Joel is a graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where he studied Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, herbology, and Zen Shiatsu. Joel has been on the healer’s path as long as he can remember, although his undergraduate studies focused on various subjects including organic agriculture, welding, woodworking, and art education. Prior to earning his Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine he achieved registry as a national EMT.
Joel is now a certified holistic healer through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). His education, knowledge, and compassion allow him to help patients with physical pain and internal illness, and he is drawn to helping those with mental, emotional, and spiritual ailments as well. Although his training is in Oriental Medicine, he draws on wisdom acquired from various traditions and experiences from his spiritual path, including that of his native South American ancestry. In addition to being a healer, Joel is an artist, musician, and environmentalist. He is honored to work for the Chinese Healing Arts Center, and for you.