Learn from some of the world’s greatest speakers, health professionals, clinicians, lecturers and authors inspired to share with you their clinical knowledge and pearls of wisdom
Our Speakers for the May 2023 Conference
Schedule of Presentations
About Joan Duveen
Joan Duveen has worked in healthcare since 1972, he has practiced acupuncture in his private clinic since 1980 and has taught Chinese philosophy and acupuncture internationally for almost 40 years.
From an early age Joan was fascinated by Eastern philosophy, meditation and the relationship between body, mind and spirit. He believes and experiences that self-understanding through self-reflection and internal development is an integral part of Chinese medicine.
He is inspired by his teacher Dr J.D. van Buren, a pioneer in the field of applying heavenly stems and earthly branches acupuncture in the clinical practice. Joan recently shared his experience and understanding of this significant but historically often forgotten approach to acupuncture in a book: Applying Stems and Branches in Clinical Practice; Dynamic Dualities in Classical Chinese Medicine.
About Andrew Sterman
Andrew Sterman is author of a comprehensive introduction to food practice in Chinese medicine, Welcoming Food: Diet as Medicine for Home Cooks and Other Healers, Books 1 and 2. He sees patients in New York City and online for Chinese medicine dietary therapy, medical qigong and meditation.
Mr Sterman began studying cooking in 1988 at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School and at the same time entered Chinese medicine through qigong and tai chi. Specifically in order to deepen his understanding of food energetics, in 2000 Mr Sterman began intensive study of Chinese herbal medicine, diagnostics, medical theory, and dietary therapy with Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen.
Mr Sterman writes a regular dietary column for the Golden Flower Chinese Herbs newsletter and is nearing completion on his third book, Welcoming Grains. In addition to his travel schedule, Mr Sterman teaches food theory and practical home cooking in Manhattan, where he lives with his family.
About Slate Burris
Dr. Slate Burris earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Bucknell University. He earned his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine after spending a year in China studying under Master Wang Si Ping. He later earned his Doctorate of Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
In 2008, he relocated to Mexico to organize free clinics in the mountains of Oaxaca and Michoacan. For many years, he was a ardent student of Kiiko Matsumoto’s and Tung’s acupuncture styles. Through his classical studies and clinical experience, over the last decade and a half, he has developed Neoclassical Acupuncture, a palpatory technique based on a 6-element model with instant results on both the root and symptomatic levels.
Dr. Burris has given over 350 seminars in total, training thousands of acupuncturists in Mexico, Russia, and, more recently, Europe. In 2019, he published Neoclassical Acupuncture. In September 2021, a Russian translation of the same name was released. A Spanish version will be released in late 2022. He delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual All-Russian Conference of Acupuncturists 2020 and the 3rd Annual All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference 2022. He still resides in Mexico with his wife, two children, and faithful dog, from where he travels extensively, giving approximately 40 seminars per year.
About Huang Huang
Professor Huang Huang, a nationally famous Chinese medicine practitioner, is the dean, professor and doctoral supervisor of the International Institute of Jingfang of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the representative inheritor of the Longsha Medical School (龍砂派) of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In the 1980s, he was mainly engaged in the teaching and research of the academic school of traditional Chinese medicine. After the 1990s, he focused on the standardized research and modern application research of Formula‘s Syndrome Jingfang fangzheng (經方方證), and devoted himself to the popularization and promotion of Jingfang. He advocated the “Prescription (方) – Pathology （病）- Patient Constitution （人）” as treatment model based on prescriptions and syndromes, emphasizing the overall concept and general practice thinking of Chinese Medicine. He used the vivid “Huang’s language” to promote the internationalization and popularization of Classic Prescription Medicine centered on “Shang Han Lun” and “Jin Gui Yao Lue”.
Representative academic monographs include “Ten Key Family Formula in Chinese Medicine”, “Zhang Zhongjing’s 50 Herbs and Syndrome”, “Huang Huang Jing Fang User Manual”, “Huang Huang Jing Fang Medical Talk”, “Jing Fang and Fang Zheng”, etc.
About Ann Cecil
Ann Cecil-Sterman is the author of three major books including Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinic Manual, acclaimed as the first and only text with complete protocols for all the channels of acupuncture, a book used often as the sole basis for several online courses presented by many teachers around the world. Ann works to return acupuncture to its inspiring classical roots, not just to the Han Dynasty writings but even to earlier understandings.
She teaches in three continents and offers a twice-monthly online chat where practitioners—new and established—present cases and ask any level of question. She graduated from, and then taught for six years at the acupuncture school founded by Dr Jeffrey Yuen in New York. During and after her time there for over 20 years she received thousands of hours of direct transmissions from him in acupuncture, pulse diagnosis, history, food, herbs, essential oils, stones, qigong and philosophy. In her busy Manhattan practice which she loves, she specializes in seemingly intractable conditions. www.anncecilsterman.com
About Brandt Stickley
Brandt Stickley is Associate Professor in the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine. His work is a synthesis of Classical Jingfang herbal medicine, Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, and the psychiatric model of Hammer’s Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies. He teaches widely in doctoral programs in the US, and is the Lead Instructor in the Five Branches Certificate in Chinese Medical Psychology and Trauma-informed Practice.
About Salustino Wong
Salustino Z Wong, is the Director of Jingfang Classics Institute and Visiting Profesor at the International Jingfang Institute of Nanjing Chinese Medicine University. Born in Havana Cuba, left for China in 1995 at the age of 23. At the University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, he completed his undergraduetes studies, a master degree and a PhD. He remain in China after his studies to follow diferent masters, and go through different paths, all together 20 years.
During his time in China, Salustino immersed himself in Taoist, Buddhist, Confucian teachings, and the study of the art of calligraphy, embracing his passion for teas and the sacred instrument Gu Qin.
Salustino Wong meets Prof. Huang Huang in 1998, where he first comes into contact with the Jing Fang method and falls in love with its effectiveness and simplicity of prescription, within the in-depth study of classical Chinese medicine. He becomes his student, maintaining this connection to this day.
He started teaching Jingfang in Europe in 2006, using a very didactic and clinical method, learned from his teacher, Prof. Huang Huang. Very quickly this effective method spread through many countries, and today Jingfang Classics Institute have presence in many countries.
A Latin Westerner motivated by Eastern and European culture, after 20 years in China and after having traveled paths where very few have been, Salustino becomes a rare and indispensable piece to understand the thought that is at the base of Chinese Medicine, and often it is enigmatic to Westerners.
About Michael Corradino
Dr. Corradino Graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Cum Laude, in 1995 with his Masters in the Sciences of Traditional Oriental Medicine. His undergraduate studies combine molecular biology and philosophy. Dr Corradino has been in the field of Integrated Medicine since his graduation (Presently 25+yrs). Michael’s mission in life is to reach and expose quality Traditional Chinese Medicine to as many people as possible in his lifetime as to present an effective, quality option for health care and aiding in the integration of Eastern, Western, and, Natural medicine. Michael relocated to San Diego in 2004 to complete the first Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, DAOM, in America, in an effort to further enrich and deepen his understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was in the first graduating class in the nation to complete the DAOM.
Dr Corradino has also studied medicine under five highly renowned and experienced doctors at two hospitals and one medical school in China. Dr Corradino also presented Neuropuncture in China at the GanSu Orthopedic surgical hospital in 2019.
Combining all of this knowledge and through extensive research Dr Corradino has created a new unique system of acupuncture named, Neuropuncture. Neuropuncture is a complete acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience and other western medical sciences into its clinical applications for pain management, orthopedic conditions, mental health, and internal medicine. Dr Corradino published his first book on “Neuropuncture, a neuroscience acupuncture system” in 2011, and his second edition with Singing Dragon publishing house in 2017. He has published several medical research papers and is currently involved in ground-breaking neuroscience electro-acupuncture research. Dr Corradino is also involved in groundbreaking stem cell and spinal cord injury electro-acupuncture research. He is also a published medical article contributor.
Dr. Corradino’s specialties are pain management, neurological conditions, internal medicine, mental health, and general well-being/ longevity. Applying neuroscience to acupuncture and various types of electro acupuncture, applying the pharmacology to Traditional Chinese Herbology, cupping and Tui Na (Chinese structural alignment) are his specialties. Dr. Corradino’s passion, devotion and belief in the Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and 21st century Western Medical sciences contributes to his success.
About Bob Quinn
Bob Quinn, DAOM, L.Ac. has been in practice since 1998. In his previous career he taught math and German at the high school level. He earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998 and 2008. His focus from the start has been on gentle acupuncture styles developed in modern Japan that are rooted in the classical texts. In addition to acupuncture, teishin therapies, moxibustion, and herbal medicine, Bob has been a serious student of bodywork, which he will touch on in this seminar. He has studied and practiced shiatsu, Traditional Thai massage, Sotai, Seiki-Soho, and Qigong Tuina. Bob developed his own Sotai style that he calls Yin Sotai.
He recently retired from full-time teaching at NUNM in the School of Classical Chinese Medicine to devote himself to writing and private seminar teaching. Bob has long operated a seminar-hosting business in Portland, Oregon, which has afforded him the opportunity to study with several masters in an ongoing way. Notable among these teachers was the late Iwashina Anryu Sensei (aka Dr. Bear), who was one of the original pioneers in using the teishin.
Bob recently published his first book: A User’s Guide to the Teishin and Enshin—A Quiet Revolution in Traditional East Asian Medicine. It is available through Amazon and Blue Poppy.
About Jonathan Shubs
Naturopathic Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education (Swiss) Ac. Dipl. TCM-FVS, FNMTC, NVS, EMR, ASCA
A graduate of Shao Yang Institute, Jonathan has been in private practice in Lausanne (CH) since 2006. To refine his skills and explore further methods, he studied extensively with Dr, Richard Tan and received the Balance Method Gold level practitioner status in 2014. In 2012 he published his first article in the Journal of Chinese Medicine titled Foundations of Meridian Theory. This article was the foundation of his Unified Acupuncture Theory which he has developed into a complete system for understand the channels and their interactions.
He is a teacher at the Chiway Academy in Winterthur, Switzerland and also teaches his Unified Acupuncture Theory system worldwide. He is about to release a book in July 2021 titled “Sun’s Season of Channels” which is an introduction to Chinese medical thought and channel systems and it’s main focus centers on integrative acupuncture where he joins different styles and theories to create a coherent and logical approach to diagnosis and treatment.
About Evan Rabinowitz
Dr. Evan M. Rabinowitz is the former Director of Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where during his 8-year tenure he helped create the University’s Masters and Doctorate programs in Oriental Medicine. Currently, he is a professor at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, Asheville.
He is a lecturer at Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Integrative Medicine Program, Washington, DC. He was formerly an instructor and Chinese herbal supervisor at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville.
Evan has an active private teaching schedule offering continuing education for practitioners across the country and internationally. Evan is currently teaching two extended study training for practitioners: Chinese Medicine Specialty Rotations and the Yao Shan Herb Program. Evan has been studying extensively with Jeffrey Yuen for the last twenty years. He is the founder of Yao Shan Center for Chinese Medicine in Washington, DC, his clinical practice for the more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the George Washington University (B.A.), Traditional Acupuncture Institute (M.Ac.) and Maryland University of Integrative Health (D.Ac.).
About Sohial Farzam
Sohial Farzam is an Australian registered Acupuncturist and he has been practicing for 20 years. He was also a long-term lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health (formally known as the Australian College of Natural Medicine) in Melbourne Australia for 14 years. Recently he has paused teaching at the college only to expand his teaching publicly, both domestic and internationally.
Sohial’s main area of speciality is in Psycho-Emotional imbalances and emotional empowerment. His a well-known practicing acupuncturist in Australia where he practices as a Emotional Wellbeing Acupuncturist in a multi-modality health centre. He currently presents many seminars on psychological and mental health conditions around Australia, New Zealand and hosts many industry speakers. He is also the founder of this symposium.
He has a special interest in human psychology, human behaviour, neuroscience, quantum physics and philosophy. He integrates all these study angles into TCM concepts to fully understand the dynamics of the psyche.
Sohial has also completed further qualifications completing internships in China. He has 2 certifications in clinical studies working in Liaoning Hospital of TCM in the area of neurology, eye microsystem and advanced acupuncture as well as certifications in Beijing in specialised Acupuncture and Abdominal Acupuncture protocols. Sohial also founded and is the owner of one of the quickest growing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine supplies wholesaler called NeedlePro Australia. His products can be found at www.needlepro.com.au