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Tim is a native Oregonian, at one time conditioned not to like the rain, he now embraces Nature in all her phases.  He is also a licensed massage therapist, 

A sixth year doctoral student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine,

and a long term student and teacher of Tai Chi.  


He has over ten thousand hours designing and teaching health curriculum. 
He has spent well over that studying the most important aspects of
heart-mind-physical-spiritual health from a scientific research-
and wisdom tradition-based perspective.

This clear understanding of what's important,
and how to teach it in a comprehensive, personalized manner

is what allows his his services to remain simple and effective, 

with sustainable results.


Tim's goal is for all his clients to embody the knowledge

that keeps them enjoying life as long as possible. 


He hopes his sessions are fun.
He looks forward to meeting you.

Training and Qualifications

*Licensed Massage Therapist (Oregon + Washington)

*Sixth Year Doctoral Student - Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, United States of America

  • 4,000+ Education Hours (400+ clinical hours)

  • 1000+ hours in massage, bodywork, acupuncture techniques and fundamentals

  • 300+ Hours in Biomedical Sciences (thousands more in undergraduate research, and  hundreds more in mentorship-style conversations with Integrative Physician (ND, LAc), Dr. Paul Kalnins.)

  • One year mentorship tutorial with David Berkshire (LAc) (Five Element Acupuncture and Principles of Natural Medicine) 

  • One year mentorship with Dr. Glowacki (long-time student of 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen, holistic approaches to Chinese Medicine + Acupuncture)

  • Years of education with founding professor Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, who emphasizes the holistic nature of Classical Chinese Medicine as comprehensive worldview. Serving as current thesis advisor.

  • Years of clinical education with Dr. Brandt Stickley, a specialist in the integration of psychology with Chinese Medicine; and in the redefinition of psychiatric diagnoses in terms of a humans positive (albeit incomplete) drive for connection.

*Certified Tai Chi and Five Element Medical Chi Gong Instructor

  • Ten years training total.  

  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Master Teachers Michael Leone, Jason Campbell, and Alan Venable (Tai Chi Long and Short forms, sword, broadsword, two-person fighting set, fire wheels, Eight trigram palm, Five Element Medical Chi Gong, Daoist Yoga).

  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Advanced Tai Chi Instruction with David Block, forty+ year teacher and lineage holder of Tung style tai chi (variant of the yang style from family lineage in Chen village).  

  • Changsha, Hunan Province, China: Chen Style TaiJi w/ Martin Ding (direct protege of the Chen-style representative for the entire province).

*Holistic Education Specialist

  • Over ten-thousand teaching and curriculum design hours, in public, private and non-profit wellness education settings.

  • Some master’s level training (twenty four credits, Arizona State University)

*Bachelor’s of Science, Psychology, Linfield University (2009-2013), minor in German language. 

  • Special Focus: Flow, positive psychology, and holistic analyses of caffeine use

  • Caffeine Awareness Education and Effects on Well-being

  • Understanding Caffeine: Macronutrient or harmful illusion?

Although Tim's doctoral degree is most nearly complete, he won't add Acupuncture to his practice until he completes thesis research and board exams (ETA 1.5 years). His research involves exploring the science of sound (modern and ancient) in therapeutic and educational settings.  Although the thesis is only a starting place for his later works, Tim's eventual aim is to design a complete health education system that uses sound in precise ways to enhance learning (at all levels).  


One example of his work -"Elemental Healing Sounds" - designed to enhanced the practices of meditation and tai chi (using the over three-thousand year old tone sequences for the five elements) -  now has close to one million views on YouTube; and has been used for reducing anxiety, helping in post-surgery recovery, traumatic brain injury, or as general supplement to guided relaxation by therapists and health practitioners.  

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Heiner Fruehauf, PhD

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD

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Paul Kalnins, ND, Lac

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Dr. Glowacki, DACM, LAc


Michael Leone

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David Block

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