Guest Speakers and Visiting Faculty Leanne Chee, Dipl. C.H., L.Ac. Leanne received her education from the Chinese Medical Institute in Hong Kong, graduating in 1978. She is certified in Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and professional staff certificate to teach at ICAOM issued by the Hawaii Department of Education in 1998. Leanne has a very successful acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice in Honolulu, and specializes in women's health, pediatrics, and internal medicine.

Denis Courtois, Ph.D. Dr. Courtois earned his dotorate in Physics ( 1998) from University J. Fourier, Grenoble, France. He study of the crystallographic and magnetic properties of the RE3Fe29 compounds, with RE = rare earth at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia between (1993 -1997). Dr. Courtois is a Researcher in magnetic materials at Laboratoire Magnetisme L. Neel, CNRS, Grenoble, France. He speaks fluently in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Ila Jhaveri, MS, L.Ac. Ila Jhaveri completed her undergraduate studies at Friends World College in England, France, and Costa Rica, and graduated with Master's in Oriental Medicine from the Tai Hsuan College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in 1995. Jhaveri previously taught language, being fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and is currently in private practice of Oriental Medicine, specializing in women's health.

Eugene Lee, M.D. Eugene completed both his undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1978, and his Master's in Physiological Psychology in 1982, from the University of Hawaii. He went on to medical school at the University of Washington, receiving his Medical Degree in 1994. He did his residency with the University of Hawaii Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program from 1994 through 1998.

Michael Sinclair, B.S., M.A.O.M., Dipl. Ac., L.Ac. Michael graduated from North Seattle Community College, Washington, in 1991 as an Emergency Medical Technician, and worked briefly with Shannon Ambulance services and Harborview Medical Center Emergency Room, and is currently a Certified Instructor for the Red Cross. Michael received his Bachelor's degree in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in 1995, and completed his Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr in 1997.

Terry Oleson, Ph.D. Dr. Terry Oleson holds a Ph.D. in Psychobiology from the Univ. of CA at Irvine. He has published over 20 scientific articles and several books on auricular acupuncture. He presented his work at the World Health Organization in 1990 and was a speaker at international symposiums in France in 1994 and 2000 and China in 1995. Dr. Oleson has conducted pioneering research on auricular diagnosis at the UCLA Pain Management Center, chairs the Department of Psychology and the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the California Graduate Institute.

David Legge, D.O. Dipl. TCM. Dr. David Legge, author of "Close To The Bone" graduated as an osteopath and acupuncturist in 1980, and completed his post-graduate acupuncture training at the College of TCM in Nanjing, China in 1982. He has been in clinical practice for over 20 years, and specializes in acupuncture treatment of painful musculo-skeletal disorders. Well known for his sense of humor, dramatic needling techniques and clear presentation of diagnostic methods, Dr. Legge has lectured before groups of acupuncturists, osteopaths, chiropractors and MDs in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H., A.H.G. Peter is a practitioner of Oriental medicine and a medical herbalist. He originally apprenticed for two years with herbalist Dr. David Lee in London, England, graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (U.K.) in 1980. He went on to study with Ted Kaptchuk, OMD and Henry Lu, Ph.D, and completed postgraduate studies in Chinese medicine at the Ecole Européene d'Acupuncture in Paris, France. Peter then completed a Western herbal medicine training at the College of Consultant Herbalists in England. Peter researches, writes and lectures extensively in the field of both Oriental and Western herbal medicine, bringing to his programs over 20 years of study, clinical practice and teaching experience.

John Chen, Ph.D., Pharm.D., OMD, L.Ac. Dr. Chen is the recognized authority on western pharmacology and Chinese herbal medicine. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine. He also received extensive post-graduate training in China specializing in herbology and internal medicine. He has taught herbal medicine at USC, Chinese herbology at South Baylo University, and western pharmacology at Yo San University. He was the Chair of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and an herbal consultant for the California Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CAAOM).

Susan Fierro, M.P.H., R.D. Susan has a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Hawaii, 1990; M.P.H., Master of Public Health, Nutrition, University of Hawaii. Ms. Fierro serves as Director of Nutrition Services at The Honolulu Medical Group, Inc. She is also a member of the Hawaii Dietetic Association, the American Dietetic Association, and a member of the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Vegetarian Nutrition, Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition, Consulting Nutritionists, Environmental Nutrition, and Diabetes Care and Education.

Robert Johns, L.Ac.John graduated from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (SFCAOM), 1985; advanced training, Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1989; Licensed Acupuncturist, California, 1986; Faculty, SFCAOM and Meiji College; Author of The Art of Acupuncture Technique.

Laurie Steelsmith N.D., L.Ac. Dr. Steelsmith graduated from the Evergreen State College with a B.A. (1988) and a B.S. in Natural Health Sciences an M.S. in Acupuncture, and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Bastyr University (1993). Dr. Steelsmith is a Diplomate of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. She is member of the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and Hawaii Acupuncture Association. Dr. Steelsmith has Acupuncture and Naturopathic License in the State of Hawaii and Naturopathic Medicine License in the State of Washington. She is author of Natural Choices for Women's Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create A Lifetime of Wellness.

Gary Saito, D.C Dr. Saito is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic in West Sunnyvale, CA, 1984. Dr. Saito has more than 12 years of experience in private practice, all of it in Hawaii. Dr. Saito is was the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Chiropractic Association and is the President and CEO of ChiroFirst Hawaii, a chiropractic doctor provider organization.

Laura Santi, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. Laura Santi is nationally and state licensed in Oregon. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1991 and pursued further clinical training in Shanghai, China. She also attended the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Maryland to learn 5 Element style, and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine for further education. Other education includes certification in teaching classical hatha yoga in 1987, the study of homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy, and the practice of Aikido for two years.

 
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