Helen Ye, MS, LAc is an Integrative Chinese medicine practitioner who uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary recommendations, and other methods to treat her patients.
Helen has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare environment and has developed programs in major medical settings. She was the founder and executive director of Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine’s Executive Director for the past 5 years. In addition to practicing at her Fillmore office, Helen sees patients at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. This position aligns with her vision of collaborative integrative medicine: specifically 1) the forward movement of integrative medicine alongside research, education, and training cross-disciplines and 2) the access of integrative medicine to underserved populations.
In addition to practicing at her Fillmore office, Helen sees patients at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. This position aligns with her vision of collaborative integrative medicine: specifically 1) the forward movement of integrative medicine alongside research, education, and training cross-disciplines and 2) the access of integrative medicine to underserved populations.
Previously, for 16 years, Helen worked at California Pacific Medical Center’s Health & Healing Clinic – one of the oldest, largest and most sustainable integrative medicine centers at a hospital. She developed and grew the Chinese medicine practice and worked on formulating programs to expand the reach of Chinese medicine and integrative medicine in different areas. She also worked on cultural competency and diversity-related issues affecting the Sutter Health system.
She has studied with numerous teachers and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and incorporates her own experience and gentle touch to caring for her patients. In addition, she continues to develop and explore new techniques to provide the best care possible.
Her background includes particular work in stress management and women’s health, and in individuals who have complex health histories including immune dysfunction, digestive disorder, pain, and those in hospice care.
Helen holds a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and an undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley in Public Health and City Planning.
Why Choose Helen?
Helen possesses a unique quality that cannot be matched by other Chinese Medicine Practitioners. She has experience working with a team of integrative medical practitioners in an outpatient clinic of a major hospital. With this background, she enriches her patients’ treatment plans by encompassing the fullest expression of mind, body and spirit, and she understands the questions and perspectives of a variety of other modalities and practitioners.
Helen possesses a skill of clearly communicating the needs of her patients, as well as understanding the needs of other practitioners and caregivers – unique qualities she has gained from her experience in being part of an integrative team.