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. 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
Prof. Dr Tianjun Wang brings his wealth of knowledge and experience of Chinese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupressure. Together with a sympathetic understanding of the needs and problems of Western patients. Tianjun is highly qualified and experienced in most aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He gained a BSc in 1989 and in 2008 completed his PhD in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Nanjing University of Chinese Mediine, China (NUCM).
Dr. Wang moved to the UK and joined the University of East London UK (UEL) as a Lecturer and Practitioner from 2007, then as the Director of Acupuncture Clinic in 2008 and Senior Lecturer in 2009 until Dec 2014.
After that full-time academic job Tianjun established his owner clinic and studio at Ilford to provide higher level acupuncture services for local people, particularly in the East London area.
He accumulated 26 years of experience treating a wide variety of illness with acupuncture and herbal remedies. Especially in the treatment of difficult and complex cases. During his PhD study and research, Tianjun has completely observed and treated more than a hundred patients with depression. Treatment included acupuncture and he built up his specialist knowledge in the areas of acupuncture treatment for brain related conditions.
Currently, Tianjun is the Member of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Fellow member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM).
Tianjun Wang(Research Area)
Tianjun offers specialist treatments including acupuncture, acupressure and cupping in his Ilford acupuncture clinic.
Tianjun has special interests in treating Brain related conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, MS; Pain management, Fertility support, Women's health care, et al with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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