I am an aperspectival thinker, sharing my thoughts on waking-up and integrative medicine. I will also be sharing my music, artwork and creative writings.
David was born and raised on the east coast in NJ and PA. In his childhood he loved to play soccer and watch ninja movies. In his adolescents he created music and art as a creative outlet. In his adulthood he is married, practices integrative medicine and Buddhist meditation.
David attended Rutgers University and in 1998 received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on clinical application. He interned at an outpatient facility in New Brunswick New Jersey and spent a semester as a Head Start volunteer. David then went to Phoenix Arizona, where he worked for a multimedia company from 2000-2003. David was introduced to qigong and meditation by Master Yu Jae Xin. David completed a Master Healer certification program, which included daily practices and meetings with Master Yu Jae Xin. The focus of the coarse involved tai chi, qigong, mediation, energetic healing techniques and Sun Do (Daoist Breathing Techniques).
David moved to Hawai`i in 2003 to study Taoist medicine and cultivation with 64th Generation Heavenly Master Chang Yi Hsiang at the World Medicine Institute. In 2006, David received a Master of Arts Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the World Medicine Institute, with honors. He received an honorary certification for instruction of The Eight Silken Qigong Forms and medical qigong application as taught by Dr. Chang Yi Hsiang.
In 2006, David also received the highest certification as Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which includes licensure in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Oriental Medical theory. He has practiced for four years in the Seattle area since graduation. David specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and anxiety/depression disorders. David combines classical acupuncture methods with modern approaches including myofascial trigger point and motor point therapies. He has found this to be most effective in treating western patients. He also integrates herbal therapy, nutritional supplements and therapeutic massage into his treatment protocols.
In 2010, David began teaching at the World Medicine Institute in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He teaches several courses focusing on acupuncture, Anatomy & Physiology, and Oriental medical theory. He also supervises students in the school clinic, helping them refine their diagnostic and treatment skills. David has applied to the University of Hawaii for a Masters degree in Nursing. He will begin the program in 2011, and plans to integrate Oriental Medicine into western clinics upon completion of the degree.
Throughout David’s studies beginning in 2002, he has been a dedicated practitioner of Buddhist meditation and philosophy. He has studied with a number of teachers of various traditions including Taoist, Advaita Vedanta, Zen, and Burmese Vipassana and has completed numerous intensive silent retreats. He is now a dedicated student of Dzogechen Ponlop Rinpoche at Nalanda West in Seattle.