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Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of medicine that is supported by three primary pillars: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Therapeutic Body Work. The bedrock that supports these pillars is daily physical and mental refinement. It is my belief that the only effective way to treat each individual is to provide the right balance of these treatment methods, and to help guide those in need to finding their own appropriate discipline. Only then may we engage with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

About Matthew

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J. Matthew Brand, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MATCM

Matthew is a Chinese medicine physician and California Board and NCCAOM licensed acupuncturist. His services include varying styles of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic body work (including cupping, guasha and tuina), nutritional consultations, and instruction in Taiji, Qigong and meditation. With a lifetime of being physically active, his early focus was on orthopedic medicine and sports injury. He later broadened his focus to include GI issues, gynecology, male and female fertility, depression, anxiety, and more common ailments like colds and flues, as well as a variety of other ailments both common and uncommon.

J. Matthew Brand received his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As an intern, he treated patients at the Yo San University Clinic and Venice Family Clinic, and volunteered his time and services for Stand Down Veterans Services. He also served as Assistant Academic Dean at Yo San University, and as an Herbalist in the school’s clinic. After years in private practice, he joined the illustrious Tao of Wellness and worked alongside Doctors Mao Shing and Daoshing Ni, and served as principle practitioner for their Newport Beach location. 

Matthew is currently employed at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center, in Long Beach, CA, as well as at UC Irvine’s Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.

He is not accepting new patients at this time.

Testimonials from Acupuncture Patients

“My family and I have been doing traditional Chinese medicine for numerous health issues almost 10 years now consistently. For the past 3 of those years Matthew has been our primary practitioner. He is the most caring, amazing person and has helped us work through so many things that we drive all the way from San Diego to treat with him.” —P.L.

“Dr. Matthew is amazing, very knowledgeable and helpful. The time frame he said we would see results we did. I took my mother and sister and they feel 80 percent better. I love how he listens and is very understanding.” — C.C.

“Out of 10-15 acupuncturist that I’ve seen Matthew is the best. He knows what he’s talking about.” — Mike K.

“I’ve been coming here for years — primarily for stress, allergies & for better digestion. Yesterday was my first time meeting the new Dr., Matt, for an allergic reaction that left my face & body uncomfortable & covered in red splotches. In less than five hours after treatment, the redness was gone & swelling mostly resolved. I couldn’t of been happier with my results, and the level of care from the new Dr. Thank you!” — Elizabeth W.

“MATTHEW IS THE BEST ACUPUNCTURIST IN ORANGE COUNTY! I’ve been to about 10 other acupuncturist and none of them come close (well maybe 2 other ones are almost to Matthew’s level). Forget about substandard western medicine (unless you case is trauma related like a severe motor vehicle accident), you can address just about medical ailment with acupuncture/traditional Chinese medicine. Ask for Matthew.” — Tony V.

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