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About Us

We’re proud to introduce you to our doctors, to share our work’s purpose, and to offer a glimpse of our deep history dating back 38 generations of medical practitioners in the Ni family and 74 generations of spiritual training from master to student. Together, we offer you our expertise and guidance as part of a truly unique medical practice.

Our Doctors

Dr. Daoshing Ni, D.O.M., L.Ac., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H.
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Dr. Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP
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Dr. Kumiko Yamamoto, L.Ac., DAOM

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Albert Vaca, L.Ac.

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Dr. Jing Chen, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M, FABORM
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Sally Goluboff, L.Ac.

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J. Matthew Brand, L.Ac.

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Frances Lam, L.Ac.

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Soeon Park, MATCM, L.Ac.

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Our Mission

Traditional Chinese Medicine has its origin in ancient Taoist philosophy which views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Unlike allopathic medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, Chinese medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole body. We believe that acupuncture, along with herbal therapy, tuina massage and nutrition are the key tools to wellness. Many people have found Traditional Chinese methods of healing to be excellent tools for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness. Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective for physical, psychological and emotional conditions.

One of the Ni family’s strongest beliefs is: to be a good practitioner, one must also be a good teacher. Hence, Master Ni, Drs. Dao & Mao Ni also founded a school of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yo San University in Marina del Rey where the doctors teach and continue to transmit this ancient knowledge of healing. Drs. Daoshing and Mao Shing Ni are also well published authors. Between the three of them, including Master Ni, they have published over 70 books in Chinese Health and Fitness, Chinese Classics, Taoist Philosophy, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. These are great resources for patients to promote their own wellness. Even though Tao of Wellness has received accolades such as, “Best of L.A.”, we strive to continue improving and providing the best possible service.

Our History

Master Ni, Hua-Ching has been teaching and practicing in the United States since 1976. Master Ni is fully acknowledged and empowered as a true Master of Tao.
He is heir to the wisdom transmitted through an unbroken succession of 74 generations of masters dating back to the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). As a young boy, he was educated within his family in the spiritual foundation of Tao, and trained in mainland China by Taoist masters in healing, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Kung Fu, Internal Alchemy, Chinese Medicine and Herbology. Later, he studied for more than 31 years in the high mountains of China, fully achieving all aspects of Taoist science and metaphysics.

Throughout his life, Master Ni has supported himself through his work as a physician. Tao of Wellness and its predecessor clinic were established by Master Ni in 1976. He retired in 1985 and his two sons, Drs. Daoshing Ni and Mao Shing Ni took over and have since expanded the medical center by bringing in additional associates. All doctors and associates at Tao of Wellness treat various conditions, such as infertility, gynecological disorders, immunology, gastrointestinal, pain disorders, pain management and healthy aging medicine.