David Miller, MD, L.Ac. is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is nationally Board Certified in Pediatrics, and is founding Medical Director for Pediatrics within the Cleveland, Ohio, University Hospitals (UH), Connor Integrative Health Network (CIHN) Rainbow Babies program. He was the founding Chair of the national organization the American Society of Acupuncturists and immediate past Chair of the NCCAOM board exam development committee on Biomedicine. He participates actively with the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the Illinois State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, and other state and national groups, has lectured throughout the U.S., and is widely published on the subject of integrative medicine and pediatrics.
Moshé Heller, L.Ac., who has been practicing and teaching Chinese medicine for over twenty-five years, including at Pacific College, Hebrew University’s Medicine College, and Israeli College of Complementary Medicine, is referred to by patients and fellow practitioners as “the child whisperer.” Moshé’s postgraduate work was performed at the Guan An Men Hospital in Beijing, China, where he focused on Internal Medicine and TCM Gynecology, and he participated in the Lutheran Medical Center research study, focusing on the use of acupuncture during labor and delivery. He has served as Academic Dean and as Chair of the department of Oriental Medicine at Pacific College, and as a board member of the Acupuncture Society of New York. Moshé has mentored a generation of students and Licensed Acupuncturists interested in Pediatrics and continues that through his Jing-Shen Pediatric Acupuncture course with Stephen Cowan, MD. He currently runs a busy practice in NYC.
Helm is the director and lead instructor at the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego and the former department chair of the massage and bodywork program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has been studying Chinese martial and healing arts since 1965, specializing in taijiquan, tui na, qigong, and herbal medicine. Helm is a 20th generation Indoor Disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang and holds a 6th Duan Wei from the Chinese Wushu Association. He has also studied with taijiquan masters Chen Xiaoxing, Chen Zhiquang, Ren Guangyi, and Chen Bing. Helm studied traditional Chinese Medicine at the Shanghai College of Medicine and the Beijing Olympic Training Center in China and in the U.S. with Taoist Master Share K. Lew and Dr. Yu Da Fang.
Susan Johnson, LAc, has been studying acupuncture since 1982. She is an esteemed teacher of Master Tung’s Magic Points, a potent system of acupuncture handed down as a treasured family secret for generations and made public by Master Tung Ching-Chang.
Susan graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California, was licensed in 1984, and began an internship with Dr. Miriam Lee. She became Dr. Lee’s primary student and trained extensively with her for many years. In 1987, they traveled to Hefei, China, to study bleeding techniques with Dr. Wang Xiu Zhen. Susan studied Master Tung’s Magic Points with both Dr. Lee and Dr. Wei-Chieh Young. During the 1980s she also worked with Dr. Lee, lobbyist Art Krause, and elected officials to pass legislation expanding the scope of acupuncture in California.
Susan Johnson practiced acupuncture in San Francisco until 1988, specializing in the treatment of HIV, and has maintained an acupuncture practice in Santa Cruz ever since. Susan continues to work on innovative ways to share Master Tung’s Magic Points with a global audience. Her passion for Tung’s points and her desire to share this remarkable system with other practitioners has inspired her to guest lecture worldwide, write articles, and produce webinars and tutorial DVDs. Her newest book is Tung’s Magic Points, Volume One: A Definitive Clinical Guide, which will soon be followed by Tung’s Magic Points, Volume Two: The Clinician’s Best Friend.
Deirdre Courtney, MTCM, CAc (China), DiplAc, came to acupuncture and face reading through her passion for cooking good, healthy, macrobiotic food. In the 1980s, she was in demand as a chef, working in French, Italian, vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurants in her home town of Dublin, as well as in Denver, Colorado, and Los Angeles. She also became a teacher, showing other cooks how to use the healing power of healthy food to help people recovering from alcohol, drug abuse, and obesity.
Seeking to develop her healing talents further, she earned her master’s in traditional Chinese medicine from Yo San University and opened a private practice. Courtney has since lectured and conducted workshops worldwide, been published in journals, magazines, and newspapers, and made many appearances on TV and radio. She was the head of the acupuncture department at the College of Naturopathic Medicine CNM Ireland for 12 years and Chairperson of the Irish Register of Chinese Medical Herbalism for four.