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Traditions of Tao


Traditions of Tao is the parent company that houses Infinichi, our premium life style brand, SevenStar Communications, our publishing division, and Wellness Living, our symptom specific herbal line.




Our Purpose

At Traditions of Tao, we believe that true wellbeing starts with healthy living, herbs, movement and meditation. All together creating balance and nurturing to transform your health.


Our History

Traditions of Tao founders Dr. Mao Shing Ni and Dr. Daoshing Ni learned from their father, Master Hua-Ching Ni, the ancient Taoist arts of acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation, tai chi, chi gong and the health secrets of the I Ching. Thirty years ago, after becoming fully-accredited acupuncturists, the brothers began assisting their father in the first of several Southern California Ni family wellness clinics.

To aid their patients in natural healing and holistic solutions, Traditions of Tao was created. Our herbal formulas are passed down over 38 generations of Ni family sages and healers, to bring you the highest quality and effective herbal formulas.


Our Products

We offer a variety of natural herbal products, as well as books about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoist arts, Tai Chi and Chi Gong books and DVDs, meditations for health and wellbeing, and distance learning courses for acupuncturists and those interested in the medicine.

We also offer a variety of other inspiring products ranging from element specific mind-body practices for wellbeing to weight loss and nutrition support. You can learn more by visiting the shop section of our website.


Our Quality

Chinese botanicals are the core of Traditions of Tao products. Integrating the most beneficial and purest ingredients from nature, every product is crafted exclusively by combining ancient wisdom with modern technology. Our naturally gluten-free, vegan formulas are made from responsibly-grown herbs, tested and custom extracted by a certified processor and inspected in the USA. In the same way, every product of our skincare line is designed with the highest quality of innovation and expertise.

Traditions of Tao customers love our products and are loyal to our brand because they trust the thoughtful care that is a hallmark of our product integrity.


Our Founders


Hua-Ching Ni

Master Ni is heir to the wisdom and experience transmitted through an unbroken succession of 74 generations of Taoist masters dating back to the Han Dynasty, 216 BC. As a young boy he was educated in spiritual learning by his family and was then chosen to study with Taoist masters in the high mountains of mainland China, fully achieving all aspects of ancient spiritual science and metaphysics. Hua-Ching Ni considers his teaching to be the product of thousands of years of spiritual cultivation, and freely offers it to people to support their own path of growth.

After more than 31 years of intensive training, he was fully acknowledged and empowered as a true master of the traditional Tao, including all aspects of Taoist science and metaphysics.

In Taiwan for 28 years, Master Ni taught and practiced Taoist arts such as Tai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu, Taoist meditation and internal alchemy, as well as acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He is the author of more than 50 books in Chinese and 40 books in English on various Taoist subjects.

Since his arrival in the United States in 1976, Master Ni has written books which are related to his life, his teaching, and the practice of traditional Chinese medicine and herbology. He has also given world-wide lectures on religion, natural philosophy and special practices for spiritual growth. His works are available through SevenStar Communications to all sincere people who are working toward their own spiritual development.

Master Ni says of himself, "I have dedicated my life to supporting people who have come through a hard life and are growing through diligent learning. This is my personal offering to all my friends." He is the founder of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the College of Tao and the Integral Way, and the Universal Society of the Integral Way. His work is supported by his students and friends, and his two sons, Drs. Daoshing and Mao Shing Ni.


 Dr. Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, LAc

“Dr. Mao” is an author. a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and a board certified anti-aging specialist. Well-known and respected in his field, he is the cofounder of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holds two doctorates in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Mao has been featured on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Katie Couric and numerous programs and serves as an expert on Huffington Post, Yahoo! Health, EmpowHer, Sharecare and others. Dr. Mao practices at his clinics, The Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, Newport Beach and Pasadena, California.



 Dr. Daoshing Ni, DOM, PhD, LAc, DIPL CH

“Dr. Dao” is a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and a specialist in gynecological and reproductive medicine. He is the cofounder of Yo San University, holds two doctorates in Oriental Medicine, and was awarded the recipient of the American Fertility Association’s Visionary Award. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Dr. Dao has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show and numerous others. Dr. Dao practices at his clinics in Santa Monica, Newport Beach and Pasadena, California.