Dr. Scott Whitfield


Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Diplomat of Herbology Oriental Medicine

Medical Qigong Practitioner Certified (M.Q.P)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certified (NLP)


Scott Whitfield, LAc, DAOM, MQP, NLP

Dr. Scott is a California Licensed Acupuncturist who graduated from Five Branches University of Santa Cruz in 2003 with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.T.C.M.) and again from Five Branches University San Jose in 2011 with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.A.O.M.). He is nationally certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Additionally, Dr. Scott completed a Medical Qigong Practitioner (M.Q.P.) certification in 2006 and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) certification in 2014.

In 2007, Dr. Scott helped to launch a new Department of Acupuncture at a major local hospital and has maintained a full-time clinical practice there since. To date, he has delivered approximately 30,000 acupuncture treatments in his very busy clinical practice. He is passionate about learning, Chinese medicine, and especially about the application of Chinese medicine to chronic and debilitating conditions. Dr. Scott is grateful to be working in a profession which features a lifelong opportunity to study, grow, and apply effective and safe treatments to his patients.

In his free time, Dr. Scott enjoys practicing internal martial arts, qigong, meditation, reading, writing, hiking, backpacking, and generally spending time in quiet and natural settings. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.


“I highly recommend Scott Whitfield. Working with Scott has been very easy during a time when my health has me anxious. He is very knowledgeable and presents what he knows in ways that I can understand. I am confident in his work and the treatments he provides make me feel better.” — Scott R., San Jose, CA

“I have had many acupuncture treatments for over 30 years. All of the practitioners I have have worked with have been very good to excellent. I’ve been fortunate that acupuncture works well for me and that every practitioner has been good at it — and then then there is my experience with Scott Whitfield. My experience of Scott’s proficiency requires me to create a new category: ‘Stellar!’ Scott demonstrates mastery of acupuncture again and again. His intellect and knowledge are intricately interwoven into a sacred union with his clear intuitive senses. In just moments he is able to apply the appropriate remedy with precision, every time.” — Marushka F., Redwood City, CA


“I am a high school teacher who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2009. I would like to consider myself a proactive MS patient and I have done a great deal of research into my condition. Despite my religious approach to traditional Western medical treatment, the fatigue I was periodically experiencing became debilitating. The fact that MS has affected my ability to control urinary functions is downright embarassing. Even though I had never experienced acupuncture before, and in fact, harbored many doubts as to it’s efficacy, I decided to give Dr. Scott’s treatments a try. I was blown away at how these little needles could make such profound shift in my MS symptoms.” — Christen F., Foster City, CA