Path to true health

gifted by nature

Your drug-free path to true health begins here. We are a Private Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinic in Old Town Alexandria. We understand your health is your top priority, so we go above and beyond to improve your health, help you feel better, and live your life to the full capacity -- all with natural remedies gifted by nature.
We currently see patients through a fee-for-service model in our calming office or via Telehealth. By doing so, you have our undivided care during your treatments. We also advocate for you when you see your doctors. We cater to what you truly need, rather than being bound by insurance limitations. 

Private acupuncture clinic in Alexandria VA

Qianlei Li (pronounced Chianlay) is a second-generation, board-certified Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist. A proud Georgetown alumni, she holds graduate degrees in both biomedicine and Chinese medicine.

Meet your acupuncturist

 Unlike insurance-based practices that allocate a brief 10-minute interaction time with an acupuncturist, we ensure treatments last as long as necessary to provide thorough care. We prioritize giving our patients the undivided care and attention they deserve during their appointments.


We'll provide you with a superbill after each appointment. This superbill can be submitted to your insurance provider, who may reimburse you for a portion of the service. FSA or HSA cards can also be used towards payment.


This fee-for-service model ensures you longer and uninterrupted sessions, unlimited accessibility to your acupuncturist, the flexibility to schedule appointments at your convenience, and the ability to directly message your provider.

WHY SHOULD you CHOOSE our private clinic?


Acupuncture breaks anxiety cycle

"Despite seeing a psychiatrist, taking anti-depressants, and undergoing talk therapy, my high-functioning anxiety kept me in a relentless cycle of tension, accompanied by night sweats. After introducing weekly acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies from Nature's Gift Acupuncture, I've experienced genuine relaxation for the first time in years"



Chinese herbs restore sleep

"Frustrated by unsuccessful attempts, I sought relief for my sleep troubles through acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have had issues falling asleep and staying asleep for as long as I can remember. Accustomed to lengthy waits and dismissive doctors, Qianlei was a refreshing change. Unlike my Western medical experiences, she's attentive, always accessible for questions, and most importantly, I've witnessed remarkable progress. I no longer experience sleepless nights or wake up with headaches!! Without a doubt, this journey has been life-changing, and I highly recommend Qianlei!"


Philp S

Your period's savage

"I have endometriosis and used to take 10 Ibuprofens a day during my period. I also go to ER sometimes due to my pain. I didn't need to do any of those this past period"


Tkeyah L

Solution to unexplained infertility 

"My husband and I were trying to conceive for the past year and had no success. I was beyond frustrated because all the tests were normal. I've been going to Qianlei weekly for the past three months or so, and then I got pregnant! I am 25-week pregnant now."


Shirley, C

Qianlei's method averts knee surgery

"After my meniscus surgery, persistent knee pain had me fearing a knee replacement. I turned to Qianlei in desperation. Just two months in, the pain and swelling dramatically reduced. Thanks to her, I've avoided another surgery and can move freely again."


Mary, R

instant migraine relief

"I went in with a migraine and left without one. You are such a lifesaver."


Amy D

Alleviating Pain and Balancing Hormones

"Qianlei is an incredibly skilled, compassionate, and intuitive acupuncturist. I couldn't recommend her enough. I sought out her services to address chronic pain in my jaw and lower back, as well as Chinese herbal medicine for hormonal imbalance. Every treatment I left her office feeling less pain, more easeful, and feeling deeply cared for. As a result of my sessions with Qianlei, I adapted a regular herbal medicine and acupuncture routine that has helped my overall health in the long term. Thank you so much, Qianlei for your magic!"

Chronic pain

Yoojin K

hormonal imbalance

long-standing indigestion resolved

"I first started Qianlei for my back pain. Once that started feeling better, I mentioned my lifelong digestion issues to her. Honestly I wasn't hopeful that she could help me with it, but I figured why not give it a try? I used to feel loads of acid on mornings and will absolutely have sleepless night after eating a slightly big meal. After regular acupuncture and taking those daily herbal mixes, I can't believe I'm saying this... I enjoyed pizza without any drama! Haven’t felt that nasty acid in months now."


Ginny, T

Breakthrough pain relief with acupuncture

I was experiencing arthritic pain in the right thumb and wrist. The traditional Doctor did not promise much hope other than an uncertain operation or pain medication. Friends of mine recommended acupuncture. I was a sceptic, not expecting much, but thought why not try it. And thanks to Qianlei, I quickly experienced improvement. I highly recommended Qianlei. She absolutely helped me.


Steven, T