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Academic and Clinic Faculty

Peter Angelo L.Ac, MS, Dipl. AC. (NCCAOM)
Graduate of the Tri State College of Acupuncture (1995) and the Florida School of Massage in (1984), he is the current Chair of Eastern School's Acupuncture Department, where he has served on the faculty as a professor and clinical supervisor since 2000. He has supervised the Eastern School's clinical externship at the East Orange Veterans Hospital. Peter has maintained a general practice in acupuncture with a specialty in Orthopedics. His practice is rooted in his study of a variety of bodywork techniques and by his training in the Acupuncture Physical Medicine style of Dr. Mark Seem. His approach to Asian Medicine has also been strongly influenced and enriched by two years of study of Classical Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey Yuen as well as the study of the acupuncture style of Master Tung. Kiiko Matsumoto and Dr. Richard Tan's Balance Method. Peter was trained in Tai Chi Chuan and Medical Chi Kung by one of the senior students of the Grandmaster, Professor Cheng Man-Ching from 1978 - 1994. He has been a student and teacher of this healing art for more than 35 years.

Daniel Camburn, B.S., M.S., L.Ac. (NY), P.O.M. (PA)
Daniel is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, and qi gong doctor. He has been studying Chinese Medicine and martial arts since 1988, and officially began treating patients in 1992. In 1998 he achieved his Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in NYC. He has a Bachelors of Science (cum laude) in Psychology from Penn State University. Daniel is a kiatsu (pressing with energy) and qi gong practitioner, third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and second degree black belt in Aikido. He observed trauma medicine under Grand Master Alan Lee, in NYC, in 1992-1993. Daniel also spent nearly 1,200 hours studying Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Chengdu University of TCM, at the PhD level. For eleven years, he was a professor and clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in NYC. Additionally, he was a professor and clinical supervisor at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, NYC, for three years. Daniel has served as the director of several acupuncture programs, including two years at Yonkers General Hospital, and four years at the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. He also served for two years as a professor, practitioner, and clinical supervisor at the Texas Health and Science University, in Austin. Since 2012, he's been a site visitor for ACAOM, the accrediting body for Chinese Medicine schools in America. He practices in SoHo, NYC. Daniel currently teaches in the Herbal Program, and the Traditional Medicine Department, at ESATM, Bloomfield NJ.

Mitchel Chalek B.F.A., M.S., L.Ac. (NJ, NY). Dipl. Of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Mitchel Chalek's introduction to asian medicine began in 1973 when he picked up a book by Tokujiro Namikoshi called "Japanese Finger Pressure Therapy - Shiatsu". This led to enrollment in shiatsu school in New York with Wataru Ohashi. herbal studies with Jeffrey Yuen, and eventually his Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. He has worked as an acupuncturist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Integrative Medicine Clinic where he participated in research development and supervision, and has maintained a private practice in Montclair, NJ since 1999. He is currently a faculty member at Pacific College in New York City and The Eastern School in Bloomfield, NJ, where he teaches courses on Asian Medical Theory, Acupuncture, and supervised in the acupuncture and herbal clinic.

Faten (Fate) Daou, DAOM, L.Ac.
Dr. Fate Daou, DAOM, L.Ac. is one of the East Coast's leading acupuncturists and herbalists (FL, NY, NJ). She holds a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Florida, specializing in internal medicine and pain relief. She earned a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, NY. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Daou provided supportive care for cancer patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel's Cancer Medical Center of New York, where she drew on her clinical expertise in acupuncture as a complementary medicine to assist patients with reducing pain, minimizing side effects, and maximizing overall quality of life.

She is the president/owner of DAOU ACUPUNCTURE PC. where she treats hundreds of patients suffering from musculo-skeletal pain, seasonal allergies, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal issues, acne, and depression. Dr. Daou is skillful at finding the underlying causes of a disease and treating patients as a whole to regulate and balance disharmonies in accord with the ancient practice of Chinese medicine, which draws on the integrity and cohesion of the human body, mind and spirit.

Dr. Daou joined the faculty at Eastern School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ESATM) in 2016, teaching traditional Chinese medicine theory and medical classics of Chinese medicine.

Joseph DelGiodice, C.H., L.Ac.
Joseph DelGiodice is an acupuncturist, Chinese and Western herbalist, and naturopath, with a tenure in the healing arts that stretches across four decades. With his great grandfather an herbalist and bone setter, great grandmother a midwife, and godfather a 1949 graduate of The Swedish Institute, the practice of healing stretches even further back in his family, to nineteenth century rural Sicily. His lifelong fascination with health and longevity began at age 7. That year at Christmas, he received his first book on nutrition, a gift from his brother-in-law. Joe didn't know what all the words meant, but eventually learned, and read that book so many times that it literally fell apart. Having studied extensively with herbalist priest Jeffrey Yuen, and having been a long time apprentice to Master Western Herbalist David Simon, Joe is a graduate of Rutgers College, the Somerset School of Massage Therapy, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and the American Naturopathic Medical Institute. He has always modeled his practice after the 19th century physio-medicalist country doctors, when patients were like family and a physician would tend you when you're sick, but would also help raise a barn, harvest a crop, fix a roof, cook a meal, or preach in a frontier church.

Joe has been a member of the ESATM community since summer 2012 and recounts his first day as an observing clinic supervisor as follows, "I stepped into the clinic, and watched, and listened, and absolutely loved every second of it. I literally counted the minutes for two weeks to pass and my own shift to begin." Prior to that, Joe was a faculty member at PCOM NY and an acupuncture proctor for the NJ State Board of Medical Examiners. Since July of 1999, he has maintained a private practice in Hoboken, focusing on whole body wellness, geriatrics, musculoskeletal care, women's and men's health, and natural food education. He is also a volunteer gardener at the Community Church of Hoboken Organic Vegetable Garden.

When not in the kitchen preparing arugula salad, broccoli rabe, tabbouleh, or making a fresh green juice, Joe can be found cross country skiing, surfing a longboard, or singing and playing guitar as part of the popular acoustic combo, The Tribe of Uncles. If you don't see him in any of these places, stop in and say hello at the Eastern School Clinic.

Some of his favorite quotes:
"Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you." "Love turns work into rest." - St. Teresa of Avila (abbess and mystic)
"The mature man lives quietly, does good privately, assumes personal responsibility, treats others with friendliness and courtesy." - Kenneth Rexroth (poet and essayist)
"Stay busy and get plenty of exercise." - Jackrabbit Johannsen (supercentenarian and father of North American cross country skiing)
"Don't worry, wave come." - Duke Kahanamoku (waterman and father of modern surfing)
"When the wave comes, best not to fight." - Sal Librizzi (surfing barber and friend)

Lois Denmark, DACM, L. Ac., Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)
Lois Denmark has been a Faculty Member and Clinical Supervisor at the Eastern School of Acupuncture since 2004. She teaches core curriculum courses in the Theory, Acupuncture & Herbology Departments and is the current OM Theory Department Chair. She has been in private practice in NJ & NY since 1998 and is a graduate of PCOM NY & PCOM SD where she attained the degree: Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. She has a B.A. from Montclair State College.

Robert D. Eisen, DC
Dr. Robert D. Eisen is a 1988 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has earned a B.S. in Biology from the National College of Chiropractic, in Lombard Illinois and an A.S. degree in Chemistry from Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dr. Eisen has been a practicing chiropractor in New Jersey since 1989 and his current practice is located in Paramus, N.J. He has a family practice that specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Eisen holds advanced post graduate training in Manipulation Under Anesthesia and has completed the course in study to sit for the Department of Transportation Certified Medical Examiner certification. He continues his post graduate education by taking various continuing education courses in topics ranging from musculoskeletal conditions to nutrition. "I believe that it is important to continue your education to learn new cutting edge technologies and treatment to better serve my patients and help them achieve their goals of optimal health".

Dr. Eisen began teaching as an adjunct professor at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in 2012, where he began teaching Medical Terminology. He continued on staff at ESATM and became the acting Bioscience Department Chair as well as teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Bioscience, Anatomy Intensive and Biology.

"I believe that a whole person approach to health, incorporating chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, regular exercise and good nutrition will help my patients to achieve the results they desire for their health. The more proactive you are in keeping yourself healthy the less likely you will be to become sick and dependent on medications to try and improve your health status."

Mayda Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Mayda Gonzalez has been a faculty member at the Eastern School of Acupuncture since 2010 and currently serves as the Bioscience department Chair and faculty, Dr. Gonzalez has been involved in the medical field for more than 18 years, foreign medical graduated with more than 8 years' experience working as a general doctor first (Santa Clara Medical University Medical Degree) and as a pediatrician later. When she came to US 12 years ago she started teaching and was using all her western medicine knowledge and her Medical Degree to teach. Dr. Gonzalez was working more than 10 years in a Nursing college as a Faculty helping the students to success in the medical field and holding an Allied Health Instructor, a BLS instructor and research coordinator certification.

Thomas Kouo, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)
Dr. Kouo comes to the Eastern School from the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine where her served as the Academic Dean. Prior to working in Virginia, Dr. Kouo was at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego, where he was the chair of the Herbal Department and taught in both the Master's and Doctoral programs while also serving as a Clinical Supervisor. A graduate of the Masters and Doctoral program at Pacific College, Dr. Kouo founded and was the clinical director of Elemental Harmony Acupuncture in San Diego. Elemental Harmony Acupuncture served San Diego and was one of the foremost clinics for pediatrics, orthopedics, and women's health. He was also the creator of a special facial rejuvenation protocol named "Age-Reversal Therapy" (ART) that was featured at the renowned A & B Medical Spa in Hillcrest, California.

He has treated athletes on the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Lakers, the US Winter Olympic Training team, and was the acupuncturist for the La Jolla Open Tennis Tournament at the La Jolla Tennis Center.

Dr. Kouo was one of the original acupuncturists selected to pilot UCSD's Center for Integrative Medicine and was on staff in family medicine with hospital privileges working alongside UCSD's best physicians.

He has also worked in the oncology department of Radys Children's Hospital in San Diego where he developed his love and compassion in working with children. Dr. Kouo was a manager and clinical supervisor for a community clinic providing free healthcare to seniors in downtown San Diego and was responsible for establishing an herbal dispensary providing free herbal treatment for patients of the clinic. Dr. Kouo is honored to serve on the medical advisory board of Miracle Babies, a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of women and families with babies born prematurely. He is also on the Board of Directors of Alternative Healing Network, a San Diego based organization providing alternative health care and education to the public in need.

He has lectured both locally and nationally on topics such as Chinese Medicine and HIV/AIDS, Fatty Liver Disease, healthy pregnancy, pediatric care, sports injury care, and integrative medicine. He was also the Director of Wellness for a Fortune 500 company in Los Angeles and was the herbal consultant for the licensure review preparatory company, TCM Tests.

Jeng Kuan, L.Ac., DC, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)
Dr. J. K. Kuan is National Board Certified (NCCAOM) (NBCE) and a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey, New York and California. Since childhood, he had witnessed his family members using Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for healing and wellness. Later in life, after years of being active in playing sports and practicing martial arts, he personally benefited from Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chiropractic treatment for shoulder, knee pain and sciatica, which inspired him to become a licensed Acupuncturist and Chiropractor.

Dr. Kuan graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) with a Doctor's degree in Chiropractic and a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. There he received the Outstanding Service Award for his individual contributions to the college, made the Dean's List, and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his steadfast commitment to the community and outstanding leadership in Traditional Asian Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Kuan began his Acupuncture and Chiropractic career in San Diego and Santa Monica, California. From there he brought together many of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques for excellent healing and wellness. Since then, he has continued to build his reputation as a practitioner who is passionate about healing and providing care to those that find themselves in physical distress. After years of practice in California, Dr. Kuan pursued the opportunity to bring his clinical experience and healing techniques to the East Coast so that he could provide care to those in need.

Miguel Angel Oquendo, MD
Dr. Miguel Angel Oquendo was born in Cuba in May 8th, 1956. His father was a farmer who worked in all processes of the cigar making industry. His mother was a housewife Both his parents practiced Spiritism. As a child, he struggled between his parent's beliefs and what he was taught at school regarding God and spiritual matters. In communist Cuba only atheism was possible.

He studied at the Institute of Medical Sciences in Cuba. He was a Neurosurgeon and Professor at Manuel Ascunce Domenech Hospital, which was associated with the Medical School in his native province of Camaguey, Cuba

Dr. Oquendo fled Cuba on a raft and survived a six day ordeal assuring his freedom and that of the others who fled with him.

He was held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he collaborated as a Medical Doctor and Interpreter with the US ARMY and the US NAVY. He was admitted to the United States and is an American Citizen. Today, Dr. Oquendo is living his dream of being free.

He is a motivational speaker and an innovative teacher of Neuro-anatomy, Neurophysiology, Neuro-plasticity, Neuro-linguistics, Fatherhood, and Relationships.

With more than 30 years of extensive experience in the educational and medical fields, Dr. Oquendo also brings personal experience and knowledge to the amazing domain of the human brain.

Dr. Oquendo's empowering message helps people lighten up and grow personally and professionally. His focus leads to the perfect combination between personal fulfillment and gaining peace of mind at any circumstance.

"It is our language and the actions we take that create the quality of life we are meant to live."

Jeremy Steiner, L.Ac., DAOM Fellow
Jeremy Steiner is a practitioner of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice acupuncture in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

Jeremy is a graduate of The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (ESATM). Upon earning his degree in Acupuncture at ESATM in 2007, Jeremy went on to complete a Traditional Herbal Studies program in 2010. Jeremy continued to further his education through extensive postgraduate training under the mentor-ship of Japanese acupuncture master Kiiko Matsumoto and Dr. Noel Nowicki, MD and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at The Atlantic Institute for Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In addition to practicing Oriental Medicine, Jeremy has been on the faculty of ESATM as both teacher and clinical supervisor since 2007. He also practices and teaches medical qigong and meditation.

Although Jeremy's specialty is in the treatment of pain and inflammation, during his years in practice he has had extensive clinical experience and positive results in the treatment of a wide spectrum of disorders including acute and chronic pain conditions, sports injuries, trauma, autoimmune, thyroid, digestive conditions, neuropathies, allergies, common cold, fatigue, stress, weight loss, neurogenic urinary bladder disorders, post stroke paralysis, swallowing disorders, and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. Jeremy regards the practice of Traditional Medicine as a vehicle to aid his patients on their journey towards health, well-being and the unfolding of their potential.

Shiaomei Weingarten, B.A., M.S., Lic. Ac. (NJ, NY, CT, PA), Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Shiaomei Weingarten currently teaches Survey in Japanese Acupuncture and is a clinic supervisor at The Eastern School of Acupuncture. A graduate of the Eastern School, Shiaomei holds a B.A. in Oriental Languages from Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan and a M.S. in Hotel and Food Service Management from the School of Hospitality Management, Florida International University, Florida. Shiaomei has postgraduate studies in Advanced Japanese Treatment (Kiiko Matsumoto Style), is certified in Reflexology by the International Institute for Reflexology, Florida and has professional training with Professor Lin Yun, leader of Tibetan Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui. She is also studying energy work with Donna Eden of Energy Medicine, classic Chinese medicine including knowledge of essential oils, stones and Chinese herbs with Jeffrey Yuen and Japanese acupuncture with Kiiko Matsumoto and Tsuyoshi Shimamura. Shiaomei also studied a comprehensive two-year herbal program with David Winston, founder of Herbalist and Alchemist.

Xin Zheng, M.Ac., OMD (China), C.A. (NJ, NY)
Xin Zheng is a Clinical Supervisor and teaches core curriculum courses at The Eastern School of Acupuncture. Dr. Zheng received her medical and PhD degree from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Masters degree in Acupuncture from China Academy of TCM. After complete 3 years of residency and 1 years of specialist training in neurology at Beijing, she practiced acupuncture and Chinese Herbology as an attending physician and completed acupuncture anaesthesia research at the Acupuncture Institute in Beijing. 1995-1996 she went UK for postdoctoral research. She is faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York college of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She also practice acupuncture and herbology in New Jersey and New York. Particular reference to combination different styles of acupuncture to treat various kind of disease.

Department Chairs:

OM Theory: Lois Denmark, DACM, L. Ac., Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)
Acupuncture: Peter Angelo L.Ac, MS, Dipl. AC. (NCCAOM)
Western Medicine: Mayda Gonzalez, MD
Kiiko Style Acupuncture: Christine Henckel, B.A., Lic. Ac.

Adjunct Faculty

Patricia Barron, B.A. L.Ac.
Patricia Barron has studied forms of martial arts including Hung Ga kung fu and various forms of QiGong since 2001 and Yang Style Tai chi since 2004. She became involved with Traditional Chinese Medicine by receiving treatments and taking courses in Tuina Chinese Massage by her Sifu Pedro Yee which led her to the interest of Acupuncture. She graduated from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in 2008 and is currently licensed in Acupuncture in NJ, NY and PA. Patricia has a degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and is a Social Worker. For several years, she studied the Five Animal Frolics QiGong system with Master Walter Fricke at the ESATM achieving the level of QiGong instructor.

Ken Burgess, (certified teacher)
Ken Burgess has dedicated over three decades to the practice and study of traditional martial arts. He has attained teacher certification in Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung. In 1991, after receiving the precepts, he became a Buddhist and was given the Dharma name, Hoshu (Treasured Practice). After clearly realizing the potential healing powers of these practices, he is now committed to deepening his understanding to help others improve their physical and mental health and fulfill his vow to relieve suffering. He is currently teaching Yang Family Tai Chi under Holly Sweeney-Hillman and is working toward full certification in the 18 Luohan Chi Kung System under Sifu Sergio Arione.

Tarun Chauhan, MD
Dr. Chauhan completed his Medicine studies from Osmania Medical College, India in 1995. He worked as a Physician in various hospitals for 10 years in India. Finally, he worked in country side hospital. That gave me free hand to manage all kind of cases. Dr. Chauhan used to work as a Family Practitioner, of which conducted surgeries, reduced and casted fracture, conducted deliveries and Autopsies.

Dr. Chauhan's goal was to get into Residency in USA. For that he studied a lot and passed all my Exams and got ECFMG Certified. In USA, he has worked in Elmhurst Hospital, Jackson heights in Cardiac Clinical research. He also worked in Saint Luke's Roosevelt hospital in the Manhattan, in their Physiotherapy department.

Dr. Chauhan has been teaching since 2008. Has taught in Dover Business College, Everest and now in Lincoln tech. He has learnt skills to teach and manage class over last 9 years. When he teaches, he makes students understand the subject, so they have to cram less. He tells them many hospital scenarios and asked them lots of clinical questions, to get them excited. He teachs them, techniques to become a good student.

He is very good at Anatomy and Physiology, also EKG, CPR, Pharmacology, Clinical Procedures, Lab works, Medisoft, Computer skills and Venipuncture.

Dr. Chauhan is creative and is a fast learner. He learnt to stand on Surfboard in one day. He loves skiing, sailing and my own roses by cutting and grafting and had a big rose garden. He is a good swimmer, play tennis, badminton and soccer. He used to run Marathons and is a recipient of a few awards.

Jihong Ding, M.B/B.S., L.Ac. Of NJ & NY, Dipl. Of Oriental Medicine (both acupuncture & herbology)
Jihong Ding is a clinical supervisor and teaches clinical skills courses at The Eastern School of Acupuncture. She got a medical degree from the Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China in 1987, and then practiced in China from 1987-1995. She is the author of various books and articles on Tai Chi, Qigong, Eastern Nutrition and Oriental Medicine. Jihong is also a master of Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Chi Sword and has won numerous medals and championships in both areas. She has been practicing acupuncture in the United States since 1996 and specializes in Gynecological, Neuromuscular, Psychological Disorders and Pain Syndromes. In 2005, Jihong founded the Ding Acupuncture Herb Center in New Jersey.

Matthew Fellner, DACM, L.Ac.
Matthew Fellner is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with over 15 years' experience in the field of Chinese Medicine and alternative health. Matt graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Sociology. In 1998 he began training in traditional Ba Gua Zhang Kung Fu with Shifu Ahles in Bergenfield, NJ. There he began learning about traditional Chinese herbology and eventually began teaching Kung Fu, Ch'i Kung, and meditation classes. In 2002, he enrolled in Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, earning his master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Since 2006, Matt has had the good fortune to treat thousands of patients, both in private practice and as the manager of a very successful multi-disciplinary medical facility. Englewood Cliffs Acupuncture & Stress Management Center is the culmination of all the hard work and years of learning that Matt has put into developing a facility that offers unique strategies and the highest level of care in the field of health & wellness.

Mandanna Gampathy Naleyanda, MD
Upon graduation of primary high school, my interest has been in Science and I was chosen to be a participant at NJIT summer clinic. The goal was to fly a balsa wood glyder without breaking the egg from the Tiernan Hall. Our design and glyder won the contest. Further, my interest took me to Fairligh Dickinson University where my major was Biology. During my first year of study at the University, Dr. Stephen Gittelson ( Professor Emeritus of Biological Science), gave me an opportunity to be his research assistant. Our goal was to test different ion concentration interaction with flagellar motility on Polytomella genus ( P. parva, P. agillis, P.papillata). In my third year of study at the university, we were accepted to present our work at the 4th East Coast Conference on Protozoa at State University of New York College at Oneonta. Our paper was published on Protocol Online, "Cell Counting with the Sedgewick-Rafter Chamber and Whipple Micrometer Disc ".

I perused my science passion further and received medical education from Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Science located in Poland with externships at various Hospitals in the States. In the United States, I worked at Dendrite, a Pharmaceutical company and then moved to Kaplan Medical and have been imparting medical knowledge for more than a decade. My focus has been in USMLE preparation, Nursing and Allied Health related fields.

Christine Kim Henckel, L.Ac.
Christine Kim Henckel has 11 years' experience working in Mental Health and Addiction services. Her interest in Eastern Medicine was sparked by her observation of the limitations and inconsistent results with Western pharmaceutical treatment. After graduating ESATM in 2011, Christine stayed on as an assistant and is currently a Faculty member and Clinic Supervisor. She treats patients in her private practice and continues to study under the renowned Master Acupuncturist, Kiiko Matsumoto.

Karen Lin, L.Ac., MD (China)
Karen Lin graduated from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in New Jersey. She subsequently became a Part time faculty member teaching the clinical research class to third year students. She established Harmony Acupuncture and Wellness, LLC in Cranford, New Jersey, as her own clinic to treat people with various conditions. Long before working in this field, Karen earned her M.D. degree from Guangzhou Medical University in China in 1992 and worked as a physician in the affiliated hospital. She came to the United States to continue her education and obtained her Master's degree in biochemistry in 1996. Since then, she has been working in the biomedical research field for 20 years.

Sheila Mason, B.A, M.S., L.Ac. (NJ, PA)
Sheila Mason received her BA from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL and her MS from George Williams College in Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of the Tri State College of Acupuncture in New York (1983). She worked at the Lincoln Hospital Acupuncture Detox in the Bronx, NY and at other detox programs in Paterson, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. She has been a faculty member and clinic supervisor of the Eastern School of Acupuncture since its inception.. She is a former member of the New Jersey Acupuncture Examining Board. She is a longtime practitioner of Tai Chi and teaches classes in Englewood, NJ and New York City. She has a private practice in Englewood, NJ.