top of page
Phil Headshot 06.jpg

Dr. Phil Settels, DAOM, L.Ac.


After suffering from sports injuries and chronic digestive issues, Phil experienced acupuncture and herbal medicine and his health finally began to turn around. This motivated him to leave his previous field of engineering and pursue a career in Chinese Medicine. 


Phil moved to Oakland, California and earned his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS) in 2011. This is also where he met his wife (and co-worker), Shoanie Young. 

Inspired to dive deeper into Chinese Medicine, Phil visited teachers throughout the US and China, and in 2020 completed a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which is the highest official level of schooling in the US. 

Phil specializes in treating pain and orthopedic conditions, as well as complex and chronic disease (such as autoimmune disorders, digestive issues, neurological conditions, endocrine disorders, etc.)

After several years in private practice, he returned to the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences to teach and to run the doctorate program as Dean of Academics. 

Shoanie cartoon picture.jpeg

Shoanie Young, L.Ac.


Shoanie is awesome, and this part will be filled out soon. 

- Phil

bottom of page