A nationally certified acupuncturist with more than 17 years experience. He received his Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine from the acclaimed Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in 1999. During his rigorous training, he studied under influential practitioners such as Dr. Shu Rong Zhu MD/OMD, former head of Gynecology at Shanghai Hospital, Jeffrey Yuen, Terry Oleson, Bob Flaws and Dr. Henry Han,Paul Fraser LAc. Leon completed his certifications under California’s strict guidelines of more than 3,300 hours of training including extensive instruction in Western medicine to complement TCM.
In 1999, Leon moved to Wilmington, N.C. to start his own practice and bring these healing methods to his home state. He quickly began educating others as co-host of the “Healthy Alternatives Radio Show” which ran for 7 years.
Leon incorporates the Balance and Master Tung Distal Techniques together with Motor Point Technique and newly developed auricular techniques for pain and orthopedic issues. He has special interest and expertise in formulating herbal remedies and is well-trained in drug and herbal interactions. He has acquired a wide array of Chinese herbal medicinals, creating a pharmacy equipped to treat even complex cases. Leon has special training in Pulmonary issues with Fibrosis and IPF utilizing the Wei Protocol.
To complement his work as an acupuncturist, Leon acquired his second degree Reiki certification and studied Shaolin Lohan Hands Qi Gong (with Pragata Jean Blaise’) and Medical Qi Gong (with Paul Fraser) and Tai Chi for Arthritis. He has certification in the treatment of Hepatitis C with Chinese Medicine and is one of the few N.C. practitioners trained in Battlefield Acupuncture. Leon is certified to teach Pan Gu Shen Gong by Master OU. Leon has a 50hr Certification for Medical Qigong in the Qigong Awareness program managed by David Coon MQM.
Currently Leon is obtaining his 100 Hour certification in Medical Qigong under Master David Coon MQM