- Acupuncture is one important modality used within Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote healing, improve functioning and prevent health problems.
Will Foster, L.Ac.
Will Foster is a health care professional and owner of Traditional Health Clinic & salt Spa. Will has been improving the health of his patients for more than 20 years. He is a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Tennessee and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico. Will is currently working toward certification as a practitioner of Functional Medicine, a system that addresses the underlying cause of disease rather than symptoms only. He is an Ayurvedic practitioner, incorporating ancient and unique healing insights and techniques from the revered East Indian medical science into his clinical practice.
Graduated with honors as a Master of Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996 and went on to become a faculty member. He has done extensive continuing education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with emphasis on Dr. Richard Tan's Balance Method in his practice. He has certification in two Japanese styles of acupuncture and has studied Korean Hand acupuncture as well. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
In 1991, Will received certification from Dr. Vasant Lad's Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Will was a faculty member at the Ayurvedic Institute for many years, teaching Sanskrit language and Ayurveda, as well as working in the herbal pharmacy. He continues to study both in India and the US under the tutelage of his longtime mentor Swami Chandrashekharananda Saraswati, and adept yoga practitioner and traditional Ayurvedic physician.
Will has completed a vast array of continuing education trainings over the past 20 years (and continues his training...). Some of these trainings have been with the most cutting-edge nutritional and functional medicine practitioners in the US including Robert Crayhon MS; Mark Hyman MD and the Institute for Functional Medicine faculty; Dr Alex Vasquez DC, ND, DO; Datis Kharrazian DC; Robert Rountree MD; and Donald Yance RH, CN. Most recently he completed intensive trainings with the Institute of Functional Medicine and The International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
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