Chinese Medicine Business – Participating Practitioners

Find below information on each practitioner who contributed their wisdom to this evolving project. You can use the links directly below to jump ahead to each practitioner’s section, or scroll all the way through. If you want to return to the main page, with the list of questions, just click this link.

Z’ev Rosenberg

You may remember Z’ev from his podcast here at Chinese Medicine Central – click here to listen to that podcast.   Here is part of his bio from the Kan Herb website.

Z’ev Rosenberg began his study of Chinese medicine in the early 1970s, with studies in macrobiotics and Shiatsu. He was introduced to the theory of Chinese medicine at that time by Michael Broffman, L. Ac. He received a degree from the Santa Fe School of Natural Medicine in herbology and massage in 1976, the Kushi Institute (macrobiotics and Shiatsu) in 1979, Southwest Acupuncture College in 1983, and the Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine (post-graduate master’s degree in Oriental Medicine) in 1989. Z’ev has worked as a macrobiotic counselor and shiatsu practitioner throughout the 1970s, and has been in full-time practice in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1983.

He can also be reached through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s website.

David Berkshire

David Berkshire is co-owner and practitioner at Kwanyin Healing Arts in NW Portland, OR.  He was a teacher and mentor to me all through school at NCNM, where he still teaches.

Here’s a brief snippet from one of his online bios.

David has spent the last 10 years studying Chinese and natural medicine including herbal medicine, qigong, homeopathy, and CranioSacral energy work. He was drawn to these medicines after witnessing the powerful effects of Oriental medicine on a friend with a severe head injury. In his pursuit, he left a career as a chemical dependency counselor for adolescents. David received his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, with an emphasis in English literature and religious studies, from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska.

Seamus Kennedy

Seamus is a colleague of mine whom I met during our studies at NCNM.  He was a great student and friend, and when he left to start his dream clinic in upstate New York, I knew he would be successful.  We have since exchanged stories about being in clinical practice, and I knew his perspective would be valuable to new practitioners.

The clinic website for Live Well : Upstate Center for Natural Health still appears to be under construction.  However, his clinic does have a Facebook page you can access, and that may be a good way to reach him.

Monica Rudestam

Monica was another colleague at NCNM, and we are still fortunate to run into eachother in SE Portland – usually near the natural foods coop!  I was excited to include Monica’s perspective as a person who also teaches qigong and yoga – a real interest for many new practitioners.  Here is her bio from her website, linked below.

Monica’s life has been inspired by the joy and inspiration she experiences through physical and energetic movement. With a diverse history of spiritual and physical discipline including month-long vipassana retreats and dedicated practice of qigong, dance and yoga, she has come to possess an intense desire to discover what can be attained through the form of the human body. Monica has taught Hatha Yoga since 1996 and leads backpacking retreats combining yoga and mindfulness in the wilderness of California and Oregon. As a licensed acupuncturist, Monica seeks to inspire and awaken the potential of health and freedom in her clients.

You can reach Monica via,

Emaline Gray

Emaline also attended NCNM, and while she was a couple of years behind me, I was always impressed with her studiousness and warm demeanor.  I would often hear about her and her partner when people would discuss how they travelled to a fairly rural, underserved community in Kentucky.  Since many of my students are interested in returning to their towns of origin, I was excited to include her perspective!

Here is an excerpt from the bio on her clinic website.

Emaline is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist raised in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. After suffering numerous sports injuries as a young adult, Emaline actively sought out the best healing modalities. She discovered Chinese medicine through her focus in Religious Studies and Asian Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin. After graduation, she decided to further her study in the classical Chinese medicine school at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Through numerous treatments involving herbs, acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, qigong, tuina massage, diet and lifestyle therapy, she effectively resolved her chronic pain along with the physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances that arise from injury. This gift has restored in her a freedom that she now strives to provide to her own patients. She knows first-hand the difficulties of living through suffering and is determined to help her patients become able to live freely again.

You can reach Emaline via the website for the Light Clinic in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Ann Krueger

Ann is a fellow practitioner at Watershed Community Wellness and was also a classmate at NCNM. She has developed a way of practicing medicine and conducting business that really works for her, despite the congested market in Portland. Here’s a clip from her bio at the Watershed Community Wellness website.

I hold a a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. I am nationally certified through the NCCAOM, and licensed by the Oregon Medical Board as an Acupuncturist. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and a Certificate Degree in Creative writing. I play guitar and write music, enjoy biking and running, and have practiced yoga for fifteen years.