Matthew Bauer began studying Taoist history, philosophy, and spirituality under Taoist Master Hua-Ching Ni in 1978 and became a Licensed Acupuncturist in 1986. In addition to managing a successful practice, Matthew worked with various acupuncture organizations, as a consultant to the insurance industry, and as an expert witness for the California Acupuncture Board and in private cases. His book "The Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture" explores the roots of acupuncture and Chinese medicine theory including how the point/meridian system came to be organized. His latest book "Making Acupuncture Pay" is the cornerstone of Matthew's efforts to help acupuncturists build successful practices. For more information please see his websites at or or email Matthew at

Previous Articles

An Update From the Acupuncture Now Foundation
Projects Furthering the Profession
September, 2018 (Vol. 19, Issue 09)
Expanding the Reach of Acupuncture: The Documentary Series That Will Propel the Profession
April, 2018 (Vol. 19, Issue 04)
The Acupuncture Now Foundation: What Our Profession Needs
December, 2014 (Vol. 15, Issue 12)
The Middle Way Model
January, 2013 (Vol. 14, Issue 01)
Making Private Practice Work: Money Matters
November, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 11)
Making Private Practice Work: Part IV
August, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 08)
Making Private Practice Work: Part III
June, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 06)
Managing a Natural Healing Service Business
May, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 05)
Real Acupuncture or Real World Acupuncture?
Deciphering Acupuncture Studies in the News
April, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 04)
Making Private Practice Work
January, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 01)
The Role of Taoist Spirituality in Chinese Medicine, Part Two: Indefinable Oneness
May, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 05)
The Role of Taoist Spirituality in Chinese Medicine, Part One: The Gate of All Wonders
February, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 02)
An Interview With Dr. Paul Unschuld, Part Two
August, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 08)
An Interview With Dr. Paul Unschuld
July, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 07)
Matthew Bauer, LAc, Issues Response to California Acupuncture Board Letter
June, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 06)
California Acupuncture Board Responds to Matthew Bauer Article
May, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 05)
Will California LAcs Be Required to Undergo Additional Training and Testing?
April, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 04)
A Quack among Skeptics
October, 2002 (Vol. 03, Issue 10)
Treating the Elderly
September, 2002 (Vol. 03, Issue 09)
Acupuncture, Rest, and Time -- A Powerful Healing Combination
June, 2002 (Vol. 03, Issue 06)
The California Debate: A Crossroad for the Ages
April, 2002 (Vol. 03, Issue 04)
When Less Equals More
February, 2002 (Vol. 03, Issue 02)
Getting More Opportunities to Heal
December, 2001 (Vol. 02, Issue 12)
Managed Care and the Acupuncture Profession
February, 2001 (Vol. 02, Issue 02)
The Hidden Obstacles of Managed Care Networks
April, 2000 (Vol. 01, Issue 04)
Managed Care and Private Practice
February, 2000 (Vol. 01, Issue 02)
Managed Care: Friend or Foe of the Acupuncturist?
January, 2000 (Vol. 01, Issue 01)

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