Andrew Schlabach

Andrew Schlabach is the co-founder and President of the Acupuncture Relief Project having received his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. His master’s research project founded a Practice-Based Research Network for Oriental medicine practitioners and researchers in Oregon and Southwest Washington in collaboration with the Helfgott Research Institute. Now practicing at Healthwerks – Acupuncture Wellness Clinic, Vancouver Washington he is the author and publisher of the Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine – Clinic Survival Guide.

Mr. Schlabach also served as President and Creative Director of Split Diamond Media, Inc. of Portland Oregon for 15 years. Specializing in business-to-business advertising, Split Diamond Media pioneered digital publishing technologies and internet services for a variety of regional and national companies.

Mr. Schlabach is also an accomplished mountaineer with expedition experience in the Himalayas, distinguishing himself as an instructor at the prestigious Himalayan Mountain Institute in Darjeeling India. Having traveled extensively in central Asia, Mr. Schlabach has become a student of world theology, Tai Ji and yoga. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, he received an Army Commendation Medal for distinguished service to his unit.

Dr. Kevin Curran

Kevin Curran is the founder of EthnoHerbalist. He holds a PhD in molecular biology and currently serves as a professor at the University of San Diego teaching courses on cell biology and plant biology.

Dr. Curran received his doctorate from the University of Washington. His dissertation examined the genetic decisions of stem cell populations in vertebrate embryos.

He has worked in the field of:

•  tropical biology in the Ecuadorian rainforest

•  cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, NY

•  stem cell biology at the University of California San Francisco, CA

•  behavioral neuroscience at the Salk Institute in San Diego, CA

EthnoHerbalist guides consumers towards the best herbal supplements. They analyze medicinal plants that have performed well in high-quality clinical trials for a particular health concern. We then recommend supplement brands produced by companies that exhibit high standards for their farming and manufacturing process.

For more information, please see Kevin Curran’s website – EthnoHerbalist

John Voigt

John Voigt has an active healing qigong practice in the Greater Boston area. He writes for Chinese Medicine Living, Qi Journal, and where he is also the Editor.

He was taught Qigong by Christopher Real (Rev. Fa Jun), whose own lineage extends back to Sifu Steven Baugh, then to his masters, Sifu Share K. Lew, Carl Totton, and Hsu Hong His. Christopher Real has also studied with Mantak Chia, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.

John also engaged in short but profound learning sessions with Yadi Alamin, L. V. Carnie, Mantak Chia, Francesco Garripoli, Daisy Lee, Shoshanna Katzman, Lin Housheng, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Juanita K. Lew, and Michael Winn. He has taught Qigong at the Theosophical Society and E. Shan Tang Herbs, both in Boston; and informally to selected students at Berklee College (where he was Library Director), Massachusetts College of Art, Northeastern University, and Boston Arts Academy.

John Voigt has been a contributing editor for encyclopedias and reference works published by C. Scribner’s Sons, Macmillan, Oxford University, American Library Association, Scarecrow Press, Black American Literature Forum, International Society Of Bassists, and MIT Press.