J. Matthew Brand, MATCM, L.Ac.
J. Matthew Brand, L.Ac. is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist. He obtained his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Cruz before completing his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University. A lifelong athlete, Matthew has been steeped in martial arts for over 15 years, particularly with Xing Yi, Ba Gua and Tai Chi. As a result, professionally, he has been specializing in orthopedic medicine and sports injury. However, after years of volunteer work with US veterans, addressing a myriad of psycho-emotional and physical issues, Matthew has come to appreciate and approach patients in the most holistic way possible. He is equally adept in gynecology, pediatrics and gastroenterology as he is with muscle sprains and strains. Prior to joining Tao of Wellness, Matthew was the Assistant Academic Dean, Clinic Herbalist and Faculty at Yo San University. Matthew hopes to bring Tao of Wellness patients the most comprehensive treatments possible, and to empower their lives with effective daily practices.