Hello, I am Maoshing Ni. Most of my patients and students call me Dr. Mao to differentiate me from the other doctors in my family, my father and brother. You may wonder why I am so interested in longevity. An accidental fall from the rooftop of our three-story house when I was six years old left me in and out of a coma for a month and this trauma greatly weakened me. I am lucky that I was born into a medical family. My father was a doctor of Chinese medicine and a master of Taoist arts, and he and my mother rehabilitated me and guided me on the long road back to health. I still hold the memory of the bitter herb teas, grueling early-morning tai chi and qigong practices, daily acupuncture sessions, meditation disciplines, and special food preparations.
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Dr. Mao’s Background
Maoshing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M. or Dr. Mao is a doctor of Chinese medicine and an authority in the field of longevity medicine and an anti aging expert. A brush with near-death from an accident as a child left him determined to pursue health and healing. He was lucky that he was born into a medical family spanning many generations and started his medical training with his father, a renowned physician of Chinese medicine and Taoist master, and continued his trainings in medical schools in the U.S. and China.
After receiving two doctorate degrees and completing his Ph.D. dissertation on Nutrition, Dr. Mao completed his postgraduate residency at Shanghai Medical University’s hospitals and began his 20-year study of centenarians of China. Dr. Mao returned to Los Angeles in 1985 and has since focused on integrative anti-aging therapy.
Dr. Mao is a board-licensed acupuncturist in the state of California and a board certified anti-aging specialist from the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioner. In private practice at the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, California, he specializes in advising patients on achieving optimum health and wellness. He is also a co-founder and past president of Yo San University in Los Angeles where he is active in training the next generation of healing professionals.
Dr. Mao’s published works include Tao of Nutrition, Chinese Herbology, Stress Release, Pain Management, Ageless: Smooth Transitions Through Menopause, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, The New Universal Morality, Energy Enhancement Exercises, Self Healing Chi Gong, The Power of the Feminine and the Path of Constructive Life. He was on the editorial board for the best selling book, Alternative Medicine: the Definitive Guide. His most recent books include Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Way to Live to be 100 and Dr. Mao’s Harmony Tai Chi.
Dr. Mao is heir to the spiritual tradition passed down from his father, having trained in classical Taoist healing arts and longevity sciences, ranging from tai chi, qigong, Tao yoga, meditation, i-ching, feng shui and face reading. He has conducted longevity and immortality retreats annually for the last 17 years and has lectured internationally on various topics including preventive medicine, longevity medicine, diet and nutrition, herbal therapy, stress management, meditation, lifestyle enhancement, integrative cancer care, tai chi, qigong, Dao In yoga and spiritual development.
Dr. Mao has appeared in numerous interviews on public radio, prime time TV shows and major print media including Good Day L.A., NBC News, Eye on L.A., CBS News, Which Way L.A., New York Times, L.A. Times and others. For a period, Dr. Mao also hosted his own radio show, which explored health topics and hosted dialogues with other experts in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Mao is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance. He has received numerous awards including “Outstanding Acupuncturist of the Year” and “L.A.’s Best”.
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