Lysa Phan L. AC., ADS


Lysa is a third generation Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner with over 19 years of experience. She has a degree in Health Education and Master's Degree in Acupuncture.

Lysa has also completed many conventional and unconventional continuing education courses including BodyTalk, Transformational Breathing, German New Medicine, RBTI, NLP, Scalp Acupuncture, Auricular Detoxification and many more.  She is Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM), with license to practice in Maryland and Virginia.

Lysa has a very simple, yet effective treatment style of healing. She believes that by understanding the theories of Eastern medicine and having respect for scientific concepts of Western medicine, a patient can learn how to balance the body and achieve optimal health. Lysa also believes the body has an innate intelligence that always strives towards homeostasis (balance and wellness). When the practitioner and patient both work together to support the body, healing will occur, and symptoms will naturally subside. She has successfully treated many cases that "cannot be treated" or "cannot find the reason."   While Acupuncture treatments have a very high success rate, Lysa will assist the patient in exploring alternate solutions of treatment, if and when necessary.


Qi Healing Hands

This is a technique that Lysa has created and use to precisely locate areas of the body that has stagnation and pain.  Pain areas such as joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and trigger points are the most common and primary concentration areas that is most successful with this technique.  The area of pain is generally first determined by the patient and then is found in detail by Lysa to pin point and assist in the healing process.  Once this information has been collected, acupressure and/or needles will be used to safely stimulate this area.  This process is very good for all back pain, joint pain, any/all injuries that are of an anatomical nature.  Lastly, there area is revisited with Qi-gong or Reiki-like energy movement.

Lysa Phan is currently seeing patients at the Healing Tao Acupuncture Center. This new location is an expanded version of the original family practice, Thien Sanh China Herbs and Acupuncture, which was founded by her late father Le Phan.  Thien Sanh China Herbs and Acupuncture helped over a hundred thousand patients get well during the past 27 years in Falls Church, VA.

Lysa is proud and grateful to be able to carry on the healing tradition for many more decades.

Peter Liebenthal L. AC.


Peter Liebenthal learned about acupuncture as a child through his grandmother, Pao-Cheng Niu de Liebenthal. Pao-Cheng was an M.D. before she studied acupuncture. After China’s civil war, she and her husband immigrated to Argentina. Once her children were grown, she dedicated her life to acupuncture and helped to popularize it in Argentina by giving interviews, doing demonstrations at the National Institute for Medical Research and translating Chinese medical documents into Spanish. Visiting as a child, Peter was deeply affected by the power of his grandmother’s work.

When Peter was 20, a serious car accident left him bed-ridden for two months. Having his good health taken away from him helped him to realize how precious health is. Acupuncture treatments were very helpful to reduce his pain and speed up his healing. After he recovered, he decided to dedicate his life to health and began to practice Qigong (ancient Chinese exercises). Qigong has become a daily practice for self-healing that he still continues to this day. His fascination with qi, (the energy that all matter is made of) combined with a calling to help people, led him to get a Master’s of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University, a four year program in Santa Cruz, CA. He studied all five branches of Chinese Medicine: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, qigong, therapeutic massage & nutrition. Since graduating, Peter has continued to train extensively. He apprenticed with master acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists and Qigong masters in China, Taiwan, California and Boston.

Peter is passionate about Chinese Medicine, a lifelong path of learning, cultivation and practice. He is dedicated to his patients’ healing process and creates individualized health plans which may combine acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, qigong exercises as well as dietary and lifestyle advice. His goal is to empower people so that they can achieve optimal wellness.


Jalal Mango

Jalal is the Office Manager at Healing Tao Acupuncture Center. He has a degree in Engineering, MBA, Master’s Degree in Accounting & Information Technology. Don't let that resume intimidate you, he is very nice and more than happy to help regarding appointments, insurance claims or financial issues.
Please feel free to contact Jalal with any questions or concerns.