Oriental Medicine Expert 521309 AL


Expertise Description

I have over 10 years in the fields of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a particular focus in Meditation, Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine, Tibetan Medicine, Tui-na Massage, Homeopathics, Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, and Sound Therapy. I also specialize in alternative medicine by recommending various Chinese herbal patent formulas and/or single herbs, as well as personally customizing and preparing Chinese herbal formulas from a dispensary of approximately 280 single Chinese herbs. I have worked with many cancer patients of various stages and types, utilizing acupuncture and Oriental medicine to support those undergoing either chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes serving on multiples cases related to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, alternative medicine,
complementary medicine, and natural medicine standard of care.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes medical records review and analysis, case review, review of deposition transcript(s) and exhibit(s), phone conference(s), in person meeting(s), e


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes the practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and regularly provide services as an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine expert witness. In addition to being a Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, I hold a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, with specialties in Orthopedics, Pain Management and Integrative Medicine. I am the Founder and Clinical Director of Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica, one of the largest integrative medicine centers in Los Angeles (founded 2007). Since 2005, I also am a Professor and serve as Faculty at one of the most prestigious Chinese medical graduate schools in the country. In addition to acupuncture and preparing customized Chinese herbal formulas, my other passions include Meditation, Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine, Tibetan Medicine, Tui-na Massage, Homeopathics, Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, and Sound Therapy.


Relevant Experiences

I am currently involved in a case of "Medical negligence case against acupuncturist that caused pneumothorax" which is taking place outside of Los Angeles. In addition to being a state and nationally licensed acupuncturist, I hold a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, with over 12 years of private practice experience, 12 years experience as faculty at one of the countries top Chinese medical graduate schools here in Santa Monica, California, and for over 10 years I have served as Founder and Clinical Director of one of the largest integrative medical centers in Los Angeles, based in Santa Monica.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
D.A.O.M. Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Santa Monica California
M.T.O.M. Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Santa Monica California
B.A. Premed/World Music Wesleyan University Middletown Connecticut

Licenses Certifications

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Pain Management, Orthopedics, Integrative Medicine) – Emperor’s College
Licensed Acupuncturist, California Acupuncture Board
Nationally board certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Emperor’s College
Ayurveda Medicine Training, Dixit Health Clinic and Research Center, Karnataka, India

Awards & Affiliation

American Acupuncture Council
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
California State Oriental Medical Association
Acupuncture and Integrated Medicine Specialists
“Excellence in Stewardship of the Natural Environment” Sustainable Quality Awards

Primary Affiliation

American Acupuncture Council



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