Dr. Scott Whitfield L.Ac., DAOM

California Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Diplomate of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Certified Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Practitioner

Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner

Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner

About Me

In 2003, I graduated from Five Branches University of Santa Cruz with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), and again in 2011 from Five Branches San Jose with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). I am nationally certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Additionally, in 2006 I completed a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) certificate, and in 2014, I earned a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner certificate.

I helped to launch a new Department of Acupuncture at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City hospital in 2007. I maintained a full-time clinical practice there until 2016. To date, I have delivered around 30,000 acupuncture treatments in my busy clinical practice.

In March 2016, I resumed my training with Professor Ming-Qing Zhu (which originally started in 2001, and occurred again briefly in 2013). I started working in his clinic as a contract acupuncturist in April 2016. I received practitioner certification in Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture in 2017.

I am passionate about Chinese medicine and its application to acute and chronic, severe, stubborn, or difficult-to-treat conditions. I love this field because it has provided me with a lifelong opportunity to learn, grow, and apply powerful healing techniques to my patients, family, and friends.

Styles of acupuncture I am trained in:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture
  • Master Tung’s Acupuncture
  • Richard Tan’s Balance Method
  • Kiiko Matsumoto Style
  • Auriculotherapy
  • Battlefield Acupuncture
  • NADA Protocol
  • Five Elements Acupuncture
  • Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System
  • Electroacupuncture

Specialties I have developed:

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Neuro-Acupuncture and Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Women’s Health
  • Cancer Support
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Acute Conditions & Hospitalized Patients
  • Difficult Cases
  • House Calls

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