Our Practitioners




Wendy Choi Acupucturist

Wendy Choi LAc, Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

Mark Schwartz NCCAOM


Wendy is a passionate and warm-hearted  acupuncturist and herbalist. Born and raised in Korea, she was first exposed to Chinese medicine at a young age. As a child she often experienced health complications and relied on natural remedies to fight off her illnesses and build up her immune system.

 Wendy‘s journey of becoming a full fledged acupuncturist began in Switzerland in 2004, where she lived with her husband and had her first child. To her surprise, Oriental Medicine was widely embraced in Europe and she was fortunate enough to study under the renowned Oriental Medicine practitioners in Chiway Academy for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine in Switzerland. She continued her studies after moving to Orange County, CA by obtaining her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University, the largest Oriental Medicine school in the US, and graduated as a valedictorian in 2010. Soon after, she started acupuncture clinics in Los Angels and Orange Counties while teaching California Acupuncture Board Exam preparation course at the South Baylo University by invitation from the University. 

After six years in Singapore, Wendy returned to the States in 2018, eager to apply her skills in Georgia and pursue her passion for helping others. At an Acupuncture clinic specialized in Infertility, she has made a significant impact, successfully helping patients with infertility and patients who are going through IVF/IUI procedures. Wendy finds immense fulfillment in her work, knowing she’s making a difference in the lives of those struggling with infertility, fostering hope and healing through her expertise.

Wendy has excelled in aiding patients facing a spectrum of health challenges, including infertility, IVF/IUI support, pain management, menopause, women’s health issues, anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal health, autoimmune disorders, cancer support, and cosmetic facial acupuncture. Holding licenses as an acupuncturist and herbalist in both Georgia and California, along with a National Acupuncture & Herbalist license (NCCAOM), she brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Additionally, Wendy is a licensed esthetician in California, showcasing her commitment to holistic wellness and beauty.

Wendy is happily married with 2 boys and a girl. On the weekends you will often find her at a trail mountain biking with her husband. 


Mark Schwartz

Dr. Mark Schwartz, LAc, DAOM, FABORM, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

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Mark Schwartz NCCAOM


Attending AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin Texas provided a chance to work in our schools herbal pharmacy for 2 1/2 years and was the start of my passion for Chinese herbal medicine. Many of our patients in student clinic were female and responded well to my formulas under supervision from my mentor Ma Dongxin who chiefly focused on women’s health.  After graduating from AOMA in 2004 with a Masters degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine, our family moved to China for the next two years, affording me the opportunity to continue studying Chinese and follow some very experienced doctors in the hospital. The first year I lived in Hangzhou, studying with internal medicine doctors Wu Boping and following Lian Jianwei as well as Fu Ping and Wang Mingde in the gynecology department. After a year in beautiful Hangzhou we moved to Beijing where I worked for the Peoples’ Medical Publishing House as a translator/editor and had the chance to study with nationally recognized fertility specialist Guo Zhiqiang. In China, my teachers shared a common love for our medical classics and heavily impressed upon me their importance

 Returning to Atlanta in 2007, I founded Buckhead Acupuncture & Herbal Center. My experiences at AOMA with Dr. Ma and further studies in China in Chinese medical gynecology departments led to my strong interest in women’s health and the treatment of infertility. In 2009, I began preparing to sit for the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine exam and successfully passed it in 2010. The ABORM examination is a voluntary exam which is 50% western reproductive medicine and 50% Chinese reproductive  medicine. To qualify for the exam, one must first be in practice for a number of years and take additional rigorous fertility related courses. Less than 1% of acupuncturists in the United States have taken this exam. The purpose of the ABORM board certification is to demonstrate to the people that we care for and the physicians that we collaborate with that fertility is truly our specialty. Within Chinese medicine infertility is deeply an herbalist’s specialty; in my practice I exclusively use customized raw herbal decocted teas.  Other practitioners because of a lack of knowledge or convenience may choose to use a pill or tincture form of our herbal medicine. In China I never saw any of my teachers use anything other than the strongest form of our medicine and for something as important as fertility I believe this is the best option. Although it’s not required for acupuncture licensure by the Georgia medical board I have taken the NCCAOM national Chinese herbal board exam. This exam means that a practitioner has demonstrated a basic mastery in the safe use of Chinese medicinal herbs. Herbs will play an important daily role in your treatment in the case of infertility and many other conditions that we treat.

 Currently my acupuncture practice is devoted to caring for men and women that are trying to conceive, need help staying pregnant or assistance during pregnancy. I am devoted to the study of our medicine’s classical texts (some of which are over 2000 years old) in order to deepen my knowledge of the essence of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and help you reach an optimal state of health and wellness. In my free time  I enjoy spending time outdoors, day hiking with my family, supporting my son’s passion for basketball, studying Chinese language, the Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, and Huang Di Neijing Suwen.


Kelly Xiang Li

“Kelly” Xiang Li LAc,

Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

Mark Schwartz NCCAOM


Xiang “Kelly” Li is nationally board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville Florida after completing three and half years intensive study. She has successfully mastered various diagnostic tools including Dr. Shen’s contemporary pulse diagnosis that in combination with a thorough intake offer a unique holistic approach that allows her to get to the root of her patient’s health concerns. She grew up in a medical family in China. Although her father was a western trained physician she always had a deep interest in Chinese traditional culture and medicine. Interestingly it was after immigrating to the United States that she began using Chinese medicine as her primary healthcare. After first receiving acupuncture to treat dizziness and constipation she was fascinated by how powerful and quickly it relieved her condition. After many years of study she passionately believes that this ancient medicine, which has served the Chinese for more than 3000 years, has a lot to offer to today’s modern people throughout the world. In areas such as disease prevention, maintaining wellness and the integration of mind and body Chinese medicine has many unique advantages over Western Medicine. In China people have access to both Western and Chinese medicine and receive the best of both worlds. Chinese medicine can be thought of as independent means to treat disease or it can be combined safely with western medicine. Kelly is dedicated to providing each patient with personalized and compassionate care. Both her acupuncture treatment plan and herbal prescriptions are tailored to the individual’s health condition and unique constitution. Her gentle and caring style easily puts people at ease. Areas of Specialty:

• Women’ health: menopause, PMS, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, painful menstruation, infertility, pregnancy support
• Pain: Neck, back, knee, sciatica, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, arthritis etc.
• Gastrointestinal: acid reflux, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, IBS
• Mental emotional: Stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, insomnia
• Allergies: seasonal allergies, sinus infection, asthma, bronchitis
• Cancer support: nausea & vomiting reduced appetite and energy, pain, digestive issues etc.
• Other various ailments, including chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus, hemorrhoids, alcohol addiction and some neurological conditions such as Bell’s palsy, stroke sequelae etc.

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