is an Acupuncture
Physician licensed by the state of Florida. My interest in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine developed out of back injury I incurred while lifting weights in 1985. The injury caused sciatic pain down to my right foot anytime I bent over. I tried pain medications, muscle relaxants and even a series of epidural steroid injections, but none of them gave me lasting relief. Willing to try anything at that point, I went to a local acupuncturist. After six or seven acupuncture treatments along with taking herbs and changing my diet the pain was gone. I was sold!
At that time in my life, I was an engineer. And as an engineer I was curious how tiny needles could stop the pain that Western medicine had failed to relieve. So I began reading all that was available on acupuncture
and even successfully used acupressure
on friends and myself. In 1992, I decided to forego my engineering career and pursue a career in acupuncture.
I attended the National College of Oriental Medicine, where I earned a Masters of Oriental Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude. After graduating, in 1995, I opened a private practice in Winter Park, Florida. In 1996, I received advanced training in acupuncture
and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Xi Yuan hospital in Beijing, China. While in China, I was also introduced to the healing art of Qigong.
Since then I have studied many different forms of Qigong and have learned to cultivate my own inner Qi which has in turn enhanced my healing ability. Throughout the many thousand year history of Traditional Chinese Medicine only a physician with this inner cultivation of Qi has been viewed as a true healer. Besides working at Whole Family Healthcare I am also a professor and clinic supervisor at the Florida College of Integrated Medicine.
- National Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
- Member of American Association of Oriental Medicine
- Member of Florida State Oriental Medicine Association