I discovered Asian medicine and acupuncture as part of my personal journey into health more than 35 years ago. Although I was initially skeptical, I was intrigued after experiencing excellent results for a chronic condition that I was unable to resolve through Western medicine.

Since I was seeking a career in medicine and had decided Western medicine was not right for me, I started reading The Web That Has No Weaver, a book that demystifies Asian medicine. It changed my perspective on medicine and opened a door to a new way of thinking. Based on ecological principles and common sense, Asian medicine captured my attention and drew me in. Applying its practices has changed my life for the best. I expect it to do the same for you.

To hear my voice and thoughts about my practice, check out Everyday Acupuncture and Qiological Podcasts:
Margot interviews Michael Max
Listening Like Water
Connection and Transformation

Asian Medicine Training
Master’s Degree in Acupuncture, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA,1994

National Board Certified, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,1994

Post-graduate Training and Internship, Chengdu University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Chengdu, China,1997

Notable Mentors:
Master Jeffrey Yuen and Heiner Fruehaf,
Paul Karsten, Sharon Wiezenbaum, Kiiko Matsumoto, Stephen Birch, Richard Tan, Stephen Brown, Dan Bensky, and Eliot Cowan.

Classical Chinese Medicine—Five Channels
Japanese Meridian Therapy and Hara Diagnosis
Classical Five Element Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mindfulness and Movement Training
Certification in Mindful Educators Essentials, Mindfulschools.org, 2016-Present

Dao Yin Therapeutic Movement training and practice with Master Jeffrey Yuen, 2006-Present.

Certification in Thai Yoga Massage with Michael Sitzer, 2013

Completed Kundalini Yoga Fundamentals, Spirit Voyage, 2017

Registered Yoga Teacher—200 with the Yoga Alliance through 2006, practicing yoga since 1986 and instructing since 1995.

Notable Mentors:
Caverly Morgan
Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten, Dr. Michael Gladych, Dr. Jean Klein, Jai Dev Singh, Ra Ma Kaur and Treya Marie Forlenza.

Mindfulness, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Dao Yin Therapeutic Movement

Faculty member, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, 2004-2016
Assistant Academic Dean and Dean of Students, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, 2007-2011,
Clinical-Safety Trainer, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2009-2011

Public Health and Well-being
Innovative Health Education Program Director and Mindfulness Instructor
for Home Remedies: Community Options Addressing Pain and Stress, 2018-Present

Mindfulness and Health Education Instructor; venues include Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Mayland Community College, the Celo Health Center, Penland School of Crafts, Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library, South Toe Elementary School,1995-Present

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