Meet our Doctors
Dr. Bita S. Yadidi | MATCM, DAOM., LAc.
Dr. Bita Yadidi is California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine specializing in Preventative Medicine, a certified Chi Gong, Tai Chi & Meditation instructor and a certified Lifestyle Coach. She is an inspirational speaker sharing her knowledge & wisdom about conscious living and is a faculty member at Yo San University. She is the founder of Wellness To Be; An East-West Integrative Wellness Center in the heart of Beverly Hills, where each patient is treated and taken care of with utmost care and concern. Wellness To Be specializes in preventative and restorative health, with an emphasis on physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health. Wellness To Be provides the highest quality of health care and services, emphasizing a holistic approach to treat the whole person through, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion, Infrared Sauna, Lab Tests, Herbal Therapy, Nutritional Guidance, Lifestyle Coaching/Counseling and mind body exercises, such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong & Meditation. “We treat an array of health concerns, such as pain management, sports injury, stress management, weight management, anxiety, depression, addictions, insomnia, cold & flus & digestive challenges” she proudly shares.
Dr. Bita Yadidi (Dr. B) has always been passionate about health and wellness and discovered the path of alternative medicine when both her daughters at age 2 & 5 were challenged with a health crisis. After trying conventional medicine, she soon realized the approach the physicians were taking, was not addressing the root cause. Her daughters skin rash returned once she stopped the topical ointments recommended & her other daughters coughs, colds and asthma were getting worse. Nothing was really helping. That is when she discovered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture. With the help of Eastern Medicine, Acupuncture and Nutritional guidance, her daughters skin completely cleared up within only a few months & her other daughter was no longer suffering from asthma, coughs and colds. 12 years later they are both healthy & thriving with no skin outbreaks nor asthma/cough challenges!
This is when Dr. Bita Yadidi decided to commit to this path to be able to share her experience and knowledge with the world. She received her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in 2013 and continued her education, receiving her Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine specializing in Healthy Aging and Longevity in 2016. Dr Bita Yadidi received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in Sociology and Education in 2000.
Dr. Bita Yadidi truly believes, has witnessed & experienced it first hand, that with understanding the person as a whole- body, mind and spirit and approaching health through the lens of wholeness, one can truly overcome all health challenges. She is passionate about prevention of disease and does not believe in a magic pill. As she clearly states, “It is through understanding the body, the psyche, the emotions and the spirit that one can truly begin to assist bringing their body & spirit back to balance and slowly return to great health and prevention of dis-ease. True health and wellness is a lifestyle not a temporarily approach and here at Wellness To Be, we listen, hear, address our patients health concerns carefully and patiently and we educate, treat, guide and offer them tools on getting to the root cause and not just addressing the symptoms.”
Marc A. Gomez | L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., Dipl.C.H., M.Q.P.
Marc A. Gomez is a 39th generation physician of Chinese medicine, licensed acupuncturist, spiritual counselor, herbalist and holistic nutritionist. Marc has been practicing Chinese medicine, teaching chi gong, tai chi, medical chi gong, and meditation for over twenty-nine years. Marc has also been avidly pursuing in depth personal studies of the Jungian psychoanalytical process for over seventeen years. Marc currently has a private practice in Los Angeles and works as a private contractor at several substance abuse treatment centers and sober livings.
Marc is a former associate of the Tao of Wellness where he completed a two-year fellowship. He specializes in mental health disorders, substance abuse, chemical dependency, anxiety disorders, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. He completed an internship in integrative pain management at the Venice Family Clinic. He also completed a special internship in TCM Gynecology at the Second Hospital of TCM in Sichuan, China and an internship in Oncology at the Sichuan Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital in Sichuan, China.
Marc completed a 200-hour study course in meditation and medical qigong meditation prescription exercises at the International Institute of Medical Qigong and completed over 400 hours of study in qigong, medical qigong, and Taoist meditation at Yo San University. Marc has also practiced with and apprenticed under many great masters. He strongly believes in a holistic approach to wellness by addressing ones spirit, mind, body, soul and emotional well-being.
Tatyana Steele-Hall | LE, CMP, HHP, Dip.Aroma, AAS, CAM, MSOM
Tatyana Steele-Hall, a Caucasian-Korean highly influenced by her Korean heritage and eastern philosophies, grew a passion for the industry at an early age. "SPA" is a way of life in preventive and therapeutic methods for health.
Her informal education began in 1978 while accompanying her mother to cosmetology school, in lieu of daycare. In 1994, she embraced more industry knowledge as Director's assistant at Lyle's College of Beauty. In 1995, as Operations manager, assisted in research & development, of a high-end skin care line in Beverly Hills, broadening her knowledge of cosmetics ingredients and vitamins. In 2005, she began extensive research and self-studied eastern and western health. In 2009, she received her formal esthetics education and licensing; in 2014, her certification in massage; in 2015, her Diploma in Aromatherapy, Holistic Health Practitioner's certification and a degree in Complementary Alternative Medicine. In 2018, Tatyana completed her Masters of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture and is currently pursing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Tatyana, the founder of TAME TIME is currently practicing in Bakersfield and in Beverly Hills.
Deneke L. Burford | MATCM, LAc.
Deneke Burford is a physician of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist from the State of California. She earned a Master of Science Degree at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed her clinical training at Yo San University Clinic, which included an internship focusing on pain management, healthy aging, preventative medicine and nutrition counseling at Wise & Healthy Aging Adult Day Service in Santa Monica California.
Deneke served as Retreat Coordinator for Detox and Fertility retreats for seven years at the Tao of Wellness where she provided support and guidance to participants during retreat weekends.
Deneke has also served as Lead Practitioner for Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy where she received extensive training in Nutraceuticals and Supplements which she has integrated into her treatment protocols along with Chinese herbal formulations, Western and Ayurvedic herbs and nutrition.
Deneke was inspired to pursue Traditional Chinese Medicine because it is a functional medicine that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of disease and views the body as an integrated system. Deneke specializes in stress management, pain management, sleep and digestive issues and healthy aging.
As a Functional Medicine Practitioner and your partner in health, Deneke seeks to address your medical issues by getting to the root causes of the disruptions or imbalance in the body. With a gentle needling technique, Deneke provides relaxing treatments that encourage healing and restores balance and vitality.
Dr. Bita Yadidi, DAOM, LAc
"My desire is for people to know that they have the power within themselves to be the best, healthiest, and highest version of themselves: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is never too late, you are never too old and nothing is impossible."