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 #1198

 

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 Hikone, Japan

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

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,  Manaka and Miyawaki style extraordinary vessel treatments, rice grain moxibustion, Sotai, Kinesio Taping, and Kampo Japanese pharmacological prescription 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 and the varieties of Kinesio Tape, including backwards-design oriented course creation for medical professionals. Write, edit, and translate books and academic articles. Collaborate with medical professionals across different Complementary and Alternative Medical Platforms to design specialized courses. Execute and design informal research trials and case studies to develop a body of preliminary research to model formal research on.

 

Practitioner                          March 2016 - Present

Pharmaca, Albuquerque, NM

Assist customers in selecting appropriate supplements and remedies. Use the Natural Therapeutics Database to research herb/drug interactions to maximize positive benefit and limit potential harm to health. Build relationships with herb brands through trainings and tours, including Herbs Etc. and Gaia Herbs.

 

Office Assistant, Intern             May 2015 - May 2016

San Ki Health, Albuquerque, NM

Bill insurance, manage QuickBooks and office software, and manage the space and equipment for a busy practice, including cleaning and sterilizing equipment to CNT protocols and maintaining HIPAA compliance and legality.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Master Kawai’s Non-Needling Techniques         July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Instructor: Kiiko Matsumoto. Course on the use of diode therapy as well as Classical Japanese Acupuncture. 15 credits.

 

Kampo Certification Series         2016-2018

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Nigel Dawes. Comprehensive certification series on the Japanese method of herbal prescription and diagnosis including Japanese pharmacological abdominal diagnosis. 180 credits.

 

In Touch Japan 8          November 2017

Tokyo and Utazu, Japan. Facilitators: Stephen Brown, Jeffrey Dann, Heather Suzuki. Instructors included Shudo Denmei. Hands-on series of courses about meridian therapy treatment, including palpation, point selection, and needle techniques. 35 credits.

 

Hari Six-Month Training Series       2016-2017

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: T. Koei Kuwahara, L.Ac. Series on diagnosis and application of treatment in Japanese Meridian Therapy. Topics include tonification and draining techniques, extraordinary vessel diagnosis and treatment, kigai, ketsubon, back treatment, moxa techniques, and shigo point selection. Repeating course for advanced study. 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. Seminar focusing on Sotai release, a Japanese version of positional release based on easing tension as a finishing technique for meridian therapy. 15 credits.

 

Shudo Style Meridian Therapy                     May 2016

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Murata Morihiro, translated by Stephen Brown. Display and education of Shudo Style meridian therapy including moxa technique, point selection, Shudo-Sensei’s Super Rotation Technique (SRT), and selected branch treatments. 15 credits.

 

Hari Retreat               September 2015

Crestone, CO. Instructors: T. Koei Kuwahara and Genan Kuzuno. Invitation-only event. Needle techniques for the teachers and advanced students in the Hari lineage of acupuncture. Focus on using shigo to inform extra vessel and root treatment point selections. 26 credits.

 

Japanese Traditional Acupuncture: Contact Needling and Teishin          June 2015

Santa Fe, NM. Instructor: Dr. Anryu Iwashina (Dr. Bear). Point selection and treatment techniques from a Japanese meridian perspective. 15 credits.

 

Hari Six-Month Training Series       2014-2015

Santa Fe, NM. Instructors: T. Koei Kuwahara and Dr. Ehrland Truitt, DOM. Series on diagnosis and application of treatment in Japanese Meridian Therapy. Topics include tonification and draining techniques, extraordinary vessel diagnosis and treatment, kigai, ketsubon, back treatment, moxa techniques, and shigo point selection. First-time student. 80 credits.

 

PUBLICATIONS

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)

 

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.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor                                                  2017 to Present

Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM

Summer 2018: Chinese Medical Theory III, Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Spring 2017: Medical Terminology

 

Teaching Assistant    2017

Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM

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

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Secretary of the Board          2015-Present

High Desert Hari Society, Santa Fe, NM

 

Host of Monthly Hari Practice and Study Group               2018-Present

HDHS vs 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

 

LANGUAGES

English: Native speaker

Japanese: Conversational and basic literacy skills including knowledge of the 2100 standard-use kanji. Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N3. Intention to take N2 December 2018.

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Eric Michaelsen, DOM       5800 McLeod Road NE, Suite C Albuquerque NM 87109
(505)750-2764                   anshinacupuncture@gmail.com

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