Eric Michaelsen, DOM

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (DiplOM): September 2016-Present

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

License #163461

 

Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM): December 2016-Present

New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

License #DOM1198

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine: August 2016

Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM

Cum Laude

262.5 hours clinical experience in Japanese Meridian Therapy

 

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies: June 2009 

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Magna Cum Laude

Study abroad in Shiga Prefecture, Japan

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Program Director: November 2019-Present

High Desert Hari Society, Santa Fe, NM

Apply for and maintain continuing education coursework, including NCCAOM, California, Texas, and Florida. Process registration of participants. Advertise new coursework and work to develop new educational programs in the fields of Japanese acupuncture and kampo herbal prescriptions.

 

Doctor of Oriental Medicine: December 2016-Present

Anshin Japanese Acupuncture, Albuquerque, NM       

Treat patients utilizing Japanese acupuncture, herbs, and bodywork. Specialties include Meridian Therapy root treatment in the Shudo and Hari (Kuwahara) styles, Manaka and Miyawaki style extraordinary vessel treatments, rice grain moxibustion, Sotai, and Kampo methodologies.

Education and Research Developer: May 2017 - January 2018

Kinesio Holding Corporation, Albuquerque, NM

Design and improve education curricula and materials about the Kinesio Taping Method, including backwards-design oriented course creation for medical professionals. Write, edit, and translate books and academic articles. Execute and design informal research trials and case studies. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

429.5 cumulative hours in Japanese Meridian Therapy, 202.5 in Kampo, and 117 in Kiiko Matsumoto Style

 

Shiraku: Bloodletting, Cupping, and the Treatment of Blood Stasis         September 2022

Santa FE, NM. Instructor: Ehrland Truitt. 15 Credits. 

 

Foundations of Kiiko Matsumoto Acupuncture   August 2022

Webinar. Instructors: Kiiko Matsumoto and Monika Kobylecka. 20 Credits. 

 

Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture         July 2022

Webinar. Instructors: Kiiko Matsumoto and Monika Kobylecka. 15 Credits. 

 

Pulse Diagnosis and Advanced Needle Techniques in Hari-Style Acupuncture     March 2022

Santa FE, NM. Instructor: Ehrland Truitt. 15 Credits. 

 

The Kampo Treatment of Fluid Disorders                                                                            March 2022

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Nigel Dawes. 22.5 Credits

 

Kiiko Matsumoto’s Master Class           December 2021

Webinar. Instructors: Kiiko Matsumoto and Monika Kobylecka. 15 Credits. 

 

Mastering the Temporal Points           November 2021

Live Webinar. Instructor: Kiiko Matsumoto. 7 Credits. 

 

Extra Vessels and Branch Treatments in Hari-Style Acupuncture         September 2021

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Ehrland Truitt. 15 Credits.

 

Cycles and Transformations: Supporting Reproductive Health         July 2021

Webinar. Instructor: Monika Kobylecka. 15 Credits.

 

Treatment of Scars and Neurological Conditions with KMS Acupuncture       April 2021

Webinar. Instructor: Monika Kobylecka. 15 Credits.

 

Hari: Japanese Meridian Therapy     March 2021

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Ehrland Truitt. 15 Credits.

 

Adrenal Stress, the ANS, and Immunity               January 2021

Webinar. Instructor: Monika Kobylecka. 15 Credits. 

 

Introduction to Chinese Astrology   January 2021

Live Webinar. Instructor: Sonia Tan. 3.5 Credits. 

 

Introduction to Hari-style Japanese Meridian Therapy         September 2020

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Ehrland Truitt. 15 Credits. 

 

Clinical Applications of Daishi Hari Treatment for Adults and Children     March 2020

Santa Fe, NM. Instructors: T. Koei Kuwahara and Tanioka Noriko. 30 Credits.

 

Clinical Applications of Extra Vessel and Shigo Diagnosis and Treatment           December 2019

Santa Fe, NM.  Instructors: T. Kohei Kuwahara and Genan Kuzuno. 22.5 Credits. 

 

NAJOM Silver Celebration       April 2019

Vancouver, BC. Instructors included: Stephen Brown, Mizutani Junji, Stephen Birch, and Shudo Denmei. 21 Credits. 

 

Iyashi No Michi

Boulder, CO. Instructor: Yasuda Mukan. 15 Credits.     March 2019

 

Shudo Style Meridian Therapy October 2018

Seattle, WA. Instructor: Murata Morihito. 15 credits. 

 

Master Kawai’s Non-Needling Techniques         July 2018

Albuquerque, NM. Instructor: Kiiko Matsumoto. 15 credits. 

 

Kampo Certification Series         2016-2018

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Nigel Dawes. 180 credits. 

 

In Touch Japan 8           November 2017

Tokyo and Utazu, Japan. Facilitators: Stephen Brown, Jeffrey Dann, Heather Suzuki. Instructors included Shudo Denmei. 35 credits. 

 

Hari Six-Month Training Series                   2016-2017

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: T. Koei Kuwahara, L.Ac. 80 credits. 


 

Sotai Summit             September 2016

Boulder, CO. Instructors: Peter Guy Thompson, L.Ac., Akiko Thompson, Bob Quinn, DAOM, L.Ac., Stephen Brown, L.Ac., Jeffrey Dann. 15 credits.

 

Shudo Style Meridian Therapy                     May 2016

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Murata Morihiro, translated by Stephen Brown. 15 credits.

 

Hari Retreat               September 2015

Crestone, CO. Instructors: T. Koei Kuwahara and Genan Kuzuno. Invitation-only event. 26 credits.

 

Japanese Traditional Acupuncture: Contact Needling and Teishin           June 2015

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Dr. Anryu Iwashina (Dr. Bear). 15 credits.

 

Hari Six-Month Training Series       2014-2015

Santa Fe, NM. Instructors: T. Koei Kuwahara and Dr. Ehrland Truitt, DOM. 80 credits. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Michaelsen, Eric (2022). “Life Lessons from the Yojokun.” North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 28(84), 3-4.

 

FUJIKAWA Naotaka (2021). “Auricular Treatment for Weight Loss.” Translated by Eric Michaelsen. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 27(82), 38-39.

 

SAWAGUCHI Hiroshi (2021). “Treatment for Low Back Pain.” Translated by Eric Michaelsen. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 27(81), 41-42. 

 

TAKASHIMA Masa-Aki (2020). “Two Case Studies.” Translated by Eric Michaelsen. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 27(80), 45-46.

 

NISHIZAWA Kiyoshi (2020). “Gleanings from Diabetic Case Reports.” Translated by Eric Mihcaelsen. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 26(78), 12. 

 

TAKANO Mika (2019). “Ontake Warm Bamboo Moxibustion.” Translated by Eric Michaelsen. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol 26(77), 23-24.

 

MATSUBAYASHI Yasuko (2019). “About Fingertip Sensation: Essential Skills for Mastery.” Translated by Eric Michaelsen. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol 25(75), 8-9.

 

Michaelsen, Eric and Lora Motley (2018). “Using Sterilized Tape to Improve Surgical Outcomes and Limit Pharmacological Intervention.” Kinesio Holding Corporation. White paper. 

 

TAKEDA Hiroki and Eric Michaelsen (2016). “Dupuytren’s Contracture and the Treatment of Chronic Pain.” North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 22(67), 27.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017: Japan Center for Michigan Universities Site Visit Grant (Michigan State University). $680 including grant and expenses. 

2013: Gentle Tiger Award in recognition of demonstrating superior acupuncture point location skills (Southwest Acupuncture College). $500. 

2009: Mary Clifford Stetson Prize for excellence in critical essay writing (Kalamazoo College).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM

Instructor, Clinic Supervisor                        2017 to Present

Spring 2022: Advanced Clinical Diagnosis, Phase 2 Clinic Internship

Fall 2021: Intermediate Clinical Diagnosis, Phase 1 Clinic Internship 

Summer 2021: Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Japanese Specialty Clinic

Spring 2021: Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Advanced Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Terminology

Fall 2020: Medical Terminology, Intermediate Clinical Diagnosis

Spring 2020: Medical Terminology

Fall 2019: Medical Terminology

Summer 2019: Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Fall 2018: Intermediate Clinical Diagnosis

Summer 2018: Chinese Medical Theory III (Zang Fu Theory), Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Spring 2017: Medical Terminology

 

Teaching Assistant     2017

Spring 2017: Point Location I, Point Location IV, Microsystems

 

English Language Arts Instructor       2009-2012

O Perry Walker High School, New Orleans, LA
 

Teaching Assistant, Creative Writing       2008-2009

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

 

PRESENTATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

2017: “East Asian Studies and Medicine.” Presented to the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Hikone, Shiga, Japan. 

2017: “Introduction to Kinesio Body Design.” Presented to Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors during combined CKTI Recertification/Kinesio Taping Research Symposium in Honolulu, HI. 

2017: “New Tapes and How to Explain Them.” Presented to Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors during combined CKTI Recertification/Kinesio Taping Research Symposium in Honolulu, HI. 

2017: “Hari-Style Acupuncture.” Presented to the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine. 4 NCCAOM CEU credits. 

2017: “Preparation Methods for the NCCAOM Exam Modules.” Presented as part of the SWAC Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. 

2017: “How Spaced Repetition can Optimize Your Study Time.” Presented as part of the SWAC Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. 

2017: “Study Tips for Different Learning Styles.” Presented as part of the SWAC Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. 

2014: “Veisalgia and Chinese Herbology.” Presented at the SWAC Albuquerque Research Symposium. 

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Vice President       2019

High Desert Hari Society, Santa Fe, NM

Secretary of the Board                           2015-2018 High Desert Hari Society, Santa Fe, NM

Host of Monthly Hari Practice and Study Group               2018-Present

Affiliated with the High Desert Hari Society. Anshin Japanese Acupuncture,  Albuquerque, NM

 

Volunteer Acupuncturist for New Mexico State Legislature     2018

New Mexico Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine, Santa Fe, NM

 

Master of Ceremonies, 2017 Graduating Class   August 2017

Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM

 

COLLEGE SERVICE

Chair, Student Support Committee       2013-2014

Southwest Acupuncture College, Albuquerque, NM

 

COURSES PREPARED TO TEACH AND ASSIST

Interested in curriculum design as well as education. Knowledge and experience not only in course content, but in pedagogical best practices including backward design, five-step lesson planning, grouping, Bloom’s Taxonomy, differentiation for intelligences and learning modalities, and aligning course content to high-stakes exams to increase student outcomes. 

 

Courses: Medical terminology, Chinese Medical Theory I - III, Point Energetics I and II, Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Differentiation of Disease I and II, Advanced Clinical Diagnosis, Needle Technique Practicum, Advanced Needle Technique and Palpatory Diagnosis, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, Introduction to Meridian Therapy, Hari-style Acupuncture, Meridian Therapy/Japanese Specialty Clinic, Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic

 

LANGUAGES

English: Native speaker

Japanese: Conversational and basic literacy skills including knowledge of the 2100 standard-use kanji. Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N3.

French: Intermediate knowledge of French