I’ve always been fascinated by the workings of the human body. This led me to studying science at the University of Illinois, double majoring in Bio-Engineering and Chemistry. After graduating with a bachelors, I decided the next step was Medical school training to become a Primary Care Provider.
While applying to go to Medical school, I met a Doctor who also practiced Acupuncture. He was fascinated by Chinese Medicine and believed it had a lot to offer to conventional medicine. He wished he had more time to study Acupuncture in depth. After looking into it myself, I decided that I would first pursue Chinese Medicine and go back for Medical school after.
It didn’t take long to learn that the study and practice of Chinese Medicine would be a lifelong one. After graduating from my Masters program, I still felt like there were many things I didn’t understand about Chinese Medicine. This led me to a PhD program studying Classical Chinese Medicine in California in 2010 (www.aucm.org). The teachings come from a lineage of Daoism that traces back 88 generations. Many great scholars and practitioners have come from this lineage. My teacher, Jeffrey Yuen, is the 88th generation of the Daoist Jade School of Purity and is a world renowned lecturer. I inspire to be as aware, knowledgeable, powerful, and compassionate as him.
In addition to the PhD studies, I am also involved in herbal studies with the Institute of Classics of East Asian Medicine (www.iceam.org). The founder, Arnaud Versluys, is the 20th generation lineage holder of the Tien-Zeng school of Shang Han Lun Herbalism. The teachings are also based on the classical writings of Chinese Medicine that date back well over 1000 years. It is one of the most informed and intricate methods of writing herbal prescriptions I have come across.
Both of my teachers have stated that you cannot learn everything about Chinese Medicine within a lifetime. I have come to share their belief. I inspire to keep growing within this field; to become not only a better practitioner but a better person in life. I am truly blessed to practice this medicine and to be able to help ease the suffering of the world, one patient at a time.
In my personal life, I am happily married and a proud father to three amazing daughters. Life is full of wonder. We love to spend time in nature, listening to music, and playing in many different ways.
Texas Licensed Acupuncturist #00897