We are fortunate in the greater Philadelphia area to have many excellent acupuncturists who are graduates of schools and colleges of acupuncture, Oriental medicine, or medical training programs in China, including practitioners with specialized expertise in fertility or musculoskeletal problems. There are also a modest number of physicians that have completed 300 basic hours of acupuncture education through courses specifically for physicians. My background includes the rigorous and highly supervised clinical practice of an excellent acupuncture degree program (New England School of Acupuncture), the specialized structural treatment protocols of the Structural Acupuncture Course at the Harvard Medical School, and the comprehensive material with supervised clinical practice of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture Japanese acupuncture course. My acupuncture practice is also very much informed by my knowledge of general medicine and several years of neuroscience research. I enjoy complexity and the challenge of trying to understand the underlying basis for the symptoms or health problems of those who seek my care. I draw on all aspects of my background and experience as I seek that understanding, and offer a plan of treatment.