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My name is Houa L. Her.  I’m a master shaman with over fifteen years of spiritual healing experience in the community.  I traveled all over the U.S. providing spiritual healing sessions. I have many shaman disciples/students.  Some of them had become master shaman themselves.  As a master shaman, I heal spiritual and physical illness, improve interpersonal and family relationships, adjust and balance the chi energy between the physical and spiritual worlds to improve an individual's overall lifestyle.  I educate, support, and provide guidance to the new shamans, health and educational institutions and the community about Hmong shamanism.

Trees, Hmong Shaman, Sacramento, Ancil Hoffman Park

Hlub (Love)

Today what you see here is a sunrise offering made to the gods and goddess and /or guardian of the Sea, Earth and Heaven.  This type of offering is normally for blessings and protection for health, work, business, and career. Offerings can be made by using incense, fruit, meat, rice, and wine.  What you see here is an offering using incense and fruit to bless someone’s work and career path.


It is important for me to preserve our practice and cultural heritage because it keeps our integrity as a people. The importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself, but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it, from one generation to the next.


Houa L. Her  is the Founder and CEO of United Hmong Shaman Temple, Inc. She is the oldest of 12 children.  She is a wife and mother of five children. In 1999, she received her BS in Accountancy from California State University Sacramento; and earned her MBA in Financial Management from National University of San Diego in 2002.  She works as an Accountant in Sacramento, California.

United Hmong Shaman Temple, Inc  provides shamanic spiritual healings, supportive services, workshops, and guidance to new shamans, their families and the community.  United Hmong Shaman Temple is preserving and educating the community about Hmong Shamanism, the way of the Shaman, Hmong History, Hmong Arts, and Hmong Culture.

United Hmong Shaman Temple, Inc. is working diligently to expand its programs and services in an effort to better fulfill its goals.  As a nonprofit organization, it is committed to continually offering the highest quality programs and services available.  Through its programs and services, we want to have a positive impact in the lives of those we work with and the community as a whole.

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