Regan J Archibald, LAc
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.
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Vikas Garg, MD, MSA
Jody Jeppson, PA-C
Jody Jeppson received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from NC State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2008. She went on to receive her Masters in Medical Science from Methodist University and completed the Physicians Assistant Program in 2012 in Fayetteville, NC.
Jody is licensed as a Physicians Assistant in both Utah and North Carolina.
Originally from Roy, Utah, Jody lived in North Carolina for 15 years. She made the decision to return to her home state of Utah to be close to family and for outdoor recreation.
Jody loves to hike, bike, and will attempt skiing this winter. She also loves movies and spending time with family and friends.
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 (NCCAOM). 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.