Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medicine isn't just about disease; it is about improving quality of life.

Dr. Daniel Tao, L.Ac. is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a California state board licensed acupuncturist, in the San Francisco Bay Area and Stockton, California. He received his doctoral degree from Five Branches University in San Jose, California, and is a Ph.D in Defense at the Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University in Hangzhou, China.

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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), or Oriental Medicine when including the rest of Asian traditions, is a poly-pharmaceutical science that applies rigorous diagnostic methods to develop a diagnosis which is subsequently treated with herbal and mineral products. It history and development dates to beyond 400 BC, when the first textbook on TCM was written: the Huang Di Nei Jing.

An acupuncturist is allowed to engage in the practice of acupuncture, electroacupuncture, perform or prescribe the use of oriental massage, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, breathing techniques, exercise, heat, cold, magnets, nutrition, diet, herbs, plant, animal, and mineral products, and dietary supplements to promote, maintain, and restore health pursuant to California Business & Professions Code Section 4937.

Where To Find The Doctor

Dr. Daniel Tao practices in Northern California providing a variety of services in different cities, as well as working with different projects related to TCM.

Tao's Chinese Medicine, Stockton, California

Tao's Chinese Medicine, Stockton, California

A 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers Traditional Chinese Medicine services at affordable rates to those who are in need; we fill the gap in treatment for those in chronic pain, chronic illnesses, autoimmune diseases, as well as general health maintenance. By appointment only.

Life Acupuncture, Millbrae, California

Life Acupuncture, Millbrae, California

A premier clinic provides the full depth of Traditional Chinese Medicine and presents it in an attentive and relaxing spa like environment. By appointment only.

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, California

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, California

One of the oldest Traditional Chinese Medicine schools in California, Daniel graduated from the school and came back to teach both Didactic class and to act as a Clinic Supervisor. The school offers affordable treatment to the public in it's teaching clinic.

Life AcuSpa, San Mateo California

Life AcuMed Spa, San Mateo California

Grand Open! Life AcuMed Spa incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in a relaxing and healing spa environment. Available Saturday to Wednesday, 10 AM to 7 PM.

5 Element Tea

5 Element Tea

An endeavor close to Daniel's heart, 5 Element Tea presents easy to drink herbal teas to help achieve a better, more balanced life.

Tao's Chinese Metaphysics

Tao's Chinese Metaphysics

Daniel also offers professional Chinese Metaphysic (also known as astrology) consultations for both personal and business inquiries. He is trained in 4 Pillars/Ba Zi, Purple Star/Zi Wei Du Shou and Mysterious Door/Qi Men Dun Jia methods.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or comments for Dr. Daniel Tao, L.Ac., please feel free to either email or phone. All messages will be answered within one business day.