Dr. Paul Wang
In 2003, Dr. Paul C. Wang first met his primary acupuncture Shifu (Master), Dr. Richard Tan, while completing graduate studies in Chinese medicine. Dr. Wang was so immediately and deeply affected by a resonance with his teachings that he instinctively bowed and asked to become his disciple on the spot. In response, the amused lecturer smiled and wittily replied, “Perhaps after a Ba Zi reading.” The rest is history.
Over the ensuing years, Dr. Wang and his Shifu developed a close spiritual relationship as Master and Apprentice. Aside from a dedication to innovating acupuncture, the pair also shared an intellectual curiosity and systematic creativity — as well as a passion for good food and fine wine.
For more than a decade, Dr. Paul Wang honed his skills in the Balance Method as a California Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in a high-volume community acupuncture setting. He also completed training and certification in his Shifu’s Ba Zi course.
Prior to initiating professional practice, Dr. Wang was a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and an Undergraduate Research Apprentice in the Poly-PEDAL laboratory of Professor Robert J. Full. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Physiology and Biomechanics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also pursued minor studies in Classical Chinese and East Asian Philosophy, especially Daoism. His graduate degrees are a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM).
Dr. Wang has over two decades of experience in various teaching capacities. As an avid martial artist, qi cultivator, and long-term meditator, he merges these lineages into an integrative transmission called Dao De Gong Fa.
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