M.Ac., Ph.D., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)
Worsley Five Element Acupuncturist
Thomas specializes in Five Element Acupuncture, which is a unique style of acupuncture that works with the laws of nature to align oneself with the soul's evolutionary process toward spiritual realization and unification. Attaining this integration of the body/mind/spirit is the real purpose of human life, leading to real happiness, and the fulfillment of our shared goal of an awakened humanity. In Five Element Acupuncture, symptoms are often seen as a communication of an internal disharmony stemming from an emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual level. Therefore, instead of treating the symptoms themselves, Five Element acupuncture addresses the soul itself, so that it may achieve full integration and harmony, thus truly listening to one's inner truth and purpose. In Five-Element Acupuncture, various types of blocks are identified and cleared, thus allowing the energy in the organism and psyche to flow freely. Then acupuncture points are chosen and employed to address our deepest concerns as human beings, in a way that is highly personalized and meaningful to each person's unique life path. An ongoing course of treatment with Five Element Acupuncture can be a highly rewarding journey that leads to the transformation of stuck, dysfunctional and sometimes unexamined areas of our lives into increased functionality, dynamic responsiveness and awakened consciousness, from which we can consciously direct our lives toward fulfillment for the benefit of all.
Thomas received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in molecular and environmental toxicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then went on to complete a Master's in Classical Five Element Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture,which transmits the teachings of Professor J.R. Worsley and the Worsley Institute. He is a certified instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Five Element Medical Qi-Gong with the Tai Chi Foundation. He is certified in Traditional Tibetan Massage (Ku Nye) through the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Thomas studies philosophy, meditation and conducts workshops with the Arica School®, a modern School of Wisdom and Knowledge that offers a contemporary method of Enlightenment, based on modern science.