Dr. Heidi Kao and associates


          As with many acupuncturists, I came to Chinese Medicine having experienced the healing effects first hand. As a teenager, acupuncture helped me find relief from many of my own health issues, from carpal tunnel syndrome to chronic nausea. I was so impressed with the results that I knew I wanted to help others the way I was. After moving from Philadelphia to the Bay Area, I decided to change the focus of my studies from classical music composition to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Upon graduating from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, I was accepted into the Doctorate program at Five Branches University in San Jose to continue my studies. 

          My areas of interest include women’s health, mental health,  and digestive issues. In addition, I traveled to Japan, where I studied facial rejuvenation at Shikoku Medical College. I have a gentle needling style and can do contact needling as well. With the understanding that a balanced life is a healthy life, I still find time to play cello and guitar, go on runs with my German Shepard, play basketball, and enjoy the natural beauty that the Bay Area generously provides.