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Brian Kuo, L.Ac, DAOM
Director of DAOM Program, professor, clinical supervisor (PCHS-San Diego)  
Languages: English, Mandarin(中文), Taiwanese(台語)


  • Geriatrics

  • Sports medicine

  • Pain management

  • Emotional disorders


  • Oncology

  • Women’s health

  • Prenatal, Fertility and                   Postpartum support 

  • Wellness support

Growing up in Taiwan where Chinese medicine culturally and personally instills in him the belief that health can be promoted naturally. Dr. Kuo’s desire to find alternatives to conventional Western medicine ultimately led him to root in Chinese Medicine.  

After completing a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Dr. Brian Kuo,LAc, DAOM, earned his Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles (2000-2002), CA, and his Doctoral degree in Oriental medicine (DAOM) from Pacific College of Health and Science (2004-2006), specializing in Geriatrics, in 2005. His doctorate included studies in Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai, China. He has taught acupuncture and Oriental medicine since 2003 in California and New York. Dr. Kuo has dual acupuncture licensure in New York State and California. He is also nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a board committee member of American TCM Society. Dr. Kuo was featured in the 2010 Wall Street Journal Health and Wellness cover story, The Science of Acupuncture, in his capacity as PCHS-NY Clinic Supervisor.


In clinical practice, he specializes in Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in sports medicine/pain management, Geriatrics, emotional disorders, Oncology, Internal Medicine, women’s health, fertility support and wellness support. Dr. Kuo joined the faculty at Pacific College of Health and Science San Diego (PCHS-SD) in 2002 and afterwards Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS-NY) in 2006 teaching Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture technique and Chinese herbology, and supervising in the clinic, including the off-site clinic at St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center where he helped a lot of patients with cancers. He joined the PCHS-SD Faculty again in Fall 2013 and currently serves as DAOM Program Director and teaches Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture techniques.


Dr. Kuo has been in the field of Integrative Medicine for over 20 years during which he has been actively practicing and teaching on-site and off-site, helping thousands of patients in New York, California, and New Jersey. Living Stream Wellness is the realization of his life-long dream.    



Awards & Certificates


  • In 2015, Certification of Appreciation in SHARP Mary Birch Hospital, one-day Seminar.

  • In 2012, Certification of Appreciation for outstanding contribution and supervision at ATCMS Acupuncture Organization.

  • In 2010, Wall Street Journal Health and Wellness cover story, The Science of Acupuncture in PCHS-NY and NY clinic. 

  • In 2007, Certification of Appreciation in St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • In 2005, passed California Acupuncture License Exam.

  • In 2003, won the Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution and commitment to development & practice of Oriental Medicine.

  • In 2003, passed the Comprehensive Acupuncture of National Board Exam.

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