Todd received his Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bachelor’s of Heath Sciences at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Academic and clinical education included a solid foundation in the theories and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine that was well balanced with education in western sciences and the western understanding of the human body. A three-year internship prepared him to work in a modern clinic and gave him practical, one-on-one experience with patients and prescribing Chinese herbal medicine.
In addition to extensive study in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Todd was trained in Reiki, Bodytalk, and trained with a shaman in Peru to learn how to tap in and assist patients in releasing emotional and spiritual blockages that are frequently the underlying cause of serious medical conditions.
Prior to his career path in healthcare, Todd received a BA in Journalism and worked as a reporter for various newspapers and magazines across the country. After many years of constant computer use, he developed wrist bone problems very similar to carpel tunnel syndrome. He underwent surgery, which worsened the symptoms of pain and limited movement in the wrists and hands. When living in Portland, Oregon, he started to see an acupuncturist on a regular basis for the problem. Three months later, the pain was completely gone and full movement returned.
“To me, it was a sign that I was on the wrong career path. Not only did I realize that journalism was not my calling, it also introduced me to acupuncture. I hope to help heal others with this ancient medicine as my acupuncturist helped me.”