HeCares Foundation 2021 Annual Report

January 15, 2021

Dear Friends,

As we have leaped into the New Year of 2021, I’m grateful and pleased to update you on the status of HeCares Foundation. Despite all of the challenges in 2020, I’m proud to say that our foundation has not only survived but grown stronger!


HeCares Foundation started out in 2020 by raising funds for Wuhan, the then epicenter for Coronavirus. We eventually donated $5000 worth PPE to hospitals that accepted coronavirus patients. Later on, as pandemic hit globally, we started a campaign to support local hospitals by giving $5000 to Stanford Medical Center pandemic relief fund. In addition, our team has also donated PPE to local medical facilities such as Kaiser and PAMF. We have also offered complimentary acupuncture care to those first responders.

That adage, “it takes a village to raise a child” is so true, as I think back to my modest beginnings in China. Now that child is a doctor and it’s time for me to give back. Due to pandemic and travel restrictions, I was unable to travel to my village to treat local people in 2020. However, we wanted to make sure HeCares Foundation is growing as a world class player. Knowing that part of China was flooded in July after being hit by coronavirus. We raised and donated $5000 to the flooded area in China.


In the beginning, we treated dozens of COVID-19 patients with complications during their recovery. Beginning November as the second wave hit the bay area, we started accepting acute COVID-19 patients who did not receive medical care as they were quarantining at home. Among five acute cases, all have recovered quickly and completely. Not only has our service warmed the hearts of those desperate underserved patients, but it has also brought hope to our battle against coronavirus.

For the safety of families as well as patients who regularly come to our clinics, we often responded to house calls and treated patients in their own houses or in our brand new mobile clinic-van, regardless of their financial status. Thanks to the big donors like you, we would never have gone this far without your support. Together, we can build a stronger team and a stronger medicine.

In 2020, HeCares has teamed up with more physicians, especially those who work at ER and Urgent Care facilities. We have really taken off some of their load of stress so that they can face the bigger challenges. No doubt, HeCares has gained more recognition and become a serious player in an integrative medical community in the Bay Area.


We started Grand Rounds in the beginning of 2020. As SIP enforced we moved to accepting individuals who had been longing to train at HeCares.

Two residents have successfully completed their training and become a real warrior in the battle against pandemic. We have accepted two doctors in our fellowships. They have been focusing on and emulating the integrative medicine model at HeCares.

Four interns from local acupuncture schools have completed a 15 week externship at HeCares and were awarded Integrative Medicine Certification. This training experience not only improves their clinical skills but also enhances their confidence when applying for jobs or opening their own practices.

Moreover, HeCares has also provided on-demand onsite continuing education to dozens of licensed acupuncturists to meet the challenges that occur in their own practices.

Besides clinical training, HeCares has also offered advice and mentorship to those who are having difficulty in financial management so that they can succeed in their practices.

While treating half a dozen physicians of different specialties, HeCares has shared knowledge and offered some basic training in acupuncture. Not only were they impressed with the excellent clinical outcome at HeCares, but they have also grown interested in acupuncture and integrative medicine. This teamwork prompts more collaboration in both patient care and clinical research between acupuncture and conventional medical practice, which shall be the future of the healthcare system in the US as well as in the world.


Patients and friends like you have been the main force driving the HeCares Foundation through a successful year. We launched fundraising events on social media such as Facebook, Gofundme, Paypal, etc., that brought in thousands of dollars. We have also received regular contributions from patients who are from big corporations such as Google, Apple, etc. We understand no kind act is too trivial, no donation is too small. We’ll continue to carry the momentum and reach our higher goal in 2021.


We finally registered a domain name: HeCares.org. We also hired a reputable web design company which has completed the layout of our website. As we are updating the information, I’d like to invite you to take a look at this site and give us advice and suggestions.

Outlook of 2021

As I wrap up my 2020 report, I thank each and every one of you for your generous support! The HeCares Foundation exists because of you. We never could have gotten this far in our second year without your indispensable advice, tireless participation, and ongoing financial support. THANK YOU!

I value your advice and suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there are any further details you wish to discuss concerning the HeCares Foundation and its mission.

Wishing you all a very safe and happy New Year!


HeCares Foundation

The HeCares Foundation works to build an educational institution that will provide didactic and clinical training to acupuncturists, physicians, and other allied healthcare practitioners to promote communication and understanding between health care providers of various specialties to improve patient care.

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