Meet the Doctor
Dr. Kevin Clark, DAOM, L.Ac.
Kevin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with honors in Social/Cultural and Medical Anthropology. It was there that he began focusing his attention on more traditional systems of medicine and healing. He received a grant to study medicine men and curanderos in Peru and it was there that he began noticing many aspects of Chinese medicine incorporated in the local traditional forms of healing. This sparked an interest to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in greater detail.
After Notre Dame, he applied to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA where he later received his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine - a 4-year, year-round Masters program. While in San Diego, Kevin interned as an Acupuncturist with San Diego Cancer Center in Encinitas, CA and was a volunteer acupuncturist at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine. He also spent 3 years in his school's clinic observing and treating patients of his own.
Kevin has always liked to challenge his body through movement. Because of his love of running, surfing, rock-climbing, hiking, CrossFit, and yoga, Kevin knows all-too-well about the injuries that may happen to even the most seasoned athletes. This love and understanding has allowed Kevin to use his knowledge of both Eastern and Western traditions to facilitate each individual's return to well-being.
In 2010 Kevin had the opportunity to go to China and study at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaching-hospital. During his internship there he studied clinical applications of Chinese herbs in the Dermatology, Cardiology, and Andrology (Male Reproductive System) departments.
After being in acupuncture practice for 6 years, Kevin decide to return to school to pursue his Doctoral Degree which he recently completed.
Currently, Kevin is a Licensed Acupuncture Doctor in both New Jersey and Delaware, as well as an NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has studied with Richard Tan, Matt Callison, Tan Tan Huang, and Jeffrey Yuen, among others.
What is Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treats internal disease and orthopedic disorders using a different paradigm than what is commonly used in the West. Chinese medicine focuses on finding the imbalances within the body which cause disease, and works to restore those balances so that the patient's body may heal itself. Instead of just addressing symptoms, TCM looks at the individual as a whole - physical, mental, and emotional are all aspects of the person taken into consideration.
TCM also has a large preventative aspect. Not only does it benefit those who are suffering from various ailments or pain, but also helps to maintain a state of well-being and prevent us from getting sick or injured. When our bodies are balanced and our minds are centered, we are better able to handle the stresses from day-to-day life - be they work, home, or school-related events. When this happens, our immune systems are able to work more efficiently to keep us at an optimal state of health.
If you are unsure whether Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbs are right for you, Kevin would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Schedule your appointment today to find out how we may help you!
What is it used for?:
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete system of medicine and may be used for just about anything one would see a western MD. While the following is not a complete list, some of the most common conditions include:
Pain (low back, sciatica, shoulder, etc)
Stress and/or anxiety
Female Reproductive Issues (Infertility, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menstrual discomfort, etc)
Male Reproductive Issues (Low sperm count/motility, Inability to climax, Impotence)
Digestive Problems (IBS, Colitis, Crohn's, Nausea/Vomiting)
Side Effects of Chemo and Radiation
Often people will come in for general "maintenance", as a preventative aspect, or just to unwind from a hectic lifestyle.
People who receive treatments regularly often report having healthier immune systems, greater ability to process and manage stress, improved relationships with others, and a greater overall sense of well-being.
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