David Hollinshead earned an Exercise Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1987. Subsequently, he began a bodywork career as a Personal Trainer. David also began bodybuilding and studies in martial arts, earning a 3rd degree black belt in Okinawan Karate. He attended massage school and became licensed in 1996. He spent the first 3 years working in a Physical Therapy clinic, which emphasized Muscle Energy techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular re-education. He took bodywork seminars in Body Logic and Body Rolling by Yamana Zake, a system based on yoga principles. and he continues to study with the Freedom from Pain Institute. He has since spent the past 13 years maintaining his health with functional training, physical therapy, self-rehab, bodywork, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. You would never know he has had two hips replaced. David is fulfilling a longtime dream of becoming an acupuncturist.
Aimee lives in Carrboro, NC with her 15-year-old daughter and orange cat. A massage therapist for the past 12 years, Aimee is excited to add a new depth and understanding of the body to her practice through Chinese Medicine. When not studying, you can find her dancing to music, playing in her garden, hiking and kayaking in the great outdoors.”
When she is not treating patients in the Jung Tao Clinic, Adria spends her days making the good people of Nashville the finest cup of coffee in Tennessee. Spurred by curiosity and a passion for understanding, she spent three years living and studying in Israel-Palestine, completing an M.A. in Biblical History and Geography in 2010. Adria is endlessly fascinated by the interconnectedness of spirituality, bodily health, quantum sciences and neuropsychology—all of which find a common home in East Asian Medicine.
John Janeski is a holistic health practitioner who operates an herbal clinic and the Browns Creek Herbs product line in Spruce Pine, NC. John holds four western herbal medicine certificates and completed a three-year Tibetan Medicine studies program with Dr. Pasang Arya, the former director and professor of Tibetan Medicine at the Men-tsee–khang Tibetan medical college in Dharamsala, India. Prior to pursuing the study of acupuncture, John studied the fundamentals of Taoist internal alchemy at the China Arts College under the guidance of the Taoist arts professor and researcher Dr. Dan Vercammen. John’s career in healthcare began in public health as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Paraguay. He went on to help advance the international efforts to address HIV/AIDS, polio, and Guinea worm disease of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and partner organizations in sub-Saharan Africa before embarking on his holistic health journey. John holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University and a Doctorate of Public Health degree from Boston University and is a North Carolina licensed massage therapist and advanced emergency medical technician.
Monica Johnson is a Certified Reiki Practitioner since 2016, who obtained her mastery from Usui-Shiki Ryoho Reiki form. This form honors the spiritual lineage of Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, and Phillis Lei Furumoto. She was born and raised in Mexico City and since early age developed interest and understanding in spiritual healing growth. Currently, she is undertaking a master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, as well as a Certificate in Personal Training with the desire of incorporating it to her practice and for the benefit of your health. She is passionate and compassionate about supporting your soul navigation through life and the everyday stress, anxiety, pain, and anything that alters your peace and develops to an illness. Her goal is to help you feel better – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually because you have the option to change your frequency and you deserve it!
Clancey is a landscape gardener and future acupuncturist living in Asheville, NC. She spends her free time working in her client’s gardens and in her own, playing the piano and guitar, and spending time with her fiancé Sam. She is hoping to absorb as much as she can in the Jung Tao clinic and is looking forward to continuing the journey of learning this amazing medicine beyond her internship year.
Julie Moose has a B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University and a postgraduate diploma from the Institute of Bioenergetic Medicine in Biofeedback, Auricular Medicine and Bioenergetic Technologies. She currently practices in Hickory, NC at Bioenergetic Health, LLC www.bioenergetichealthnc.com. She is looking forward to integrating her expanded knowledge of acupuncture into her practice and having the capability to utilize a vast array of modalities for best patient-centered care in this field of medicine.
Satish has been in the healing field for over 15 years. He is a graduate of CCNH where he received his N.D. degree. Satish has completed his diplomat in Internal Medicine from the Chiropractic Board. He is also a licensed massage therapist, certified Colon hydro-therapist, and Yoga Instructor. Satish has also completed his certification in Bio Energetic assessment as well as certified as a Myokinesthetic practitioner.
Alex became interested in acupuncture while studying for her undergraduate in psychology. Originally she planned on attending medical school but was given the opportunity to work with her local acupuncturist and developed a true passion for the medicine. After graduation, she continued to work in the acupuncture clinic where she decided to change her path and pursue acupuncture. Alex has been working in acupuncture clinics since 2015 and enjoys all aspects of supporting and growing small practices. She has had the great opportunity of studying under many wonderful acupuncturists. Currently she works as an office manager for two small practices in East Tennessee; The Tennessee Center for Reproductive Acupuncture and Maryville Acupuncture. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology from Old Dominion University. Alex is an active member of the Tennessee Acupuncture Council and is Chair of the Student Committee for the American Society of Acupuncturists. She lives in East TN with her husband and grandparents and enjoys hiking in the mountains, reading, and traveling.
Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM is a Stanford-trained sleep specialist and licensed clinical health psychologist. She specializes in integrative treatments for sleep disorders and neurological wellness. She is proud to work at the VA Medical Center in NC where she is the Director of the Sleep Health Integrative Program and Neurophysiology Sleep Health Lab. She plans to integrate the Classical Chinese Medicine learned at Jung Tao into her practice at the VA.
Eve Smith is from Charleston, SC. She attended College of Charleston where she received a Bachelor’s degree in biology. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998, specializing in modalities such as deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy and Hawaiian lomilomi.