ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
Experienced, compassionate, result-oriented and methodical California licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with a strong and diverse education background, and professional as well as teaching experience. Seeking to put transferable skills to use in a health organization.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Integrative health, herbs and nutrition focus
Pain management specialist
Mind-body medicine and natural healing expertise
Strong interpersonal and group communication
Good work ethic and time management
Compassionate, open minded, and self confident
Resourceful, adaptable team player
Developed and taught programs focusing on the use of herbs, food and lifestyle changes to maximize health.
06/2010 to Current
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine PractitionerAcuWorks Therapeutics － Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CAWorking in an integrative setting with MD, DO, RN, and DC, and practicing acupuncture, herbs, along with diet and lifestyle interventions. Treating various health ailments using multiple healing modalities such as cupping, moxibustion, e-stim, physical exercises, Tui-Na, Qi-Gong, auricular acupuncture, acupressure, and Acutonics. Personally involved in electronic office and case management, bookkeeping, insurance billing, medical report writing, and methodical follow-up with multiple medical outcome measurement tools. Expertly applying traditional knowledge, new research in the field, and experience to bring positive and healthy change in the community. Involved in patient education about preventative health. Effectively communicating with colleagues and other medical practitioners inside and outside of my practice, and handling referrals.
01/2010 to 12/2013
Adjunct facultyPACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE － San Diego, CAAs an adjunct faculty in the Master's program of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, taught Integrative health and Nutrition, Western Nutrition, Biochemistry, Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: Endocrinology and Urology, and Introduction to Ayurveda as an elective class.
01/2009 to 04/2009
Off-site InternSAN DIEGO CANCER CENTER － Encinitas, CASupportive care for Cancer patients, supporting Medical treatments of cancer patients throughout all the stages of cancer and treatment therapy, including nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue, and other side effects of cancer/radiation/chemotherapy
09/2008 to 12/2008
Off-site InternFAMILY REHABILITATION CENTER － Oceanside, CAWorked with drug, alcohol, substance abuse victims in their recovery program among other integrative healthcare practitioners, using auricular and body acupuncture in a group setting.
05/2007 to 08/2007
Off-site InternRADY CHILDREN HOSPITAL － San Diego, CAAs a part of integrative health department of Rady Children's Hospital, treated pediatric patients through wide range of ailments including cancer treatment supporting care, RSD, pain management, sequela of stroke cases etc, using magnets, acupressure, auricular, body, and scalp acupuncture.
01/2007 to 12/2009
On-site InternPACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE － San Diego, CAAs an intern in Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, treated several conditions including Internal Medicine, sports medicine, with a strong focus on pain management through Master Tongs acupuncture, and Dr Tan's balance method.
05/2006 to 12/2007
Assistant & Associate InternPACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE － San Diego, CAAssisted interns and supervisors during clinical rounds and treatment of patients as a part of a support team, discussing cases and case management, herbal formula, treatment plans, practicing tongue and pulse examination, channel palpation etc.
01/1995 to 12/1997
Ayurveda PractitionerPRIVATE PRACTICE － Pune, IndiaOwned and managed private practice, as an Ayurveda health practitioner using ayurvedic herbs, Yoga, diet and lifestyle interventions
01/1991 to 12/1995
Ayurveda PractitionerAYURVEDA CONSULTANT － Shrirampur, IndiaJoined the integrative Medicine Practice with MD, Family and General practice, as an Ayurveda consultant. Managed several infectious diseases, and epidemics like typhoid, cholera, influenza, hepatitis as well as several internal Medicine cases as a supporting care.
Education and Training
DACM: Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese MedicinePacific College of Oriental Medicine － San Diego, CA, USA
MSTOM: Masters of Science and Traditional Oriental MedicinePacific College of Oriental Medicine － San Diego, CA, USA
BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Pune － Pune, Maharashtra, India
Residency Program in associated Ayurvedic Hospital, February 1990- January 1991
Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Opthalmology/ENT/EENT, Gynecology/Obstetrics/Pediatric 3 months in each departments, assisting MD, general Surgeons, and gynecologist/obstetrician respectively
Continuing educationSeveral seminars and workshops including Master Tung's acupuncture, Women's disorders, pain management, Motor point acupuncture, sport injuries/ Maharishi Ayurveda Health Professional Program Level 1, 2, 3, and 4