Education, Professional Organizations and Experience

FIVE BRANCHES INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE:  1982 – 1986. Completed certificate program in traditional Chinese acupuncture and herbology, with emphasis on Oriental medical diagnosis, treatment planning and techniques including acupuncture, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal formulation. Complementary studies included nutrition, acupressure, chi gong and western pathophysiology.

Clinical Internship at TCM Clinic 1984-86: Supervised practice diagnosing and treating patients using the above principles and techniques.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Continuing education since 1987 with master teachers Jeffrey C. Yuen, Kiiko Matsumoto O.M.D. Richard Tan O.M.D. and others, learning advanced acupuncture theory and techniques, Chinese herbal formulation and nutrition with an emphasis on acute and chronic pain and immune system conditions.

TWIN LAKES COLLEGE: 1980-82  Completed massage certificate program including Tui-Na acupressure and Shiatsu techniques.

JIN SHIN DO: 1980-81  Certification

CABRILLO COLLEGE: 1980-83  Health Professional Program: anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and pathophysiology.

SACRED ANATOMY ENERGY MEDICINE(tm): 1999  One of the first three people to be professionally certified by founder and author Desda Zuckerman.

Professional Organizations

Professional Member: California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA) since 1990


ACUPUNCTURIST: 1984 to present. Providing acupuncture treatments, herbal, lifestyle and nutritional counseling. Specializing in relieving acute and chronic pain and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal immune system disorders. Other experience includes: injuries, structural imbalances, hormonal disruption, urinary and digestive problems, insomnia, depression and reducing the side effects of medications.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR: 1999 to 2006. David offered his unique theory of “Holographic Acupuncture” for continuing education credit.  This course was consistently well reviewed and provides a missing key to understanding why acupuncture points can affect specific areas of the body instantly.

David also offered “Acupressure Anyone Can Learn” to the community. The same holographic principles that he teaches to professionals can allow anyone to learn to instantly relieve pain and promote healing. The class was offered through the College of Marin.

MASSAGE PRACTITIONER: 1982 to present. Providing acupressure when appropriate.

CLINICAL PRACTICE INSTRUCTOR: 1990-1991. San Francisco School of Acupuncture, 2051 Market St., San Francisco, CA.

1998 to 2001. Meji College of Oriental Medicine, 2550 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA.  Instructing and supervising student interns in the clinical practice of acupuncture and herbal therapy.

THE IMMUNE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT: 1993 to 2001. His practice in the Castro district of San Francisco further expanded his specialty work in pain and Immune dysfunction syndromes. David provided informal internships to students here for five years.

1985: Collaborated in developing “Hands On Energy Release Educators,” a group that demonstrated the effectiveness of acupressure in reducing symptoms of disease and the use of medication by elderly people confined to a convalescent hospital.