Gregory E. LeBlanc
-Doctor of Philosophy in Buddhist studies (Ph.D.)
-Master's degree in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
-California licensed acupuncturist (AC 5517)
-Board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (NCCAOM 6966)
-Provider for the US Department of Veterans Affairs
-Provider for The Office of Workers' Compensation Program
-600 + hours of postgraduate education in Chinese medicine
Hello and thank you for visiting our website. It is my absolute pleasure to share this wonderful and powerful modality in healing, health and well being. I have been in practice for over 21 years and performed over 30,000 acupuncture treatments, I have also completed hundreds hours of continuing education which has deepened and solidified my knowledge and experience.
My involvement with Chinese medicine began as a teenager when my Kung Fu teacher promoted acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Qi Gong as solutions to a variety of health problems. I was successfully treated for chronic asthma, allowing me to participate in High school sports and continue a life long dedication to the martial arts. Having experienced directly how Chinese medicine is a powerful choice in health and well-being, I decided I wanted to be able to help others in the same way.
To practice Acupuncture in the state of California, one must successfully complete 3,000 total hours - including 2,000 didactic and 1000 clinical hours. Most people finish this arduous journey over a four-year period of time. The Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the longest master's program in the entire country. Even after the diploma is obtained, one must pass the esteemed California Acupuncture Licensing Exam, which boasts statistics of 49% to 61% pass-rates over the last six years. The NCCAOM accredits acupuncturists on a National level, which assures consistency in the professional standards.
Greg has served as an instructor at both SAMRA University and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences; teaching acupuncture point location, pharmacology and nutrition. Greg trained directly with Dr. Richard Tan, learning the entire Balance Method firsthand from its creator. Most recently he has trained privately with Dr. David Twicken, focusing on I Ching acupuncture and advanced integration of channel theory point selection acupuncture.