Eric earned his Masters degree in 1996 from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD. He is a Diplomate of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has been a participant in the Master Apprentice Program™ since 2002 taught by the late Dr. JR Worsley and his wife, Judy Becker Worsley who is the lineage holder and Master of Worsley Five-Element acupuncture. The Master Apprentice Program™ is a post-graduate training in Classical 5 Element acupuncture.
Eric has been a member and volunteer in the Worsley Institute since 2003 and is currently the Vice President. The Worsley Institute was formed to uphold, protect, and promote Worsley Five-Element acupuncture.
He is a charter member of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. And is a member of the Greater Seattle Business Association. Prior to his acupuncture career, he graduated from veterinary school and is a small animal veterinarian.
Education and Accreditation
Master Apprentice Program (MAPtm)
October 2002 - present
Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine
Jeremy Ross April 2004
National Board Certification in Acupuncture (NCCA)
Masters of Acupuncture (M.Ac.)
Traditional Acupuncture Institute Columbia, MD
Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.)
June 1985 Virginia Tech,
Master Apprentice Program Nov. 2007-present
Advanced training for practioners of CF-EA
Comparative Chinese Medicine Feb 2003 in Netherlands
Translating Western Diagnoses into Chinese Patterns of Disease using the 5 Elements and 8 Principles
Veterinary Acupuncture Course 1999-2002 in Havana, Cuba
Taught Cuban veterinarians animal acupuncture
Acupuncture for Men's Health since 2001 Seattle, WA
Two hour seminar introducing men to viewing their health from a Chinese perspective
Seattle Community College April 1999, Seattle, WA
Taught introductory class on acupuncture
Traditional Acupuncture Institute, June 1997, October 1999
Developed and taught, as required by Maryland state law, 45 hours of a 185 hour certification program in animal acupuncture.
May 2011 to Sept. 2012
work with abused and neglected children ages 4-5
June 2006 to present
Velocity Dance Center
assisted with Annual fundraiser at Pravda, painted new office space
June 2005 to August 2007
Board member of Bailey-Boushay House
2003 to 2005
Alumni Board of Traditional Acupuncture Institute
August 1995 - January 1996
Sign of Jonah Acupuncture Clinic
Dee Brown, M.Ac., L.Ac. Supervisor
Established and carried out all aspects of a low cost clinic for people with HIV and/or AIDS using acupuncture and herbs.
August 1991 - January 1995
Chip Wells, Exec. Director
PETS-DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping pet-owning people with AIDS or HIV. Responsibilities included: intensive training of all incoming volunteers, acting as Team leader, and handling client needs as necessary. Positions held: Assis. Executive Director, Board of Directors.
Washington Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Assoc. (www.waoma.org)
Cap. Hill Chamber of Commerce (www.caphillchamber.org)
Greater Seattle Business Association (www.thegsba.org)
Diplomate in Acupuncture of NCCAOM (www.nccaom.org)