Oriental MedicineYasuko Akiyama-Bevett, M.S., MSOM, L.Ac.
Yasuko Akiyama-Bevett completed her B.A. in Psychology at the Kansai University in Japan in 1994.  She also completed an M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany in 1995 and completed an externship at Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York specializing in marital and family therapy training from 1997 – 1999.  She received an award for research excellence in 2004 while attending the Japan Women’s University.  In 2011, Ms. Akiyama-Bevett was awarded an MSOM degree from ICAOM in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She is a Certified Clinical Psychologist and has served as an onsite counselor and clinical manager providing training for staff counselors and nurses and assisting patients at the Mind and Body Health Plaza, Tokyo, Japan.  She has published numerous articles in established journals in Japan. nd calligraphy.

Joe Bright, MSTCM, L.Ac.
Joe Bright is the owner-founder of Kama’aina Acupuncture in Kapahulu. Joe Bright
received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993 from the Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Arts and Science in New York. He started his TCM training under his tai chi teacher in New York, Dr. Mou Chuan Jing, and eventually went on to his Masters in TCM in San Francisco at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005. After school, he remained in San Francisco and mentored under various doctors with specialties in skin diseases, tui Na and pain management, and mental-emotional disorders. Besides clinical work, and prior to returning home to Hawaii, Joe Bright worked for several years in the Chinese herb industry, including running his own small company that focused on organic herb sourcing. Currently, he balances his time in the clinic with teaching as well as his pursuits in the arts of painting and calligraphy.

Christine Cannon, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
Christine received her education at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has been in clinical practice since 1992, providing Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary and lifestyle counseling in both the private practice and teaching clinic setting. She has completed two clinical internships in China, both with an emphasis on Chinese herbal medicine and received her clinical doctorate in acupuncture and oriental medicine (DAOM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014. Christine has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1995. Courses she specializes in are TCM Diagnosis, TCM Internal Medicine, Chinese herbal materia medica and formulas, TCM Gynecology and advanced clinical supervision. 

Ray DeLa Cruz, D.Ac (Hawaii), L.Ac., LMT
Dr. DeLa Cruz completed a 3 year Master level program in acupuncture with the Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii in 1993.  He received his doctorate training at the University of Health Sciences, Hawaii, in the year 2000.  His specialty is in acupuncture sports therapy and he has operated his own practice since 1993 in Honolulu.  He also practices Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage therapy.  Currently, he teaches Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology, and Acupuncture Orthopedics classes at ICAOM.  nstructor.

Catherine Yu-Ling Low, B.A. (Taiwan), Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H., L.Ac.
Yu-Ling Low graduated from the Soo Chow University in Taipei, Taiwan with a B.A. in Japanese Language in (1981). She graduated from the Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii in 1992. Yu-Ling Low is a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
(NCCAOM). She holds a professional staff certificate issued by the Hawaii Department of Education in 1998.

Wai Hoa Low, DAOM, MBA, Dipl. Ac., L.Ac.
Dr. Low graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Doctoral of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2008). Dr. Low graduated from Chaminade
University with a Master in Business Administration (2008). Dr. Low completed a 3 year master level program in Acupuncture with the Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii in 1996. He is a Diplomat in Acupuncture of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist from NADA (2005), and is a national certified Clean Needle Technique Instructor from CCAOM (2004). Dr. Low studied advanced Acupuncture under the supervision of Senior Professor Li Shan Gao at Guanmen Hospital in Beijing, China, in 1997.

Ruthie Moss, Dipl. OM, MSOM, L.Ac.
Ruthie currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in which she focuses on women’s health and chronic pain conditions. In the past, she founded Mama Group Acupuncture Clinic, a community women’s clinic in Portland centered around conditions affecting conception, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Ruthie studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Portland at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2009, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Hawaii. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and physics from Tel-Aviv University.

Maritza Macy, M.S., L.Ac.
Maritza Macy earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese
Medicine (2002) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA. She is a Diplomat of Acupuncture of NCCAOM and is certified in Auricular Acupuncture for Drug Abuse and Smoke Cessation by NADA. She has completed training in Orthopedic Acupuncture Internship at RIMAC, University of California, La Jolla, CA.

Randy Otaka, B.A., M.T.O.M., L.Ac.
Randy Otaka earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from William's College, where he also completed the Pre-Medical program, graduating Cum Laude in 1994. He earned his Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1999. Randy Otaka is in private practice in Honolulu, where he integrates Shiatsu and Thai bodywork into his Oriental Medicine practice, and is also a Tai Chi instructor in the community.

Mai Wang, BE, DAOM, L.Ac.
Dr. Mai Wang, Clinic Director and Professor of Materia Medica at ICAOM. Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, Dr. Wang was an IT professional working in the Silicon Valley for 13 years. Dr. Wang received Bachelor of Engineering with Honors (Electrical and Computer System Engineering) from Monash University, Australia, in 1992. Fascinated by the great wisdom of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Wang decided to reenter school and study TCM in 2003. She received MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine from University of East West Medicine in 2006 and eventually earned her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University in 2009. Dr. Wang is a Licensed Acupuncturist in both CA and Hawaii. She is also certified by NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.

John Welden, Ph.D., M.S.O.M., Dipl. Ac., L.Ac.
John Welden earned a BA in Arts (1993) from the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in
Arts and a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture
College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, graduating in 1997. John Welden is a Diplomat in Acupuncture of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Hawaii. He has been in private practice since 1997.

Shi Zhong Xiao, DTCM (China), Dipl. Ac., L.Ac.
Dr. Xiao was awarded Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Suzhou Hospital of
Traditional Chinese Medicine (1967). He completed the Third Traditional Chinese
Medicine certification course approved by the Suzhou Public Health Bureau in 1966.
Dr. Xiao is a Diplomat in Acupuncture of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Hawaii. Dr. Xiao has been in private practice since 1994.

Michael M. Zanoni, Ph.D., M.S., L.Ac.
Dr. Zanoni studied at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San
Francisco, earning a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (1997.) He holds board certifications in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Besides Hawaii, Dr. Zanoni is licensed to practice acupuncture and Oriental medicine in three other states. He also has a BA (1970) and MS (1979) from California State University, San Jose, CA, and a PhD degree (1981) from Columbia Pacific University, Mill Valley, CA.

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