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Scott Alan Whitfield

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Teacher

Hello there! My name is Scott Alan Whitfield. I am a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, and I’m very passionate and dedicated to my work.

20+ years on the job


40K+ Patient Treatments




Customers & clients


About me

Now available for Telemedicine and Telehealth Appointments

I became licensed to practice acupuncture in California in 2004. I’ve had a busy time in practice so far, delivering nearly 30,000 acupuncture treatments in the 8+ years that I spent at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City alone.

Additionally, I’ve sought out specialized training in acupuncture for neuromuscular medicine, pain management, women’s health, trauma relief, orthopedics, sports injuries, as well as Chinese medicine approaches to complex, chronic conditions.

Recently, Scott has focused his efforts toward learning and understanding the topics of Sports Medicine Acupuncture; nonprofit startups, and management; as well as taking a comprehensive approach to learning web development and systems administration.

I have a voracious appetite for knowledge, and this field of study satisfies a drive to learn that’s been with me my whole life.

Scott wants to be able to put his significant expertise and vision to work for the Acupuncture profession and for patients of acupuncture everywhere. Ultimately Scott works toward delivering better health care through updated and validated evidence-based clinical protocols.



2019-Current  Crossover Health

Delivering acupuncture treatments at the Visa World Headquarters in Foster City, CA; as well as at the Meta World Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.


2013-2017  Acupuncture Hospital Jobs

After getting hired at Kaiser Permanente, my colleagues kept asking me, “Scott, how did you get hired at that hospital? Do you have any tips that can help me get hired? What is it like working at a hospital as an acupuncturist? What should I pay a salaried acupuncture hospitalist?” So I started a consultancy to help L.Ac.’s get hired into hosiptal positions.


2007-2016  Kaiser Permanente

I helped to launch the Department of Acupuncture at Redwood City Kaiser Permanente Hospital in 2007. I ran the department and treated hundreds of Kaiser Permanente members with chronic pain and/or nausea & vomiting due to chemotherapy, until my departure in 2016.


Certified Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncturist


July 2017

Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner

Five Branches Institute

August 2006


  • Acupuncture 95% 95%
  • Herbal Medicine 80% 80%
  • Medical Qigong 80% 80%
  • Teaching 85% 85%
  • Coaching 75% 75%
  • SysAdmin 65% 65%

I have many skills...

How I can help?

My modus operandi in life is to be as helpful to others as possible. Being a healthcare provider and technologist gives me unique opportunities to help others in very significant ways.


In the Telemedicine/Telehealth setting, you will receive custom acupuncture and acupressure point prescriptions, demonstrations of point locations and techniques, equipment to keep on hand, what to expect, and more.


In the Telemedicine/Telehealth setting, you will receive an online consultation and written herbal prescription which can be taken to any apothecary to be filled. Alternatively, you can order herbs through one of my partners and have your herbs drop shipped to your door.


In the Telemedicine/Telehealth setting, Medical Qigong is a powerful modality that allows the practitioner to achieve profound shifts in the health and healing process of a patient, at a distance. It’s akin to Reiki, but different as well. I have my own approach after 17 years of practice.


I have experience teaching at the Master’s level at Five Branches University Santa Cruz and San Jose, California. I taught a mix of didactic and clinical courses there. Since then, I have made efforts to move my educational material online to allow a broader audience access to them.


Do you have a complex or long-term medical issue? Or one that could use some support? Heath Coaching+ with Chinese medicine gives patients an incredible leg up in their pursuit of improved health. Receive a Telemedicine/Telehealth online consultation, and a written Plan of Care so that you can start to take control of your health today.


I started tinkering with WordPress websites back in 2011, and since then have developed the skills necessary to be my own sysadmin and web developer. I now create virtual private servers using Linux, then secure, harden, and optimize the servers to enable secure and lightning-fast WordPress websites, such as this one.


Some of my most recent projects

In addition to practicing Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I build WordPress websites from the ground-up to serve my personal and business endeavors, as well as those of my clients. Find a few examples, below.

Telemedicine/Telehealth Services

Tele LAc

Nonprofit Organization

Acupuncture Research Initiative, Inc.

WordPress Hosting Services

WebPress Hosting


What Some of My Clients Say

Here are but a few of the fine individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past. This is them, in their own words, talking about our professional interactions. Have a look!

Scott Alan Whitfield

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Teacher

I am available for Telemedicine and Telehealth services. Connect with me via call or email in to my account.


T: +1 (650) 260-3783


Redwood City, California, USA

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