July I-Ching Horoscope

Five Elements friends, your July I Ching Horoscope is ready! In the lunar calendar, July is a period of soft, sweet, centered yin Earth energy.  It’s calm and stable, of ripeness and mellowing as we prepare for autumn and the season of harvest. Find guidance for this month and every month for your emotions, health, […]

A 5-Point Prescription for Midsummer Health

As we reach the midpoint of summer, here’s a quick reminder that healthy habits are within our reach.      Water: It does a body good The body is made up of 60% water. Proper hydration of cells in your body means higher nerve conductivity in your cells, better circulation, and improved release of toxins […]

Acupuncture Supports IVF Pregnancy Success

Today many couples are going through IVF and fertility treatments. At Tao of Wellness, we treat patients going through different stages of their fertility journey, including IVF treatments. We are honored to be a part of such a precious journey of creating a new family. Chinese medicine has been used in China for centuries to […]

Acupuncture For Athletes

Acupuncture has a long history of treating pain and injury. This is the primary reason why many of the world’s leading athletes are now using acupuncture as their go-to form of treatment for pain and injury.  However, you don’t need to be a pro athlete to reap the benefits of acupuncture. Anyone who is interested […]

My Bitter Teacher

Overcome any bitterness that may have come to you because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain that was entrusted to you. You are called upon to meet it in joy, instead of self-pity. This is a Sufi saying, as elucidated by the author and poet Stephen Levine. Every day I am […]

Vaccinations—Chinese Medicine Can Help Support Your Child’s Immune System

Vaccinations have helped reduce infectious diseases that used to be common or even fatal at times among infants and small children. However, many parents often have questions and concerns about vaccinations. It is important to work with your pediatrician, in addition to utilizing natural healing modalities such as acupuncture and herbal therapy, so you can […]

Mental Health Month

Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine that views the mind, and its accompanying emotional states, as having physical residence in the body. Classical five elemental thinking gave rise to the categorization of the 5 zang, or Yin organs, as housing the emotional conditions of joy, anger, pensiveness/melancholy, sadness, and fear—corresponding to the elements fire, wood, […]

Healthy Living

Patty Vasquez is the Assistant Manager at Tao of Wellness. At the beginning of this year, we created a buddy system where each staff member was paired up with one of the doctors. Patty paired up with Dr. Dao and started her weight loss journey. For the past four years, she has been carrying an […]

Natural Strategies for Coping with Morning Sickness

Among pregnant women, more than 50 percent experience morning sickness. This can be one of the early signs of pregnancy. Morning sickness may last through the first trimester, but some women experience symptoms throughout their whole pregnancy. Typical symptoms, in which you must beware of delayed symptoms including sensitivity to smells, mild to severe nausea […]

5 Reasons How Acupuncture Assists Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive naturally within a 12 month period. For many, this can be a challenging time, not knowing where to turn to get the help that they need. Fortunately, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been used to treat infertility and women’s health issues in China for thousands of years. […]