Biographical Information

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Michael Gandy, L.Ac., is second-generation acupuncturist with a strong commitment to a scientific understanding of acupuncture mechanisms. He began studying Chinese Medicine formally in 1976, apprenticing in the US and Taiwan. He attended the I Ching acupuncture in Taiwan while practicing medicine at the Tri-Service Veterans Hospital Acupuncture Ward, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a student of Hsui Yang Chai who traced his roots back to a long Beijing lineage of excellent practitioners. Michael received his Acupuncture license in California in 1983. He combined his previous science interest with Chinese Medicine in several venues. He was the organizer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) International Chinese Medicine Conference in 1984. In 1986, he became a Professor at San Francisco College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. He has extensive background in German electrodiagnostic technology and has developed a unique and very advanced real-time biofeedback system for querying subjects non-invasively to derive diagnostic information that would otherwise take much longer and cost much more. In 1994 he authored/designed Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulary for Windows. This program houses an innovative KnowledgeBase program for researchers and practitioners of Chinese Medicine to access the non-linear metaphor based eastern medical science. He can be contacted by phone at 541-535-4325 or email. His clinics are located in Oakland, California, and in Talent, Oregon (between Medford and Ashland).


Margaret Shockley Gandy, N.C., has 20 years of clinical experience in designing healthy diets for people of all ages. Working as Nutritional Counselor with the East West Healing Arts Center and Director of Nutritional Research at the Rosetta Stone Institute, she has specialized in restoring the digestive health of her clients, from infants with failure to thrive, to adults with acid reflux or GERD's, to men and women with chronic fatigue, through grandfathers with Parkinson's disease. She has extensive experience working with clients who experience celiac disease and other food sensitivities. By restoring their intimate relationship to food, she has enabled men and women to make conscious choices in the foods they eat that restore health to their bodies, their communities and the earth. Trained in both Functional Medicine and ancient food ways, she provides modern scientific knowledge and traditional cultural wisdom in dietary recommendations that support the evolving body systems so that they age gracefully with a minimum of stress and dis-ease. She can be contacted by phone at 541-535-4325 or email.