Greg is a New York State licensed acupuncturist, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM); nationally board certified in acupuncture, Chinese herbology and Asian bodywork. He has served as a faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Studies at the Swedish Institute. Greg received his license in 1996 and has also been involved in the holistic health movement since 1982.
Greg’s passion for Chinese Medicine began when he battled cancer in 1980 and began a journey exploring nontraditional methods of healing. His exploration included formal instruction in the disciplines of Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Tuina Therapy, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Qi Gong and Meditation. His interest in nutrition also led to studies at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School, with Annemarie Colbin and the Hippocrates Institute, under its’ founder Ann Wigmore.
His holistic philosophy requires that individuals take responsibility for the improvement and maintenance of their own good health.
“I teach my patients to take control of their own health by providing therapeutic solutions to their problems and educating them to further help themselves.”
These solutions are based upon the theories of Chinese medicine, a system utilizing special methods of diagnosis and treatment. These methods may include acupuncture, herbs, (used both internally and externally), diet therapy, acupressure, heat, special exercises and meditation. These elements are based upon balance – the interdependent relationship between yin and yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained.
Chinese medicine enhances the body’s natural ability to heal and maintain health.