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Cheers to a productive and challenging 2017!

As the year comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the past year’s events, both personal and public, and look forward to our future. What does it really mean to make New Year’s resolutions? Are they fantasies that we create to allow us to continue indulging in certain behaviors that may […]

Breathe!! You are alive!

Take a deep breath. Now take another one. Notice where your breath starts. In your chest? In your abdomen? Notice how you feel. When I first learned the simple technique of abdominal breathing, I hadn’t noticed that most of my day, I had been breathing shallowly. If you have ever watched a baby breathe, you […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Top Five Reasons to Exercise

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to start an exercise program.  Here’s five great reasons to get started!   Shed those excess holiday pounds Don’t neglect exercise as an essential part of any weight loss program. Do a combination of aerobic activity […]

Getting Back in Shape after the Holidays

Many of us tend to avoid checking ourselves out in the mirror after the holidays, as we know we have put on some extra pounds. Between the desserts, potatoes, and extra helpings of stuffing, no one could accuse us of not enjoying ourselves in the moment. However, a quick glance at our reflections will show […]

The Benefits of Qi Gong

Qi gong is a fundamental component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and consists of mindful posture and graceful movement coordinated with the breath. The name of this system of healing is comprised of two Mandarin Chinese words: “qi” which means energy flow and “gong” which means skill or achievement. Qi gong has been practiced for many […]

Loosen Up

It is normal for us to feel tension in our bodies now and then, but when the tension does not seem to ever go away, it can affect our quality of life. It can give us chronic pain that makes it difficult to sleep, exercise, or just maintain our patience with people we meet. It […]

Tai Chi and Chi Gong. What Is the Difference?

Chi Gong: Chi gong is thousands of years old. It is sometimes described as Chinese yoga and is the ‘mother’ of tai chi. Chi gong is one of the classic four pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine; the others are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage. Its movements are simple, healing, strengthening and promote relaxed, deep breathing. […]