Over the course of more than 25 years, Robert Newman has been studying and utilizing numerous methods to work with patients, including acupressure, massage, western herbs, flower essences, shamanism, homeopathy, diet and nutrition. He has also been employing acupuncture and Chinese herbs since 1993 and he is a specialist in Chinese herbal medicine. In 1989, he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from UC Irvine in pre-med biology and then went on to obtain his Masters degree in 1992 in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from American College of TCM (ACTCM) and his California state acupuncture license in 1993. He also spent a year studying Plant Spirit Medicine with Eliot Cowan. He has taught and lectured about wholistic medicine and Chinese medicine at San Francisco State University, California Healing Arts College, Yo San University of TCM and the Whole Life Expo. Robert was a staff acupuncturist, clinic supervisor and teacher at ACTCM for 4 years and a staff acupuncturist at Tarzana Medical Center for three years. Additionally, he created and developed the Chinese herb garden for five years at ACTCM and spent one and a half years as the curator of the Chinese herb garden at the Nanjing Institute of Botany in China. He’s currently an instructor and clinic supervisor at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica and has a private practice in the San Fernando Valley.
Robert welcomes questions about Chinese herbs and on any aspect of their use.
(Please note: due to a family health matter Robert is unable to answer questions at this time.)