Greg Bryson, MFA, LAc, CMT, Clinic Director
Greg Bryson began teaching as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in 1998. For most of the next ten years he taught art as an instructor at Virginia Tech. During this time he began studying Chinese martial arts, and continues to train under Mike Denbow in the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. The martial arts training introduced him to both Western and Eastern bodywork modalities, leading to his completion of the massage program at the Blue Ridge School of Massage in 2007 and the acupuncture program at the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in 2008.
He currently serves as a clinical supervisor and the clinic director at the Jung Tao School and practices acupuncture and massage therapy at his clinic, New River Healing Arts, in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Pat Birdsong, Clinic Manager
Pat Birdsong has lived in Sugar Grove, North Carolina for the past 30 years. She is very active in community efforts and serves as a member of the Cove Creek Community Council. She was the founding Chair of the non-profit Sugar Grove Developmental Day School and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Cove Creek Preservation and Development for the past eight years. Ms. Birdsong began her career as a paralegal working with Civil Rights actions in the State of Mississippi and the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, Colorado. While her children were young, she worked as a batik artist from her home and was a member of two local cooperative galleries. She continued her education at Appalachian State University where she earned her Masters degree in Communication Disorders. She is currently certified in Clinical Competence as a Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in therapeutic intervention for young children with developmental disabilities. Ms. Birdsong has been a patient of alternative and Chinese medicines for the past 33 years, having first realized the benefits of acupuncture in 1974.