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
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
- Battlefield Acupuncture
- NADA Protocol
- Five Elements Acupuncture
- Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System
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