Adjunct Faculty – College of Natural Medicine

Bill Akpinar, D.Ac., D.D.S., M.D., B.S.

University Health Sciences School of Medicine (U.H.S.A.), Ataturk University School of Dentistry, American College of Acupuncture, City University of New York 
Dr. Bill Akpinar is the director of the Center for Healing in New York. He has successfully integrated Eastern and Western Medicine in his field for over 20 years. Having served as director of two major teaching hospital-based anesthesiology and pain management programs in the New York City area, Dr. Bill continues to train medical, dental, and podiatry residents. He holds numerous board certifications and fellowships, including acupuncture, pain management, forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, traumatic distress, as well as herbal and Tibetan medicine.

Dr. Bill thrives on the use of many non-traditional techniques in combination with his anesthesiology background in the field of headache and TMJ pain disorders, including music therapy (he is an accomplished musician), Chinese Heal Martial Arts, such as Chi Kung (he holds several black belts and practices various “internal” healing martial arts styles), oxygenation therapy, and has been trained by noted Chinese, Indian, Shaolin, Sufi, and Tibetan healing masters in the course of his career (including a mentorship with the Dali Lama’s personal physician, while in Tibet).

As medical director of the United States Karate Team, under the direction of his teacher and world Karate champion Terrence “Tokey” Hill, Dr. Bill has had the opportunity to apply his healing skills to the team in his travels with them. Dr. Bill now serves as medical director of the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico and is constantly searching for ways to bridge Eastern and Western Medicine and bring this knowledge to the public.

Richard Anderson N.D., N.M.D.

The International University
In 1983, Dr. Richard Anderson was close to death with severe memory loss, devastating fatigue and pain. After various healing attempts, he went into the wilderness to fast and pray. Sudden and unexpected results occurred with his inspired discovery of a unique combination of herbs that allowed for thorough cleansing and revitalization of his internal organs. A series of unusual events further developed Dr. Anderson’s exceptional method of healing, based on internal cleansing, which promotes ongoing states of remarkable love and happiness. He went on to develop the Cleanse Thyself™ internal cleansing program as well as many other herbal formulas for Arise & Shine Herbal products, a company he founded. He has written two books and several booklets based on his experience and research. Dr. Anderson is well-known for his colon cleansing theory and for the superior products that he creates.

Lynn V. Andrews

School of Sacred Arts and Training
Lynn Andrews is an internationally acclaimed author who has written 18 books, including Medicine Woman (now in its 39th printing), Jaguar Woman and Crystal Woman. Considered a preeminent teacher in the field of personal development, Lynn is a 21st Century shaman whose words reflect her path, a path of heart. Her work explores the ancient teachings taught by the Sisterhood of the Shields, which embrace the study of global shamanic cosmologies and sacred art technologies. For over a decade, people from all over the world have gathered with Lynn for her annual Joshua Tree four-day retreat. In 1994, The Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts and Training was created–a unique mystery school designed to integrate the sacred into every aspect of life.

Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.

University of New Mexico, University of Massachusetts, Syracuse University
Dr. Bauman is the Director of Institute of Educational Therapy and a leader in the field of nutrition and holistic health promotion. He has a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion from the University of New Mexico, with original research on Breast Cancer prevention. Dr. Bauman has been a nutrition educator, practitioner and director of the Berkeley Holistic Health Center & Heartwood College Wellness Clinic: Co-editor of the Holistic Health Handbook and Holistic Health Lifebook, and author of Confronting Cancer in Our Community and the Eating for Health Cookbook. Dr. Bauman is currently clinical director of Nutrition Consultant Training Program, Culinary Arts Program, and the Partners in Health in Cotati, CA. He is involved in administration, teacher training, and curriculum development of the program at IET.

Dr. Bauman has been a ground-breaking leader in the field of whole foods nutrition, holistic health, and community health promotion. After three decades of in-depth study of worldwide health and nutrition systems, Dr. Bauman created the ‘Eating for Health’ nutrition system which is the foundation of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant and Natural Chef Training Programs. Dr. Bauman facilitates the Bauman College Vitality Rejuvenation Retreats in the spring and summer in Northern California.

John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., R.P.P.

International College of Naturopathic Medicine, Indiana University, Purdue University, Westbrook University
Dr. Beaulieu is a Naturopath and Registered Polarity Practitioner who has been practicing and teaching Polarity for twenty years. He is the founding director of the Polarity Wellness® Network.

He is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies. A world-renowned speaker, composer, pianist, and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Beaulieu has pioneered a technique called BioSonic Repatterning™, a natural method of healing and consciousness development using tuning forks and other sound modalities based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature. As the founder of BioSonic Enterprises, he has developed and distributed over 50 different sound healing-related products including tuning forks, instructional videos, audio programs, CDs and books. Dr. Beaulieu is the groundbreaking author of Music and Sound in the Healing Arts and the composer/producer of Calendula: A Suite for Pythagorean Tuning Forks, a CD designed to physically align your body and create a deep relaxed state of awareness. He lectures and performs worldwide and conducts training seminars for practitioners in the healing arts.

Emily J. Blair, M.A.

University of Northern Colorado
Emily Blair received her degrees in Speech and Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. She has extensive experience designing outcome based education with Littleton High School, coordinating public school educational programs, and teaching at Metropolitan State College as the Director of Forensics at both the high school and college level. She has coached state and national champions in public performance. Her experience is most applicable in designing, supervising, and evaluating performance based education projects. Designing reliability training models for people evaluating inter-disciplinary performances and projects makes her background unique.

Pedro A. Bolanos, M.D., Ph.D., N.D.

Westbrook University, Centro Medicina Biologica
Dr. Bolaños graduated as an M.D. in 1977 and as an orthopedic surgeon in 1983, both in Costa Rica. In 1988 he became a specialist in acupuncture in Taiwan, and then, a Naturopathic Doctor in 1995 through Westbrook University in the United States. He also received a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Westbrook in 1996. Since then he has been studying Iridology, Electroacupuncture, Biological medicine, Homotoxicology, Neural Therapy and Meridian Training.

Linda Burnham, N.D., LMT

Westbrook University, Loyola-Marymount University, University of Southern California at Los Angeles, The Center of the Light.
Linda Burnham, N. D., is the director of Burnham System Studies and creator of 3 distinct systems of specialty bodywork: Burnham System Facial Rejuvenation, Burnham Systems WiseBody Therapeutics Series, and A BodyWisdom Course Regeneration from the Inside Out. Dr. Burnham has used her lifetime of personal transformation and diverse clinical experience, in-depth training as a naturopathic physician and in complimentary medicine, to synthesize her experience into a useable philosophy and practical application of Physical-Spiritual Medicine.

As a gifted teacher, she believes the most important thing any of us can learn is who we are: physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically and spiritually. “Who we are is what we have to give to ourselves, to our loved ones, and to our planet. Becoming fully present to who we are, is what we have to share and why we’re here.”

Her focus as an ordained minister, as well as a physician, is on the transformational experience that is available to each student as they unravel who they are in the safety of her classroom. Dr. Burnham’s capacity to enliven students with information on anatomy, physiology, vibrational medicine, herbistry, nutrition, specialty massage and reflexology is matched only by her willingness to hold a container of loving intentionally as she demonstrates what she teaches.

Her unique specialty bodywork modalities have been developed and nurtured for many years and have been influenced by many exceptional healers, healing modalities and transformational experiences. Beginning in 1978, she was a co-founding faculty member of the Center of the Light (a highly regarded healing institute in the Berkshire Mountains, USA, in operation throughout the 80′s). Her commitment to health through the practical and effective use of food and herbs was strengthen as the owner/founder of Weeds of Worth, Ltd., an herbal preparations company, for 15 years. Her career in the healing arts, began when her theatrical training demanded ?more than her body could give. Linda combined personal growth with professional training – Upledger Cranial Sacral Therapy, Well-Spring Alignment Process, licensed massage therapist (American Massage Therapy Association), Guided Imagery and Music through I.C.M., Psychosynthesis, Hendricks body/breath psychotherapeutic process, Neuro Linguistic Programming -to mention a few. Currently, Dr. Burnham incorporates the healing and therapeutic use of music and the creative arts in much of her private work. Dr. Burnham has guided many seminars and workshops on spiritual and holistic approaches to health and wellness over 25 years.
Dr. Burnham’s expertise combines to create programs that are diverse and practical for both the professional body-worker and the layperson. She is a highly respected authority in the holistic health field.

Paula B. Castro, M.D.

University of California, School of Medicine (Davis and L.A.)
Dr. Castro is a holistic practitioner, a family physician, and integrated complementary therapies into her private practice, including acupuncture and shamanic counseling. She is a graduate of the Lynn Andrew’s Center for Sacred Arts and Training and an ordained minister. Her interest is to teach courses that facilitate the journey to self-empowerment through self-healing.

John DeMarsh, M.D.

McMaster University, University of Guelph, Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ayurvedic Institute.
Dr. DeMarsh has worked as a Board Certified Family physician in Canada for 18 years. He has been involved in many areas of Medicine including; rural and urban family practice, hospice-palliative care, emergency medicine, obstetrics and occupational, and environmental medicine. He has also taken a wide variety of Osteopathic courses from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University over the past 5 years. He has also studied Ayurvedic Medicine at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, N.M. Dr. DeMarsh integrates hands-on healing and natural medicine with conventional medicine.

Edward G. Dudley-Robey, M.D.(MA), I.M.D., FAAIM, B.S.

B.S. from the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dr. Dudley-Robey is an expert in Integrative Medicine and licensed Naturopathic Physician. He is Board Certified in naturopathic Sports Medicine and a former professional basketball player, researcher, author and clinical reviewer for several publishers and is credited with inventing and copyrighting the first computerized Director of Staff Development system. He is a Fellow and member of the Executive Advisory Board of the American Association of Integrative Medicine.

Lawrence Galante, Ph.D., D.Hom., R.P.P.

Hofstra University,Hanhnemann Academy of North America, Hunter College
Dr. Galante has been teaching Tai Chi for more than 25 years. He holds a M.A. in Oriental Philosophy and Mysticism, a Ph.D. in the Holistic Healing Arts and Sciences, and has been a student of Martial Arts since 1964. Dr. Galante is the founding director of Galante’s School of Tai Chi, The Center for Holistic Arts, and The Atlantic Academy of Classical Homeopathy. In addition he has maintained a thriving private practice for the past 10 years as a homeopathic consultant.

Dr. Guo Ming

Dr. Guo graduated from China’s First Military Medical University in the early 1970s.  After three years as an internal medicine doctor, he was elected to the Guangdong Traditional Chinese Medicine and after graduation returned to the Guangzhou Air Force Hospital to continue his practice in integrated TCM-WM Medicine.  After 1980s, he came to Beijing, China Rehabilitation Research Center to realize his dream in exceling in integrated TCM-WM.

He has mastered many discipline areas and treatments, such as the rehabilitation medicine, homeopathic, chiropractic, bio-energy information medicine, International Natural Medicine, and so on in the last 20 years. He has founded the Research Institution of ‘Beijing Rehabilitation Information Technology Research and Development Center’, and the web services of ‘China Rehabilitation Town’, as well as the digital distribution of my copyrighted material of the ‘New Dictionary of all Medicine’.

Dr. Guo has two doctorate degrees and is a general practitioner in China, having completed the East-West integration of medical knowledge and skills, using 3D and other advanced quantum technology, in the area of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, health care and so on, to solve all-rounded illnesses by stimulating the auto-immune response of the patient. 

In nearly 3 years, he has put together the constitution of blood type of the USA latest research results, the concept of the five elements, and quantum technology, to raise 32 physical classification taxonomy of the Trinity doctrine. The 1000 he used in clinical cases, found that 32 classifications not only solve the confusion over many incurable diseases, but also offers more accurate understanding of the human body and soul to open up a new way of thinking.

Most importantly, the 32 classification for us is from life science, not from the epidemiological point of view to understand the individual disease on earth. The rapid development of genetic medicine in this global era, 32 classification of unique record of customized treatment provides some enlightening insight.


Yat-Sen Ho, M.D.

M.S. Microbiology and Immunology, Sep. 1979 ~ Jul. 1981 National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan

Doctor of Medicine, Sep. 1970~ Aug. 1977 National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan

President, Healer Holistic Company

Director, Healer Holistic Medical Center (HHH)

Dr. Ho is the founded Healer Holistic Hospital (HHH) in 2002 as the first bioenergetic diagnostic and treatment center in Taiwan. At HHH, Dr. Ho successfully applied many different kinds of bioenergetic devices to clinical diagnostic, which include diagnosing cancer, autoimmune disease and chronic illnesses. In the past eight years, thousands of patients benefited greatly from HHH and many international institutes have visited to seek cooperation.  HHH, under the leadership of Dr. Ho, is dedicated to the integration of Traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, bioenergetics and bioinformational knowledge to develop a precise and non-invasive medical device for the human body, mind, and spirit. This device can further be used in preventive medicine to improve the overall health of human beings.

Janet C. Ives, Ph.D., M.Sc.N.

University of Texas, University of California, University of British Columbia , Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts and Training
International Assembly of Spiritual Healers, Earth Stewards Congregation

Jan Jones, D.N.M.

University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Florida State University

Hari Jot Khalsa (Zerinsky), P.T., N.D., Ph.D.

Swedish Institute School of Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Chiropractic, Western University of California, Bournmouth, England
Dr. Khalsa has over thirty years of experience in successful and loving patient care. He is a Doctor of Naturopathy, accredited Physical Therapist and is certified in Chinese Medicine and Herbology. He was the founder and director of the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York for nineteen years and continues his affiliation as Director Emeritus. He is currently the director of the New Mexico Alternative Health Center in Santa Fe.

Yoshiaki Kanaji, Ph.D.

Director of University of Natural Medicine Japanese Affiliate
Graduate of Teikyo University School of Medicine
-Intern Doctor at Taipei Medical School Hospital
-Practicing Physician at Dr. Huasha’s Traditional Chinese medicine Hospital
-Vice President of Lisheng Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital
-President of Nitta Radio Engineering Corporation
-President of Fuji Group
-Founder of the National Chiropractic Professional School
-Director of International Education Interchange Academy
-Visiting Professor at Pacific Western University
-Chancellor of Barrington University Japanese Branch School
-Chancellor of National Dalian medical University Japanese Branch School
-President of the Japan National Chiropractic Conference
-Japanese Representative to the Chinese friendship martial Arts Conference
-Awarded PwU Chiropractic Doctorate
-President of Shibuya Chiropractic Center
-President of Japanese Therapist Masters’ Association, authorized by the Japan Ministry of Welfare and labor
-President of Japan Massage Masters’ Coop., authorized by the Japanese Prime Minister
-Founder of the International Medical Administration Center
-President of the Chinese-Western Medical Exchange Federation for Friendship between Japan and China

Sebastian Y. Kim, Ph.D.

Graduated from Korea University
President of Natural Medicine Institute

Galen D. Knight, B.S., Ph.D.

University of Texas at Austin, Southwestern College, University of New Mexico, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
As president of Vitale-Therapeutics, Inc., a 501(c)3 research and educational organization, Dr. Knight is integrating environmental awareness, nutrition, and immunotherapy into a systematic approach for the early detection and treatment of the underlying causes of dis-ease. Complementing his efforts are new diagnostic techniques that detect metabolic imbalances and environmental exposures BEFORE they cause intractable disease. Dr. Knight’s information is conveyed through publications in prestigious scientific journals, VitaleTherapeutics’ website, various CME and HMO programs, television and radio news programs, health conferences, and through associations with various professional societies and community educational programs. Dr. Knight’s science background includes: Ecology, Anatomy, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Endocrinology, Drug Metabolics, Physiology, and all aspects of Chemistry.


B.S. in Chemistry (1971) National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
M.S. in Biochemistry (1973) National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Ph.D. in Acupuncture (1984) Asia American University, San Diego, California
Doctorate of Oriental Medicine (1984) Asia American University, San Diego, California

Taiwan National Ministry of Examination Certified in HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Taiwan National Ministry of Examination Certified in CHINESE MEDICINE
Taiwan National Ministry of Education Certified ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Chinese Kung-Fu Academy Certified Tai-Chi Marshal Art Master
California Licensed Acupuncturist
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet
Cisco Certified Network Association
Qualified Unix System Administration

1973 – 1978 Research Technician, Department of Prevention Medicine, National Defense Medical Center
1978 – 1983 Research Association, Department of Prevention Medicine, National Defense Medical Center
1978 – 1979 Research Association, Department of Basic and Clinic Immunology and Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina
1983 – 1984 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National Defense Medical Center
1984 – 1987 Professor, San Francisco College of Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine
1988 – 1990 Professor, Academy of Chinese Culture And Medicine, Oakland, California
1998 – 2003 Software Quality Assurance Engineer, 3COM Corp.U.S.A.
1985 – Present Director of KUAN’S ACUPUNCTURE CENTER, San Jose, California
2005, Sept – Present Dean of Dept of Continue Education, Healer Holistic Medical Center

Vladimir Kurashvili, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean of the Russian University of Natural Medicine
Dr. Kurashvili is a Scientific Researcher and Previous Head of Survival Department at a Military Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine. Retired from the Russian Air Force as a colonel (Medical Corps). His major field of scientific activity was nutrition under extreme circumstances such as aviation survival situations. In 1986 – 1987, Dr. Kurashvili accomplished didactic program in nutrition. His research and consulting experience has helped him to develop guidelines and standards for survival food ration that provided a balanced minimum daily diet with critical water restriction. Upon retirement from the military, he joined Institute of Antibiotics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, as a leading specialist. He worked in the areas of pharmacokinetics and drug delivery, analysis, and metabolism. His research interests were in the fields of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics.

Dr. Kurashvili is recognized nationally and internationally as an authority in the field of the Dietary Supplements and Health Care products. He has devoted the last twenty years of his professional career to conducting research, offering courses and seminars, and consulting for problems relating to health care. He is a member of the American Institute of Food Technologists (Society for Food Science and Technology). This involvement has provided him with an understanding of the latest technology in the field of food supplements. Since 1997, he has concurrently served as Faculty Member of University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Editor of NATURAL MEDICINE journal. He also serves on several committees for professional Russian nutrition and phytotherapeutical organizations. His broad scientific and military contacts allow him to maintain effective relations with public health and government officials. In 1999, Dr. Kurashvili was elected as member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Since 2000 – Dean of the Russian branch of the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Linda Lancaster,ND, Ph.D, FKCollRad, MD(MA), DSc, DAc , MRR(Member of the Radionic Register/London).

Dr. Linda Lancaster has been an Energy Medicine Practioner, Homeopathic Physician  and Professor of the Healing Arts since 1981.  In 1987, she founded Light Harmonics Institute, a research and teaching center specializing in the application of Energy Medicine based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr Linda has been teaching Homeopathy, Radiesthesia, Radionics and Energy Medicine for over 30 years. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Founder and Director of Keys College of Radionics, USA, Co-Founder and President of Global Foundation of Integrative Medicines, a 501© Non profit Organization and has served 2 terms as a board Member of USPA (United States Psychotronics Association)  Dr Linda was the Chancellor of Open International University for Complementary Medicines, USA from 1995-2005 and has organized more than 20 conferences around the world in Complementary Medicine. She has emphasized the importance of creating “peace” in all Medicines and created platforms to share knowledge in medicine. She has been honored many times for her peace and charity work in third world countries.  

Her qualifications include Doctorates in Science, Acupuncture and Naturopathy, Fellow of Homeopathy and Fellow of Radionics. Her work encompasses Dr. AK Bhattacharya’s research in Tridosha, Teletheapy, Color and Gem Healing, Dr Hazel Parcells in Medical Radiesthesia and Dr Ruth Drown in Radionics. She is an International lecturer and maintains clinical practices in Santa Fe, New Mexico and  New York City.

HH Lama Gangchen awarded Dr. Lancaster with The Inner and Outer Peace Award in

2000 and HH Siri Singh Sahib(aka) Yogi Bhajan honored her with the Conscious Healer and Humanitarian Award in 2002. 

William Lee, D.O.M., Ph.D.

University of New Mexico, Samra University of Oriental Medicine, University of New Mexico
Dr. Lee’s interest in acupuncture developed as he was growing up with a father who is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine trained in Korea. His interests led him to study Oriental Medicine at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Lee finished a Ph.D. degree in Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of New Mexico. His research interests are in the area of preventive medicine and finds that alternative and natural medicine can play an important role in the prevention of diseases.

Ralph J. Luciani, D.O., M.S., Ph.D, M.D.(H)

Seton Hall University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Wilford Hall, U.S. Air Force Medical Center
From his personal and professional experience, Dr. Ralph J. Luciani believes that because of the processed food most people eat, the depletion of soil nutrients, and the added pesticides and pollutants in our daily environment compared to fifty years ago, our bodies are asked to continually perform while under an increased toxic load. This puts great stress on our metabolic cycle and immune system, requiring nutritional supplementation over and above what nutritionists call a “well balanced diet”. Basic nutritional supplementation for everyone, including “healthy” or non-diseased individuals, should consist of anti-oxidants to ward off the adverse effect of increased pollutants in food and the air we breath; and basic broad-based vitamin, mineral supplementation to ensure we are getting what our food fails to give us. He developed Millennium Health

Resources products to address the various therapeutic needs, including basic daily requirements.
Dr. Ralph Luciani attended medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated Valedictorian in 1969. He did his Internship in Internal Medicine at Wilford Hall, U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 1972, he left the Air Force and entered private family practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He became Board Certified in Family Practice in 1976. In 1973 and 1974, he studied

Oriental Medicine both here and in the Orient and received a Ph.D. in Medical Acupuncture in 1974 for his research in pain and functional disorders.
He re-entered the Air Force in 1980 as an Aeromedical Research Physician and for the next several years was the Air Force Medical Liaison for the NASA Space Shuttle Program. While in the Air Force, he received an M.S. degree in Aerospace Medicine, completed his residency requirements for the Board of Preventive Medicine and became Board Certified in 1983. In 1987, he was the first to obtain clearance from the Air Force Surgeon General to practice acupuncture in an Air Force hospital. At that time, he also helped organize a pain and stress program in the Air Force Medical Center at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. As the only Department of Defense physician trained and certified by NASA for the Mission Control Room, Dr. Luciani was one of two consulting physicians directing the Lovelace Foundation design for a health maintenance facility for the coming NASA International Space Station. He left the Air Force for the active reserves in 1988 to begin his own pain and stress practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is now the founder and Medical Director of the

Albuquerque Clinic for Pain, Stress and Health Rehabilitation.
In 1988, he received training in Nutritional Medicine by the American College for Advancement in Medicine and passed the Diplomate candidacy examination. In 1991, he then became board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy. He also studied Homeopathic Medicine with the National Center for Homeopathy, in Washington DC in 1988. He received personal training in Homotoxicology in 1989 and 1990. In 1989, he became a certified specialist in pain management as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and practices environmental immunotherapy. Dr. Luciani retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Brigadier General in the Medical Corps in 1997, where he was the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas. While active in the reserves, he was called up in 1992 to serve in Operation Desert Storm and spent three months in the United Kingdom as Commander of an Aeromedical Staging Facility.

Dr. Luciani has authored numerous research publications and has lectured extensively for several universities. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows and been featured on several news broadcasts for his pioneering work in Preventive Medicine and Chronic Pain Management. He holds faculty positions as Associate Clinical Professor at Wright State University School of Medicine and as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Dr. Luciani is a member of many professional organizations including the American Medical Association, American Holistic Medical Association, American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Management, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, American College of Advancement in Medicine, and many more. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Janice E. Martin, Ed.D., N.D.

Janice E. Martin has served 38 years in the areas of human services and higher education, with M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Alabama, and the N.D. from Trinity College.  She holds licensure in the State of Alabama as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor, mentoring new counselors in the field. Work with clients focuses on holistic counseling, integrating traditional psychotherapy, mind-body modalities, and naturopathic philosophy. Additional studies in Shaolin Temple Arts, electrobiomagnetics, Reiki, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, and related areas have expanded her formal education.

Janice currently serves as Director of New Paths Counseling Center, Hoover, AL, and is on Adjunct Faculty at Penn Foster Career College. Previously on faculty at Clayton College of Natural Health, she has worked in the research arena with graduate students to complete theses and dissertations in the fields of natural health, naturopathy, herbalism, holistic nutrition, and related areas of study. She has developed graduate programs and courses in holistic studies, wellness, natural health, naturopathy, stress management, research and statistics, and research and dissertation guidelines. Janice has taught in the classroom in psychology, counseling, and massage therapy, with a focus on mankind’s connection to the environment, the ethics of touch for body workers, and related studies. As a speaker and author, she remains an avid student of the energy field, its underlying physics, ecopsychology, and human integration with our environment. 

Lyn Matthew, L.M.T., O.B.T., M.A.

Lynn Andrews School of Sacred Arts and Training

Arizona State University
Background includes working as a fine artist, photojournalist, art teacher, sales and marketing director, healing arts therapist practicing and teaching Asian bodywork, teacher of sacred art classes, creator of self empowerment retreats, and coach for clients to create ceremonies for personal healing. Written one text and a workbook called “Moxibustion”, burning the herb Mugwort as an effective treatment for the regulation of blood and chi and elimination of cold and damp conditions, restoring weak yang. Obtained a Masters Degree from Arizona State University; holds a Sales and Marketing Diploma from the American Hotel and Motel Association; is a graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts with an Oriental Program major and certified therapist of Zen Shiatsu, TuiNa, and Jim Shin Jyutsu; a graduate of the Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts and Training; a Minister of the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards Congregation.

Carmen de Monteflores. Ph.D.

California School of Professional Psychology/Berkeley & San Francisco, Wellesley College

Roth Musa, M.Sc.Ed., M.D.

St. Louis University, Universidad Complutense-Madrid, Spain
Universidad Politecnico-Madrid, University of Benin
—Director of University of Natural Medicine, Europe and African territories
—President of Medysalud Group: Medysalud Negocios Sociedad Limitada, an organization devoted to the design and execution of health educational program, healthcare services, distribution and marketing of medical products, pharmacological products, nutritional, herbal, vitamins and sports supplement.
—Practice nutritional medicine, merging mainstream and alternative medicine using functional medicine concepts, nutrition, and natural approaches at the ISAYO Pharma-Herbo-Dietetico Health center, Madrid, Spain
—Teach continuing education courses for health professionals and unemployed on a wide variety of health topics: public health, environmental health, occupational work, safety, preventive and anti-aging medicine in Spain and other European countries.
—Special interest in nutritional interventions, alternatives therapies, herbal remedies and tropical diseases, antioxidant and dietary agents effects on aging and life span.

Chad Oler, N.D., B.S., M.S.

N.D. from the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico; University of Wisconsin/Madison
Dr. Chad Oler has been studying natural health and healing for most of his life with over 15 years experience researching and consulting on nutrition and exercise. He is recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Association and has been in naturopathic practice since January 2000. He co-founded the Natural Path Health Center on the west-side of Madison in December 2000.

Dr. Oler has studied, lectured and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Peru and southern Africa. He is very active in teaching natural healing techniques and has given presentations to thousands of people worldwide. He is a faculty member at the University of Natural Medicine where he teaches doctors and other health care practitioners the value of alternative testing techniques in the healing process.

In addition to general naturopathic care, Dr. Chad has extensive training and certificates in Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Shamanic Medicine, Reiki, Personal Training, Urine & Saliva Analysis (Reams & Biological Terrain Assessment), Darkfield (Enderlein and Morphologic Hematology) Microscopy, Holistic Iridology, Color Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, and Naturopathic Manipulations. He is also active in the sports community, competing in triathlon and ice hockey, and training elite level athletes to insure optimal performance and recovery.

Dr. Oler was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and graduated from Stoughton High School in 1989. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with a certificate in Technical Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and worked in Research & Development for four years where he received multiple patents and awards for his pioneering work. He returned to pursue his Doctorate in Naturopathy from the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in January 2001.

Dr. Oler’s goal is to raise public awareness about natural healing methods and teach everyone how they can use these methods to dramatically improve their health. He looks forward to embodying his mission and helping his clients continue along their natural path to optimal health and longevity

Cathirose Petrone, ND, MA, CNC


Dr. Petrone is an American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA) and American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC) Board-Certified naturopath who received her doctorate from Westbrook University in 1995. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Wholistic Recovery International and Founder and Clinical Director of Living Heath Institute. As well, Dr. Petrone is a Managing Editor and member of the Board of Directors of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Santa Cruz, California. She is the author of the book “Mindfulness and Healing: A Clinician’s Guide” and writer of the “Herbal Quality, Research, and Safety Bulletin”, an internationally distributed and peer-reviewed quarterly publication on botanical medicine.

In addition, Dr. Petrone is a California Board of Behavioral Sciences registered psychotherapist with a Masters of Art degree in Counseling Psychology from National University, California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, Vermont. She is currently active in the recovery communities for addictions, substance abuse, eating and co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.  She provides individual and group counseling as well as teaches educational and experiential classes on integrative psychotherapy and mindfulness. As a long-time yoga practitioner and avid traveler, Dr. Petrone also facilitates workshops and retreats throughout the world, including in Hawaii, Italy, Australia, and Bali, Indonesia, where she currently resides.


Andreas Reinmuth, MBA,EMBS, PH.D.

Andreas Reinmuth

Dr. Andreas Reinmuth is Managing Director of Foreign Affiliations, Europe, for the University of Natural Medicine.
He works as management consultant and coach with special focus on interpersonal/intercultural relationships and healthy management in organizations. In this field, he is involved in several research projects, teaches classes and works as author.

Having attended schools in Germany, France and the US, Andreas Reinmuth completed his university studies with two master degrees in business and international management. In the beginning of his career he was employed as a business consultant in a major international enterprise for several years. During that time he started to become aware of the phenomenon that many projects in the business world failed despite of best preconditions (like well trained staff, excellent equipment, etc.). These failures often resulted in a heavy negative impact on the individuals involved as well as the corporation (loss of money, time, health etc.). Being convinced that reasons could be found in human behavior and interaction with the environment Andreas Reinmuth went into the additional study of modern sciences (like systems theory, psychology, sociology etc.) as well as natural-philosophical approaches to find solutions for the work on healthy projects and strong organizations. In this context, he has completed a Ph.D. program in the US and is currently involved in further doctoral studies in Germany. Andreas Reinmuth has published several articles in this field and a book “Neues Unternehmensbewusstsein” about establishing a new corporate consciousness for the global world. His groundbreaking work provides organizations with key steps supporting a shift in corporate consciousness resulting in a triple win scenario for the corporation, the individual and society. He gives presentations and lectures around Europe. 

Cairo P. Rocha, O.M.D. MBAcC, Ph.D.

Cairo Rocha is a teacher and practitioner of natural medicine and the author of Anger Goes Up, Fear Goes Down: Emotions and the Hidden Link. He is also the founder of the Chi Po Oriental Medicine Institute in Brasilia, Brazil and has a clinic and resides in Nassau, Bahamas.

Jean-Claude Rodet, Ph.D., N.D.

Heilpraktiker Diploma (H.F.S.) Doctorate of Homeopathic Medicine (NWLU), Naturotherapy Doctorate (PIAS)
During the course of years, Dr. Rodet has found himself to be at the same time a researcher, a teacher, a practical and “field” adviser, going from a teaching chair, a consultation office to counsel and provide therapeutic cares, to orchards, plains, mountains, greenhouses, amongst livestock to assess problems and suggest ecological solutions. Dr. Rodet has combined two disciplines, medicine and agronomy, integrated together with his scientific background, believing that to be an efficient agronomist, one must be a physician and to be a good physician one must be an agronomist, the two disciplines being so much interrelated and interdependent to globally and sustainably solve the problems encountered.

Dr. Rodet has established a bridge between the “scientific” modern medicine and the “empirical” traditional medicines, for efficient treatments and people’s welfare. He is the Founder-Medical director of the holistic multidisciplinary school-clinic, the Institut International de Ressources Ecologiques, and the Founder and Dean of Academia of the Institut International de Recherches en Homeopathie et en Biotherapies in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Rodet is a French Bio-Agronomist and Organic Zootechnician, and has a Doctorate in Organic Agriculture, and Diploma’s in Naturopathy, Animal Naturotherapy, Veterinary Homeopathic Medicine, and Heilpraktika. He is well regarded in medical circles by both conventional and alternative therapists. He is also a scientific member of the International Research Foundation n Anti-aging.

Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D., M.Sc.Hyg.

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Vanderbilt University

Marcia Starck, B.A.

Rutgers University, San Francisco State College, North American College at San Rafael, California
Marcia Starck has been working in the field of Astrology and Healing for over 30 years. She began research into Medical Astrology in 1971 when she found that so many of her clients had symptoms that could be relieved by preventive health care, if they understood their symptoms. Her studies in Nutrition took her to North American College in San Rafael, CA where she studied Anatomy and Physiology as well as Advanced Nutrition, writing a paper on the various nutritional approaches to Cancer. She studied Herbology through many retreats and seminars at the California School for Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA.
After her first book, Astrology-Key to Holistic Health, was published in 1982, she studied flower essences, crystals and gems, and aromas. In 1985 and 1986 she lived in the Sierra foothills in California, studying with herbalists, the Flower Essence Society in Nevada City, and working with crystals. At this time, she wrote Earth Mother Astrology (re-printed as Healing with Astrology – 1997). She also wrote The Complete Handbook of Natural Healing (re-printed as Handbook of Natural Therapies – 1998).

Ann Steele, Ph.D.

Kennedy-Western University, Brock University
Dr. Ann Steele is a hospital-based Clinical Biomedical Scientist Practitioner of 20 years experience in the field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her current professional focus includes all aspects of Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Image Analysis, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Immunology as related to pediatric Bone Marrow and Heart Transplantation. Dr. Steele serves as a Scientific Referee by Invitation to the Journal of Human Molecular Reproduction for the peer-review process of a cutting edge international publication. She also serves as Board Member for the Credentialing and Certification of Laboratory Consultants within the United States. Dr. Steele is highly committed to naturopathically-based preventive medical modalities in establishing and maintaining health. Outside of the clinical and research laboratories, she brings her message of holistic health to young and old as a Certified Third Degree Black Belt Martial Artist and Instructor in Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Steele is now considered as one of the foremost stem cell researchers in the world and has lectured regarding her research internationally.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Marcia traveled extensively lecturing and doing workshops at various conferences in the United States, Canada, and Hawaii. She did consultations for many clients and began telephone consultations as a way to maintain her clients in other areas.

In 1987 another phase of work was begun – rituals and ceremonies for women at different stages of their lives. The first Crone Rite of Passage for women at Isis Oasis in Geyserville, California took place in October 1987, and the first Dark Goddess Retreat, also at Isis Oasis, in October 1988. Currently, she conducts ceremonies for equinoxes and solstices as well as summer retreats near Santa Fe, NM and in other cities in the US and world. In 1993 two books were published, Women’s Medicine Ways-Cross Cultural Rites of Passage, and The Dark Goddess-Dancing with the Shadow. These were followed by The Dark God-Exploring the Male Shadow in 1995. Retreats for both women and men are also held in Santa Fe and other areas.

Since 1992, Ms. Starck has resided in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She does consultations by telephone and in person focusing not only on Medical Astrology, but also general Astrology with an emphasis on psychological and spiritual aspects as well as Astro-CartoGraphy (working with locations for both residence and travel), and Relationship Astrology. She also teaches classes on Medical Astrology and conducts seasonal rituals and summer retreats.

Helen Stewart, Ph.D.

Harvard University, Boston University, Brandeis University

Drew University
Dr. Helen Stewart is Founding President of the University for Metaphysical Studies and a professional intuitive. She holds an earned Ph.D. from Brandeis University and was a post-doctoral scholar at Harvard University. Helen has taught at the university level since 1965, including full-time teaching appointments at Wellesley College and Brandeis University. She was an academic-administrator from 1981 through 1995 in California State University System, and just prior to founding UMS she was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Rider University in New Jersey. She has studied psychic development with Tamara Diaghilev, channeling with Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, healing with Mietek Wirkus, macrobiotics with Michio Kushi, and various modalities with many others over the past 30 years.

Rostislav Tourtchaninov, M.D.

Odessa Medical School, Kiev Scientific Institute of Orthopedy
Dr. Turchaninov graduated from Odessa Medical School in the Ukraine in 1983 with honors and was selected for the Kiev Orthopedic Institute for Scientific Research. In 1985 he finished a two-year program at this institute with specialization in trauma surgery and posttraumatic rehabilitation under the supervision of academician, K.S. Ternovoy, M.D. At the same time Dr. Turchaninov began his scientific dissertation “Surgical and Rehabilitation Treatment of Patients with Bone Defects”. He obtained his scientific degree in 1989. In 1990 Dr. Turchaninov graduated from the chiropractic and medical massage program designed for medical doctors in the Kiev Orthopedic Institute. He is the author of 20 scientific articles and two patents in the Ukraine. The first Volume of the “Medical Massage” textbook was published in the United States in 1998. In the 2nd Volume he will discuss the treatment of inner organ disorders using the medical massage.

Leila Turner, M.S., LMT

University of Geneva, Touch for Health/Kinesiology Association

Bo Wagner, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., D.M.N., N.M.D., N.D., B.C.I.M., D.C.C.N.

B.S. of Natural Health Sciences in Clinical Nutrition with a minor in Botanical Medicine and Herbology, a M.S. of Nutritional Sciences, both a D.N.M. in Natural Health Sciences and a Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, as well as a Ph.D. in Naturopathic Sciences, a Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences, a N.M.D. in Doctor of Natural Medicine, a N.D. in Doctor of Naturopathy, is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, credential by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (A.A.I.M.)  and is a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Wagner is a noted clinical nutritionist, doctor of natural medicine, cosmetic formulator, researcher, author, dean, professor, lecturer, certified colon hydrotherapist, certified phlebotomy technician, and certified DPA technician and is currently serving as the Dean of the. Internal Wellness Program at the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he also is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Wagner also wrote four distinguished dissertations, “Global Diseases and Effective Natural Health Remedies,” “Herbal Nutrition, Formulas, and Medicine,” “Cleanse, Flush, and Renew Thyself,”  and “The Relationship Between Nutrition and Poverty: The Cost of Eating Right” which has been published into a book. He is also the author of “Eat Smart Eat Simple,” “Cook Smart Cook Simple,” and many technical bulletins and articles on the topics of nutrition, fitness, colon health, detoxification, weight management, supplementation and total body wellness. 

For almost 40 years Dr. Wagner has been a pioneer in the world of integrative medicine, practicing holistic natural healthcare, nutritional counseling and colon hydrotherapy and teaching seminars and workshops worldwide his famous solutions, and therapies for vibrant health through wholesome nutrition, cleansing, exercise and dance, and his lifestyle plan “The Wagner Way to Wellness®.” His extensive research and clinical testing have led to the development of his internationally successful personal health care products and many unique dietary supplements.

He is also a member of The American Association of Nutritional Consultants, a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of Generation Rescue, a member of the advisory board of Life Well Prepared and a frequent guest lecturer at Medical Conferences, Health Seminars and Expos. Dr. Bo Wagner is President and CEO of Wagner Healthcare / Universal Life Force, Inc., his natural healthcare clinic and product company in Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, California, where he continues to research and develop new healing programs, anti-aging technologies, superfoods and cutting edge nutritional supplements, counsel and administer to his many clients and is Vice President and co-founder ofKartner Health, LLC, a natural healthcare product company specializing in supplements formulated for the aid, benefit, and management of chronic illness and total body health for all.

Leva Wright, D.D.S.

Marquette University Dental School, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Wright has practiced holistic dentistry for over 20 years with clinics in Chicago, Illinois and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Shauna K. Young, CTN, Ph.D., CBT, OSJ

Shauna Young is the owner and operator of the Assertive Wellness Center of Durango, CO, which first opened its doors in 2001. Since its humble beginnings, her center has now had the distinct pleasure of seeing several thousand clients who have had the confidence to travel from nearly every U.S. State and even several foreign countries, all solely on the basis of personal referrals made by other clients who have been pleased with the consultation, products and help.

Shauna obtained her initial education and degree as a Naturopath under a regimented correspondence curriculum through the Herbal Healer Academy, a school duly certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Since 2001, she has been practicing as a Traditional Naturopath within the disciplines of her continuing certifications with both the Natural Therapies Certification Board and the American Naturopathic Certification Board.

In 2005, after four years of clinical observations and experience, Shauna began specific research regarding her theorized effects of excess and stored manganese on the human neurological and sensory input systems and its possible symptomatic connections to Autism and other neurological, learning and behavioral disorders in both children and adults. The success of this clinical research, originally referred to as “The Popeye Protocol” and currently as the “Spectrum BalanceTM Protocol”, led to her receiving speaking engagements and Distinguished Awards of Excellence in both May of 2006 and May of 2007 from the internationally-recognized Global Foundation of Integrative Medicine.

Shauna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences and based on the merits of her research, theories and doctoral thesis on Manganism, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences from the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In February of 2008 she was also knighted into the international Sovereign Medical Order of the Knights Hospitaller in recognition of the unique impact of her work with Autism and for positively advancing the field of natural medicine in general. The mission of the Knights Hospitaller is to promote higher levels of international health and to establish, equip, staff and maintain humanitarian and medical treatment centers worldwide.

She also serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for the NoHarm Foundation; a Colorado not-for-profit organization formed with the sincere goal of releasing this vastly important information with the intent of ushering in a new paradigm in research and provide real help for countless suffering children and adults, which will also serve as a lighting rod issue to create permanent positive change in how the importance of natural medicine is perceived by the public and peer medical communities.

Shauna maintains additional professional memberships and affiliations with the American Association of Nutritional Consultants and The Coalition for Natural Health, and is a member and serves as Chairperson of the Legislative & Legal Fund of the Colorado Naturopathic Medical Association. She has been an international lecturer on the subject of Manganism and many other health-related topics for several years.

James H. Zhou, Ph.D.

Yale School of Medicine,
Iowa State University, Beijing University of Agriculture, Guangxi University
Dr. Zhou was trained by Chinese Taoists in herbal medicine, Qi Gong, Tai Qi, Kung Fu, acupuncture, and acupressure. He holds a Ph.D. in genetics and biochemistry, was a faculty member in pharmacology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and the founder of Wallingford, Connecticut-based HerbaMedicine. Dr. Zhou serves as a board member of the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaches herbal pharmacognosy.

Kezhuang Zhao, D.O.M., Ph.D.

Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China)

Sichuan Zigong Medical School
Dr. Zhao began his teaching career in 1975 in China, and since then has taught in Sweden and in the United States. He taught at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Chinese Herbology, Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Acupuncture for six years. Dr. Zhao is an International lecturer on Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and has authored Traditional Chinese Medicine books in Chinese and the “Tao of Medicine”, soon to be published in English. When he is not teaching, traveling the orient, or practicing Acupuncture in his busy clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Zhao has developed his own herbal remedies.