2017 Retrospective

2017 was a year filled with many activities inside and outside Tao of Wellness. Our goals are to reach out to our communities to introduce the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine; to provide you, our patients, with exceptional treatment; and to share with you our deep knowledge of health and well-being, empowering you to take care of your body, mind and spirit. Below are some of our highlights from 2017.

Tao of Wellness Santa Monica hosted book signing events to celebrate publication of Dr. Mao and Albert Vaca’s new book, BACK to Pain-Free Health: Secrets of Natural Healing for Back Pain.

Tao of Wellness Newport Beach hosted a grand opening at its new location along with a book signing for Dr. Mao and Albert Vaca’s new book.

Tao of Wellness Santa Monica launched ongoing Mind-Body Chi classes in Meditation, Self-Healing Qi Gong, Harmony Tai Chi and Eight Treasures Qi Gong at its offices four days a week.

Tao of Wellness Pasadena was selected as this year’s reader recommended service for acupuncture in Pasadena Weekly’s “Best of Pasadena” issue.

Yo San University held its annual fundraiser at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Malibu, which honored the 2017 Robert Graham Visionary Award winner, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink Lotus Foundation.

Tao of Wellness welcomed Tillie Ehrlich as our new operations manager and congratulated Patty Vazquez on being promoted to manager at the Santa Monica office.

In August, Five Tao of Wellness staff participated in the Summer Dash 5k/ 10k/ 15k run in Santa Monica.

It was a busy year of teaching and speaking for Drs. Dao and Mao in the U.S. and abroad.

Drs. Dao and Mao taught at the College of Tao Annual Retreat in Temescal Canyon, and then held a New Year’s celebration with Yo San University Celebration of Caring event in Los Angeles.

Dr. Mao taught Qi Gong meditation and spoke on natural healing and prevention of back pain at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, facilitated a Longevity Cooking Competition in St. George, Utah, and presented at a workshop for acupuncturists in Chicago. He taught the Ultimate Mind Health workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also spoke on longevity with Sally Goluboff, L.Ac., at Temple Isaiah School in Los Angeles.

Dr. Dao presented a two-day seminar for the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Plymouth, Michigan, on treating psychological and mental health conditions with TCM.

Dr. Mao co-presented at the Infinichi Institute’s Life Coaching Certification workshop and kicked off a monthly webcast series, Dear Dr. Mao, featuring various health topics, as well as a five-part Feng Shui for Health series with the first topic being Feng Shui for Health and Longevity. He facilitated a women’s retreat in Ojai.

Abroad, Dr. Dao presented on TCM studies in reproductive medicine at an integrative fertility symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dr. Mao taught the Change Yourself, Change Your Life workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. He traveled to Vietnam to present on longevity and Chinese medicine.

Drs. Dao and Mao continued to support the cancer community. Dr. Dao gave a presentation at a Cedars-Sinai symposium titled “Optimizing Breast Health in Young Women: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” when he spoke about the role of TCM in risk reduction and fertility in breast cancer. Dr. Mao spoke at a Padres Pedal the Cause fundraiser event for cancer research at Rancho Santa Fe and reached out to the cancer support community in West Los Angeles, presenting a Qi Gong class for cancer with Frances Lam, L.Ac.

Tao of Wellness launched ongoing weekly Qi Gong Meditation classes for cancer patients and their caregivers at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.