Currently Teaching (2014-2015)
I have actively studied Asian philosophy and health practices since the 1970s. Eventually, these interests led to the formal study of Asian healing arts, including qigong, shiastu bodywork, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Since 2005, I have worked as an acupuncture supervisor at Courage-Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, providing acupuncture and electroacupuncture treatments for people who have survived life-changing neurological disorders. This has allowed me to develop a specialized practice that focuses on nerve and muscle rehabilitation, pain management and the psycho-emotional aspects of disability.
In the spring of 2011, I traveled to China for advance study of acupuncture neurology treatments at the First Affiliated Teaching Hospital at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I enjoy passing on the skills I've acquired in electroacupuncture, scalp acupunctureand other rehabilitative techniques to students in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.