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Charles, MAOM, L.Ac., Diplomate of OM (NCCAOM), is a Licensed Acupuncturist. While Charles is an acupuncturist, his passion is in the study of how the mind (and spirit) truly work. He is also the “web master” and a contributing author for Acupuncture N Herbs and maintains the True Acupuncture web site.
List of additional “techniques” studied outside of traditional education:
Additional acupuncture styles studied:
. . . and too many others that have just been forgotten all together or are too “minor” to even mention!
In 1995, after dedicating more than ten years working with a major airline, Charles decided to pursue a career in the health care industry. At first glance, Naturopathic Medicine seemed a perfect fit and he began with undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Arizona. During this time, however, Charles’ health took a serious turn as he developed chronic fatigue, Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome, and serious kidney problems. Charles sought help from one of the top graduates from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, but little if any benefit was attained. Assuming that it was just the practitioner and not the medicine, Charles kept his sight on Naturopathic Medicine, although he began seeing an acupuncturist in Tucson.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist had studied in and was from China, and the treatments were very intense while the same points were treated every single time with extremely strong stimulation. After a number of treatments without any benefit Charles decided to work on his heath by himself.
Charles’ next move brought him to the Seattle area where he attended Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine. Unfortunately, Charles quickly became dismayed with Naturopathic Medicine; during his first year of study, Charles had numerous treatments at Bastyr’s clinic and with Naturopathic Doctors in the area and found that the diagnostic and treatment methods used were inadequate. Consequently Charles began consulting a fellow student’s father who practiced Chinese herbology. For the first time since the beginning of his illnesses, Charles saw an improvement in his health.
This positive experience with Chinese Herbal Medicine, combined with his overall disappointment with and unsatisfactory education at Bastyr University, and the consensus amongst senior students and graduates to avoid the Naturopathic route if they could do it all over again, solidified Charles’ decision to leave Bastyr University and pursue Oriental Medicine. By the time Charles began his education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2001, he had already studied numerous techniques listed below which broadened his understanding of health and disease. As Charles quickly moved through the didactic courses ahead of schedule, and all the while researching related Oriental Medical theories, he found his desire for Herbology waning. Yet, his pursuit of knowledge led him to the works of George Soulie De Morant and Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, in which his entire perspective of medicine transformed dramatically.
Although not yet finished with his second year of Oriental Medical education, Charles had already delved fully into the study of Morant and Quimby’s works. He quickly found that “True Acupuncture,” as described by Morant, was far beyond any other form of health care he had been exposed to and Quimby’s work enlightened him to even higher levels of healing.
Throughout his journey Charles has studied numerous modalities, of which only a few are worthy of attention. Through the study of Morant’s and Quimby’s work, Charles uncovered levels of healing for the mind and body that he never imagined possible when he first began his journey. Although the road has proven to be long and winding, the wisdom gained has been immeasurable, leading Charles to his discovery of True Acupuncture - a form of acupuncture that is not known and understood by the majority - and the development of Facilitated Conscious Change.