The Doctor

Dr. Florence Lim

L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Lim is a first-generation Chinese American who experienced firsthand the benefits of traditional Chinese healing in her family through their use of soups, herbs, and foods which were used both to nourish the body and to bring it back to health in times of illness.

After graduating from UCLA, her lifelong interest in health, holistic healing, and martial arts ultimately led her to China, where she obtained her medical degree specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) after completing a rigorous 5-year medical program at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (上海中医药大学).

Dr. Lim combines TCM and western diagnostic and differentiation methods to discover the root cause of symptoms to get a complete picture of a patient’s current situation and progress during treatment. This integrative approach includes acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as lifestyle, diet, and nutritional guidance using principles of TCM.

Before opening her own clinic, Dr. Lim practiced as an associate acupuncturist at Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Center in West L.A. for 13 years, working together with Doctors Shiaoting Jing and Biao Lu.

She has been featured on Voyage L.A., celebrity chef Serena Poon’s website, the Staying Ageless podcast with Esosa E., and has been a public speaker at small and large venues such as Regarding Her Food’s AAPI Mental Health Wellness retreat.


  • UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelors in Psychology
  • Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (上海中医药大学), Shanghai, China
    • Highest honors in gynecology and acupuncture theory
    • Bachelors of Medicine (equivalent to U.S. Master’s Degree)
  • Shu Guang Hospital (曙光医院) and Rui Jin Hospital (瑞金医院), Shanghai, China
    • 2-year clinical internship
  • Apprenticeship with renowned Shanghai fertility specialist, Dr. Wang Cai Wen, specializing in the treatment of infertility and women’s gynecological issues
  • Yosan University of TCM, Los Angeles, California
    • Clinical doctoral degree specializing in TCM reproductive medicine and infertility
    • Doctoral thesis consisted of an extensive literature review synthesis regarding the integrated use of Chinese and Western medicine to treat immunological recurrent miscarriage
  • Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Neuroacupuncture Program (CTNP)
    • Studied under Doctors Jason and Linda Hao and is certified in treating neurological disorders using neuroacupuncture methods

Besides her love of TCM, Dr. Lim comes from a strong movement background and has a keen understanding of movement mechanics. She has been an avid practitioner of the meditative movement art of Tai Ji Quan for the past 20 plus year and won first place for her performances in both the Shaolin sword and 24-movement standard Tai Ji Quan sequence at the Zhejiang International Martial Arts Conference in Hang Zhou, China, in 2003. She has also taught Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong at international corporate conference venues.

She embraces the opportunity to treat each patient as a unique individual and with the utmost care using the ancient healing traditions of Chinese medicine.

Lim's Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine