• MS in Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine (Bastyr Univeristy)
• Dipl. of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine – (NCCAOM)
• Certificate – Classical 5 Element Acupuncture – (FEAT)
• Certificate – 5 Element Acupuncture – (ASOM)
• Acutonics Sound Healing Level I/II – (Kairos Inst. of Sound Healing)
• Chinese Face Reading, Practitioner Training I–(Wisdom of Your Face)
• Chinese Face Reading, Advanced Workshop–(Wisdom of Your Face)
• Lic. Massage Practitioner – (Brenneke School of Massage)
• BS in Business Management – (SUNY Buffalo)
David sees himself as fortunate that what he’s most passionate about is also what he does for a living. He did his TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) training, receiving his Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University and his Massage training through the Brenneke School of Massage. His clinical residency was finished in Shanghai, China, completing shifts in internal medicine, psychiatry and trauma. In pursuit of wanting to work with the more mental/emotional/spirit levels of Chinese Medicine, David went on to study a second system of Chinese Medicine – Five Element Acupuncture, training in Portland, OR (with David Ford, L.Ac) and San Francisco, CA (with Khosrow Khalighi, L.Ac) for an additional three years of study. He now regularly lectures on various topics such as five-element theory, stress management, chronic pain, meditation, and more.
David is very excited about his newest level of training and service being offered – Chinese Face Reading. This takes the Five Elements to a deeper and more holistic level, where the face is seen as a map or blueprint of our entire existence. The features of the face can hold insight into our physical/emotional health, past traumas, relationship patterns, personality tendencies, life path, career successes/obstacles, and so much more. He has been studying with Jean Haner, who literally wrote the book on Chinese Face Reading and is currently a part of her Practitioner Certification training. For more information on Jean Haner or Chinese Face Reading, click here.
David is a Zen Buddhist having practiced in both the Japanese and Korean traditions for of Zen and has taught meditation and qigong classes at several venues around Seattle, including Starbucks Corporate Offices, Embrace the Moon School for Taijiquan and Qigong, Center of the Universe Network Care, and Bastyr University. He’s had the good fortune of training in Tai-Qi and Qigong with such extraordinary teachers as Kim Ivy and Zen Master Ji Bong, while also training in various other martial arts such as kajukenbo, wing-chun kung fu, and arnis/escrima.
On a more personal note – David, his fiance Tania, and their rat-terrier Joshu, have a new baby boy Sebastian that they welcomed into the world in the beginning of May.