How did I began: on the journey to Acupuncture and Classic Chinese Medicine
I was first introduced to acupuncture after a month of lingering lower back pain in 2006. After experiencing acupuncture and benefiting from it in four visits, I took interest in learning more about this form of ancient art of healing. Out of curiosity and encouragement from my Acupuncturist Alice K. Yan (AKA: my first Chinese Medicinal Master), I was eager to study acupuncture at a reputable school; this is how I found New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine located in Long Island, Mineola, NY.
During my third year of study, I was introduced to Chinese Medicinal Master (Dr. Wei-Chieh Young who masters in Master Tung’s Acupuncture & Classical Chinese Medicine) by Master Alice through a collection of Chinese Medicinal books she gifted to me. This encounter led to further quest for knowledge and I ended up spending several years in California where Dr. Young was teaching his courses. I enrolled at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine where I received my second Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I am now a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of New York, California and now an Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida. I am certified in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and hold a Diploma of Oriental Medicine from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
My specialty and favorite acupuncture style is the Master Tung’s Acupuncture. I am also interested in various styles of acupuncture such as YNSA Scalp Acupuncture and Auricular Acupuncture. I have modified the use of Wrist and Ankle Acupuncture and love its effectiveness for many types of treatment based on Traditional and Classical Acupuncture foundations.
After experiencing numerous styles of acupuncture, energy works, and ancient holistic practices, I have realized that many concepts overlap each other when it comes to working with body of energies.
Over the years of studying and literally knowledge accumulation, I also realized and found that it’s imperative to have patient’s participation and cooperation to conduce their own healing process. That being said, I often share energy exercises, breathing techniques and/or supplements recommendations as homework to enhance the healing progress.
There are many styles and conceptual practices. Below is a list of some of my favorite on-going studies from 2008:
Master Tung’s Acupuncture (from Dr. Wei-Chieh Young)
NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques from Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad)
YNSA (Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture from Dr. I-Hsing Chuang and David Bomzon & Avi Amir)
Pranic Healing (from Master Co)
Energy Medicine (from Donna Eden, David Feinstein)
Classical Chinese Acupuncture (from Jeffrey Yuen)
My interests and pastime outside the clinic are pretty closely connected to the philosophies of Chinese Medicine as well. I like to study and practice energy healing and the law of attraction (LOA) & spirituality (in term of conscious awareness and meditation practices, etc.).
After I moved to Florida, I really enjoy the luxury of immersing myself into the salty sea water that’s minutes away. I love hanging out on the beaches to meditate or collect seashells. Now that I have finally, successfully, and courageously learn how to swim, there are more reasons to head toward the beaches. Recently, I have also gotten into playing table pool, as a form of my meditation while contemplating on the aspect of life. One of my hobbies is collecting rocks and crystals; they are energetic elements from earth that are also a notable segment in the Chinese herbal materia medica.
In conclusion, I am truly appreciative of this opportunity to share with you my journey of least resistance and know that you can as well. I believe we are here to be us, in our own experiences, while being joyful - this the greatest achievement one can attain in this life. I sincerely wish to bring and share such joyfulness to all who wishes and allow the interaction.