I can’t honestly remember a time in my adult life when I didn’t want to be involved in the healing arts.
At the very beginning, I attended college with the idea of becoming a psychologist. The college I attended was very much into behavioral modification (running rats through mazes, etc.) and it just didn’t make much sense to me.
Fortunately (some would say) in 1971 I ran across a bully who came just short of threatening my life. After it was all over I decided to study martial arts. It was my enormous good fortune to start these studies with Master Share K. Lew. He was, at the time, the only authentic, temple-trained Taoist Master in the West who was openly teaching the deeper parts of his art to non-Orientals.
This was so much more interesting to me than college that I dropped out shortly thereafter to study with Master Lew (Sifu, as we called him). I studied with him four days a week. Although I did pursue some martial arts with him, my real passion was the Taoist healing arts and qigong he was teaching.
As the years progressed, I was also fortunate to study other healing disciplines: NLP with John Grinder, hypnotherapy with John Kappas and numerous students of Milton Erickson, and more formal training in Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Southern California. Later, I was able to go to China, where I took and passed the test given for Doctors of Oriental Medicine.
While at Emperor’s College, I met Dr. Robert Anderson, OMD, who became my mentor and friend. Before he passed away, Bob and I spent a good amount of time exploring some of the more arcane aspects of both Oriental Medicine and energy medicine in general. I am deeply indebted to him for his guidance and support in those early years.
Along the way, I also became certified many forms of acupuncture, Metabolic Typing® and Functional Medicine.
More recently, I took advanced training in Classical Five Element Acupuncture from Neil Gumenick. He is certified to train directly from J.R. Worsley.
At this point, after more than 48 years pursuing the concept of balance and wholeness for myself and my patients, every day is still an amazing learning process. Nothing is more exciting to me than seeing people improve their health and well being and increase their quality of life.
I cherish the support and learning I’ve received from my many patients over the years.
“Quality of Life is Everything”
If you have questions about whether Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Metabolic Typing® or Qigong will help in your specific health situation, please contact me. I’m always happy to give you my honest feedback and recommendation, even if you don’t decide to come in as a patient.
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