Vision & Conviction


The Yangtze Medical Center (YMC), founded by Dr. PuQuan Xiao, is a unique place for alternative health care and wellness programs.

Dr. Xiao offers treatments common to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as full-body/clothes-on Chinese Tui Na therapeutic massage, drug-free acupuncture and acupressure, Chinese herb remedies combined with other, health-improving alternatives including diet and nutrition advice based on the Five Elements, meditation guidance, Qi Gong (Chi Kung) exercises, patient education programs through seminars and workshops, and therapeutic practices of Tai Chi and Martial Arts to help all patients achieve mind, body and spirit  (Qi/Jing/Shen) wellness.

The Yangtze Medical Center offers pain management, treatment for chronic illnesses such as asthma/allergies and back pain, sports injuries, everyday family problems as well as treatment for those people with life-threatening illnesses who have exhausted other medical care therapies.

WHAT MAKES Yangtze Medical Center UNIQUE?

Dr. PuQuan Xiao is both an OMD (Oriental Medical Doctor, CA) and a ShaoLin monk. Because of these two roles, his medical expertise is unique.  It results from the integration of medical training in Chinese and American universities as well as the medical healing arts education provided by his studies as a monk in the ShaoLin Monastery.  These two sources of education have created a synergy of knowledge and experience that set Dr. Xiao apart from other TCM and alternative medical practitioners.


Dr. Xiao is an OMD (Oriental Medical Doctor, licensed in CA) and a licensed acupuncturist in both Arizona and California. He graduated with a degree in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) from Chang Chun University in China.  He specialized in orthopedic surgery and TCM for ten years.   Dr. Xiao worked in Guang An Men Hospital in Beijing, China (the top research facility for TCM in China).  In the United States, Dr. Xiao received degrees from Dongguk Royal University and South Baylo University, and his PhD in TCM (OMD) from American Liberty University, all located in California.  He has been practicing in Arizona since 2001.


Along with academic medical training, Dr. Xiao has greatly benefited and been blessed by his medical training as a monk as well as his studies leading to his mastery of Kung Fu Martial Arts, all which began in the ShaoLin Temple at age six.  In his early teens, Dr. Xiao studied with two Shaolin Temple Master sifus (i.e. renowned teachers), one a ShaoLin Temple nun and the other, a ShaoLin Temple Monk.  These master teachers were experts in the healing arts and taught Dr. Xiao many of the rare and specialized techniques that are largely unknown outside of the ShaoLin Temple.  He learned unique forms of Zen Buddhist meditation for self-healing and longevity and, through ShaoLin Kung Fu practices, he learned unique forms of strength training, endurance, and self-defense.

Dr. Xiao is also a Master of Kung Fu.  He has served as guest Kung Fu Master Teacher at a number of New York and Phoenix-based martial arts schools. He has also served as Master-Level Judge for national and international martial arts championship contests.  By invitation, he has also appeared on Phoenix television to demonstrate martial arts and qi gong.

Today, visitors can find Dr. Xiao’s name inscribed on the wall of the renowned Henan ShaoLin Temple in China, which recognizes Dr. Xiao as a thirty-third lineage generation disciple of the ShaoLin Temple.

Dr. Xiao’s combined medical TCM training and ShaoLin monk physical, mental, and medical training have helped to make him a powerful and unique practitioner of mind/body/spirit healing.


Dr. Xiao inherited unique medical knowledge from the Buddhist monks with their 2000 year history of Chinese medicine, embedded in the 5000 year Chinese medical tradition.  Out of necessity, the monks developed and perfected healing practices to deal with martial arts injuries:  they were, in one sense, the first doctors of sports medicine.  The monks also perfected their Qi Gong practices to heal themselves, to prevent illness, and to increase the quality and length of life (longevity).  In fact, Kung Fu refers to any accomplishment or skill cultivated through long and hard work.


In Dr. Xiao’s case, his Kung Fu is intimately related to the healing arts and alternative medicine.  Dr. Xiao is dedicated to honoring, facilitating and assisting patients in their quest for optimal healing and enhanced wellness of body, mind and spirit.


Upcoming Events

The following Classes and Seminars are currently scheduled.

New Patient Classes:
September 30, 2017 – 9:30-Noon
October 21, 2017 – 9:30-Noon
December 9, 2017 – 9:30-Noon

Qi Gong Class (12 Weeks):
September 6 – November 29
Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30 pm

Seminars (9am-1pm):
October 7, 2017 – Heart/Lung/Immune System
November 18, 2017 – Kidney/Hormone Balancing

Call 602-522-9988 or click here for more information

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Yangtze Medical Center
Dr. Puquan Xiao

2633 E Indian School Road
Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Tel: 602-522-9988
Fax: 602-667-9988

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