Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are a complete system of medical care existing for thousands of years.
The healing power of acupuncture first revealed itself to Brian at the age of sixteen. While in Taiwan, he received a simple treatment for muscle pain in his right arm. Within an hour, to his surprise, the pain was gone and never returned. Brian's passion for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture was later ignited in Beijing, China where he lived for over 4 years, teaching English and editing English news for the government's TV station. Full immersion in the local culture included frequent visits to Dr. Li, a well-known doctor and professor of Chinese Medicine. Seeing his health dramatically improve through frequent acupuncture and herbal treatments left a lasting impression.
Upon returning to Colorado Brian enrolled in the Masters program for Oriental Medicine at South West Acupuncture School in Boulder, Colorado, and earned a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree in August 2007. This four-year program consisted of 3,000 hours of education including 1,095 hours of clinical practice. In October 2007 the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified Brian as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. He became a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado and established his private practice in December 2007.