Curriculum Vitae

Education

NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE, Seattle, WA

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2001

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison, WI

Master of Arts, Japanese Literature, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, 1992

Licensure and Memberships

Washington State Licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner since 2001

Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture

Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

Washington East Asian Medicine Association

American Apitherapy Society

Puget Sound Beekeepers Association

Puget Sound Mycological Society

 

Clinical and Teaching Experience       

10/2001 – Present

Acupuncturist/Herbalist in private practice

 

1/2010 - Present

Faculty, Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine

Instructor – tuina, trigger point therapy, Qigong, musculoskeletal therapeutics, sports and trauma medicine, musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, acupuncture points and channels

Clinical supervisor for tuina, acupuncture and herb clinics

 

2018 - present

Sports Medicine Acupuncture Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant for Matt Callison and Brian Lau in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture certification program.

 

2012-2015

Zhenggu Tuina Assistant Instructor

Assisted Tom Bisio and Frank Butler in teaching Zhenggu Tuina levels 1-4 in the US, Canada and France

 

2015

Guest Speaker, Fall Meeting of Washington State East Asian Medicine Association

Presented "When Good Muscles Go Bad: An Introduction to Trigger Point Theory and Practice."

 

Continuing Education         

2015 - present

Sports Medicine Acupuncture - Matt Callison

308  hours of instruction in assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries, including postural and functional assessment, orthopedic and manual muscle testing, and the prescription of corrective exercise.

2018

Cadaver Dissection - Todd Garcia and Matt Callison

35 hours of dissection of a complete, unpreserved human cadaver, from skin to bone, under the direction of Master Dissector Todd Garcia, through Matt Callison's Sports Medicine Acupuncture program.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment levels 1 & 2 - Grey Cook

30 hours of instruction in the assessment and treatment of global functional movement pathologies

Recent Advances in The Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder - Mike Reinold, DPT

24 hours of instruction in the most recent approaches to the orthopedic evaluation and treatment of the shoulder.

2016

Dry Needling - Myopain Seminars

68 hours of instruction in assessment and treatment of trigger points using acupuncture needles

2006-2015

Zhenggu Tuina - Tom Bisio and Frank Butler

250 hours of instruction in traditional Chinese manual therapy (tuina) including soft tissue massage, advanced joint mobilization, Qigong, sports medicine, the use of externally applied herbs, organ treatments, and orthopedic acupuncture needling techniques

 

2015

Total Body Balancing - Kerry D'Ambrogio

25 hours of instruction plus additional home study of an osteopathy-derived method of full body assessment and treatment using gentle oscillation and long-lever joint mobilizations

 

2011-2012

Neurofunctional Electrical Acupuncture - Dan Wunderlich

28 hours of instruction in the use of electroacupuncture to treat musculoskeletal conditions

 

2009-2010

Myofascial Pain Seminar Series - TherapyWorks/ Laurie Connolly

80 hours of instruction in manual trigger point therapy including an introduction to Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy

2009

Visceral Manipulation 1 - Barral Institute

24 hours of instruction in the manual treatment of visceral (organ) restrictions

 

2004

Balance Method - Richard Tan

28 hours of instruction in the Balance Method of acupuncture