Since May 2009 Mei-jen Sun Stokesbary in practice

Mei-jen Sun Stokesbary, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist on the Big Island of Hawaii. She provides Oriental Medicine consultations, structural alignment exams and treatments of musculoskeletal disharmonies. She provides diet & nutritional counseling to help balance your system. She comes from a long line of doctors, surgeons, and healers.


Mei-jen Sun Stokesbary earned a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. The day before graduating a woman ran a stop sign and t-boned her at an intersection.  Mei-jen tried acupuncture and chiropractics to help relieve the trauma she experienced.  Acupuncture intrigued her, so she apprenticed and worked with Dr. Qiu a graduate of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medical School in Laguna Niguel, CA and which began her interest in Herbal Medicine.

She returned to the Pacific Northwest to study Herbalism with Karta Purkh Khalsa, when he was the president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG).  She continued her study of physical fitness with yoga instructing for Edgeworks Climbing Gym, YMCA, YWCA, Multicare Non-profit Hospitals of Tacoma, and Arcadia Montessori for children.  She returned to California to study massage with Healing Hands of San Diego.  All of this eventually led her to even further study in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawai’i for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, & Chinese Herbalism.

Mei-jen earned her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawai’i in May 2009.  She also spent four years apprenticing with the founder of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Association, Dr. Chieko Maekawa, PhD, DAc. She continues her study of Seitai Shinpo Acupuncture with Grandmaster Daiichi Sorimachi Sensei.  She studies MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dr. Marcia Lucus & studies Shakuju Therapy, which is a form of Japanese Needle-less Acupuncture with Sensei Shoji Kobayashi.  I am very interested in Chinese Food Energetics, so I am delving into this subject area more since 2019.  I am Certified in NADA Protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association).  Also went through training with Acupuncturist Without Borders & have worked with Military Stress Recovery & PTSD.  Recently she has completed a few courses with Dr. Kiiko Matsumoto & her meridian treatments : Brain/spinal injuries, traumatic injuries, digestive, mental/emotional troubles, Endocrine and Nervous System imbalances.

“I am so happy to practice Chinese Medicine, bring natural effective medicine to people, and be of service in the local community.   I learn something new everyday by reading or experience, which keeps my spirit young and constantly entertained.”