Will Foster, L.Ac.
Will Foster is...
...the owner of The Traditional Health Clinic
...a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Tennessee and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico. He 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) and emphasizes The Balance Method of Richard Tan in his practice. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
In 2012 he completed an intensive training with the Institute of Functional Medicine and is listed on their practitioner directory. Presenters at this training conference included: Kristi Hughes ND, David Perlmutter MD, Joel Evans MD, Bethany Hayes MD, David Jones MD, Patrick Hanaway MD, Michael Stone MD, David Musnick MD and others.
In 2013 he attended the first conference of The International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, Oregon, organized by Dr. Alex Vasquez. Speakers included: Jeffrey Bland PhD, Loren Cordain PhD and his international research team/presenters, Deanna Minich PhD, David Haase MD, James O'Keefe MD, Kenneth Citron MD, Dexter Weiss ND, Tom O'Bryan DC, Matthew Hirschey PhD, Garth Nicolson PhD, Jeffrey Smith, and others!
Since 2016, Will Foster has been intently studying the French neurologically-based systems called Auriculotherapy and Auriculomedicine. This system of treatment was developed by Dr. Paul Nogier and a group of colleagues (engineers-neurologists) in Lyon, France starting in the 1950's. This system is different than the practice that has become known as 'ear acupuncture.'
In 2019 he graduated from the Inaugural Comprehensive Training in Neuroacupuncture Program (CTNP). This was the first graduating class of a 3 year training track in the new field of Neuro-Acupuncture, also known as Scalp Acupuncture. This relatively new style of acupuncture was developed in China starting in the 1970's and was initially introduced in the US and has since been championed by Drs. Jason and Linda Hao. Dr. Jason Hao was one of Will Foster's professors while he attended Southwest Acupuncture College.