aDJUNCT FACULTYSummer Baptist, N.D.
Dr. Baptist is a Naturopathic Physician, born and raised in Hawaii.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University (2001) and her Naturopathic Medical degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2006).  Dr. Baptist was an Adjunct Faculty member at the Hawaii Medical Institute.  She has developed interest in nutritional counseling, women's health, and metabolic detoxification programs.  Her enthusiastic approach to practice is guided by her belief that education is the fundamental building block to optimal patient care.  Dr. Baptist has been in private practice since 2006.

Joe Bright, MSTCM, L.Ac.
Joe Bright is the owner-founder of Kama’aina Acupuncture in Kapahulu.  Joe Bright received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Science in New York.  He started his TCM training under his tai chi teacher in New York, Dr. Mou Chuan Jing, and eventually went on to his Masters in TCM in San Francisco at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005.  After school, he remained in San Francisco and mentored under various doctors with specialties in skin diseases, Tui Na and pain management, and mental-emotional disorders.  Besides clinical work, and prior to returning home to Hawaii, Joe Bright worked for several years in the Chinese herb industry, including running his own small company that focused on organic herb sourcing.  Currently, he balances his time in the clinic with teaching as well as his pursuits in the arts of painting and calligraphy.

Christine Cannon, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
Dr. Cannon received her education at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has been in clinical practice since 1992, providing Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary and lifestyle counseling in both the private practice and teaching clinic setting. She has completed two clinical internships in China, both with an emphasis on Chinese herbal medicine and received her clinical doctorate in acupuncture and oriental medicine (DAOM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014. Dr. Cannon has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1995. Courses she specializes in are TCM Diagnosis, TCM Internal Medicine, Chinese herbal materia medica and formulas, TCM Gynecology and advanced clinical supervision

Ruthie Moss, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
Ms. Moss currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in which she focuses on women’s health and chronic pain conditions.  In the past, she founded Mama Group Acupuncture Clinic, a community women’s clinic in Portland centered around conditions affecting conception, pregnancy, labor and postpartum.  Ms. Moss studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Portland at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree in 2009, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Hawaii.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and physics from Tel-Aviv University. 

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