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.
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.
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