About us

Monterey Institute of Natural Medicine

Mission: To balance the yin-yang of the mind-body as a whole.

Vision: A yin-yang balanced mind-body for wellness improvement.

Monterey Institute of Natural Medicine is a 501© (3) non-profit organization.

EIN# 46-276739

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ming Xu L.Ac. & DAOM


A licensed acupuncturist of Maryland who founded Monterey Institute of Natural Medicine in Monterey, California 2012。 Ming Xu received her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California in 2014. Following the next 3 years she completed the in-class training for the Doctoral program in Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Jose, California. She received her Natural Science AA degree from Monterey Peninsula College, California in 2010. In 2016, She moved to Maryland and started practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in Columbia, Maryland. Ming Xu also is an artist, she does oil/acrylic paintings. Her artwork “The Beauty” won the 2nd place among other 87 pieces paintings in the Art competition in Seaside City Hall in Monterey, California 2009. She calls herself “a world-class chief”. She believes having a balanced diet is for wellbeing with joy on a daily basis. Ming is a member of Maryland Nonprofits, Maryland Acupuncture Society, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and Shenzhen America-China Chamber of Commerce. Currently She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with her two sons. During 2020, another family member, Hestia the husky joined them. Ming Xu has been servicing the community at Monterey Institute of Natural Medicine since 2012.

Dr. Jeffrey Pang L.Ac. & DAOM

Committee of MIONM

A licensed acupuncturist of California, Jeffrey Pang is a third-generation herbalist in his family practice. He is from Guanzhong, China. He received his education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by apprenticing with his grandfather and earning a medical degree from Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences. Like many physicians in China, he was sent to the countryside to work at a rural community hospital during the Cultural Revolution, and later practiced as a TCM doctor in Hong Kong. In 1984, he was invited to join Five Branches University, and has become one of its preeminent faculty members and practitioners. Dr Pang has co-authored a textbook titled Chinese Medicine Dietetics (Volume I). The text presents both a Chinese and a Western medical perspective on nutrition and offers integrative approaches to healthy eating and food remedies.

Dr. Zeng Ao

Committee of MIONM

Dr.Zeng is in private practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, Sichuan province in China currently. She earned a Doctoral degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from ChenDu TCM University in China. After graduating she worked in the Hospital of Chengdu TCM University for fifteen years. She had an apprenticeship with Chinese National Recognized TCM Dr. Wang chenrong, Dr.Yu shuguang, Dr.Xiaoyi, Dr.Songxinh. Also, She has been a traveling scholar in German, Austria, TaiWang with TCM practicing and teaching for years. She specializes in pain management, anti-aging, women’s health and TCM pediatric.

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