About Master Sha - Master Sha
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Master Zhi Gang Sha is a Tao grandmaster, healer, teacher, and author of 25 books, including 11 New York Times bestsellers. He has an MD degree in Western medicine from China and is also a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Master Sha has combined the essence of Western medicine with ancient wisdom to create Soul Mind Body Medicine and Tao teachings to help humanity. He is a grandmaster of several Asian arts and in 2002 was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong. With the creation of Tao Calligraphy, he received the highest honors a Chinese calligrapher can receive, being appointed to the position of National Chinese Calligrapher Master as well as Honorable Researcher Professor by the State Ethnic Academy of Painting in Beijing, China.

Master Sha founded the Tao Academy to share Tao wisdom and practices through classes, workshops, retreats, and training programs. He has trained thousands of teachers and practitioners worldwide and taught many students simple but powerful self-healing techniques. Through the Sha Research Foundation, he has sponsored scientific research studies that have shown the benefits of the Tao practices and Tao Calligraphy. A renowned humanitarian, Master Sha founded the Love Peace Harmony Foundation and has received widespread recognition for his service to humanity, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for promoting world peace.

Healing Background


Master Sha was born in Shaanxi Province in China.

Age 22

Began to combine the knowledge of energy development with traditional Chinese Acupuncture to create his own unique Acupuncture system.


Certified as an acupuncturist and herbalist. He is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and a registered acupuncturist in Canada.


He was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong.

Age 6

Accepted by several masters in Eastern Martial Arts.


Completed Western Medicine Medical Degree.


Completed a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration at the University of the Philippines.

Master Sha received an MD from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1983 and was certified as an acupuncturist and herbalist in 1986 by the World Health Organization’s Institute of International Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China, where he taught acupuncture, tai chi, and qi gong to foreign physicians. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration at the University of the Philippines in 1988. While there, word of his skill as an acupuncturist spread and he treated numerous VIPs while also offering a street clinic for the poor. Recognized widely for this humanitarianism, Master Sha has received numerous  awards that honor him for his contribution to creating peace and helping humanity. Master Sha is a prolific author of 25 books, with several reaching the bestseller lists of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon. He has been featured in a public television documentary and is the subject of a full-length film Soul Masters: Dr. Sha and Dr Guo.