As an accomplished doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Dr. Xiping Zhou, MDOM asserts that his application of TMC is "beyond needles... beyond pain," as he once told Isthmus in a lengthy profile about his practice. His approach to acupuncture, in fact, transcends the boundaries of traditional therapies. Although many holistic practitioners eschew Western medicine, Dr. Zhou established his belief in its benefits, such as modern diagnosis technology used with traditional Eastern healing modalities, when he joined Columbia-St. Mary's Hospital in 1999 as the first acupuncturist on staff at a Wisconsin hospital.
Dr. Zhou now performs acupuncture in his own 6,500-square-foot facility, drawing what he sees as the best elements from multiple healthcare philosophies to treat chronic pain and infertility and to encourage weight loss. In feng shui–style rooms, computerized diagnostic equipment sits alongside maps of the body's chi. A staff of eight massage therapists, three acupuncturists and two doctors of Chinese medicine are on hand to help him to combine modern and traditional treatments.