Regan J Archibald, LAc, Dipl OM
While studying pre-medicine & behavior science at the University of Utah, Regan was unsure of the techniques of modern western medicine, and thought that there must be a better way for patients to reach their full potential and well-being. He first learned of the benefits of Chinese medicine while taking a History of Medicine course. After much research he went to see the medicine in action and began studying with acupuncturist Tao Tan in Sandy, Utah. After seeing the incredible benefits of traditional Chinese medicine and studying with Tao Tan, Regan decided to invest his time in learning eastern medicine.
Regan attended the Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii and in 2004 earned his Masters of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. He also spent three years apprenticing with world renowned acupuncturist and founder of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Association, Dr. Chieko Maekawa PhD, DAc. In 2004 he also became the first person in the United States to be certified in Seitai Shinpo, which focuses on structural techniques of acupuncture. Currently Regan is one of only 23 individuals to have this certification. He is also a speaker for David Singer Enterprises and coaches acupuncturists on how to build successful practices.
Regan is one of the founders of the Seitai Shinpo Acupucture Foundation. He is also affiliated with the Foundation for Wellness professionals where he voluntarily holds lectures and seminars in order to educate the community on health and well-being. In his approach to healthcare, he focuses on restoring harmony to the body and helping patients heal themselves.
Regan spends his free time with his daughter Zoe and his son Jonah who love joining him in the outdoors snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking. He also enjoys yoga and capoeira, and helping people reach their full potential and well-being.
Vikas Garg, MD, MSA
Dr. Garg is a graduate of Punjabi University, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Punjab, India. He also received his Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. During his studies, he was awarded a State Merit Scholarship for Medical Education and was ranked 3rd during his second year of medical school.
Vikas actively volunteers with several organizations, including Hamot Heart Institue & Hamot Wellness Center, and also volunteers for community activities involving the local Hispanic population.
Michele Neal, DC, LAc
Michele Neal graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with Honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Eighteen months later she graduated with honors as a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine also from SCUHS (SCUHS is home to the Los Angeles Chiropiractic College, which has been teaching the art of Chiropractic care for over 100 years).
She is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She holds a Chiropractic license in California and Utah and an Acupuncture license in Utah.
As a chiropractic student, Michele has the opportunity to treat the LA Derby Dolls, golfers and also cyclists who rode from San Francisco to Los Angeles. She has traveled to Bolivia as well as Taiwan to receive unique trainings and mission work to administer both chiropractic and acupuncture care.
Michele is a certified hypnobirthing intructor. These style classes empower women to experience a peaceful, calm and comfortable birth.
Michele also loves to bike, hike, and ski. She has 3 lovely grandsons who have successfully sparked her passion for photography.
Cami Malinski, LAc
Cami Malinski, LAc., is a Utah licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She is board certified in Acupuncture by the NatIonal Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She earned her Masters in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota in 2012. She also is a massage therapist and shiatsu practitioner.
Cami decided to pursue a career in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine after she had received help from an acupuncturist. The amazing improvement she had in her own health motivated her to master the medicine so that she could help others.
Cami is passionate about building healthy communities through nutrition and treating the underlying causes of symptoms by treating the whole body with natural medicine. Cami is the lead acupuncturist for East West Health Solutions at the Parker Hannifin Wellness Clinic in West Valley City.
Teresa Lever, LAc
Teresa Lever is a Diplomate of Acupuncture with the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a Utah licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. Teresa completed her studies at the Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu. While attending TCMCH she also studied with Dr. Chieko Maekawa, Phd, DAc.
For 22 years Teresa was involved in after-hours urgent care for children, functioning as the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of Nightime Pediatrics Clinics (NPC). Following her involvement with NPC she offered medical practice and financial consulting services to physicians and surgeons. It was during these later years that she began to see the limitations of western medicine in health and healing and sought to understand and experience alternative forms of health care and diverse healing modalities. She sincerely advocates appreciating the value of both eastern and western healthcare systems.
Writing and lively dialogue and conversation exploring new ideas about life, health and healing are favorite pastimes. She is an avid reader, devouring books on a daily/weekly basis. Diversity and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo feed her soul along with Asian cuisine. Teresa appreciates and values time with her friends and family and is honored to be a Grandmother – enjoying and learning from her amazing “little buddies”. She enjoys long walks, beautiful white, black and green sand beaches and hiking the deserts and canyons of Southern Utah and the trails and valleys of Hawaii.
Teresa is grateful and excited to return to East West Acupuncture where she began her life-altering journey as a patient in 2008. She proclaims that laughter is great medicine and enjoys laughing, working with and offering support to patients on their healing journeys.
Ryan Killarney, LAc
Ryan holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University with training in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and both Tuina & Shiatsu massage. He is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board as well as nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
Ryan has also completed a 16-month post-graduate apprenticeship from Six Harmonies Traditional Medicine Center with a focus in Tuina massage. In the summer of 2009, Ryan spent 4 weeks at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine studying Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in the Pediatric, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Injury, and Tuina departments.
Ryan also enjoys playing guitar, telemark skiing, climbing, fly fishing, yoga and meditation.
Travis Remington, PA-C
Travis is a native of Salt Lake City, but he has lived throughout the world while serving in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Fleet Marine Force. Medicine is his life passion and he has worked in health care since 1995. In 2005, Travis graduated from the Utah Physician Assistant Program (Ranked 2nd in the country, per US Newsweek) with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS). Since graduating PA school his postgraduate training and clinical experience has included urgent care, occupational medicine, solid organ transplant surgery and plastic-oncologic reconstructive surgery. While at IHC, Travis and his supervising physician developed Intermountain’s first PA-Surgeon team for their complex micro-vascular reconstruction program.
Travis loves living life with his family, friends, yoga and quite a few of Utah’s outdoor activities. When he is not living in the now, he spends his time with Utah PA Connection as a co-founder and is also currently a contributor too an international open-sourced development team building an unprecedented Personal Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system.
Like all PA’s, Travis is a licensed health care professional, who is nationally board certified as a physician assistant and is trained under the same medical model as physicians. He strongly feels the collaborative environment of East West Health is a synergistic force uniquely designed to help people truly live far beyond just surviving. Travis works to practice medicine like he practices his life.
Two quotes that give incite into how he approaches living:
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
— Albert Einstein
Neeta Vyas, PA
Siosi Fonua, NP-C
I was born in Tonga, but raised in Provo and Logan, Utah while my parents pursued higher education. My family moved back to the Islands when I was eight years old and this is when I learned the Tongan culture and language. After 8 years, my parents made the decision to move back to the United States so that we could pursue our education. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University-Hawaii in 2001. After having my firstborn child, I decided to pursue nursing. In 2006, I received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah. In May 2014, I graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing from Westminster College. I am now a certified nurse practitioner.
I have been married for 11 years and we have been blessed with four children. I love different types of exercise including Zumba and running. I also love going to the movies and spending quality time with family and friends.
Nicole Blackburn, NP-C
Terah Jones, MSN-FNP
Terah has worked as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department for 6 years, with a specialty in pediatric care. She earned her Bachelors of Nursing at the University of Utah and graduated from the Masters of Nursing program at Westminster College in May 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Terah has a profound interest and personal background in nutrition and exercise science. She believes that healing the body naturally through healthy diet, exercise, and alternative therapies should be first line treatment. Terah is very active and loves spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband.
Jenny Alfaro, LMT
Jenny is a graduate of vista college in Layton, Utah. She is licensed by the state of Utah, Nationally Certified, and a member of the ABMP massage association.
She brings 7 years of experience into her practice and offers a therapeutic massage blending Swedish massage with sports and deep tissue massage techniques. She intentionally creates a massage that will suit your specific health care needs. Her massage approach offers harmony, balance, and ease to your busy life.