedule a phone consultation time.

House call for acupuncture treatment might be available within San Francisco close to clinic area or Inner Richmond area and is offered at a rate of $200/visit. If you are a new patient, the one-time initial consultation fee also applies.

Free Te Yi Medical Qigong Clinic:
Treatments are given by Qi Dragon trained Te Yi Medical Qigong Student Practitioners

Check out our Free Te Yi Clinic schedule and more details here!

  Qi Dragon practitioners  

Schedule an Appointment with Qi Dragon Clinic with our two practitioners:

liping profile1Dr. Liping Zhu, DAOM, LAc., Qigong Master and founder of Qi Dragon Healing Center, is a disciple and authorized instructor in both the Heavenly Essence Qigong System and the Daoist Taiyi Swimming Dragon Sect family lineage. She had 10 years residential training in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition at the San Francisco Zen Center and became a Shuso in 2010. She has studied and trained extensively in Qigong, Taichi, Zen and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been practicing acupuncture, herbal medicine and Te Yi Medical Qigong in San Francisco for more than 10 years and has taught Qigong and Taichi to the general public for more than 20 years.
Dr. Liping is a Professor of Qigong at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a faculty teaching Chinese Herbs and Nutrition and Qigong at San Francisco State University. As a native of China who is fluent in English and deeply immersed in both cultures, Master Liping makes Qigong, this ancient Chinese healing art and spiritual path, very accessible to the Western world.

ej bw croppedEj Fry, L.Ac. @ Qi Dragon clinic:
EJ is a licensed acupuncturist currently practicing in the Bay Area. He holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. He is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
EJ has accrued over 1000 hours of clinical experience, treating patients using acupuncture and herbs. In addition to skillful needle technique, he is particularly interested in Chinese herbal medicine, and makes it a top priority in the
treatment of patients. He is an avid disciple of the Shang Han Lun herbal tradition. EJ’s lifelong fascination with Chinese cultural and religious studies rounds out his dedication to Chinese medical traditions. His focus on the Daodejing (tao te ching), yi jing (I ching), Zhuangzi, Chan (Zen Buddhism), and Wuxing (Five Phase theory) is utilized in his treatments.
A devoted practitioner of meditation in the Soto Zen lineage, EJ brings his practice of mindfulness to his acupuncture treatments, and encourages it as an adjunct therapy along with acupuncture and herbs.


Phyllis Whitney @ Qi Dragon Te Yi Medical Qigong Clinic:

Phyllis, a loving mother, grandmother who has the natural nurturing heart. She started her spiritual inquiry and healing mission after she embarked on the journey of Qigong.
Come to experience her power of healing through love and light!

Phone: 415-676-0096


 Qi Dragon Colleagues  

(please note that our colleagues provide services independently from Qi Dragon but share our clinic space except Rolfer Philip. Please contact them directly for their services using the provided contact info below.)

  Rolfing with Philip Brown

Phone: 415-750-1885  Email:

Rolfing is excellent for treating pain, tightness and tension in the body and for learning how to have better body posture and structure alignment.

Philip Brown, certified roller and a long time meditator and Qigong Taichi practitioner offers you his intuitive touch, informative points on posture and great patience and compassion in dealing with any pain and tension in the body.

His service is done at the location of 5954 California St (@ 22nd Ave), San Francisco, CA 94121. Tuesdays – Saturdays.

Massage with Meg Frodel, CMT @Qi Dragon clinic:
718-986-3079  Email:

Meg Frodel, CMT  is a very talented healer with her hands. She did massage professionally in New York city for more than eight years before she relocated to SF to attend acupuncture school at ACTCM. Her speciality is Deep Tissue massage and Craniosacral massage. She is currently a Student Practitioner of Te Yi Medical Qigong trained by Qi Dragon Certificate Program Level 1.


shanon14 smile  Shannon Piercy L.Ac.@ Qi Dragon clinic:
Phone: 415 710-0788  Email:

Shannon is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Massage Therapist Licensed to practice by the State of California. She earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, a rigorous four-year training program that includes study of Western Biomedical Science and Traditional Chinese Medical clinical experience. Upon moving to San Francisco, she furthered her studies in Somatic Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies where she supplemented her Chinese Medicine practice with advanced coursework in Clinical Counseling, Psychotherapy and Somatics. In addition to her private practice, Shannon practices acupuncture at East-West Integrative Medicine Clinic, UCSF and Pacific Fertility Clinic. She incorporates Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Bodywork and Chinese Herbal Medicine focusing on relief of pain and orthopedic issues, trauma and stress related ailments, women’s health, pregnancy support and overall wellbeing.

 Lucinda Toy L.Ac.@ Qi Dragon clinic:
Phone: 415 890 5759  Email:


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