Scott is a Bay Area native, born and raised on the Mid-Peninsula in Redwood City, California. In 2003, he graduated from Five Branches University of Santa Cruz with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), and again in 2011 from Five Branches San Jose with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).
He is nationally certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Additionally, in 2006 Scott completed a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) certificate, and in 2014, earned a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner certificate.
Scott helped to launch a new Department of Acupuncture at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City hospital in 2007. He maintained a full-time clinical practice as the sole acupuncture practitioner there until 2016. To date, he has delivered over 35,000 acupuncture treatments in his busy clinical practice.
From 2016-17, Scott worked and studied with Ming-Qing Zhu L.Ac. and company at his San Jose, California clinic. There, Scott worked with stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and other severe and debilitating neurological diseases. He received certification in Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA) in July, 2017.
Scott is especially fascinated by the application of Chinese medicine to difficult cases in pain management, neurology, and psychology. He truly enjoys this field because it has provided him with a lifelong opportunity to learn, grow, and apply powerful healing techniques to change the lives of his patients.
When not practicing acupuncture at work, Scott enjoys hiking, playing guitar, cooking, reading, writing, gaming, and practicing sitting and standing meditation.