Dan and Phil are committed to your health, and passionate about Chinese Medicine.
They go to great lengths to learn, practice and apply the medicine at the highest level, so that at the end of the day you feel better faster.
When it comes to learning from the best to help you get better, Dan and Phil go the extra mile.
In fact, they go about 6,209 miles, every year, to learn from famous doctors in China.
Daniel Eng, L.Ac.
Dan Eng first came in contact with traditional Chinese healing arts through his studies of ancient Chinese philosophy, culture and language at Harvard. He began training formally in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2006 at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and continued his training at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Dan holds a Master’s degree in TCM, a California acupuncture license, a certification in Oriental Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a certification in Chinese tui na massage. Besides private practice, he has also treated patients in several different community clinics, hospitals, and residential healthcare facilities. Dan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in classical Chinese herbal medicine under the tutelage of renowned herbalist Dr. Huang Huang at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.
Experience, study and careful observation have led Dan to appreciate the incredible richness of thousands of years of healing wisdom, as well as the benefits it offers to those who are ready to receive. Clinically, his focus is on individualized treatment — his methods emphasize the patient and not merely the disease. His work is guided by the belief that in the vast majority of cases, a person’s innate ability to heal can be stimulated using relatively simple interventions and natural medicines provided by the Earth. Dan enjoys using his skills and knowledge to share the fruits of the age-old healing traditions of China with people today, whether they are gravely ill or relatively healthy.
Daniel Eng specializes in the use of custom herbal formulas as well as acupuncture. He treats a wide variety of conditions, including pain, orthopedic, digestive, skin, endocrine, autoimmune, infectious, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, respiratory, gynecological, pediatric, psychiatric, chemo-induced, and undiagnosed conditions. He earned his master's degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2011, and has since done extensive study with renowned herbalist Dr. Huang Huang in Nanjing, China. He has been a California licensed acupuncturist since 2011, and is also nationally certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine.
Phil Settels, L.Ac.
While obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Phil had several formative encounters with medicine. Upon completing his studies, he decided to radically change course and study medicine himself.
He read about different medical systems and traditions, and was greatly impressed by the philosophy that underlies Chinese Medicine. He recognized nuance in the Chinese Medical view of health and disease that seemed lacking in other systems. He began to read books and visit schools, and soon found himself in Oakland where he obtained a Master’s Degree in TCM from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences.
Phil has since trained with several of the top Chinese Medical physicians in the US and China, obtaining certificates in:
Advanced Herbal Studies from the Institute of Canonical East Asian Medicine with Dr. Arnaud Versluys (250 hours, 2011)
Advanced Herbal Studies with Dr. Feng Shi Lun of the Hu Xi Shu Institute, Beijing, China (80 hours, 2014)
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves (75 hours, 2015)
Currently pursuing a PhD in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Huang Huang at Nanjing University, China
Currently pursuing a Clinical Doctorate of Chinese Medicine at ACCHS, in Oakland, CA.
Phil has worked in both Community Acupuncture and private clinic settings. In addition, he teaches herbal medicine and Chinese medical theory at the Master's level, and is running the Doctorate program at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences.