Warrior Healers: Acupuncturist, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapist, Hypnotherapists who are Martial Artists. My Network

last update- Mar-12-2019


Acupuncturist and Herbalists

Virginia University of Oriental Medicine Clinic– we have some great doctors here: Dr. Choo, Dr. Beyong, Dr. Kim.

Hoyoon Chong is a acupuncturist and constitutional medicine practitioner. Has done work for MMA fighters and Sports athletes. He has taught at University, and lectures on Sa Sang Medicine. He has shared with me a lot of constitution medicine, Qigong, and acupuncture, Diet. Website, Annandale Va.

Dr. Marc Wasserman in Kensington Maryland. Spent 10 years in Taiwan learning in a clinic environment and graduated there. He is also a Wing Chun practitioner.

James Leporati- teaches Tai Chi in NY and runs his clinic there. Other Link

Dr. Casey Corridan– graduate of PCOM in New York, is my current herbalist. Not so much a martial arts practitioner as much as a great consultant and mentor. www.acupuncture-alexandria.com

Dr. Eugene Zhang– his clinic is here in Fairfax Va. he is a doctor of TCM and is also a Tai Chi Chuan instructor. he is my current doctor and very good.

Dr. Hon Lee- is a Chinese doctor in Herndon Virginia. Link to clinic here. I first heard of him at Jow Ga Kung fu in Herndon Va.

Below: Alex, Brandon, Mike, Mario are all from Hsing-i.com:

Dr. Alex ShpigelSan Diego Ca. clinic link. A national champion of Lei Tai fighting using neijia- Taiji, Bagua, Xingyi (Hsing-i). Graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. San Diego Hsing-i
Interview with Alex.

Brandon Drouillard practices in Hsing-I Chuan in Colorado. This included his practice of Acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tuina massage therapy, herbal medicine, and kinesio-tapping are the modalities he integrates into his medical practice at Dr. Akers’ Natural Health Clinic, in Golden Colorado. he can be found at: http://coloradohsing-i.com/shrfu.html
Podcast: link here

Mike Corradino, Southern California (San Diego). He is acupuncturist and former full contact Lei Tai fighter. DMC acupuncture he specializes in Neuro-acupuncture. Please visit his website.

Mario Mancini is also a form champion level full contact fighter team mates with Alex Shpigel, Mike Corradino, and Brandon Drouillard. His acupuncture clinic can be found in San Diego, CA: Mancini Acupuncture

Dr. Tom Bisio- New York. Tom has not only written many books on the subject of healing, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, he is also a doctor of Chinese medicine. Zheng Gu Tui Na line of herbs at Kamwo.com.

Dr. John Kangclinic in Richmond Va. link John is a acupuncturist as well as Wing chun disciple of Lo Man Kam. East-West Wing Chun RVA. John is a graduate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Berkeley Ca.

Dr. Dale Dugas– Doctor of Oriental Medicine(DOM) and an Acupuncture Physician. He has studied Southern Mantis, Bak mei, Iron body and palm skills, Taiji, Bagua, Xingyi.
Dale’s blog Graduate of New England School of Acupuncture. Resides in Tampa Florida. Dale on LinkedIn

Andrew Miles DOM, L.Ac in Albuquerque New Mexico, lived and studied in Chengdu China. He studies 8 step Mantis and Yang Tai Chi Kung Fu . His clinic is Khoo Wellness also specializes in Cardiology.
Andrew has also launched a podcast here to educate people on health trends and information concerning healing therapies:
Podcast: Botanical Biohacking

Dan Regan LAc– Teaching in Canejo Valley ,California. Dan is a acupuncturist, but teaches the functional martial art styles like Kali, JKD, Silat, MMA, and Xingyi Dao. He comes highly recommended here. Website

Dr. Brian AllenOriental medicine and health services in Wilmington Delaware. Brian is a teacher and practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan.
Graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Dr. Celeste WrayYuen Accupuncture in Redlands Ca. studied Tai chi, Bagua, Xingyi in Richmond Va. went to 5 Branches in San Jose Ca.

Dr. Fernando Bernallclinic in St. Augustine Florida teaches Tai Chi Chuan, strength training, and other martial arts. Website: http://fernandobernall.com/

Tom Bailey– Thomas Bailey, Florida Doctor of Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture Physician, Florida Licensed Massage Therapist and instructor in Chen Tai Chi. Provides house calls in Palm Beach County and northern Broward County. Please see web site for details

John Mini LAc in Northern California Bay area: John is the creator of “Balance the Herb” which targets users of Marijuana. He is a long time qigong practitioner under Dr. Yu and his wife, Madam Ou-Yang Min who did Yiquan. website: ” target=”_blank”>John Mini contact website

Ali Sherbiny, MAcOM, DiplOM (NCCAOM), L.Ac, in Arlington Virginia sudied Tui Na, acupuncture, herbs, and Qigong. His clinic is smilingacupuncture.com

Dr. Brian Wilson-
Nashville Tennessee. Tai Chi practitioner, former fighter, and licensed acupuncture.http://www.integralacupuncturenashville.com/

Dr. Ben Ng- Sydney Australia clinic click here. Ben is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine down under in Australia. He is a very good push hands practitioner studied in the Yang Tai Chi chuan lineage of Fu Zhong Wen. other site here.

Dr. Christian Saint-Pierre- is a registered acupuncturist in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada who practices Taiwanese acupuncture. I also practice Yang Taijiquan and XiangShan Ziranmen. Accessacupuncture.ca

Justin Flinner, LAc. Justin has competed in Wushu and Taijiquan for many years as a student of Nick Gracenin. His clinic is in Washington DC.

Dr. Amy Tseng– Washington State. She can be found on Facebook if you search.

Dr.Gary Stier, O.M.D. A practitioner of Shen Men Tao system (Taiji, Bagua, Xingyi).
B.F.A in Music, M.S. & O.M.D.(H.K.) in Oriental Medicine, Reiki/Chi-Kung Master Master Instructor of Tai-Chi, Kung-Fu, Yoga
172 Augusta Drive. Wimberley/Woodcreek TX 78676. Phone 512-847-8188.

Stephen Tamaribuchi: Sacramento CA. https://www.yelp.com/biz/tamaribuchi-stephen-k-acupressurist-sacramento

Sifu Alexander Knight is a LAc in Bellinghave Washington who is a 4th degree black belt in Shuai Chiao and Tai Chi. His website is:

Awais Mian: in London U.K. Www.sevenheavens.co.uk Trained in biochemistry and cell biology and then traditional Chinese medicine at Westminster university. He has taught Tcm and qigong at London college of traditional acupuncture. Eventually he became head of biomedicine at London south bank university on the acupuncture course. Also vice chairman of the Wu shi taiji and qigong assn in the U.K.
A disciple of Michael Acton from the line of Ma Yeuh Liang through Master Dr. Li Li Qun.

Marcus Brinkman DOM (in Taiwan), Marcus is a high level Neijia martial artist. Website here

Paul Rossignol M.S.O.M., Dipl. OM, D.O.M., B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in East Asian Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2000. Southwest Acupuncture college of Santa Fe. Dr. Rossignol holds black belt ranking in Aikido as well as master instructors certifications in Yang Tai Chi Chuan, Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan and Hsing I Chuan. He is a certified instructor in martial arts. Martial arts School website. Contact him for more into at: drpauldom@gmail.com

Boris Bernadsky LAc LMT Brooklyn NY in a Tai Chi practitioner and a licensed acupuncturist in Brooklyn New York. Contact: Borislmt@gmail.com Tui Na massage also available. www.361acupuncture.com website
Facebook for 361 Acupuncture.

Andrew Nugent-Head, of Traditional Studiesis a practitioner and teacher in Asheville North Carolina. He studied in China and is a practitioner of Dr. Pie Xie’s Yin Bagua system. He has many videos like these online:
Discussion on External and Internal Damp

Chris LaCava

Justin Meyer

Herbalist Alexander “Roots” King: is a Wudang Internal arts practitioner and has been involved in herbal medicine for many years. He can be found here:

Dr. Mark Cheng- In Los Angelas CA. also known for his Beach Body series “Tai Cheng”, he is a kettlebell instructor, TCM doctor, Shuai chaio fighter. contact website: http://drmarkcheng.com/
Podcast here.

Damon BramichBetter Health Naturally
Address is 2/8 Bluegum Rd Jesmond (Newcastle) N.S.W Australia ph 61249557272. 61412573233

Steve Sterling, LAc, ACN, San Diego, CA

Dr. Keith Cini, AP Jupiter, FL

Jonathan M. Fields AP, DOM – Acupuncture Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine & Martial Arts Instructor in South East Florida, USA (Coral Springs)

Dr. David Walls-KaufmannCapitol Hill Chiropractic. David is a long time student for Ben Lo. His Tai Chi website here. he is a graduate of Palmer College.

Dr. Troy Schott The Joint Chiropractic in L.A. 7121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 martial arts site: grounddragonma.com
(323) 845-4688

Massage Therapists

Tim Darmetko- Tuscon Arizona. Martial artist and Korean Qi (or Chi) Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Tao Shiatsu (Japanese Massage), Unwinding the Belly/Tibetan Massage, Tui Na(Chinese Massage), Asian Reflexology, Sports Massage,
Pre/Post Natal Massage

Richard Johnson: Master Massage Therapist (no longer publicly practicing); M. S. Exercise Science; Doctoral candidate – Sports Biomechanics; Owner, coach and trainer, http://trukinetix.wixsite.com/home

April Franklin, Falls Church, VA Massage Therapist, Cupping Massage, Reiki. April is a fellow student at VUOM, Tai Chi practitioner, and does excellent cupping massage as well.

Katheryn Yasuoka: Was a student of Lou Kliensmith and does the Cheng Man Ching “Short form”. After Lou Kleinsmith she studied with Robert Smith and Ben Lo. She also practices Aikido at what is now called the Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Takoma Park. Well she is also a Massage therapist/Bodyworker. Styles include: deep tissue, craniosacral, reiki, cupping, pre-natal massage. She has some training in shiatsu and thai, but it is a modality not active for over 10 years. Her main work is through an integrative medical/wellness center where the only demand is sessions on a table. She has a private practice in Olney, MD. contact: kyasuoka1@gmail.com. She is at Aspenhillclub.com in Silver Spring Maryland. And teaches in Ashton Maryland at Blueberry Gardens
phone 301-924-0487.

Harry Klonizakis is a massage therapist and Touch for Health instructor in Greece that is also trained in Dong family taijiquan. His website: In the Flow link to http://www.intheflow.gr/

Aaron Green does Cranial Sacral and Tui Na work, he teaches Wu style Tai Chi from Bruce Frantzis. His website it Applied energy arts we recently did this interview here.

Ray Abeyeta- El Paso Texas. Ray is a Reiki healer besides Tai Chi instructor. Link here.

Matt Stampe LMT (2006-2013) combatsportsmassage.com While I do not practice massage much anymore and have let my license with Virginia Board of Nursing expire, I continued my education at VUOM.org as a student of TCM to be an acupuncturist. I sponsor and do bodywork on combat athletes and competitors in fight sports.

Diosodao Santiago- Greater New York area. He is an veteran instructor in Cheng Man Ching Tai chi and a massage therapist. Link here:

Paul Ramos: Is a long time practitioner of Wudang martial arts: Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan. His school is in the DC area. Paul has extensive training in Tui Na Chinese massage. Wu Shen Tao link

Joel Timmons LMT Lives in Jacksonville, Florida. He is on Facebook.

Rehabilitative, Sports Medicine, various manual therapies, physical therapist

Dr. Ujjwal Shakya, DPT, DMT, SCS is founder of MMA and Sports Rehab. He is also a practitioner of martial arts Muay Thai and trains and practices at Pentagon MMA. http://www.rehabmma.com/about/

Dr. Kenneth Fish in Gaithersburg Maryland, is a Osteopath/Chiropractor and a long time practitioner and teacher of Hsingyi, Tong Bei, Wing Chun, Boxing, and Taijiquan among other
rare styles and qigong. Clinic link in Maryland

Chris Jurak PT– Chris utilizes a unique combination of manual therapies. He is a long time student and teacher of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. LinkedIn here.

Hypnotherpists(click on name to get to website.)
Juan Maldonado– is a Tai Chi Chuan, qigong, and boxer/Muay Thai fighter. practitioner in Los Angelas Ca.
BA in Psychology from CSUN, Cert. in Hypnosis by ICBCH and American Hypnosis Association, Certified Taiji and Qigong instructor by Center for Holistic Arts. Twitter

Michael Pekor– Long Island NY, Mike is a push hands champion that does Tai chi chuan and Wing Chun.


Dr. John Painter is a clinically trained hypnotherapist. He teaches Tibetan Yoga, Daoist and Tibetan Dzogchen meditation, Zhan Zhuang for health, Daoist Qigong with a practical medical approach. He held classes in the Cancer center rehab unit at Duke University and more. His PhD is in Chinese Naturopathic medicine with thesis on Chinese massage.


About Administrator

Coach Matt Stampe is a Database Administrator and I.T. professional. He has a license to practice acupuncture in Maryland USA. In the world of Bodywork, he has been a Certified Massage Therapist (CNT) licensed with the Virginia Board of Nursing, and has a “Master of Science in Acupuncture” (MSA) at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM.edu). He is a candidate with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He has taught hundreds of people Authentic Yang Tai Chi Kung Fu for over 25 years. He was President of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Martial arts club, Secretary and Treasurer of USA chapter of Yongnian Association under Sifu He Weiqi. Experience includes: Kung fu schools: Omei Shaolin (Sifu Lu Xiaoling) 3rd degree Black Sash, Chinese Martial Arts Institute (Sifu Clarence Burris), United States Wushu Academy (Coach Christopher Pei), and Qi Elements (Sifu Nancy Bloomfield), Former Head Coach: Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation centers(Adults Tai Chi), Hope Chinese school (kids classes), NOVA MMA gym in Arlington (kids classes), and VUOM Martial Arts Tai Chi club (Fairfax). He has positively impacted peoples lives whether for health, sport, strength, combat, and spirit. As a true combat athlete, he teaches methods so people can be confident to defend themselves.
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