Biography & Resume
BIOGRAPHY of MICHAEL YOUNG
Michael Young's interest in Asian Philosophy and languages emerged when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, from which he graduated in 1985, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Religions with a minor in Japanese Language. Upon graduation Michael moved to the Kansai region of Japan, where he began a two-year study of Japanese language, culture, and traditional medical practices, the highlights of which were studying acupuncture and translating traditional Japanese medical texts with renowned Osaka acupuncturist, Dr. Koji Imura.
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Michael returned to the U.S. in 1987 to attend the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. He earned his Master of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and graduated with Honors in 1990. While studying in San Francisco, Michael completed an internship at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center with Dr. Misha Cohen, a specialist in the Chinese medical treatment of chronic viral infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C. While working with Dr. Cohen, he became the program coordinator for the HIV/AIDS herbal-research program funded by the Institute for Traditional Medicine. His interest in this area, and experience with the research protocols led him to found the San Francisco "Immune Enhancement Project" (IEP) in cooperation with Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D. As Director of IEP he specialized in the acupuncture and herbal treatment of HIV, AIDS and other immune-related disorders. Under Michael's leadership, IEP became the first Chinese medical clinic to obtain federal funding for low-income patients, and in 1993, IEP incorporated as a non-profit agency. The IEP Clinic continues to serve the San Francisco HIV community today.
Michael first practiced as a licensed acupuncturist in California and is currently licensed to practice in Colorado. He received his National Certification in 1990. In 1993 Michael moved to Boulder, Colorado to join an integrated clinic where Medical Doctors and Alternative and Complementary health care providers worked in cooperation. His interest in helping to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medical care led to his continued work in cooperation with various Medical Doctors and other care providers until 2002, when he opened a private practice in Longmont, Colorado. He has been a Full Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO since 1997.
Michael's commitment to continued education for himself, and efforts to share his knowledge with his students, are apparent. To continue his training in Japanese acupuncture and Kampo herbal medicine, Michael studied with Dr. Miki Shima on an ongoing basis from 1993 to 2005. During the last two years of his studies with Dr. Shima he served as a teacher's assistant for a 2-year certification course in Japanese Acupuncture. He also received additional training and certification in Homotoxicology and Advanced Injection therapies from HEEL, Inc. In addition, in 2000 Michael led the Southwest Acupuncture College student study group to Beijing for a month-long intensive study program, and in 2001 he led a study group to Japan to visit various clinics and hospitals of prominent Japanese acupuncturists.
In 1993 Michael was a presenter and workshop leader at the first international HIV, AIDS and Chinese Medicine conference in San Francisco. In 1996 he began offering private seminars, and has instructed at various colleges including Southwest Acupuncture College, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, and Seven Bowls School of Nutritional Healing. More recently Michael has been active in creating and presenting injection therapy training programs for Colorado acupuncturists. In 2006 he was the keynote speaker at the Acupuncture Association of Colorado's annual conference where he presented on the theory and practice of injectable homeopathics.
Michael Glenn Young, Dipl. Ac, L.Ac. Curriculum Vitae' (10/07)
2000 Certificate Program in Acupuncture and Tui Na, Dong Zhi Men College
1990 Masters of Science in TCM (including Chinese Herbology), American College
1985 -1987 Studied Acupuncture and Shiatsu in Kyoto, Japan
1985 BA Asian Religions, Minor in Japanese Language, Occidental College,
2005 HEEL "Injection Therapy for Pain Disorders" certification, San Diego, CA
2004 HEEL Homotoxicology certification, Westbrook University
2004 HEEL "Advanced Injection Therapies" certification, Phoenix, AZ
1988 NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture, Certification #4600, exp. 4/30/12
1987 Acupuncture certification from Dr. Koji Imura
1987 Shiatsu certification from Shunji Morimoto
Licenses and Credentials
1993 State of Colorado Acupuncture License #238
1991 State of California Acupuncture License #4229 (inactive)
8/97- Present Full Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO
8/93 - 5/05 Teaching assistant for Dr. Shima, Japanese Acupuncture two-year certification program
5/02 - 8/03 Instructor, Boulder College of Massage Therapy
8/03 - 5/05 Instructor, Seven Bowls School of Nutritional Healing
1/96 - 5/97 Instructor, CSTCM, Denver, CO
1991 - Present Various group and private practices, in Longmont, CO
2001 Led a private group to visit prominent acupuncturists and their clinics
2000 Group Leader for Southwest Acupuncure College Study Abroad Program at Dong Zhi Men College of TCM, Beijing, China
1990 - 1993 Founder, Executive Director and Clinical Director of the Immune
2011- Feb 2012 Founding Board Member of AVF (Acupuncture for
2010 Great River Symposium, Minnesota, 15 CEU's 2009:
1996-Present Various private seminars, most recently injection therapy
2005-2009 Developed a series of injection therapy classes with
2008: Lecturer for Heel, Inc., presenting an "Introduction to Biopuncture"
2006: Keynote speaker at the AAC's annual conference, presenting on
1993: Presenter and workshop leader, 1st International HIV, AIDS
10/2010 "Integrating Different Learning Styles and Assessment of Learning,"
Member, Acupuncture Association of Colorado
Date Submitted: JANUARY 21, 2014