Attended Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in acupuncture, and her Ph.D. degree in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Tian took advantage of the National Inheritance Project in China, which places practitioners with well-regarded TCM doctors, to promote excellence in clinical practice. Tian was mentored by professor Shan Qiuhua, a famous acupuncture doctor in Shandong Province, acquiring direct knowledge of Professor Shan’s rich clinical experience, needling skills, and academic thought. Tian has engaged in clinical acupuncture practice since 1992, working as Deputy Chief Physician in the Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Academy of Chinese Medicine and the Affiliated Clinic of Shandong University of TCM. She has published five books, various studies and journal articles on TCM, as well as participating in research projects at the national and international level. She has won several awards based on her research and obtained two Chinese patents on acupuncture devices.