Emil Velasquez, Lac.

Emil Velasquez holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and is a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California. Currently, he is a Doctoral fellow at Five Branches University in San Jose, California where he is focusing on Women’s Health, Neuromuscular Medicine and Pain Management.

Emil Velasquez started Malaya Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Oakland, California with a vision to help promote  wellness via the use of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in his community.

During his free time, he loves being active: he likes to do capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, hiking, reading books on positive psychology, and is constantly taking health seminars to expand his knowledge about health and medicine.


Certified Massage Practitioner                   World School of Massage, San Francisco, Ca.

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology                 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Ca.

Masters of Science in Chinese Medicine    Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, Ca.

Doctoral Fellow in Chinese Medicine         Five Branches University, San Jose, Ca.