30 years of Experience in Acupuncture & TCM

in China and Santa Monica, CA

Qineng Tan, L.Ac., Ph.D. & Xiaomei Cai, L.Ac., Ph.D.

Experience matters. Here you will find true masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
dr-Qineng-Tan-and-dr-Xiaomei Cai

Wellness is the state of optimal well-being in body, mind, and spirit. The attainment of wellness requires a combination of science and art.

Our mission is to provide the best holistic health care through acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. At Art of Wellness, patients and doctors build a true partnership.

A good healer seeks to address all aspects of the person. By treating not only the symptoms of an illness, but also the source from which the illness originates, we seek to help our patients heal, to alleviate physical and emotional sufferings, to preserve health and vitality, and to prevent further illness.

Our doctors have been leaders in their field for 30 years, with exceptional training in Eastern and Western medicine from China, Dr. Tan and Dr. Cai offer extraordinary expertise and insight to our patients.

Dr. Tan and Dr. Cai’s unique skills, acquired over a lifetime of intense training and master of Qigong and martial arts, allow them to share not only medical knowledge, but abundant and powerful Qi (“Chi”), a palpable energy that is a powerful adjunct to healing. It is this Qi, or subtle energy, that allows healing on a holistic level.

Our Santa Monica, CA office is easily accessible from Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Venice, Marina del Rey, and Culver City.

We consider Art of Wellness to be a home for all of our patients.

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons?


By Qineng Tan, L.Ac., Ph.D.


Everybody wants to be happy. But, who is in control of your feelings? You? Somebody else? Life itself?

Once, I had just flown back to L.A. After waiting in a long line, I managed to get a taxi.

When I got in, the driver asked, “Where to, sir?” He sounded nervous.

“Santa Monica.”


Continue reading

TCM for Cold and Flu Season


by Qineng Tan, L.Ac., Ph.D.

TCM has a history of treating illness going back thousands of years. One particularly famous doctor of the Ming dynasty (6th Century A.D.), named Sun Simiao, wrote a 30-volume encyclopedia called “Prescriptions for Emergencies Worth a Thousand Gold.” This work not only described herbal formulas (although it did detail over 4000 of them), but treatments

Continue reading

How to Prepare For Seasonal Affective Disorder


When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it may not seem as drastic of a shift as you think, it matters more to our mental and physical states than you may know. Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect around 10 million Americans a

Continue reading