the Anywhere Clinic

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Who I am and how I got here

I practice Chinese medicine everywhere. I've treated people at Burningman, in home hospice and at hospital births, on the sidewalk in Hayward, on a cafe patio in Topanga Canyon, and at various airports while waiting for delayed flights. That's why I call my practice the Anywhere Clinic.

During this strange time of extended quarantine, I offer housecalls and remote consultations. So my practice is anywhere more than ever.

Maybe it began when acupuncture and herbal soaks helped me avert surgery for a dislocated elbow at age 11. Or maybe it all started way before then, when my grandmother decided to teach her grandchildren Chinese first, empowering us with the fluency to read classical texts like the one I would choose for my doctoral capstone decades later.

That project turned into a reference book, A Field Guide to the Huángdì Nèijīng Sùwèn, which is being published by Singing Dragon Press in 2021. If you want a copy of my book you may purchase one here.

I try to live in alignment with the seasons and be present in the contemporary now. You are more likely to find me out in nature and not on social media, but if you are inspired to, you may write me a review on Google or Yelp by searching for "the Anywhere Clinic."

As a native Californian, I believe in living as if life could go on forever, and also as if it could end at any moment with the next big earthquake.

Seize the day, and cultivate wellness, both.

Shanyin Amy Chang, DAOM, LAc, CKTP