About Us

Dr. Evan Pinto treating a patient with acupuncture

Dr. Evan Pinto, Founder

Evan Pinto is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist. He is a native English speaker and has lived and worked in Shanghai, China since 2012. He taught Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and Disease and Diagnosis Techniques for 4 years at Shanghai University of TCM and has interned under Dr. Li Guo An at Shu Guang Famous Doctor Hospital in Shanghai. He received his TCM education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. He has also studied at Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS). He did a rotation at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in NYC. He focuses on treating conditions caused by stress, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and nutritional habits as well as sports injuries, gynecological issues, chronic conditions, and emotional sensitivity.

Qualifications

Safety, Cleanliness and Privacy

At Ginkgo Wellness we are serious about your safety and we prioritize a supportive and holistic healing experience – and quiet atmosphere. Excellent staff training and superior cleanliness as well as kind and gentle care in providing acupuncture and herbs is our promise to you. As practiced by Dr. Evan Pinto, a well-trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture and TuiNa (medical massage) are virtually risk-free with very few side-effects. He is a board-certified herbalist and the herbal remedies prescribed are supplied by a reputable company and are very safe.

Staff training

At Ginkgo Wellness all of our interns are trained to the highest standards at Shanghai University of TCM. Our acupuncture interns are in formal state-sponsored degree programs and will soon each have a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and will be eligible for licensing and board-certification in both acupuncture and herbology.

Private and Clean

Ginkgo Wellness offers a different experience than the local hospitals. We follow policies and guidelines set up in the west so our clinic is much cleaner and the atmosphere is much more calm than locally run facilities. And we adhere to personal identity privacy laws. Your medical information is protected and kept private and confidential at all times.

Cleanliness and high quality treatments help you feel relaxed and have confidence that everything is safe and effective. Proper disposal of medical waste (mostly acupuncture needles) and hand washing before AND after treatment ensures your safety.

Acupuncture Safety

Dr. Evan Pinto and his team of bilingual medical school interns have been trained in Clean Needle Technique. Each needle is sterilized separately and disposed after one use. We never re-use needles. Alcohol swabbing is performed for each acupoint. And all rooms are organized and neat to boost your serenity.

Herbal Safety

Dr. Evan Pinto has completed seven years of post-graduate training and passed rigorous exams to be licensed and board-certified in herbology. He prescribes herbal remedies for the individual patient and their specific needs. Herb-drug interactions are carefully considered and avoided. Many patients’ medical doctors are supportive and enthusiastic about Dr. Evan Pinto’s integrated approach to wellness and healthcare. The herbs are sourced from the best suppliers and their safety and cleanliness are top notch.

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