Justin first discovered Chinese Medicine when he was about 8 years old, while growing up in a natural medicine oriented family environment in Santa Cruz, CA, when it successfully treated his asthma and allergies. He became not only fascinated by the effectiveness of acupuncture, but equally intrigued and curious about the use of herbal medicines in the pharmacy of his acupuncturist until he finally decided, many years later, to pursue a career in traditional Chinese medicine. Justin has practiced complementary integrative medicine for over 12 years and is motivated by his larger purpose of helping as many people as possible achieve optimal health and wellbeing naturally. Dedicated to his field and keen to educate, motivate and inspire others, his number one goal is for his patients to achieve their healthcare goals.
Justin attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York and San Diego, earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2009, and is licensed by the California, Rhode Island (D.Ac) and Utah State Acupuncture Boards, as well as nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM).
Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 1998, which included a one year study abroad program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Amman, Jordan where he helped to establish the first ever recycling program that provided employment opportunities for underprivileged youth.
Justin has helped thousands of people overcome a variety of chronic health conditions and has worked in a variety of settings over the last ten years including hospitals, integrative medicine clinics and cruise ships. Justin utilizes multiple distal needling acupuncture techniques, herbal/nutritional medicine combined with best modern medical practices to discover and treat the root cause(s) of dis-ease, while also empowering people to make the critical lifestyle changes necessary to transform their health.
Justin spends his free time with his young twin daughters, Orly and Ananda, who love playing outdoors and going to the library. He also enjoys researching and learning new ways to help people reach optimal health. Justin also loves preparing and eating healthy meals with his wife, Joia.