Getting to know

Susanti Cai

Susanti received her Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco, CA in 2007. Prior to this, she obtained her Bachelors in Dietetics from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. Susanti had always been passionate about healthy eating, so it is no surprise that with almost all of her treatments, she would give suggestions in incorporating proper foods based on the given diagnosis. Accordingly, she would also recommend Chinese herbs and/or certain Qi Gong exercises that are aimed to help any given condition. Susanti incorporates Japanese Meridian Therapy by using a very fine, sharp, and delicate Japanese acupuncture needles, which are inserted shallowly into the skin. This particular technique is quite gentle and very relaxing.

 

During her last year of clinic internship at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, Susanti was first introduced to Ba Zi (Eight Characters or Four Pillars) and ten years later (in 2016), she completed her Ba Zi study. Chinese medicine and Chinese Metaphysics are integral parts of a large puzzle in the world of the Five Arts. The Five Arts consist of Mountain (Shan), Medicine (Yi), Divination (Pu), Destiny Analysis (Ming), and Physiognomy (Xiang). Mountain or Shan is the philosophical art in the form of thoughts and self-healing including diet, physical health, meditation, and Qi Gong. Medicine or Yi is the art form consisted of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Divination or Pu is the divination form consisted of several studies including Yi Jing and Qi Men Dun Jia. Destiny Analysis or Ming is the destiny analysis described in Ba Zi. Physiognomy or Xiang is an art form described in facial reading as well as Feng Shui.

 

Susanti is passionate in what she does and cares about her patients. She strives to give her patients the utmost care as she listens to their concerns and offers various solutions to their challenges.