About Us



Dr. Santina Kwan OMD, PhD. L.Ac.                

Dr. Santina is a licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California receiving her doctorate degree (OMD) from Samra University.  She completed her Ph.D. Dissertation from South Baylo University. Dr. Santina is also a licensed Chinese Medical Doctor in Taiwan where she practiced Oriental Medicine for years.  From 1992 to 1996 Dr. Santina served as Associate Dean and lecturer for Samra University in Los Angeles.

With more than 25 years of practice in Chinese Medicine Dr. Santina has helped thousands of patients suffering from pain, infertility, depression, IBS, Bell’s palsy, neuropathy and many other health conditions.   As an addiction and recovery counselor, Dr. Santina has developed a one-of-a-kind treatment method to help cigarette smokers fight their addiction.  Her goal is to utilize her knowledge of in Chinese Medicine to help thousands of smokers begin a new life.




Dr. Abel Kwan, Ph.D., OMD, LAc

Dr. Abel began his medical career as Internist and specialist in Cardiology receiving his MD from National Defense Medical University in Taiwan and Cardiology Specialist from Turin University in Italy.  Dr. Abel went on to become Vice President of Saint Mary’s hospital in Lotung, Taiwan where he implemented a Chinese Medicine Department.  Dr. Abel later implemented a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) center for Chung Shan Medical University Hospital in Taiwan for cancer detection and research.

Dr. Abel continued his career in the medical field through studies and practice in Eastern Medicine.  Dr. Abel Kwan received his Master’s and Doctorate degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles California.  Dr. Kwan received a PhD in Human Behavior from Ryokan College in Los Angeles, California. He uses the knowledge he gained from schools to diagnose and treat his patients more effectively. He speaks English, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, and Italian. In addition to being a practitioner, Dr. Abel enjoys teaching where he served as a professor and Associate Dean for Samra University from 1988-1992.

Over the past 48 years of teaching, practicing, and hosting numerous seminars, medical conferences and TV programs in China, Taiwan and United States, Dr. Abel has established his reputation as one of the pioneer in integrative medicine complementing Western and Oriental Medicine in his treatment approach.




Alex Kwan, LAc, MSAOM, MSCE

Alex Kwan, LAc is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. He graduated with a degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University in Anaheim, California. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from USC where he worked in the industry for over 8 years.

During his work in the Civil Engineering field there was always an inner voice that called him to do something else with his life. After much soul searching and with the influence from his predecessors, he decided to pursue Eastern Medicine. It was through his studies and caring for patients he came to a realization helping others was his calling.

Alex is a second generation Acupuncturist, who incorporates knowledge passed down from his predecessors combined with his analytical skills obtained from his training as an Engineer into his treatment. Through careful evaluation Alex aims to methodically diagnose and formulate the optimal treatment plan for each of his patient. Combined with his passion for helping others, Alex wishes to provide the best treatment possible for the betterment his patients.


  • Acupuncture: Use only new thin disposable needles.
  • Electric Stimulator: Connect with intermittent variable pulse.
  • Ultrasound Stimulator: Provide extra short wave stimulation.
  • Magnetic Heater: Creates magnetic field during heat application to send heat deeper into the body.
  • Cupping: Traditional glass cupping and intensity control cupping apparatus.


Use Chinese traditional medical diagnostic methods including tongue, pulse, and point pressure diagnostic methods. Interpret the findings integrating with Chinese and Western medical concepts.


Use acupuncture alone or plus electric stimulation, heat treatment, heat massage, ultrasound stimulation and cupping. Natural Chinese Herbs are frequent combined use for many conditions. The herbs come with raw plant, powder, or packed in capsule form.


Most insurance are accepted when they are covered acupuncture treatment. Right now herb or herb tea is not covered by insurance though it is not very expensive. For the private pay, it charged by session and various items. Some treating programs, such as quit smoking or drug abuse treatment, are not covered by many health plans. Charge for course of treatment (for example a wrap discount for 10 treatments as a course) can be arranged. Discount also offers to certain group of people such as disability, seniority or contracted groups.

We take workers’ compensation cases. We service as a role as Primary treating physician (PTP), Agree Medical Evaluator (AME) or Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the Workers’ Compensation system.


We delight to provide lecturer to give lecture on the Chinese Medicine related subjects to the social associations (such as rotary, lion club), educational body (such College, PTA), company, or factory. Video or live demonstration also can be arranged.

Special program such as quit smoking, weight control, can also be arranged to provide to the union, health plan insured, school or association with special reduced rate.


Any question regarding to Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, herbs or others can direct to us through e-mail. Answers would be response through e-mail.