Daniel is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, and qi gong doctor, who has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine for over twenty years.
After graduating from PCOM-NYC, he studied at the Chengdu University of TCM, at the PhD level. In Chengdu, Kunming, and Guangzhou, he studied and observed orthopedics, pharmacology, and many other departments of medicine.
He has maintained a clinical practice since 1997, specializing in internal medicine, emotional disorders, and gynecology. Daniel has developed a very effective personal system of treating the emotional origins of disease. He firmly believes that emotional pathology’s are the origin of nearly all disease, including most musculoskeletal complaints. Whether treating aches and pains, or serious internal disease, Daniel is gifted to see the ‘whole picture’ and emphasizes teaching patients how to avoid further distress and disease, including the paths one can take to be healed.
Daniel has prescribed more than 20,000 unique raw herb formulas, and more than 10,000 unique granule formulas – with outstanding success in the majority of cases, demonstrating his rare level of Master Herbalist. At the same time, Daniel teaches patients proper nutrition, utilizes supplements, and concentrates on changes in perspective and behavior above all else.
For eleven years, Daniel was a professor and clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in NYC. Additionally, he was a professor and clinical supervisor at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture for three years. He has served as the director of several acupuncture programs, including two years at Yonkers General Hospital, and four years at the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. He also served for two years as a professor, practitioner, and clinical supervisor at the Texas Health and Science University, in Austin.
Daniel is currently practicing (on-site) in SoHo, NYC, and from his rural oasis in Pennsylvania, from where he does distance consultations for folks all around the world. He is the author of a lucid and informative book: The Heart Spirit in Chinese Medicine.
Daniel hobbies and other interests include spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing the shakuhachi flute, sustainable organic gardening, cultural geography and anthropology, spiritual music, interior cultivation, and the history of medicine around the world.