Welcome to Tiferes Medical Group
A Natural Eastern Medicine Practice

Tiferes Medical Group is a family owned practice that started many generations ago in China. We practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, a system of health care with a clinical tradition dating back to AD 600. It includes acupuncture, cupping, massage, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Our family holds very effective healing methodologies not found anywhere else in the world. These methodologies have been transmitted from generation to generation only to those found worthy of acquiring the knowledge.

These healing methodologies are particularly effective at treating the following illnesses:

  • Spine related pains which, contrary to common belief, may occur anywhere in the body. Cervical Vertebra Syndrome and Lumber Disc Hyperplasia are two of the typical ones.
  • Spine related diseases whose symptoms might include Vertigo, High Blood Pressure or headaches.
  • Hair loss
  • False myopia (nearsightedness) which often occurs in childhood.
  • Skin related issues like acne, dry skin, and many other chronic conditions.
  • Allergy.
  • Asthma.
  • Insomnia.
  • Chronic or acute injuries that have a hard time healing
  • Dislocated bones or damaged joints in the lower parts of the legs (i.e. foot, ankle, toes...)

Today, these unique healing methodologies are available in the USA. Hong Zheng (a.k.a. Esther Tiferes) was granted permission by her father and mentor, the last holder of this science, to practice in California. Hong, being a fully certified acupuncturist in California and nationwide, is now offering her services in the Bay Area.

Usually, before any treatment plan is given, Esther will conduct a very detailed assessment and evaluation with each new patient at the initial visit. This procedure typically takes about 30 minutes or so. She will then recommend an ideal treatment plan according to the evaluation. This is essential to any successful treatment yet it is free of charge at Tiferes Medical Group.

While acupuncture can successfully improve many health conditions, one type of treatment can only do so much. Unlike most Acupuncturist, Esther is not only skillful with acupuncture needles and herbs, she also applies cupping and seven star needles according to the patient’s health stage and condition. Besides that, she will also lay out the number of treatment sessions needed based on the patients treatment starting point and individual’s immune ability to ensure best result. This open communication allows that both the patient and the practitioner are fully aligned to exceed patient’s expectations.

Hong also teaches a class on the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine and basic healing methods. This class is particularly targeted at the needs of office workers at no charge. As such, Hong is often invited by companies in the Bay Area to educate employees about adopting healthy habits at work. Please contact us if your company is interested in this class.

We adhere to the highest hygiene standards used in the medical field.

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An Introduction To Our Staff:

Hong Zheng
Esther Tiferes
Dipl. O.M., L. AC, PhD
Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Esther owns Western and Eastern medical degrees from Wuhan, China as well as from California.
Esther is fully certified to practice in California and in every state in the country.

Jun Zheng
Hong’s father and mentor
Jun practices ancient traditional eastern medicine in China where his expertise and excellent reputation are very well established.
Jun is Esther’s mentor and transmitted healing methods held as family secrets for generations to Esther.

Pei Hu
Intern Volunteer
Pei has a nursing degree from Wuhan, China and is currently studying Eastern medicine in California