Nini Mai

“It is hard to imagine how different you can feel until you actually start to feel different.”

  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with allied medical care providers in integrative hospital settings
  • In private practice since 2009 serving communities in Los Angeles and New York City
  • A student for life and avid seeker of truth, she spent years behind the bench and in the field as a research scientist in endocrinology and studied the use of plants as medicinals on four different continents

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

2015-Present Evolve Health + Wellness, New York, NY
Founder, President, Clinic Director
Family Practice
2008-2014 Fat Turtle Herb Company, Los Angeles, CA
Founder, President, Herbalist
Chinese Herbal Pharmacy
2010-2013 Three Mountain Eastern Medical Group, Los Angeles, CA
Founder, President, Clinic Director
Family Practice
2010-2013 Promises Treatment Centers, Malibu, CA
Program Development, Acupuncturist
Chinese Medicine for Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
2009-2010 Nini Mai, LAc, Los Angeles, CA
Family Practice
2009 IVF Acupuncture Services, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Acupuncturist
2008-2009 Acu-Herbal Medical Arts
Office and Herbal Pharmacy Manager

Clinical Practice and Experience

2015-Present Evolve Health + Wellness, New York, NY
Founder, President, Clinic Director
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritionist
2016 Dahl Breastfeeding and Otolaryngology Centers
Observation
2010-2013 Three Mountain Eastern Medical Group, Los Angeles, CA
Founder, President, Clinic Director
Acupuncturist
2010-2013 Promises Treatment Centers, Malibu, CA
Program Development, Acupuncturist
Chinese Medicine for Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
2011 Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
Outpatient Acupuncture Ward
Observation
2008-2009 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Pediatric Acupuncture Program
Extern
2008-2009 Being Alive – People With HIV/AIDS Action Coalition, West Hollywood, CA
Extern
2008 Simms/Mann Wellness Center – Venice Family Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
Extern
2006-2007 Saint Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, NY
Extern
2007 Fortune Society, New York, NY
Extern
2006 Saint John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY
Extern
2000-2001 Suitcase Clinic, Berkeley, CA
Medical Case Worker

Education

2016 Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego
2007-2009 Master of Arts in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles
Summa Cum Laude
Academic Dean’s List
2005-2007 Candidate for Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York
2004 Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Study: Endocrinology and Medical Ethnobotany

Licensure and Certifications

2009 California Acupuncture Board License # 13365
2013 New York State Board License #005245
2013 NCCAOM Certification
Diplomate of Acupuncture
Diplomate of Chinese Herbology
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
2012-2013 Shang Han Lun Certification
Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine with Arnaud Versluys, San Diego, CA
2009-2013 Zheng Gu Tui Na Practitioner Certification
Zheng Gu Tui Na with Frank Butler and Tom Bisio, New York, NY
2016-Present Jing Shen Pediatrics Certification
Jing Shen Pediatrics with Stephen Cowan and Moshe Heller, New York, NY

Teaching Experience

2016-Present Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York
Faculty: Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease
2010-2015 Zheng Gu Tui Na, New York, NY
Certified Assistant and Level 1 Instructor
2010-2011 Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles
Instructor: Needle Technique
2007 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY
Teaching Assistant: Foundations of Chinese Medicine – Classics
2003-2005 University of California, Berkeley, CA
Female Sexuality
DE-Cal Facilitator, Curriculum Development
2004 University of California, Berkeley, CA
Beyond the Doctor’s Office: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health
DE-Cal Facilitator, Curriculum Development, Lecturer
2004 Southeast Asian Student Coalition (SASC) Summer Institute, University of
California, Berkeley, CA
Annual Program Coordinator, Mentor
2003-2004 Student Tutorial Resources for Immigrant Vietnamese Enhancement (S.T.R.I.V.E.), Oakland, CA
Mentor

Professional Activities

2010-Present Global Alternative Healthcare Project (GAHP)
Senior Clinician, Team Leader
Free medical care to communities in Navajo Nation (Arizona), Wyoming, Nepal, Vietnam
2006-Present Ethnic Minorities Outreach, Viet Nam
Non-profit organization providing resources and public works to impoverished villages in Viet Nam
December 2016 Benefit for Refugees
Evolve Health + Wellness, New York
Director, Acupuncturist
Donation-based community acupuncture clinic, all proceeds to NuDay Syria
funding women and children affected by war and migration
May 2015 Disaster Relief for Nepal
Evolve Health + Wellness, New York
Director, Acupuncturist
Donation-based community acupuncture clinic, all proceeds to fund the remote
village of Ghiling, Nepal
2010-2013 Community Classes at Whole Foods Market, Los Angeles
Class Development, Lecturer
Subjects: Eastern Nutrition, Eating with the Seasons, Cooking with
Medicinal Herbs
November 2012 Community Health Day
YWCA, Santa Monica
Director, Acupuncturist
Donation-based community acupuncture clinic, all proceeds to fund the YWCA,
Santa Monica
November 2011 Community Health Day
Three Mountain Eastern Medical Group, Los Angeles
Director, Acupuncturist
Donation-based community acupuncture clinic, all proceeds to fund the
Neighborhood Youth Association
May 2011 Mayway Hebei, Anguo, Hebei, China
Invited Participant
Educational Tour and Lecture series on Chinese herb production, manufacture,
and distribution
March 2011 Southwest Symposium, Austin, Texas
Representative of Fat Turtle Herb Company
November 2010 Survivor Wellness Day
Joyful Heart Foundation/Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles
Acupuncture treatments for survivors of domestic violence
2009-2010 Jenesse Acupuncture Project
Jenesse Center, South Los Angeles, CA
Program Developer, Acupuncturist
Free medical care as part of domestic violence intervention program
Summer 2003 National Geographic Documentary, Hayes Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley and Midwestern US
Film: Strange Days on Planet Earth: Troubled Waters

Research and Publications

2006 T. B. Hayes, P. Case, S. Chui, D. Chung, C. Haefele, K. Haston, M. Lee, V-P Mai, Y. Marjoua, J. Parker, and M. Tsui (2006) Pesticide mixtures, endocrine disruption, and amphibian declines: Are we underestimating the impact? Environmental Health Perspectives. 114 Suppl 1:40-50.114 (Suppl. 1), pp 40-50. doi: 10.1289/ehp.8051
2001-2005 Laboratory of Integrative Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Professor: Tyrone Hayes, PhD
Position: Study Director
Investigated effects of endocrine disruptors on vertebrate endocrine systems
2004 Mai, V-P, The Effects of Environment on the Developmental Morphology of Caulerpa racemosa in Mo’orea, French Polynesia
Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands Symposium
University of California, Berkeley
Talk: 2004
2004 Mai, V-P, The Effects of Environment on the Developmental Morphology of Caulerpa racemosa in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands – Undergraduate Research Papers Publication, University of California, Berkeley, CA, December 2004.
2004 Gump Field Research Station, UC Berkeley
Mo’orea, French Polynesia
Position: Researcher
2003 Mai, V-P, Inhibition of Metamorphosis by Pesticide Mixtures and the Consequences of Extended Larval Periods in Rana pipiens
Western Regional Conference in Comparative Endocrinology, Boulder, Colorado
Talk: 2003
2002 Mai, V-P, Effects of Atrazine on the Growth and Development of the Thyroid Gland in Xenopus laevis
Biology Fellows Program Undergraduate Research Symposium
University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Poster Presentation: 2002.

Awards

2004 University of California, Berkeley, CA
Grant recipient for independent research in French Polynesia
2003 Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Biology Fellows Program
Fellowship Scholarship Recipient