Viola is a 7th generation acupuncturist. She earned her Master of Science degree in Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000 and continued with post-graduate clinical work in Shanghai, China; where she studied with her uncle, renowned physician Yan Junbai, and interned in the Chinese Medicine departments of acupuncture, pulmonology, cardiology, digestive disorders, women’s health, pediatrics, geriatrics, and sleep disorders. She also has specialized training in treating sports injuries, addiction and infertility. She is a Nationally Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbs, and Acupuncture (NCCAOM), and holds a license with the California State Acupuncture Board.
Viola, who has called California home since age 10, was born in China, where affordable community style health care is the norm. She has been fascinated by medicine since childhood, and after traveling extensively in Asia, obtained B.A. degrees in East Asian Studies and Chinese Literature from U.C. Davis in preparation for her career as a licensed acupuncturist. She believes that community acupuncture offers one of the best, most accessible systems for health maintenance and treatment of disease.