Tibetan Wellness & Healing Center
Doctor of Tibetan Medicine,
Licensed and Certified
Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Mempa (means doctor) Yangdron Kalzang founded the Tibetan Wellness & Healing Center with the mission of promoting and sustaining the wellness of mind and body through Tibetan medicine, acupuncture, and holistic healing approaches, at an affordable cost. The Center is committed to preserving and continuing efficacious healing with traditional Tibetan medicine practices in our modern world.
Yangdron Kalzang earned the Tibetan Medicine degree from the Tibetan Medical University in Lhasa, Tibet, and her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Santa Cruz, California. She is an Acupuncturist licensed by the state of California and an Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She works closely with the Shang ShungInstitute, School of Tibetan Medicine in Conway, Massachusetts as one of the original curriculum developers and consultants in the planning of the certificate program. For the past ten years, she has taught Tibetan Medical courses at her alma mater, the Five Branches University. Yangdron Kalzang and the Tibetan Wellness & Healing Center serve as frequent educational resources for the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford University medical students and faculty.
She regularly lectures and delivers seminars on Tibetan medicine. Highlights include The International Forum on Buddhism and Medicine in Montpellier, France 2006, along with lectures at Stanford University, the University of California at San Francisco, the University of California at Santa Cruz, Rice University, Amherst College, and many Buddhist centers. She lectured at the 1998 and 2003 Congress of Tibetan Medicine in Washington D.C. and the California State Oriental Medical Association Conference in 2002 and 2003.
Mempa Kalzang was first introduced to Tibetan Medicine as a young child by her uncle, who served as Chief Physician for the Integrative Unit of the Tibetan Medical Hospital in Lhasa (Men Zee Khang). She was later fortunate to work under his supervision at the Tibetan Medical Hospitals in Lhasa and Chengdu.
With a strong commitment to better health and education, Yangdron Kalzang provides compassionate and effective healing services to the whole community. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young children.