Heroes of Acupuncture
As I said before, I am not a historian.
But I am dedicated to giving honor and thanks to those who came before us. People like Miriam Lee, Bob Flaws, Ted Kaptchuk, Misha Ruth Cohen, Satya Ambrose, Heiner Freuhauf, Joseph Helms and so many others literally wrote the books on acupuncture in the United States. Without their pioneering efforts, it is unlikely the acupuncture profession would exist as it does today.
These Heroes of Acupuncture had to practice without the benefits and infrastructure we take for granted today. Like daring trapeze artists, they had to practice acupuncture without the security of a net
- No Safety Net of legal protection, safety regulations, or practice guidelines.
- No Internet to do research, find resources, or order essential materials including needles and herbs.
- No Network of acupuncture associations and organizational meetings to discuss techniques, challenges, or political issues.
Most of us today cannot imagine working without pre-sterilized needles ordered off the internet, and pre-mixed herbal formulas with "GMP" stamped on the packaging.
Our Heroes of Acupuncture had to figure out how to acquire these materials on their own. I remember a professor saying they used to make acupuncture needles out of guitar stings. Thank goodness some things have changed! But let's not forget what they went through and how they forged our path.
All of these trailblazers deserve our gratitude.
Heroes of American Acupuncture
Help complete the list of Great Acupuncturists who have helped to establish and promote acupuncture in America. We wouldn't be here without them!
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Robert Doane Not rated yet
He is the only acupuncturist who is running a clinic and seeing 600+ patient visist a week. His acupuncture, Chinese herbal and clinic management skills …
Dr. Shingo Fukinbara Not rated yet
In 1972, I John L. Stump, a former high school Biology teacher was accepted to Palmer College of Chiropractic. There I was in a class of over 400 new …
Dr Leon Hammer Not rated yet
I was a newly graduated acupuncturist in 1982 in Australia.I attended a conference where an American Doctor Dr Leon Hammer was a keynote speaker.
Colton Oswald, BA, TCMD, R.Ac Not rated yet
In my last year of school, Colton seemed to be on this spiritual journey like never before - and he was taking me and anyone who wanted to come along for …
Cathy Delis, Bob Flaws Not rated yet
Cathy Delis , was one of my first instructors at Emperor's College of TCM in Santa Monica, CA, and inspiration in my practice of acupuncture and Chinese …
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