Biographical Information


Steven Cardoza, M.Sc., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, bodyworker, medical qigong practitioner, and nutrition counselor with a private practice in the Boston area. He is certified to teach Wu taiji and qigong by Daoist lineage holder Master B.K. Frantzis. Some of his other qigong teachers include 13th generation lineage holder of China’s E Mei tradition, Master Fu Weizhong; and Master Hong Liu, author of The Healing Art of Qigong. Steven is recognized by the States of California and Massachusetts as a continuing education provider for licensed acupuncturists.


Relevant Education and Experience, Health Care Provider

Undergraduate studies at Goddard College, Rhode Island School of Music, Berklee College of Music, University of Massachusetts, Harvard University, and San Francisco City College.

1985--Graduated the Massage Institute of New England as a certified massage therapist
1986-1990--Studied Zero Balancing with Fritz Smith, M.D., and Craniosacral Therapy I &    II and Somato-Emotional Release with John Upledger, D.O.
1986-1990--Private practice, massage therapy, Boston, MA
1988-1992--Member of the National Sports Massage Team
Jan-Sept., 1991--Attended the San Francisco College of Acupuncture
1991--Apprenticed with Angela Shen, OMD
Sept. 1991-Sept. 1994--Attended the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
1994--Graduated ACTCM with a Master of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese    Medicine
1995-1996--Attending physician at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
1995-1999--Point Location Examiner for the NCCA (National Commission for the    Certification of Acupuncture) National Board Exams
1995-2002--Private practice, Chinese medicine, nutrition, therapeutic bodywork, San    Francisco, CA
1999--Content provider for the NCCA National Board Exams
2001-2002--Attending physician, Stanford University Psychology Department study,    “The Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Moderate to Severe Depression in    Pregnant and Postpartum Women”
2003 to present--Private practice, Chinese medicine, nutrition, therapeutic bodywork,    Boston, MA
2003--Anatomy Instructor at the Massage Institute of New England

Relevant Education and Experience, Taiji and Qigong

1986-1990--Taught Yang style taiji at The Massage Institute of New England,    Cambridge, MA
1987 to present--Ongoing studies in taiji, qigong, and related daoist practices with    Master B.K. Frantzis.
1996-1997--Studies in E Mei Qigong with Grandmaster Fu Weizhong
1997--Certified Instructor, Dragon and Tiger Qigong
1997-Present--Privately teaching weekly classes and weekend workshops in various    styles of qigong, Wu taiji, and related courses.
1998--Certified Instructor, Opening the Energy Gates Qigong
1999--Certified Instructor, Wu Taiji (Short Form)
2000-2002--Qigong studies with Master Hong Liu
2002--Certified Instructor, Daoist Longevity Breathing
2004--Certified Instructor, The Marriage of Heaven and Earth Qigong
2007--Certified Instructor, Gods Playing In The Clouds Qigong
2008--Certified Instructor, Wu Taiji Long Form

Lectures and Presentations

July 2003--Private Lecture, Karma Yoga, Cambridge, MA, “Understanding Qigong”.
Sept. 2003--Guest lecturer for the Brookline Daoist Study Society, “Understanding    Chinese Medicine, Part 1”
October 2003--Guest lecturer, BTSS, “Understanding Chinese Medicine, Part 2”
February, 2004--Presenter at the Newton Community Adult Education Center,    “Understanding Chinese Medicine”.
August 2004--Private Lecture, The Ninth House, Arlington, MA, “Understanding Qigong”.
July 2005--Presenter at the Boston Theosophical Society, “Understanding Qigong”.
August 2006--Presenter at the Boston Theosophical Society, “Understanding Qigong”.
January 2008--Presenter at the Boston Theosophical Society, "Understaning Qigong".
September 2008--Presenter, Cambridge Adult Education, Retired Person's Association,
   "Understanding Qigong".

Radio Interviews

August, 1999--John Lloyd's Ageless Living--Special Edition. Main Topic: Longevity.

January 9, 2010--Expanding Awareness with Victor Venckus, WZBC, Boston College radio. Main Topic: Overview of Chinese Medicine. Click here to listen now.

January 26, 2010--Your Health Matters with Christine Lauer , WKXL 1450 AM and 103.9 FM. Main topic: Integrated Natural Healing. Click here to listen now.

February 13, 2010--Expanding Awareness with Victor Venckus, WZBC, Boston College radio. Main Topic: Qigong. Click here to listen now.


Spring 2008--Article, “An Overview: Qigong Basics For Everyone”, published in Qi: the Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness, as both a print and internet feature.
Fall 2008--Article, “An Overview: Qigong Basics For Everyone”, reprinted in Earth Star.

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