Ginna Browning, L.Ac

Ginna Browning L.Ac, LMBT, is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, and the owner of Remedy Clinic, Inc. in Raleigh. When she returned to her home town in NC in 2005 to establish her acupuncture practice, she was grateful to have the professional acupuncture association as a home base for a new and upcoming practitioner.

The need for high-quality, continuing education is essential for growing the skills necessary to succeed, so Ginna chose to serve on NCSAAM’s executive committee as educational officer from 2008-2010. She was recruited to serve as President for the following three years.

In 2012, with the help of the membership, incoming Board of Directors, and executive committee members, Ginna formed the Acupuncture Advocates PAC and served as its President for 2 years. At this time, she was awarded Emeritus status from NCSAAM, and has proudly participated in her chosen profession securing itself to serve the growing population of North Carolina.

  Ian Barbara Florian, M.Ac. (US), M.Ac. (UK), Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), Lic.Ac. B.A. from Mills College in Pre-Med/Asian
Culture M.Ac.\'s from Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now tai/sophia); 
and from College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA), UK. Ian was on the teaching faculty of CTA for 9 years under the tutelage of J. R. Worsley, (also held the post of Director of first and second year studies, and clinical supervisor, among other things). Served as clinical director for Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, for students while doing their clinical rotation in the UK; Served on the faculty of the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture (FLA); Guest lecturer at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (Md); and currently teaches advanced training courses for acupuncturists. She has been in clinical practice since 1984, and currently practices in Durham. 

   Philip Kosdan, L.Ac., B.A. (Sociology, NYU) , M.Ac. (New England School of Acupuncture), M.A. (Psychology, Vermont College), President Emeritus NCAAOM. Mr. Kosdan has been practicing acupuncture for nearly 30 years, for the first 15 years in Vermont and for the last 15 in North Carolina. He was a founding member of the Vermont State Acupuncture Association, President of the Triangle Chapter of NCAAOM for several years and then President of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for 3 years. Mr. Kosdan studied herbs with Ted Kaptchuk and has been a practicing herbalist for about 20 years. Besides Chinese medicine, Mr. Kosdan is a practicing shaman and astrologer. He has been working on a book off and on for several years integrating Chinese medical theory with Western psychology as well as psychologies around the world for all time. He is also currently in the process of setting up a school of integrated herbal studies and in the future, programs in integrated medicine for health care professionals.

 John McGimsey, L.Ac., B.A. Psych., M.Ac. , M.A. studied meditation, hypnosis, deep muscle relaxation, Tai Qi and Qi Gong.

In 1976, he studied leaderless group dynamics under Carl Rogers, "father" 
of Humanistic Psychology, was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Karmapa of Sikkim and studied poetry in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets under Alan Ginsberg. He studied energy healing under Muktanada and Sufism under Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. In 1977, he worked in West Africa under traditional doctors in the jungle. In 1979, he studied Adlerian Psych. and Driekurs family counseling in Switzerland. In 1979, he began working for the Eight Northern Pueblo Council in NM as Director of Social Services including an acupuncture program for drug detox and was honored by the UN. In 1994, he completed an MA degree in Oriental Medicine at IICM-Santa Fe including herbology and became a Resident Doctor at the China-Japan Friendship Hosp. Acupuncture Dept. in Beijing for 2 years, a senior student and assistant to the Dept. Director, studied Qigong, Tai Qi, energy medicine and acupuncture amnesia under Masters in Beijing. In 1999, he studied Qigong for Lung Cancer and in 2000 studied Olympic sports medicine in Beijing. He served on the first National Qi Gong Committee for the NCCAOM.

John has been in clinical practice since 1994, licensed as an L.Ac. in NC in 1998 and currently practices in Davidson, Charlotte, Morganton and Linville Falls.

Burton Moomaw, LAc

Burton Moomaw graduated from Jung Tao in 2007 and has since been in private practice in Boone, NC. Boone  has been home to his family since 1986 where he started 3 businesses.  

Burton studied with Dr. Tran Viet Tzung for 7 years and is now immersed in compliment channel theory, studying with Ann Cecil-Sterman. He
 especially enjoys working with the Luo and Divergent channels. 

Burton's other interests include Jungian psychology, travel, beekeeping, and rock climbing.

I am fortunate to be able to offer support our profession through financial gifts. We do important work and it is critical that we engage in the political side of our profession, even though it is an often dark and challenging system, in order to secure the future of our medicine. 

Andrew Prescott, B.Ac.(UK), Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(NC) Andrew Prescott has been practicing Acupuncture since 1977. He initially qualified as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1975 at Glenside and Barrow Hospital, England. He worked at the Bristol Children’s Hospital, Bristol, England. He then completed his initial training in Acupuncture (Lic. Ac.) at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (CTA, UK), Leamington Spa, England in 1977. He holds an advanced degree in Acupuncture (B. Ac.) from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, representing additional clinical training. Prior to moving to the USA Andrew Prescott obtained his Diploma from the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl.Ac., NCCAOM) and North Carolina license in 1995. In addition to clinical private practice since 1977, he has been a guest lecturer of Shen Tao Acupressure at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, England, and he has also founded, and taught at, Middle Piccadily Natural Healing Center, Sherborne, Dorset, England. He was Clinic Director at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in North Carolina for seven years. He is currently in private practice in Durham, NC, and writing with a view to publishing the result of some of his many years of research into Chinese Medicine and the medical classics. www.harmonygate.com

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