Hello-  I'm Michael and  these are my children. This picture makes me smile and is a good symbol of what life is about and why I do what I do.   We would like to offer the same to you, your family and the ones you care about. (Summer 2017)

Early on i realized that human health is  very complex and involves both internal and external inter-relations. No one discipline held all he answers. Fortunately being a licensed acupuncturist allowed me the latitude to study many disciplines with the only draw back being what insurance companies would actually reimburse me to perform. Only concerned with solving challenges i set out to acquire the absolute best skill of various therapies for my clinic and to teach to my children (if they are interested). I worked and studied with Chiropractors for 9 years, physical therapists for 5 years and  trained non-stop the entire time with the leaders in various professional fields. From internal medicine, Chinese herbalists, osteopaths, ART therapists, functional movement and posture experts to strength and martial arts experts. 12 Years later we have 2 clinics and help countless people live better and healthier lives.

 We work extremely hard bringing you the absolute best of both internal and external medicine from both Eastern and Western Natural Medicine. From our family to yours, our goal is to help our community live the best life they can with those they love.
Wmaintain rigorous certifications in the ART (Active Release Technique), SFMA (Specific Functional Movement Assessment),  FMS (Functional Movement Screen), and ICEAM (Internal Classics of East Asian Medicine) disciplines allowing us to address many conditions that have not responded to other treatments. 

Michael continues to acquire the most effective techniques in needling, manual manipulations (Osteopathic, Medical Massage, Orthopedic tractions), physical therapy, posture rehabilitation and functional movement corrections to create truly unique, customized and extremely effective treatments.

"When it comes to my family and loved ones i want the very best care for them- i expect you want the same..." for this reason i have trained and studied rigorously and consistently since i opened my practice in 2005 and will continue to do so.  Achieving mastery is a lifelong endeavor and we will always be improving to be ready for whatever may come our way.

When not pursuing clinical excellence Michael spends is the chief instructor of Close-Quarter-Concepts.Com where he teaches a variety of martial arts and internal cultivations, all the while maintaining his status as a student himself.

Ongoing intensive study of the classics of chinese internal medicine with 

ICEAM (Institute of Classics In East Asian Medicine) and Dr. Versluys.

 Specializing in Classical Chinese Herbs

Martial Arts

Michael Is A Practitioner of 

Wing Chun Kung Fu, Sayoc Kali, Atienza Kali and Jiu-Jitsu.

We are constantly upgrading our skills to bring  you the best.


Current ongoing studies and internships with ICEAM Chinese Herbal Medicine 2012-present

Current ongoing enrollment in Functional Medicine Univeristy Certification 2017-2018

Nanopuncture Xing Nao Kai Qiao  Adv.  Dtroke Rehabilitation - Dr. Clayton Shiu (10-13 & 10-14-18 Portland, CA)

ICEAM Herbal Clinic - Dr. Stephen Bonzak  (8-10  & 8-11-18  San Diego,CA)

ICEAM Herbal Clinic - Dr. Stephen Bonzak  (7-10  & 7-11-18  San Diego,CA)

ICEAM Herbal Clinic - Dr. Arnaud Versluys (12-14 & 12-15-17 Portland, OR)

ICEAM advanced Cancer Research Clinic.  - Dr Arnaud Versluys (11-30 & 12/1/2017 Kansas City, MO)

ICEAM Herbal Clinic Internship - Stephen Bonzak (Nov. 3-4th, 2017)

Modern and Classical Chinese Medicine Approach to Multiple Sclerosis - Suzanne Robidoux (Oct. 11, 2017)

Scalp Acupuncture for Psychomatic & Neurological Disorders  - Suzanne Robidoux (Oct. 8th, 2017)

ICEAM Herb Clinic Internship (Sept 27-29th, 2017)

Continued studies on Classical Osteopathy Techniques and manual manipulations  (2017)

ICEAM Herb Clinic Internship (August 18-19th, 2017)

ICEAM Herbal  Clinic Internship) (May 12-13th, 2017)

The Herb and Formula Archetypes: Inner Circle                          Dr. Arnaud Versluys (March 12, 2017)

Advanced Herbal Training - Dr. Tian Heming Modification  Dr. Arvaud Versluys (Dec. 31, 2016)    

ART Master's Level Re-Certification                                   Dr. Michael Leahy (Dec. 17th, 2016)

Endocrinology Diseases Anatomy, Physiology Disease Origins & Treatments: Addisons, Cushings, Diabetes, Hormonal and other Pathologies (Dr. Tran Viet Dzung)

Neurological System Anatomy, Physiology, Diseases Origins & Treatments: Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Nervous System Pathologies (Dr. Tran Viet Dzung)

Pregnancy Support, Labor Preparation, and Post-Partum Care with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs                          Michelle Bucannon (Jan 2016)

Top 30 Tung's Acupuncture Points & Clinical Application   Dr. Chuan Yin-Ming (Jan 2016)

Mastering BBT Charting for Fertility w/ Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine                                  Michelle Bucannon (Jan 13, 2016)

Mastering Tung's Acupuncture for Allergies, Digestion, insomnia                                                             Whisnant (Nov. 15, 2015)

ICEAM Classic Herbal Medicine                                   Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Oct 30,2015)

Classical Yuan Qi Acupuncture For Pain                     Dr. Suzanne Robiddouxx (Oct 27-28,2015)

ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic                                 Stephen Bonzak (Sept 19,2015)

SFMA Level 1 Certified                                                 Dr. Greg Rose (April 18-19th, 2015)

ART Complex Protocols and Full-Body Re-Cert         Dr. Leahy (February 12-15th, 2015)

ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic                             Dr.Arnaud Versluys (February 1, 2015)

Chronic Pain Integrative Acupuncture                       Leva & Tan (January 26,2015)

(ART) Full-Body Re-Certification                        Dr.Leahy (Nov. 18, 2014)

ICEAM Advanced Herbal Training 2014             Dr.Arnaud Versluys (October 17-21 2014)

ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic                                          Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (August 25,2014)

ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic                                          Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (July 18,2014)

ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic                                          Dr. Stephan Boznak  (June 30,,2014)

Dr. Tungs Acupuncture for Allergies, Auto Immune and Cancer Conditions                                                       Dr. Robert Chu (April 6th 2014)

Women's Health & Infertility: Pulse & Herb            Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang (Feb 9, 2014)

Jin Gui Yao Lue Clinic & Case Studies   -                   Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Dec. 13-15, 2013)

Jin Gui Yao Lue Fukushin Abdominal Diagnosis for Chinese Herbal Medicine   -   ICEAM org                            Tracy Thorne (Oct12-13, 2013)

Adv. Master Tung's Acupuncture For Internal Medicine I&II                                                                         Esther Su (Oct 5-6, 2013)

Sports Medicine Acupuncture                                     Assessment and Treatment of Low Back & Hip Matt Callison (Sept 25-29, 2013)

(ART) Full Body Re-certification (Aug 2013)

(ART) Upper Extremity  Re-cert. (Aug 2013)

Jing Gui Yaolue 4  Pulses & Clinic Internship                                                            Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (August 23-25, 2013)

Functional Movement Systems FMS Level 2            San Diego (June 15-16, 2013)

Functional Movement Systems FMS Level 1            San Diego (June 14, 2013)

Jing Gui Yaolue 3  & Clinic Internship                                                            Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (June 7-9, 2013)

Sports Medicine Acupuncture  PACE II         Posture Assessment & Corrections II                        Matt Callison (May20-21, 2013)

Completed  ICEAM Shang Han Lun Course (2012)

Dr. Zhus Scalp Acupuncture                                         Dr. Zhu (April 6-7,2013)       

Jing Gui Yaolue 1  & Clinic Internship                                                            Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (March 1-4, 2013)

Shang Han Lun : Case Studies                                     Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (Dec 15-16, 2012)

Shang Han Lun : Herbal Formula Modifications Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (Nov 17, 2012)

Shang Han Lun : Acupuncture                                    Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (Nov 18, 2012)

(ART) Full Body Re-certification (Nov3-4 2012)

(ART) Long Nerve Entrapment (Second Time) w/ Gross Anatomy Cadaver Lab (Nov  2012)

Shang Han Lun : Herbal Formula Families                           Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (Oct 20-21, 2012)

Auricular Medicine Diagnosis  Seminar 5&6                            Dr. Li-Chun Huang (October 13-14, 2012)

Shang Han Lun : Pulse Diagnosis & Herbs                            Dr. Arnaud Versluys  (Sept 15-16, 2012)

Shang Han Lun : Abdominal Diagnosis  & Herbs               Tracy Thorne (August 18-19, 2012)

Fang Jia Fang- Art of Herbal Formulas Combo.                             Jimmy Chang (Aug 12, 2012) 2nd time

Shang Han Lun :Pathophysiology & Int. Med.                       Dr. Arnaud Versluys (July 14-15, 2012)

Auricular Medicine Functional Relationships    Dr. Li-Chun Huang (June 10, 2012)

Auricular Medicine Locations & Diagnosis            Dr. Li-Chun Huang (June 9, 2012)

Shang Han Lun : Formula Archtetypes III                   Dr. Arnaud Versluys (June 2-3,2012)

Completed Pulsynergy Made Easy Part II       Jimmy Chang    (April 22, 2012) 3rd time

Balance Method Pain Series  & Clinical Cases             Bob Doane (April 21, 2012)

Shang Han Lun : Formula Archtetypes  I                  Dr. Arnaud Versluys (March 10-11,2012)

Shang Han Lun 1: Energetics of the Five Flavors.  Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Feb 11-12,2012) 

Pulsynrgy III - Pulse dx and Herbal tx                            Jimmy Chang (Feb 2012) 2nd time

Pulsynergy II - Pulse dx                                                          Jimmy Chang (Feb 2012) 2nd time

Pulsynergy I - Pulse dx                                                          Jimmy Chang (Feb 2012) 2nd time

Updates on Current Herb-Drug Interactions                   John Chen (Feb 2012)

Anxiety: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx Pt II                                 Jimmy Chang (Jan 2012)

Anxiety: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx Pt I                                 Jimmy Chang (Jan 2012)

Amenorrhea & PCOS: Treating Gynecology-Related Conditions with TCM  -                       Kathleen Albertson (Jan 2012)

Pulsynergy: Pulse Diagnosis pt I (2nd time)                Jimmy Chang (Jan 2012)

Clinical Discussions of Pulse Diagnosis and Herbal Prescriptions - Jimmy Chang (Dec 2011)

Treatment of Pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs: Part II- Robert Doane (Dec 2011)

(ART) Full Body Re-certification (Aug 2011)

(ART) Active Palpation Techniques (Aug 2011)

Specific Functional Movement Assessment I (SFMA)    Greg Rose of TPI (Aug 2011)

Sports Medicine Acu :Assessment & Tx. Of Neck & Upper Extremity     Matt Callison (2011)

Sports Medicine Acupuncture: Postural Assessment & Correction I    Matt Callison(2011)

Sports Medicine Acup. : Huatojiaji Points & Fascilitated Segments   Matt Callison (2011)

Sports Medicine Acupuncture: Anatomy & Cadaver Lab: Spine      Matt Callison (2011)          

Completed Hands On Pulse Taking Workshop – Jimmy Chang (2010)          

Completed Active Release Technique Long Nerve Entrapment Certification (2010)

Completed Active Release Technique Spine Certification (2010)  

Completed Active Release Technique Lower Extremity Certification (2010)

Completed Active Release Technique Upper Extremity Certification  (2010)                               

Comprehensive Basic Seminar & Practicing Ethically Clinical App. 

Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Disorders- Diagnosis & Treatment   Jimmy Chang

Completed Pulsynergy Made Easy Part III    Jimmy Chang                                               

Completed Pulsynergy Made Easy Part II       Jimmy Chang                                                

Completed Dr. Jimmy Chang’s Pulse Diagnosis Part I   Jimmy Chang

Completed Dr. Kauffman’s: Spinal PNT, Cervical PNT, Low Back, Sciatica PNT   

Completed Dr. Young’s Advanced Tung’s Style Acupuncture   

Completed Dr. Young’s Basic Tung’s Style Acupuncture           

 Jingei Pulse Diagnosis                                                                               

Completed Nigel Dawes Fukoshin – Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis  

Certified Spine Technician in Pettibon Posture and Rehabilitation Workshops       

45+hours in spinal evaluation, x-ray measuring, manipulation and weighting 

First aid and CPR certifications                           

National Clean Needle Certificate

Massage Technician certificate

Internship for 2 years at downtown Boston Public Health Clinic

Internship for 3 years under  Rick Foreman L.Ac at East/West Acupuncture

Internship for 1 year at  Talega Medical Group   under Won, Hyeng Seok, Lic.Ac. OMD.

ICEAM Certified Herbalist #122

Our herbal training is years beyond those who simply graduate a 4 year program- so are our results. With over 6 years of continued post-graduate training under the supervision of some of the countries premier practitioners and the ICEAM organization  we also have over 500+ hours of supervised clinic contacts in herbal medicine alone. And our studies continue every year.

A.R.T. Certifications: Full Body  Upper Extremity , Lower Extremity Spinal, Long Nerve Entrapment, Active Palpation, Complex Protocols, Masters Level, Iron Man Network 

FMS (Functional Movement Screens)                Pro Level 1 & 2 Certified

SFMA (Specific Functional Movement Asessment) - Level 1 Certified

Dr. Youngs Basic & Advanced Master Tung's  Programs (2008-2009)

Extended Studies In Kiiko Matsumoto & Toyo Hari 5 Phase systems (2002-2005)

Certified Spine Tech - Pettibon posture rehabilitation Institute (2006)

Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine 

(Acupuncture & Herbs)

Studied Japanese & Chinese Acupuncture at New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) 2001-2003

Studied Chinese & Japanese Acupuncture With Chinese Herbs- Graduated from Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) 2003-2005. (Graduated Cum Laude)

Passed National Herbal and Acupuncture Certification  Exams 12/2005 (1st Attempt)

Passed California State Board Exam 2005 (1st attempt)

Herbal & Internal Medicine

Certified Completion (#122) ICEAM (Institute of Classics In East Asian Medicine) under 

Dr. Versluys PHD.  M.D China

Fukushin Japanese Kampo 

Abdominal Diagnosis with Nigel Dawes. 

Extensive Studies With Jimmy Chang in specialized pulse diagnostics & internal medicine.