BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
I am a licensed acupuncturist in the states of Minnesota and Missouri and I am certified nationally through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I am also a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). I received a Masters of Acupuncture degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota.
During clinical rotations I was able to provide care in wide variety of environments.
Through my work at the Pillsbury House in Minneapolis, I had the opportunity to work in an integrative clinic with students of chiropractic, nutrition, psychology, massage and traditional Western medical students to explore collaborative treatments to provide the most appropriate care for each patient.
At Courage Center Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, MN, I gained valuable experience in the treatment of spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and stroke patients.
My experience at The Aliveness Project in Minneapolis involved treating patients with autoimmune disorders such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. As a commitment to his community and to the advancement of acupuncture as an effective healing art, I decided to continue working with The Aliveness Project as a volunteer acupuncturist after graduation.
I was introduced to Acupuncture as an adolescent when I experienced amazing relief with sports injuries of my own, and was able witness treatment of other family members for migraines, headaches, fevers and chronic pain issues.
In addition to my passion for health, I have a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures. During my undergraduate education I was able to study in Costa Rica and travel to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In my final year of graduate school I studied in Tianjin, China at the First National Hospital of Tianjin, where I witnessed and studied amazing treatments for stroke victim
My wife Emily and Ihave recently moved to St. Louis while Emily attends graduate school at Washington University Medical School for deaf education.
I believe that all healthcare options are truly complimentary to one another. Each modality of health care should be used when it is appropriate to serve the needs of every patient.