Meet our Team
Tia Hem, founder of AAWC, graduated with honors and recieved her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from Samra University of Oriental medicine in California. Her externship included work at the Minority Aids Project (MAP) in which she treated HIV+ and full blown AIDS patients. She also worked as an apprentice at Yu Zhang Acupuncture Inc., studying Chinese Herbs, and Medical Qi Gong with her master Dr. Yu Zhang. Dr. Zhang is a Medical Doctor and TCM Psychiatrist in China and has been practicing acupuncture in the United States for the past 30 years.
Through her education and work experience, Tia has become well versed with energy work and uses Medical Qi Gong with all her patients. In addition to being proficient and a well versed practitioner, she is also a Kundalini Yoga instructor. For over 10 years, Tia has been teaching yoga and meditation in Southern California. Her other specialties includes internal medicine, treating those struggling with addiction, and adeptness in Western and Eastern pharmacopeia and herbalism.