Guest Speakers Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac. Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc, is a nationally certified acupuncturist, and has been in clinical practice since 1981. He received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) degree in 1983, which included a four-month internship in Beijing, China. His thesis, titled "Acupuncture and the treatment of common running injuries", was one of the first-ever English language works integrating traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. Whitfield's clinical experience includes medical care for athletes at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as numerous track and field, triathlon, skiing, and cycling events nationally over the last 25 years. Having spent over three decades with Olympic and world-class athletes, Whitfield’s experience is invaluable for all those working in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm.D, L.Ac.Dr. Anita Chen Marshall is the founder and director of Sequoia Healing Center for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1974; Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from Univ. of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 1976; M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS), Oakland, CA, 1998; and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco, CA, 2010. Dr. Marshall is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and herbalist in California, Hawaii, and certified nationally in Acupuncture and Herbalogy (Dipl.O.M. by NCCAOM).  Her areas of practice include, but not limit to: pain management; women’s health (infertility, PMS, menopause symptoms); allergy, arthritis,  digestive and respiratory disorders; supportive therapy for chemo and radiation therapy; anxiety, depression, and stress reduction; smoking and weight management.

Ila Jhaveri, MS, L.Ac. Ila Jhaveri completed her undergraduate studies at Friends World College in England, France, and Costa Rica, and graduated with Master's in Oriental Medicine from the Tai Hsuan College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in 1995. Jhaveri previously taught language, being fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and is currently in private practice of Oriental Medicine, specializing in women's health.

Eugene Lee, M.D. Dr. Lee completed both his undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1978 and his Master's in Physiological Psychology in 1982 from the University of Hawaii.  He completed his Medical Degree in 1994 from the University of Washington School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii Residency Program from 1994 through 1998.  He has been in private practice at Kuakini Medical Plaza since 1999 as well as worked at several hospitals on Oahu since 1998.  

Michael Sinclair, B.S., M.A.O.M., Dipl. Ac., L.Ac. Michael graduated from North Seattle Community College, Washington, in 1991 as an Emergency Medical Technician, and worked briefly with Shannon Ambulance services and Harborview Medical Center Emergency Room, and is currently a Certified Instructor for the Red Cross. Michael received his Bachelor's degree in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in 1995, and completed his Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr in 1997.

Catherine Kurosu, M.D., L.Ac.Dr. Kurosu graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1990.  Dr. Kurosu completed her internship and residency at the same institution and qualified as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1995.  In 2006, Dr. Kurosu became a Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and, in 2014, re-certified with the same board, now known as the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Kurosu completed a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, graduating from the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu.  In 2015, Dr. Kurosu fulfilled all the requirements necessary to become a licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii.  As well as an acupuncture license, Dr. Kurosu also hold medical licenses in Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, and Ontario, Canada.

David Legge, D.O. Dipl. TCM. Dr. David Legge, author of "Close To The Bone" graduated as an osteopath and acupuncturist in 1980, and completed his post-graduate acupuncture training at the College of TCM in Nanjing, China in 1982. He has been in clinical practice for over 20 years, and specializes in acupuncture treatment of painful musculo-skeletal disorders. Well known for his sense of humor, dramatic needling techniques and clear presentation of diagnostic methods, Dr. Legge has lectured before groups of acupuncturists, osteopaths, chiropractors and MDs in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H., A.H.G. Peter is a practitioner of Oriental medicine and a medical herbalist. He originally apprenticed for two years with herbalist Dr. David Lee in London, England, graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (U.K.) in 1980. He went on to study with Ted Kaptchuk, OMD and Henry Lu, Ph.D, and completed postgraduate studies in Chinese medicine at the Ecole Européene d'Acupuncture in Paris, France. Peter then completed a Western herbal medicine training at the College of Consultant Herbalists in England. Peter researches, writes and lectures extensively in the field of both Oriental and Western herbal medicine, bringing to his programs over 20 years of study, clinical practice and teaching experience.

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