Dr. Mao Shing Ni, known as Dr. Mao, is a 38th-generation doctor of Chinese medicine, an authority on Taoist anti-aging medicine, and author of the best-selling book Secrets of Longevity, Second Spring: Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age, Secrets of Self-Healing, Secrets of Longevity 8-Week Program: Simple Steps that Add Years to Your Life, The Natural Health Dictionary, Acupressure Healing, and most recently, Secrets of Longevity Cookbook.
Dr. Mao is a cofounder of Yo San University and the Tao of Wellness, the acclaimed center for nutrition, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture, located in Santa Monica, CA.
Dr. Mao was born into a medical family spanning 38 generations and started his medical training with his father, a renowned physician of Chinese medicine and Taoist Master, and continued his trainings in schools both in the U.S. and China. After receiving his doctorate degrees and completing his Ph.D. Dissertation on Nutrition, Dr. Mao did his graduate work at Shanghai Medical University and its affiliated hospitals and began his 25-year study of centenarians in China. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Society of Integrative Oncology, and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
He has received numerous awards including “outstanding Acupuncturist of the Year”, “Best of L.A.”, and others. Dr. Mao’s published works include Chinese Herbology, Tao of Nutrition, Stress Release, Pain Management, Ageless: Smooth Transitions Through Menopause, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, Harmony, Tai Chi, Energy Exercises, Self Healing Chi Gong, and most recently, The New Universal Morality.
Known on Sex and the City as “Dr. Wow”, Dr. Mao has lectured internationally and has been featured on radio and television, notably The Dr. Oz Show, The Ricki Lake Show, and The Doctors. He has also been featured on the pages of the New York Times, L.A. Times, and many other publications. Dr. Mao is the longevity expert on Yahoo!Health and Huffington Post. He is the founder of The Natural Health Search Engine.