A former faculty member of the course, Chinese Acupuncture for Physicians: Scientific Basis and Practice, which was offered through the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
President of the largest professional organization of physicians using acupuncture in their medical practice the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). He has twice been chairperson of the Academys annual scientific and clinical symposium.
The medical advisor on acupuncture to Unite for HER. Unite for HER works to bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities by educating women with breast cancer about complementary therapies, providing them with a compassionate resource for support, knowledge and healing. Unite for HER has published a video featuring Dr. Burgoon discussing the benefits of adding acupuncture into a comprehensive approach to breast cancer therapy.
A former faculty member of Presbyterian- University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
A former assistant professor at the New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry, where Dr. Burgoon taught physicians, medical students and nurses about the role of acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and botanical medicine in modern medical practice.
Dr. Shulan Tang received her professorship in 2002 from Nanjing University. She has practised and taught TCM in the UK and across Europe for over two decades. She is currently academic executive for the Association of Traditional Chinese medicine (ATCM) and vice president of the gynaecological committee of the World Federation of TCM.Professor Tang maintains her full-time practice in Manchester and is the principal of the Shulan College of TCM.
Kelly Armstrong has been an Occupational Therapist for over 18 years and currently has a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. She has specialized in Pediatrics, Pain Management and has recently turned her focus to Scar Release and its complex relationships with the nervous systems and relating health issues. She is certified in Sensory Integration (SIPT), Interactive Metronome, and Therapeutic Listening. She has also extensively studied Oriental Medicine, NeuroAnatomical Acupuncture, and Integrative Pain management.
Co-Author of â€œFunctional Acupuncture for Pain Management.â€ and Instructor for Acumed Pain Education. Kelly is a Master Pain Practitioner (MPP), and maintains two blogging sites: www.Queenofscars.com and www.PainExpertKelly.com.
Kelly Armstrong in an international author/speaker, lecturing extensively around the world on the topics of Scar Release Therapy, Pain Management, Sport Performance, Pediatric and Womenâ€™s Health for over 5 years. She is a qualified Continuing Education (CE) provider both nationally and at the state level (Florida) for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture, and Massage, instructing over 120 Continuing Education Pain seminars to date.
Dr. Yang is the president and founder of American Institute for Clinical Acupuncture which is dedicated to educate and train physicians and other healthcare professionals on clinical acupuncture and ancient Chinese medicine. A foremost expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Yang draws upon a strong foundation that incorporates a solid understanding of Chinese medicine coupled with a distinguished medical education. Dr. Yang is the author of Facing East that introduces wisdom of Chinese medicine on health of mind, body and spirit for modern age. A board-certified psychiatrist and fifth-generation teacher and practitioner of Chinese medicine, Dr. Yang was trained in neurology and psychiatry at the prestigious Fourth Military Medical University in Xian and WHO Collaborative Center of Mental Health in Shanghai, China. He was a visiting research fellow in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University; psychiatry resident at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Integrative medicine fellow in University of Arizona led by Dr. Andrew Weil.
He is the director of the Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Program at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, as well as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Thomas Jefferson Hospital. Dr. Yang is also part of the faculty at the Integrative Medicine Center of the University of Arizona. In addition to his vast academic achievements, he is a board member of the International Organization of Integrative Mental Health.
Jingduan Yang(Research Area)
Integrative medicine, Acupuncture, Clinical psychopharmacology, Chinese herbal medicine, Neuro-emotional technique, Nutritional & Dietary consultation, Psychotherapy and Medication management
The founder and director of 5 Point Acupuncture, Ryan Smith wields hybrid capabilities. He combines this ancient healing technique with leading-edge trigger point dry needling to precisely treat each maladyâ€”from complex internal dysfunctions to chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Like all acupuncturists, Ryanâ€™s approach is holistic. Patientsâ€™ pain and discomfort arenâ€™t the problem; theyâ€™re symptoms of an imbalanced chi. Once Ryan rebalances the energetic systemsâ€”with hair-thin needles and/or Chinese herbsâ€”his patients are restored, and their pain relieved.
Embracing the detective work of a given ailment, Ryan uncovers its hidden root. Honing in on both the right acupoint(s) and the more elusive trigger points, Ryan uses cross fiber palpation along each tendinomuscular meridian. The result is precise, powerful healing in three or four potent sessions. (Chronic conditions may require more visits.)
During his clinical training, Ryan became particularly interested in the signs and symptoms associated with cancer. Today, Ryan is the Lead Acupuncturist at the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU, where he alleviates the aftereffects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
As an Acupuncture Clinical Practice Instructor at the Tristate College of Acupuncture (TSCA), Ryan demonstrates advanced techniques and lectures on traditional Chinese medical theory and treatment strategies. He is also a Clinical Supervisor in TSCAâ€™s high volume clinic.
Ryan is currently developing an Oncology Acupuncture Externship Program at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, open to qualified licensed acupuncturists who have an interest in integrative medicine, research development, and advancing standards of acupuncture practice.
A graduate of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA), Ryan earned a Clinical Masters of Science in Acupuncture. He has received certificates in Oncology Acupuncture from memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, and he founded 5 Point Acupuncture six years ago, originally under the name Ryan Smith Acupuncture.
Dr. Francoise Adan is a Medical Doctor with an entrepreneurial spirit.
With dual degrees in family medicine and psychiatry, she is the Medical Director of the UH Connor Integrative Health Network at University Hospitals. In addition, she speaks frequently to businesses and organization about the importance of stress management, mindfulness and resiliency.
Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
At University Hospitals, she created a special training program called S.M.A.R.T. (Stress Management and Resiliency Training), which helps businesses bring cost-effective, stress-resilience training to employees.
More than 20 corporations and organizations, including Eaton Corp., The Sherwin-Williams Company and Case Western Reserve University, have used the S.M.A.R.T. program. In addition, Dr. Adan has been a keynote speaker for numerous organizations throughout the country.She is also a Yoga Instructor.
Francoise Adan(Research Area)
Anxiety Disorders, Integrative Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy
Deirdre Courtney came to Acupuncture and Face Reading via a strange and wonderful journey. It began when she discovered a passion for cooking good, healthy, macrobiotic food, the kind of food that feeds the soul as well as the body. She introduced macrobiotic foods to her family â€“ her nut roast and wild rice stuffing soon became a staple of family Christmas dinners alongside the traditional seasonal fare. She soon was in demand as a chef, working in French, Italian, vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurants in her home town of Dublin, in Denver, Colorado, and in Los Angeles, where she lived for several years in the 1980s. She also became a teacher, showing other cooks how to use the healing power of healthy food to help people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, and people suffering from obesity.
While living in LA, Deirdre was hired by rock star Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys to be his personal chef. Brian was at the time making the long journey back from drug addiction and depression, and as part of his healing process, he needed to be on a wholesome, healthy diet. Deirdre developed a daily menu that fulfilled Brianâ€™s requirements for rebuilding his health and wellbeing. In return, Brian would often play Deirdre his works in progress, including a new song he was writing called Love and Mercy, which went on to become a worldwide hit.
Wanting to develop her healing talents further, she attended the prestigious Yo San University in Los Angeles, earning a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Nutrition and Tuina. She practised in Colorado Springs and Denver from 1991 until she returned to Ireland and opened her practise in 1993.
As an acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese Medicine, Deirdre has treated many satisfied clients over the past 23 years. She lectures at both graduate and postgraduate level both in Ireland and internationally, conducts workshops for fellow practitioners, and is in demand for speaking engagements. She has lectured at the TCM Kongress in Rothenburg, Germany, in Sweden and in London.
Her work is published in TCM journals, magazines and newspapers, and she has made many appearances on TV and radio.
Her passion for rejuvenation led her to master the art of Cosmetic Acupuncture, and she has been training practitioners in this field since 1995. She began working with world-renowned Chinese face reader Lillian Bridges in 2000; Deirdre and Lillian regularly give lectures together in Europe and the USA and is the educational Director for Lillianâ€™s Master Face Reading Certification Program.
Deirdre was the Head of the Acupuncture Department and principal Acupuncture lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine CNM Ireland for 12 years. And was the Chariperson of the Irish Register of Chinese Medical Herbalism from 2011-2015.
She runs a busy practice from her clinic in Blackrock in south Dublin.
Deirdre Courtney(Research Area)
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Nutrition and Tuina
DAAD-grant for four years studies of Chinese language and culture and postgraduate studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of TCM in Beijing, China. Scientific assistant at the Department of Sports Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg-UniversitÃ¤t Mainz, medical thesis on the influence of acupuncture on physical working capacity in humans, resident physician at the Department of Neurology of the Technische UniversitÃ¤t MÃ¼nchen under the supervision of Prof. Conrad, maintenance of the Center for Pain Therapy, scientific publications on basic research and clinical application of acupuncture in pain therapy, publication of several reference books on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, at present clinical work in integrative medicine as consultant neurologist in hospital and practice, since 1994 lecturer of the German Medical Acupuncture Association (DÃ„GfA), past member of DÃ„GfA board, member of ICMART board (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques), member and delegate of DIN mirror committee to ISO-TC-249 (provisional title: Traditional Chinese Medicine), member of chairman advisory group to ISO-TC-249, Co-convenor of Joint-Working-Group of ISO-TC-249 and ISO-TC-215, appointment as a visiting professor at First Teaching Hospital of University of TCM Tianjin, PR China on September 10th 2012 for a duration of five years.
Michael Hammes(Research Area)
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Sports Medicine
Josephine K. Spilka, M.S. L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist, practicing since 1994 with a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles. Shortly after graduating she was introduced to the synthesis of classical teachings and the modern practice of Chinese medicine by Sharon Weizenbaum, then went on to study extensively with Jeffrey Yuen beginning in 1998. Currently, as the owner of www.essencepresence.com, Josephine teaches, mentors and consults in Chinese medicine and Buddhist meditation. Additionally, as a former faculty member of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina, she taught core curriculum courses utilizing classical systems such as Divergent Meridians, Luo Vessels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels as well as supervising students in the college clinic and conducting case review. Combining deep study with practical application, Josephine aspires to share the benefits of putting the classical teachings into clinical practice with her students and other licensed professionals. In all that she does, Josephine is focused on investigating the relationship with essence in its many forms. Growing and innovating from her foundation in Chinese medicine, she teaches on essential oils and Chinese medicine, shares contemplative photography, and serves others in finding and mining their own essence. With pith and passion, Josephine brings together many streams of teachings to offer an inspiring and practical application of ancient wisdom.
Josephine K. Spilka(Research Area)
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Traditional Oriental Medicine, Buddhist meditation
Dr. Opunui pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science at Loyola Marymount University while competing as a 4 year NCAA Division I athlete in the sport of rowing. Dr. Opunui then went on to pursue his Naturopathic Doctorate at Bastyr University, one of the most world renowned science-based institutions of natural health. Bastyrâ€™s rigorous medical program provided him with deep medical knowledge, an awareness of the most innovative developments in medicine, and the creativity to formulate individualized and effective intervention strategies to manage, cure and prevent disease.
Dr. Opunui is a firm believer in the naturopathic principle of Docere (Doctor as Teacher) and agrees wholeheartedly that in order to effectively teach, one must practice what they preach. Dr. Opunui strives to exemplify health promoting behavior and balance as a competitive endurance athlete having finished 5 Ironman triathlons. Health promotion counseling is at the forefront of successful naturopathic healing which consists of educating patients on how various determinants of health such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, environment, mental and emotional well-being, and ones sense of purpose in life creates the framework for health and one's capacity to live and be well.
Landon Opunui(Research Area)
Cardiometabolic disease, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, GI pathologies, mood disorders, oncology and Native Hawaiian health,
Dave Maybee, RMT has been practicing Auricular Medicine since 2006 and has been the lead instructor for the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine since 2008. He owns a small clinic in Nova Scotia, Canada where he practices Auricular Medicine in combination with Cranial Sacral and MyoFascial Release.
Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA is the leading authority on scientific integrative medicine from a One Health perspective. With over two decades of practicing, teaching, and writing about integrative medical approaches in both veterinary and human osteopathic medicine, Dr. Robinson helps healthcare professionals sort fact from fiction.
A scholar, researcher, and widely read author, Dr. Robinson holds the only professorship at a veterinary college designed specifically to investigate the legitimacy of integrative medicine. In 1998, she launched Colorado State Universityâ€™s first integrative medicine service and she now heads the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Robinson has taught a variety of popular, scientifically based continuing education courses, ranging from medical acupuncture and massage to botanical approaches and photomedicine.
Dr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree from Harvard/Radcliffe, a doctorate in osteopathic medicine (DO) from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) and masterâ€™s degree in biomedical sciences (MS) from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. After achieving the status of fellow within the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, a physician acupuncture leadership organization, she began serving on the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, the board-certifying organization for physician medical acupuncturists. Most recently, Dr. Robinson developed OneHealthSIM.org, a comprehensive, online educational center that conjoins her human and veterinary medical teaching programs and emphasizes the value of approaching medicine from a One Medicine, One Health perspective.
â€¢Academic Director in Complementary Medicine, Givat Washington College, Gedera, Israel. 2003 - present
â€¢Academic Director and Senior Lecturer for the two year academic program: "Medical Acupuncture For Physicians" at Barzili Hospital, Ashkelon, Israel. 2005-2007
â€¢Principle teacher of Gynecology, Pediatrics & Clinical Program: Seminar Ha' kibbutzim College of Education, Chinese Medicine School, Tel Aviv Israel. 2004 - present
â€¢ Private Clinical Practice in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. 08/2001 â€“ Present
Frank Yurasek completed his PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, PRC, and his MSOM at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago. In addition to being in Practice since 1985, he is past Chair of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at National University of Health Sciences, and Professor of Tuina at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. He has presented Posters on Acupuncture at several Society of Acupuncture Research Conferences in the U.S. and China, as well as the World Federation of Society of Acupuncture Conferences in Houston, Texas and Toronto, Canada, as well as The Midwest Pain Medicine Society. He was appointed Vice President of WFAS in Beijing in 2014. Dr. Yurasek is Director of Acupuncture for Cook County Health & Hospital Systems, Stroger Hospital Pain Clinic. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Notre Dame University, where he also taught for several years.
Frank Yurasek(Research Area)
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He started studying TCM, herbs, acupuncture and massage at Shandong College of TCM in 1972, and continued graduate from Shangdong University of TCM in 1982 with master degree, and also obtained doctorate from International Medicina Alternativa Institute in 1992. He has got proffesorshipnfrom 6 Chinese and International universities and institutes.Currently he is the Chief practitioner of King's Cross TCM & Herbal Centre UACM. He is the President of UK Academy of Chinese Medicine. He is the Professor (specially invited) of Shandong College of TCM, Laiyang&Weihai, China. He is the Professor (specially invited) of Huaihua Medical College, Hunan, China. Advisor to Huaihua Red Cross Hospital, Hunan, China. Honorary professor of the Taipei Chinese Medicine Association, Taiwan. He was awarded by Chinese Council for his outstanding achievements in Chinese medicine in 1990.
Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of TCM, Beijing, PRC and Sinology / Psychology at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. He received his doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Dr. Tao was a lecturer for TCM at the private university Witten-Herdecke and parallel to his practice from 2001 to 2011 scientists with the research focus on acupuncture at the Department of Naturopathy and Integrative Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
He is the author of two basic works of Chinese medicine and acupuncture