David Bomzon and Avi Amir
David Bomzon is a therapist and the leading authority in Israel for rehabilitative acupuncture who specializes in classical Chinese medicine and YNSA. David is the founder of the Pnima Center in Haifa, Israel, which is devoted to the practice of complementary medicine in an integrative manner, and in which patients are encouraged to supplement the benefits of conventional medicine with complementary treatments. Since its establishment in 2007, the center has become the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and is the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. David teaches rehabilitative Chinese medicine and is a senior lecturer in complementary and integrative medicine at Reidman College, which is an established l college for Chinese and complementary medicine in Israel. He is considered a leading authority on YNSA, and is regularly invited to lecture on this topic at professional gatherings and conferences. He is involved in clinical research which is investigating the benefits of YNSA in neurological rehabilitation. Throughout his career as a therapist, lecturer, and mentor, David has pushed for the integral combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine and scalp acupuncture. Today he is one of the leading therapists in Israel specializing in rehabilitative and integrative acupuncture.
Avi Amir is a therapist who specializes in Chinese medicine and medical massage therapy, and in particular the treatment of orthopedic problems and pain. Avi Amir also practices YNSA, which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, founder of this technique. Avi maintains regular contact with Dr. Yamamoto, and through this contact, he is regularly updated on developments in the field. Avi is one of the co-founders of the International School of Scalp Acupuncture, and is an active managing partner of the community clinic at the Pnima Center. At Pnima, Avi treats over 150 patients a week using Chinese medicine and medical massage techniques. He also uses his vast experience with YNSA as well his teaching skills to enrich the skills of other therapists and health care professionals with knowledge on this unique method. Avi recently established a unique support center at Pnima, which provides professional enrichment, as well as professional guidance to new graduates in the field of complementary medicine. The center is the first of its kind in Israel, and helps individuals interested in doing so to combine scalp acupuncture into their practice. Avi Amir believes that YNSA is an inseparable part of his clinical paradigm and of his life. He is glad to have been given to opportunity to broaden the toolbox of other therapists and health care providers by teaching them this unique method, and by passing on the knowledge and experience that he has gained. He feels that this is the best way to ensure that a maximal number of patients benefit from this treatment method.