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Professional Background



Therapeutic Bodywork


• Attended the Massage Institute of New England, 1984-1985. Graduated with LMT certification,    1985


• Studied with Zero Balancing founder Fritz Smith, M.D. 1985-1991


• Studied with Craniosacral Therapy founder John Upledger, D.O., 1988


• Member of The National Sports Massage Team, 1988-1992


• Anatomy Instructor, Massage Institute of New England, 2003-2004



Chinese Medicine


• Attended The San Francisco College of Acupuncture, 1991


• Attended The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTM), 1992-1994


• Apprenticed (acupuncture and herbology) with Angela Shen, S.F., CA, 1991-1992


• Nationally certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), 1993


• Graduated ACTM with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1994


• Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Massachusetts and California, 1994, 1995 respectively


• Point Location Examiner for the NCCAOM National Board Exams from 1995-1999


• Physician at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, San Francisco CA, 1995-1996


• Private practice, San Francisco CA, 1995-2002


• Content provider for the NCCAOM National Board Exams in 1999


• Attending physician for a Stanford University Psychology Department study, “The Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Moderate to Severe Depression in Pregnant and Postpartum Women”, 2001-2002.


• Private practice, greater Boston area, 2003-present.



Qigong, Taiji, and Related Practices


I’ve taught taiji (tai chi) and qigong since 1986, privately to individuals and in small and large class and workshop formats. This is still the way I typically teach, although I’ve recently added online trainings.


From 1986-1990, I taught taiji at The Massage Institute of New England


From 1996 through 2002, I was registered by the State of California as a continuing education provider for licensed acupuncturists. I taught numerous professional level qigong workshops to acupuncturists to help fulfill their recertification requirements. I taught those workshops at The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA and in many regional private locations.


From 2009 through 2013, I taught numerous professional level qigong workshops at The New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA, to licensed acupuncturists to help fulfill their recertification requirements.


From 2016 through 2020, I was on the faculty of Brookline Tai Chi, where I taught various qigongs, Wu taiji, Chinese Self Care practices, and other related courses.

Studies, certifications and initiations with some notable teachers:


Master B.K. Frantzis, Daoist lineage holder. 1987-present

B.K. Frantzis has been my main teacher since 1987, when I first learned Opening the Energy Gates Qigong.


Instructor certifications from Master Frantzis:

         Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong 1997, 2017           

         Energy Gates Qigong, 1998

         Wu Taiji Short Form 1999

         Daoist Longevity Breathing 2002           

         The Marriage of Heaven and Earth Qigong 2004

         Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong 2007

         Wu Taiji Long Form 2008

A partial list of other intensive studies with Master Frantzis include:

         Qigong Tuina, 1988        

         Bend the Bow, Shoot the Arrow, 1997, 2001

         Daoist Meditation, 1998, 2000

         Spiraling Energy Body, 1998, 2003

         Taiji Circling Hands, 2006, 2018

Grandmaster Fu Weizhong, physician, monk and 13th lineage holder in China’s E Mei qigong tradition. Medical qigong. 1996-1998

         Initiated by Grandmaster Fu into the E Mei lineage, 1997


Jeffery Yuen, physician, Daoist monk, scholar and double lineage holder. 1994-2002


Master Hong Liu, doctor and author of The Healing Art of Qigong. Medical qigong and Daoist yoga, 1999-2003


Paul Dong (author of Empty Force), 1991


Dr. Deguang He 2004-2005


Dr. Cho Wong, Medical qigong,  1986-2003


Published Author



• Qi: the Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness, 2008


• Earth Star, 2008


• Spirit of Change 2009


• Llewellyn Publications, online article Chinese Healing Exercises: Your Path To Greater Health and Longevity, 2013


• Llewellyn Publications, online article 2, 2013


• Aroma Culture Magazine, 2018



Chinese Healing Exercises, a Personalized Practice for Health and Longevity (2013), Llewellyn Publications


Chinese Holistic Medicine In Your Daily Life, Combining Acupressure, Herbal Remedies and Qigong for Integrated Natural Healing (2017), Llewellyn Publications


Both translated into numerous languages and distributed internationally.


A Visual Guide to Chinese Healing Exercises (2014)


Radio, Television, Online and Podcast Interviews


• John Lloyd's Ageless Living, Phoenix, AZ


• Expanding Awareness with Victor Venckus on WZBC, Boston MA College radio (three interviews)


• Your Health Matters with Christine Lauer, WKXL 1450 AM and 103.9 FM, NH

• Llewellyn Publications, Author's Interview


• The Donna Seebo Show


• Moments with Marianne Radio Show with Marianne Pestana, WMEX 1510 AM Boston, MA


• The Echo World, Nellysford, VA


• Monique Chapman, podcast in Freemont, CA.


• TV appearances on It’s All Write with Suzette Standring.


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