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.
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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.


Nutrition for Heart Health OM Nutrition & Hypertension

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Oriental medicine (OM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. OM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.

OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation

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Eating to Reduce and Prevent Inflammation

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By Xiaomei Cai, L.Ac., Ph.D.

We usually think of inflammation as something that affects our muscles and joints, causing them to swell and ache. More recently, science has made it clear that inflammation is also part of what causes poor blood flow through the arteries, causing problems of the circulation and the heart. But, really, the root cause of inflammation

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7 Ways to Communicate Healthy Habits to Your Kids

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As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite

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