David is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S. to be dually board certified in pediatrics and Chinese medicine (NCCAOM). His practice, East-West Integrated Medicine, LLC, is located in Chicago, Illinois, and he enjoys seeing patients of all ages for holistic and integrative care. David has designed curricula in integrative physiology and is an active participant and leader in numerous state and nation medical associations. He is currently national chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists.
Mary Elizabeth is an acclaimed teacher, herbalist, Acutonics® and Zen shiatsu practitioner, craniosacral therapist, and a professional opera singer, as well as the internationally recognized author of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Elsevier UK, 2014) as well as many articles in periodicals. Mary Elizabeth is acknowledged as the leading international authority on facial acupuncture and has created 20 innovative educational seminars that emphasize a constitutional approach to this modality. Eight of these courses are combined in her 2-year certification program, the 3rd iteration of which debuted at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, USA in June 2018. She is currently co-authoring a new book (with MichelAngelo) on Vibrational Acupuncture™: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles, for Singing Dragon UK, which is due for publication in 2018. She maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City. An opera singer, classical composer, pianist, astrologer, healer, diviner, and writer, MichelAngelo was a presenter at the 2011 conference of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). He has been published in the Oriental Medicine Journal and created a 3-part certification series, Planetary Vibrational Medicine, in which he synergizes Western medical astrology with Oriental medicine theory and practice. From 2006-13, MichelAngelo served as advisor on astrological medicine and musical studies to Acutonics® Institute of Integral Medicine, LLC. MichelAngelo has collaborated with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield on a wide range of educational seminars focusing on applications of Western and Eastern alchemy, essential oils, and gem elixirs, as well as synergies of sound healing techniques with acupuncture needling. He has been her co-instructor on 4 continents and co-written articles with her for Acupuncture Today, Oriental Medicine Journal, Spa Asia, and others.
Dr. Jian Min Fan received his medical degree and master’s degree of TCM from the world-famous Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine during the 1980s. Upon graduating with honor, he was appointed as a professor at Nanjing University of TCM and a physician at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM. He has been published many times and contributed to the national standard textbook in China several times, until 1991, when he came to the United States of America. He has since been a professor and a clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and runs a clinic in San Diego. His wealth of knowledge in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, his artistic lecture and teaching style, and his sterling reputation have earned him respect and appreciation from students, colleagues, and consumers.
Andy, founder and clinical director of Acupuncture Health Associates in Westfield, NJ, is a world-renowned expert in the field of Chinese Medical Ophthalmology. Since 1996, he has led the field in integrated treatment methods that combine traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and cutting-edge therapies to help people suffering from debilitating eye diseases to recover and maintain their eyesight. Andy earned his master’s in traditional Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and his doctorate in naturopathy from Canyon College. He continued his post-graduate education at Zhejiang College of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Drawing from his extensive training and clinical experience, Andy recently teamed up with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to design the acupuncture protocol for the first-ever clinical study on the efficacy of treating RP with acupuncture. He has also published five books on Chinese medical ophthalmology and ophthalmic acupuncture.
Saraswati is the founder of Nourishing Life Center of Health, an institute for women’s health and regenerative and restorative medicine. She lectures at medical colleges and specialty conferences around the world. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Between 2005-2009, she completed advanced training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and classical medical literature at Shandong University and Hospital in China. Saraswati is in her 22nd year of teaching medicine and currently holds faculty positions in both master’s and doctoral degree programs. She lives in her Asheville, North Carolina, and leads trainings and immersion programs for women, patients, and practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.