Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the US Healthcare System

Lixin Huang

Lixin Huang currently serves as the President of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and has served in numerous capacities with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Lixin has traveled around the world presenting on the use of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in the United States. Lixin has received several awards, including the Chinese Medicine Leadership Award from the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2013, and the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2014. Lixin holds her BA in English Language from the Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute in Xi’an, China, and her MS in Adult Continuing Education Studies from Northern Illinois University.


  • Annie Ping Zeng, the current Director of the UAA-CI and Assistant Professor of Chinese at the Department of Languages at the College of Arts and Sciences, UAA.
  • Lixin Huanpresident of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Huang received a master’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University and has over 34 years of experience in higher education.


  • Lise Falskow, President & CEO of Alaska World Affairs Council

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council


RECORDED: Friday, March 11th at the Hilton Hotel.


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