ABOUT PETER LIEBENTHAL, LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST
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.
Peter provides acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and qigong in DC, Alexandria, VA and Silver Spring, MD. If you would like to experience Peter’s holistic healing methods, please contact him.