Our Faculty

Faculty

Our number of faculty is unusually large and accomplished, dedicated, and committed. With this large faculty, students are exposed to a wide variety of styles and opinions about Chinese medicine, which will enable them to literally create a style of medicine that they understand and can be comfortable practicing.

Picture of a CSTCM faculty member explaining an acupuncture point on a model skeleton.


Faculty

The faculty listed in this section are teaching during the current trimester.

Rebecca Baker, L.Ac., Dipl. A.C, MSTCM, ACN
Rebecca earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from CSTCM in 2012. She is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM. She earned her BA from Fort Lewis College in 1995. Most recently, she earned a 100-hour certificate in Applied Clinical Nutrition from Texas Chiropractic College. Rebecca enjoys mountain biking and hiking. She has a private practice in Castle Rock, CO where she utilizes acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, nutrition and Reiki. She specializes in treating people with brain injury and migraines.
Joseph Brady, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSTCM
Joe earned his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the CSTCM in 2006. Currently a clinic supervisor and faculty member at CSTCM, Joe is also on faculty at the University of Denver. An internationally recognized expert on healthy aging Joe has spent over 25 years teaching t’ai chi, qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, the University of Denver, and Metropolitan State University. Former columnist on healthy aging for the Rocky Mountain News, he has presented at many scientific and medical conferences including at the Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute on Integrative Medicine and has twice been a featured presenter at the Oxford Roundtable at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford U.K. He currently runs his own clinic in the Denver Colorado.
Jon Cacherat, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSOM, MSc
Jon has been a holistic warrior in Denver since 1996. He graduated with honors from the MTIC and became a certified massage therapist. Jon went on to attend SWAC in Boulder, Colorado. He served his acupuncture externship at the Boulder County AIDS project. In addition, he spent 500 hours studying trigger point and sports acupuncture. Jon graduated in 2001 with a MSOM Jon’s extensive work with government and corporate wellness programs has given him a huge reservoir of clinical experience with treating musculoskeletal conditions. He specializes in treating myofascial conditions. Currently, Jon is pursuing his Doctorate of Acupuncture and recently completed a 60 hour internship with UC Health Anschutz Hospital’s Internal Medicine clinic.
Chris Cannon, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MOM, DAOM
Christine graduated from CSTCM and, since 1992, has provided TCM, acupuncture, and dietary and lifestyle counseling in both the private practice and teaching clinic setting. She completed two clinical internships in China, one at Heilongjiang University of TCM in Harbin and the other at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou. She received her Masters of Oriental Medicine at World Medicine Institute in Hawaii in 2011, and her DAOM from the ACTCM in 2014. She is licensed in Colorado and Hawaii. She has taught TCM since 1995. She specializes in Chinese herbal medicine, women’s health care and sports medicine.
Yi Cao, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., BM (China)
Yi Cao is a third generation Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has published many articles in the Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, has been invited to many international conferences and has won many awards in China. Yi has taught acupuncture and supervised clinic interns at the university and in the hospital before coming to the United States. He is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. He specializes in the areas of neurological and psychological problems and currently has a private practice in Denver, Colorado.
Corine Danchik, L.Ac., MSTCM, BS
Corine Danchik is a licensed acupuncturist who has been active in the healing industry for over 15 years. In 2003, she received her BS in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University. This stoked a fire in her that lead her to the door of the CSTCM, where she graduated with her MSTCM. Since her graduation, Corine has been actively treating in her community. She has also cultivated her academic skills in the field of acupuncture by being an instructor as well as an academic dean for over 7 years. Corine currently treats clients at Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center in Olde Town Arvada. She uses a variety of methods for her patients, including acupuncture and Acutonics®(sound and vibration therapy) and diet therapy. She specialized in senior healthcare and pain management.
Xiaorong Ding, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., PhD (China)
Xiaorong received her BM from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, P.R. China. She received her MS and her PhD from the Department of Acupuncture, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her post-doctorate work was research on the integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. She specialized in treatment of Wind stroke, Dementia, Women’s Medicine and joint pain at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin TCM University in Tianjin. Xiaorong taught foreign students in China from the US, Canada, Holland and Brazil. She moved from Beijing to Denver to join the faculty of Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Hsiao-Wei Fang, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSTCM, MS
Hsiao-Wei holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. She also received her Master of Science in Finance from the University of Denver. She later completed her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from CSTCM. She is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. She is the owner and operator of Life Spring Acupuncture Clinic in Stapleton, Colorado. She is fluent in English, Chinese-Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Shanwen Gao, L.Ac., MSOM, BM (China)
Shanwen graduated from Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with her bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and later graduated from Royal University in Los Angeles, California with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She practiced in Los Angeles before moving to Denver, where she was on the faculty at International Institute of Chinese Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. She specializes in Chinese Herbology and patent medicines, as well as the treatment of pain, women’s health care and immune deficiency.
James Gilchrist, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSAOM, RND
Originally from Parker, Dr. Gilchrist left Colorado in 1998 to attend college in Utah. He interrupted his studies to serve a mission in Argentina, and among the lessons he learned there was that making healthy food choices and getting regular exercise were powerful tools for health and well-being. Upon returning home, Dr. Gilchrist decided he would learn all he could about natural health so he could teach these tools to his future patients. World events took Dr. Gilchrist overseas for a few more years, but he eventually found the path to realize his dream at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. There Dr. Gilchrist discovered the world of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, earning his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Dr. Gilchrist specializes in working with children and adolescents, treating auto-immune conditions and behavioral issues with safe and effective natural therapies.
Ziv Greenfeld, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSOM, PhD (Israel, Biomedical Sciences)
Ziv’s academic journey started with mathematics and physics, continued with medical school, research in neurobiology and nephrology, including post-doctoral research at the West Virginia University on mechanisms of aging in the kidney. His Traditional Chinese Medicine studies were in Israel, Sri Lanka and at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in New Mexico. He taught classes and supervised in the clinic at the Chicago campus of PCOM for 3.5 years. He is a proponent of research in Chinese Medicine and believes that such a research will improve the quality of the treatments and will promote the profession.
Zack Gutman, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSTCM
Zack graduated from Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013 and is recognized by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. He also completed an additional 500 hour program in 5 Element Acupuncture which specializes in treating psychological and emotional conditions. Zack was the Assistant Clinic Director at CSTCM beginning in 2017 before becoming the Clinic Director in 2019. He currently has a private practice in Denver, Colorado.
Thaddeus Haas, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSTCM
Thaddeus stumbled upon acupuncture after an unfortunate turn of events left him limping around on crutches. He hobbled into his first treatment and walked out an hour later. He couldn’t believe the transformation, and decided then and there to continue his investigation into all that acupuncture had to offer. Over the years, he came to appreciate the impact acupuncture and herbs had on so many aspects of his life. From helping him deal with the physical and mental stress of working as a wildland firefighter, to dealing with the occasional health issues which arose as part of everyday life, Chinese medicine was there. When it came time to hang up his fire boots, he decided what better way to continue serving and helping people than to learn the medicine which had kept him going strong for all those years. He has since received his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from CSTCM. He is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM and a licensed acupuncturist in CO.
Drew Henderson, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. & CH, Dipl TCM, BS
Drew received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. His interest in neuroscience led him to graduate level studies in neuroanatomy and molecular pharmacology at University of South Alabama and neurophysiology at the University of Colorado. While becoming certified in Postural Integration, he began studying Chinese medicine with practitioners. He graduated from CSTCM in 1993 and studied at Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China in 1995. He is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology through the NNCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. He has a private practice in Boulder.
Dayong Hou, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., BM (China)
Dayong graduated from Hei Long Jiang University of TCM, Harbin, China in 1989. Prior to and after completion of this program, he further developed his expertise by training with his father, Dr. Lusheng Hou, well known western and eastern doctor and leader of Acheng hospital. He specialized in both individualized treatment and in diagnosis in herbs, acupuncture, Tui Na and traditional rehabilitation exercise. He completed his residency as doctor at Harbin Dao Li Hospital and became the Director of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department in 1994. He is an instructor and a clinic supervisor at CSTCM and also runs his own acupuncture clinic. He is nationally certified in Acupuncture by the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado.
Parago Jones, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSTCM
Parago was the Clinic Director at Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 2007 to 2019. In 2019 he accepted a position as the school’s Academic Dean. He graduated from CSTCM in 1998, is a nationally certified Diplomate through NCCAOM and a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Since graduation, he has gone on to specialize in the neo-classical Japanese Meridian Therapy, moxibustion. He teaches, supervises, and is a member of the Academic Leadership Team. He is also a nationally certified instructor and examiner for CCAOM for Clean Needle Technique.
Alexander M. Love, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MAc
Alexander received a master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and is currently pursuing a PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine taught by 88th generation Taoist priest, Dr. Jeffery Yuen. He is also on faculty at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, and Southwest Acupuncture College. He is the developer of Evolutionary CranioSacral Therapy. This method is a form of Craniosacral therapy that bridges ancient Chinese and Indian medical wisdom with the Cranial Osteopathic traditions, viewed through an evolutionary lens. He’s a passionate and dynamic teacher who excels at bringing the heart of medicine into the learning environment in a palpable, exciting and profound way.
Hong Ma, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., BM (China)
Hong Ma received a BM from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, P.R. China. Hong Ma has clinical experience as a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor for 25 years in China and the U.S.A. She trained in Emergency Room and cardiovascular medicine in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University in order to enhance her expertise in both TCM and Western Medicine. She has published many articles in the Journal of TCM Clinical in China as well. Hong Ma specializes in Chinese Herbology, as well as the treatment of wind stroke, immune disorder, endocrine disorders and all kinds of pain. Hong Ma is a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado.
Amy Malone, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., RN, MSTCM
Amy holds a Colorado state license as both an acupuncturist and a registered nurse. She received her BSN from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her MSTCM from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. While looking for answers to her own health issues, she discovered the power of acupuncture and herbal medicine and set out to share the amazing benefits of TCM. She has a clinical focus in women’s health, mental wellness, and digestive disorders. She uses her experience as a registered nurse in addition to her training in Chinese medicine to help facilitate healing, with a special interest in helping other health care providers. She has a private practice in Lakewood, Colorado.
Takeshi Muro, LMT, Associate of Tuina (China)
Takeshi was born and raised in Japan and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. His interest in alternative medicine began after his father died of cancer. He knew there must be a better way to handle disease. In 2008, Takeshi completed a 3-year Tuina major program at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His vision is to broaden awareness of Chinese massage and medicine in Colorado. He enjoys traveling and visiting hot springs and sauna. He has been practicing Tuina and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Denver for about 10 years. He specializes in treating spine, neck, back (herniated disc and sciatica) problems.
Rui Nan, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MM & BM (China)
Rui Nan is a third generation practitioner of Chinese Medicine and received her Master of Medicine from Bejing University and her Bachelor of Medicine from Heilongjiang University. Rui Nan has published several texts and worked as a doctor at Harbin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in China. Rui Nan is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Rui Nan currently has a private practice on the CSTCM campus.
Jordan New L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., BA, MSTCM
Jordan New completed his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM), and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Metro State University of Denver in Biology with two minors, one in Spanish Language and the other in Holistic Health and Wellness Education. Jordan has been involved in the health and fitness industry since 2004 teaching yoga, meditation, dance and fitness training. He owns an acupuncture and wellness clinic in Denver, Colorado and specializes in pain relief, digestive health and immune support.
Matthew Orischak, Lao She
Matt earned the title of Lao She in 2015 from the Wu Dang Nei Jia of D.A.O. His teaching draws from the disciplines of Wu Dang Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan, Qi Gong, and Dao Yin, as well as various Meditation systems. His teaching emphasizes increasing kinesthetic intelligence, health and working toward energetic harmonization; integration of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual facets of internal training; and establishing and enhancing Integral transformative practice. After many years of experience with various movement systems from martial arts to dance to juggling, Matt found a profound capacity and ardor for Nei Gong (internal training) and its many and varied sub-disciplines mentioned above, and is dedicated to sharing the internal arts with any and all who can benefit from their practice.
Angie Pierce, L.Ac., Dipl. OM., MSTCM
Angie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1991 and after 20 years in the Healthcare field, went back to school and earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the CSTCM in 2013. Angie has practiced tai qi, and Qi gong for over 20 years and finds time to dance at least once a week. She is certified by the NCCAOM in oriental medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Angie has an acupuncture and herbal medicine practice in Denver Colorado where she says her specialty is people.
Patti Polman, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. & CH, Dipl TCM
Patti graduated from CSTCM in 1994. She received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University and worked as a dental hygienist for more than ten years before studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. Patti is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology through the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Patti currently has an Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine practice in Denver Colorado, specializing in gentle Japanese acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the whole family, including pediatrics.
Billy Quintana, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSTCM, BA
Billy obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science with a focus in Chemistry from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2007. After realizing he had a special interest in how our surroundings affect our holistic health, Billy attended the CSTCM in Denver, Colorado. Currently, he holds his master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Billy has a special interest in cosmetic acupuncture, skin disorders and Chinese herbology. He currently has a private practice in Denver, Colorado.
Scott Richardson, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., DAOM
Scott has 6 years of graduate and post graduate education in acupuncture and needling therapy. He received a Masters and Doctorate degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego California. In additional to his training in the US, Scott also studied at Chengdu University in China and did an apprenticeship in Taipei Taiwan. He has over 15 years of experience treating athletes and will often combine multiple modalities like manual therapy, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Injection Therapy, and sports taping to achieve effective and long lasting results. Scott is the President Emeritus of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. As an Ironman Triathlete, Scott has a unique insight into the needs of athletes and active people. Scott has a private practice in Denver Colorado.
Christine Schultze, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSTCM, BA
Chris has a degree in chemistry from Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences, and worked as a chemist subcontracting for the United States Environmental Protection Agency for eight years.  She owned a health food store for fifteen years. Chris graduated from Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine in December 2018, and is presently the Registrar of CSTCM.
Christopher Shiflett, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M., MSTCM
Christopher was educated at CSTCM. He received a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is a Nationally Board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine in acupuncture and herbal medicine therapies by NCCAOM. He has also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Shaanxi College of Chinese Medicine in Xianyang, China. He was drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine after a receiving a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. After being introduced to Chinese medicine by a Taiji instructor, he took the steps to begin a path in the medical field. He developed both a love and devotion to Chinese herbal medicine as he was able to find solutions for his own symptoms and illness that simply were not offered or available with the western medical care he was receiving.
Steve Shomo, L.Ac., Dipl Ac, DAOM, WFR, CSCS
Steve Shomo is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM board-certified, and dual licensed in multiple states, with over 20 years experience. He completed postgraduate studies in Japan and the USA with specializations in; oncology, disaster mental health, public and global health, auricular acupuncture, pain management, acupuncture injection therapy, laser bio-stimulation, TCM sports medicine and performance, emergency and disaster response.  Dr. Shomo is a wilderness first responder and instructor, certified strength and conditioning specialist, Colorado Special Tactics and Rescue Team volunteer and the Training and Logistics Coordinator for the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps. He has served or continues to serve on several state acupuncture and global health association boards, and as a subject matter expert for Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense.
Albert Stern, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSAOM, BA
Albert received his Masters of Science in AOM from Bastyr University, his bachelor’s degree from the NY School of Visual Arts, and his license in massage therapy from the Brenneke School of Massage. He is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. He juggles, enjoys yoga, travelling and commuting by bike. Today, he applies his ability to make complex information easily digestible to our school and clinic.
Melati Stevens, L.Ac., Dipl. A.C., MSTCM, DAOM
Dr. Melati Stevens is a nationally board-certified and licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a dual-specialization in Internal and Physical Medicine, extensively experienced in the treatment of Sports Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Immunology. She completed her doctoral residency at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA, where she received her specializations, earned a DAOM, and expanded her interests in Rehabilitative Medicine, Fertility, and Cardiology. She completed her MSTCM at CSTCM, gaining proficiency in conjunct modalities including Cupping, Auricular, and Electro-Stimulation Acupuncture.
Maya Suzuki, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Heather “Maya” Suzuki lived and worked in Japan as an acupuncture and moxibustion therapist for over 10 years. Maya studied acupuncture at Toyo Shinkyu Senmon Gakko. She apprenticed and worked at Acura Acupuncture Clinic. During school Maya also became a member of Iyashi No Michi Kyokai and Tanioka’s Daishiryu shonishin styles. In 2015 she attained dual licensure in Japan and the U.S. She is a nationally certified Diplomate of acupuncture through the NCCAOM. Maya teaches Japanese acupuncture nationally and internationally, is the main translator and a mid-level practitioner for Iyashi No Michi, and is a mid-level practitioner of Daishiryu. She volunteers as a translator for the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine where she publishes articles on Japanese acupuncture. She owns and runs Bumblebee AcuTherapy, where she utilizes Japanese acupuncture and shonishin, as well as moxibustion to mainly treat perinatal and pediatric conditions.
Robin van Maarth, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., DACM
Robin got her first ever acupuncture treatment at the CSTCM student clinic over 25 years ago, which sent her on the path to eventual practice. Robin is a Colorado native and has been licensed to practice acupuncture in Colorado since 2009. She maintains a general practice in Denver in a multidisciplinary healthcare office and has a practice in Englewood, CO. She graduated from Touro Health Sciences College Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine in New York City and earned a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from PCOM. She is a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM.
Caylor Wadlington, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Caylor began his oriental medical studies in Santa Fe at the Kototama Institute, where instruction focused on classical Japanese-style acupuncture. After completing that two-year acupuncture program in 1982, he traveled to Taiwan to attend the Taipei Institute of TCM. He then completed his Doctorate in Oriental Medicine at SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine in 1988 where he focused on Chinese medical translation work. He is a nationally certified Diplomate in acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. He practices in Denver, Colorado.
Nicholas Wismann, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSAOM
Nicholas originally earned his bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado. After studying abroad in Kunming, China he returned to the U.S. first attending massage school then attending Bastyr University to earn his graduate degree in Chinese Medicine. He is a nationally certified Diplomate in acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. He has served as a medical volunteer in the barrios of San Jose, Costa Rica, worked in a progressive assisted living center in Seattle, studied sustainable medical practices in Cuba, worked in several low-income clinics, studied medicine in both Shanghai and the Yunnan Province of China. He currently maintains his private practice in Centennial, Colorado.
Steven Wong, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MS, PhD (China)
Steven recently returned from an 11-year stay in Beijing, where he received both his Master’s and PhD in Acupuncture and Tui Na from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2015 and 2019, respectively. He was worked in the nationally recognized Guoyitang clinic in Beijing for over seven years. The tui na lineage of his graduate advisor for both degrees, Prof. Yu Tianyuan, primarily stems from the Imperial School of Tui Na, but also pulls from other traditions and schools. The acupuncture lineage he studied for over four years was that of Dr. Guo Tingying, a recognized Shanxi master of acupuncture and lineage holder for the Guo family technique. The herbal lineage he studied for over six years was from Prof. Li Xingguang, a disciple of the National Master Yan Zhenghua. He has published numerous articles in Chinese, as well as both dissertations. He specializes in orthopedic, dermatological, gynecological and organ disharmony diseases. In 2015, he also became a formal disciple of Baguazhang Master Gao Jiwu, the lineage holder of the Gao Branch of Liang Style Baguazhang.
Rick Woodward, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSAc
Rick graduated and received his diploma at CSTCM in Fall 2001. His interest in Chinese medicine started after years of working in the Psychology and Western Medical fields. He specializes in the treatment of pain, anxiety, stress and insomnia. He also did a month of intensive clinical training in Bejing in 2006. He enjoys many outdoor activities, especially mountain biking, hiking and golf. He has a practice in Littleton, Colorado.
Jianmin Zhu, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MD (China)
Jianmin received his medical degree from the Xian Medical University before completing his Chinese medicine training. He was appointed professor of medicine and chief of the renal division in the Second Teaching Hospital of Xian Medical University and he has published several books and scientific papers. After coming to the United States, he has been working in the Department of Pathology at University of Colorado Health Science Center as a visiting professor and research fellow doing research work in metabolic bone disease. He is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. He has over 30 years of experience and specializes in nephrology, endocrinology, metabolic bone disease and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also taught at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine. Currently, he has a TCM practice in Denver Colorado.

Guest Lecturers

Over the years many esteemed practitioners have contributed to the excellence and shared their vision and professional skills with the CSTCM community. Our guest lecturers have enriched the CSTCM experience for hundreds of students and graduates while nurturing the next generation of Chinese Medicine practitioners. Some of the lecturers listed are in memoriam, having passed into the great mystery whence they came. All have graced others and each other with their love and respect for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. CSTCM extends the warmest appreciation to all who have spent time and energy teaching here.

*All guest lecturers listed in this section only teach in the CEU Program . 

Dede Barry, L.Ac.
Jason Blalack, L.Ac.
Stephen Brown, L.Ac.
Chip Chace, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. & CH (in memoriam)
Honora Lee Wolfe, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., C.M.T.
Susan Johnson, L.Ac.
Xiaochuan Pan, BM & M.M. (TCM – China)
Denise Ellinger, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Jake Paul Fratkin, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., DOM (NM)
Michael Gaeta, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Whitfield Reaves, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CA, DOM (NM)
Jason D. Robertson, L.Ac.
Tom Bisio, L.Ac.
Greg Cicciu, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., AP (Florida)
Henry McCann, L.Ac., DAOM .
John Howard, L.Ac.
Dr. Sung Yul Kim, PT, MSPT, Ph.D (South Korea)
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac.
Mark Costello, L.Ac., MA
Atsuki Maeda, L.Ac., M.T.O.M .
Nate Mohler, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSOM

 

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