October Events


Dear Dr. Mao

The Emotional Side of Cancer

Monday, October 1, 2018 | 5 pm - 6 pm PST

When faced with cancer treatment, chances are a number of thoughts will cross an individual’s mind. A combination of practical and personal questions will impact mental wellbeing like a speeding comet. This disease can cause people to feel fear, depression, and rage; among many other emotions. Although a lot of medical advances have been made, the root of emotions does not change. This is where family, friends, and colleagues can really step in to offer support, but it also is a period in which they too will experience a variety of feelings for their loved one. This month Dr. Mao invites you to join him in taking a second look at cancer - the emotional side. Together we will have an honest chat about what to expect, how to talk about the obvious, how to lend a hand and most importantly how to join forces both in the process and beyond treatment. 

Join Dr. Mao on our Infinichi Family Facebook page for his monthly interactive live series, Dear Dr. Mao. This Q&A is your chance to personally connect with him and ask your own questions on how to be healthy, fit, happy and to thrive.

October Topic: 

The Emotional Side of Cancer


Monday, October 1, 2018 

5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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When Women Peak - Attitudes About Sexuality & Aging

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 5:15 - 6:15 pm PST

Facebook Live Event

Have you ever wondered when a woman peaks in life? Visualize that "age" for a period of sexual desire, competence, and maturity. The idea of a specific age for this biological phenomenon is actually a myth. Confidence and being tuned in to one's body are the true measurement for a woman at any stage of life. But, it is true that hormone timetables and overall health dictate the high-water mark for how a woman's body is primed for baby-making at certain points, as well as shifts in health and well-being. Join Dr. Dao this month as he breaks down the real facts about how every woman's body changes through various cycles of life. Then learn the best ways that you can continue to augment and balance your hormones, nutrition, fertility and overall well-being.

Join Dr. Dao on our Tao of Wellness Facebook page for his new monthly interactive live series. This Q&A is your chance to personally connect with him and ask your own questions about women's health, fertility and wellbeing.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

5:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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The Healing Hour

Live Long, Live Strong: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care and Prevention

It’s inescapable! We all know someone who currently has or has had cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and 609,640 people will die from the disease in the U.S. this year. Despite these sobering facts, many people are afraid to discuss cancer in our culture. It’s time we stop skirting around the subject and deal directly with the disease and the people who are living with it—with candor, empathy and knowledge. This month, Dr. Mao and Frances Lam will be sharing with you the upcoming release of their new book entitled Live Long, Live Strong: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care and Prevention. Join us for a preliminary discussion of why cancer occurs, how it’s diagnosed and empowering practices that people can adopt for prevention and during treatment. 

Watch this series live on our Tao of Wellness Facebook page


Live Long, Live Strong:  An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care and Prevention


Thursday, October 25, 2018 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time


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Webinar ID: 364 718 050

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November Events

Dr Mao Shing Ni to speak at the Susan G. Komen 6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference: From the Lab to Life - A Collaborative Care Model.

Date and Time
Saturday, November 17, 2018
9 AM — 5 PM PST

City of Hope - Cooper Auditorium
1500 E Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010

Please visit this website for more information and to purchase event tickets.



Past Events


The Healing Hour: Immunity & Your Gut

September 26, 2018

Did you know that approximately 70 percent of the immune system lives in the gut? Or that while we have about 37 trillion cells in our bodies, there are 50 trillion bacterial cells inside us that promote normal gut function daily? This month we will be chatting with Albert Vaca, L.Ac and J. Matthew Brand, L.Ac about just how important maintaining good gut and digestive health is for your immune system, how your gut's friendly companions train your immune system and help to act as a gatekeepers for the rest of your body. In this episode we will explore the root culprits behind weakened immune health and discuss steps that you can take immediately to improve your immunity by healing your gut using both Chinese medicine schools of thought and modern science.

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Cancer Survivors Day at Providence Saint John’s Health Center
Celebrating Life
National Cancer Survivors Day was a celebration of living, learning and growing, with yoga, Qigong, therapeutic art, massage, meditation, healthy cooking and more!
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mullin Plaza at Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Fertility East Meets West: Q&A with Doctors of Tao of Wellness & Huntington Reproductive Center
April 25, 2018
Interested in learning about how integrative fertility practices can help you achieve your goal of parenthood?
Join us for a FREE Q & A with Albert Vaca, L.Ac., and Dr. Bradford Kolb of Huntington Reproductive Center, to discuss fertility and what you can do to improve your chances for success. 



Chi Cultivation Classes


Harmony Tai Chi
Taught by Dr. Mao Shing Ni
At Tao of Wellness Santa Monica.
Tuesday evenings, 5:30—6:30PM
Cost: $60 per month, or drop-in single class $18, space permitting.
Sign up early to secure your space at 310.917.2200, or frontdesk@taoofwellness.com



Chi Gong Meditation for Cancer Support
Taught by Frances Lam, L.Ac.
At St. John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Monday evenings, 6:30—7:30PM
Parking will be validated. 
RSVP to Ana Rocha: survivorshipsaintjohns@providence.org; 310.829.8621