A local boy who has returned after a decade away to open his own practice, Ken Lau has a multifaceted understanding of the body. Having studied a pre-medicine curriculum at University of California, San Diego he then began to veer towards complimentary and alternative health sciences. This was due to his his black belt training in Shorinji Kempo (2006), he found his niche as his healing touch could be combined with his diagnostic skill as an herbalist and acupuncturist.
Rediscovering his family roots in Chinese Medicine particularly has been a fruitful experience as he is able to harness the herbal knowledge from both sides of his family. He also frequently visits his grandfather, who leads a tai chi group in San Francisco’s Golden Gate part every morning.
Ken’s clinical experience is focused on the nervous system. When the ‘nervous system’ of eastern medicine is off-balance it can result in varied diseases ranging anywhere form pain to digestive disorders and especially stress/anxiety. Having treated patients with acupuncture since 2011, he still seeks to further refine his understanding by studying with a master of acupuncture who founded the Oakland School of Acupuncture (ACCHS) in the 80’s.
Ken seeks to further unify western medical understanding to the philosophy of eastern medicine with its comprehensive generalities of the body. Having worked in a hospital setting he was able to combine modalities as physical therapists and acupuncturists work side by side on post-stroke patients limited mobility.
Herbal medicine and nutrition also have an overlap. A former nutritional advisor for Whole Foods Market, Ken understands the crossover between anti-inflammatory foods and that of the ‘cooling energetics’ of herbalism. In spring 2016, he began his own clinic Evolution Trainers.